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

Sac State student Kaylah Greenwell registers to vote at the Modoc Hall vote center Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. AB 59 now requires California State University campuses to comply with requests from county officials to host vote centers.

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

The inside of Santa Clara Hall. Sac State plans to replace the hall if a $15 billion bond is approved by voters in March.

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vote in March 2020, Sacramento State could see a maximum of $86 million in bond fund and plans to renovate and replace outdated infrastructure.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 junior Jayda Preyer photographed inside her apartment Thursday, Oct. 17. Preyer secured affordable housing for her and a roommate after staying in the on-campus emergency housing facility.

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...

Educational Opportunity Program commemorates 50 years at Sac State

Sac State Alumni tell current students about their experiences at EOP's Open Mic Event Monday. The event was part of the celebration of the program's 50th anniversary.

Nijzel Dotson

October 18, 2019

Sacramento State’s Educational Opportunity Program is using the month of October to commemorate its 50-year anniversary. The program has scheduled a number of events in celebration of the milestone, such as an open house, a paint night, an open mic event and an anniversary gala to cap off the festivities Nov. 9.  EOP was established in 1968 following the events of the civil right...

CSU considering an additional year of STEM classes for admission

Photo illustration. The California State University system is currently looking at a proposal to add an additional year of quantitative reasoning coursework to the “A-G” subject admission requirements for the incoming freshman class of 2026.

Garry Singh

October 17, 2019

The California State University system is currently looking at a proposal to add an additional year of quantitative reasoning coursework to the “A-G” subject admission requirements for the incoming freshman class of 2026, as stated in the Public Policy Institute of California. The proposed change is current...

CSUs and UCs to offer abortion pill on campus

The pharmacy at The WELL offers contraceptives to current students, often at cheaper prices than retail pharmacy stores. Senate Bill 320 would require all UC and CSU campuses to offer abortion by medication starting January 1, 2022.

Jordan Silva-Benham, news editor

October 17, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24, also known as the “College Student Right to Access Act,” Friday, mandating all public universities in California to offer medicated abortions starting Jan. 2023. Medicated abortions, also known as “the abortion pill,” involve two medications: one to ...

State funding allows Sac State to expand immigration services

A pin with the Dreamer Resource Center sign. The Dreamer Resource center recently received funding from the CSU that allowed them to hire a third lawyer to offer immigration services.

Max Connor, news editor

October 8, 2019

For two years the Dreamer Resource Center (DRC) at Sacramento State, in collaboration with non-profit groups and pro-bono lawyers, has been providing legal immigration counseling for students and their families.  With the passage of the California state budget in June, California State Universities ...

Sac State to pilot new form of data collection on students

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Max Connor and Jordan Silva-Benham

October 7, 2019

Sacramento State will be the pilot California State University to use a new form of data collection on its students.  Degree Analytics operates through students’ devices that are connected to the school’s wifi in order to track how much time a given student spends in spaces on campus, like the...

Sac State budget shows lack of reserves

The Ernest E. Tschannen complex took out $18 million from Sac State's general reserve fund. The 2019-2020 budget shows a luck of funding for urgent campus needs.

Max Connor, news editor

September 27, 2019

Sacramento State’s budget for the 2019-2020 year is just under $358 million, nearly $333 million of which was allocated by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July, according to an email from Sac State President Robert Nelsen Sept. 17.  The President’s Cabinet finalized the budget Aug. 12. !function(){"us...

Q&A with the civil engineering professor who brought Olli to campus

Ghazan Khan, a Sac State civil engineering professor, led the push to bring the autonomous vehicle Olli to campus last semester. For his leadership and innovation Khan is being recognized by the CSU.

Ashton Byers

September 26, 2019

Ghazan Khan, a Sac State civil engineering professor, received a Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award from the California State University system in August for his role in bringing the autonomous vehicle Olli to campus. The Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award is granted to CSU faculty memb...

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