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Sac State and CSU renegotiating contract with ScienceDirect database provider

Sac State and CSU renegotiating contract with ScienceDirect database provider

Cristian Corona

December 11, 2019

Sacramento State and the California State University system are currently in ongoing negotiations with Elsevier, a scholarly journal publishing company that licenses the ScienceDirect database to the CSU.  The CSU’s current contract with Elsevier terminates at the end of the year. The CSU s...

Sac State increases graduation rates by 127%

Sac State increases graduation rates by 127%

Savannah Solley

December 5, 2019

Sacramento State has jumped to No. 13 in graduation rates of the 23 California State Universities, up from No. 22 in 2016.  According to the office of University Initiatives and Student Success, the number of graduates increased by 127% from 2016 to this year. Sac State’s four-year graduation rat...

Sac State Athletics continues to struggle with multimillion-dollar deficit

Sac State Athletics continues to struggle with multimillion-dollar deficit

Regina Reddick and Max Connor

December 4, 2019

As Sacramento State Athletics carried a deficit of $3.3 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year, the University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) is pushing for the department to generate more revenue to offset its deficit and become more self-supported. The concern the UBAC addressed in their recommendation was that the deficit had been ongoing every year and that Athletics was using money from the campus operating fund to maintain operations, re...

Black College Expo provides academic resources, application assistance Saturday at Sac State

Black College Expo provides academic resources, application assistance Saturday at Sac State

Nijzel Dotson

November 22, 2019

The National College Resources Foundation will be bringing their Black College Expo to Sacramento State on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will be held in the University Union and is open to Black high school juniors and seniors and community college students from the Sacramento area. A...

Sac State considering textbook program for immediate course material access

Sac State considering textbook program for immediate course material access

Victor Corral Martinez

November 19, 2019

Sacramento State is considering the implementation of Follett Access, a service that would provide students with textbooks and course materials, primarily via e-books, on the first day of school by adding fees to a student’s account, university officials said. Students would have the ability to opt-out o...

CSU begins search for new chancellor with Sac State open forum

CSU begins search for new chancellor with Sac State open forum

Aline Henda

November 12, 2019

The search for the next California State University chancellor started Tuesday with an open forum at Sacramento State as trustees, faculty, students and staff attended the event held at the University Union. Chancellor Timothy P. White announced last month his intent to retire at the end of the s...

Sac State to hold open forum concerning the next CSU chancellor

Sac State to hold open forum concerning the next CSU chancellor

Jordan Silva-Benham, News editor

November 9, 2019

The California State University’s Office of the Chancellor will host an open forum at Sacramento State on Tuesday in the University Union Ballroom from noon to 2 p.m. to begin its search for the next CSU chancellor. Timothy P. White, who has served as the CSU chancellor since 2012, last month ann...

Sac State vote center provides real-world example for new California election law

Sac State vote center provides real-world example for new California election law

Cory Jaynes, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

Last November, a three-hour line of voters stretched through Sacramento State’s Modoc Hall as the university hosted the first vote center on a California college campus.  Now, the recently signed Assembly Bill 59 prioritizes colleges for vote center placement to increase student turnout on Election Day. Assemblymember Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, is the bill’s author, and...

Sac State’s Santa Clara Hall to be replaced if voters pass bill

Sac State’s Santa Clara Hall to be replaced if voters pass bill

Victor Corral Martinez

October 25, 2019

With a $15 billion bond measure up for a vote in March 2020, Sacramento State could see a maximum of $86 million in bond fund and plans to renovate and replace outdated infrastructure. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 48, the “Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety B...

Sac State student speaks out about experience with homelessness

Sac State student speaks out about experience with homelessness

Leslie Hicks

October 23, 2019

“I’m overwhelmed,” Sacramento State criminal justice major Jayda Preyer said inside her two-bedroom apartment located 10 minutes from campus.  When Preyer moved to Sacramento in January, she was unable to find affordable housing. She found herself commuting from her hometown in East Oakland...

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