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CORONAVIRUS BRIEFS E2: Sac State commencement postponed, campus closures and more

CORONAVIRUS BRIEFS E2: Sac State commencement postponed, campus closures and more

Margherita Beale, Max Connor, and Robbie Pierce

March 17, 2020

The State Hornet is launching a new series of podcast briefs to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and developments concerning the new coronavirus in regard to Sacramento State and the surrounding community. This episode features podcast editor Robbie Pierce, editor-in-chief Margherita Beale and m...

Sac State commencement postponed amid coronavirus fears

Sac State commencement postponed amid coronavirus fears

Chris Wong, Deputy News Editor

March 17, 2020

Sacramento State postponed its 2020 commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a SacSend email Tuesday from Sac State President Robert Nelsen. Commencement will still occur at a later date, Nelsen said in the email. Nelsen said graduating seniors should still pay the grad...

Sac State closes Union, library, dining services to mitigate coronavirus spread

Sac State closes Union, library, dining services to mitigate coronavirus spread

Madeleine Beck, Deputy Copy Editor

March 17, 2020

The Sacramento State University Union, library and food services, other than those in the residence halls, are set to close to stop the spread of COVID-19 according to a SacSend email from President Robert Nelsen on Tuesday morning. The library closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed unti...

CRIME MAP: Missing license plate among 3 other auto crime reports

CRIME MAP: Missing license plate among 3 other auto crime reports

Kendra Rivera-Molina, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Every week The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.   Five crimes were reported in the Sacramento State Police Department’s crime log for the week ending March 13. The log included four crimes involving a ve...

Sac State ASI Children’s Center to close for childcare Tuesday

Sac State ASI Children’s Center to close for childcare Tuesday

Kayleen Carter

March 16, 2020

The Associated Students, Incorporated Children’s Center at Sacramento State will close indefinitely starting Tuesday in response to the coronavirus, according to the ASI website and an email from the center’s director. On Monday, the ASI Children’s Center Director Sherry Velte sent an email to the center’s...

Sac State students continue to be assigned work despite suspension of classes

Sac State students continue to be assigned work despite suspension of classes

Max Connor, Managing Editor

March 16, 2020

Following Sacramento State’s decision to transition classes online, and the university’s announcement that classes would be suspended from Monday until Thursday to ease the transition, questions arose regarding assignments due this week. On Thursday, Sac State President Nelsen announced that classes w...

The WELL at Sac State to close indefinitely citing coronavirus concerns

The WELL at Sac State to close indefinitely citing coronavirus concerns

Kayleen Carter

March 16, 2020

The WELL at Sacramento State will close indefinitely due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a press release put out Monday.  The release said the WELL would close at 6 p.m. Monday and remain closed until further notice.  Student employees were told not to report for work Tuesday and remain i...

#SacStateSays: ‘How do you feel about the transition to online classes?’

#SacStateSays: ‘How do you feel about the transition to online classes?’

Ashton Byers, Tyler Day

March 15, 2020

As concerns of the new coronavirus grow, Sacramento State administrators have decided to move classes to an online format beginning March 20.  All in-person classes will be canceled with the exception of pre-approved labs, studios, clinicals, field placements, performing and theater arts, according to...

All non-essential Sac State employees to begin online work over coronavirus concerns

All non-essential Sac State employees to begin online work over coronavirus concerns

Gavin Rock

March 15, 2020

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced Sunday that most Sacramento State employees will begin moving operations online Monday amid concerns of the coronavirus, according to an email to faculty. Employees like those in Student Health and Counseling Services, will be designated essentia...

The Store in the University Union lays off all Sac State student employees

The Store in the University Union lays off all Sac State student employees

Madeleine Beck, Deputy Copy Editor

March 14, 2020

The Store in Sacramento State’s University Union laid off all student employees Friday citing shift to online classes, according to an email sent to them Thursday obtained by The State Hornet.  “Not sure if everyone has heard, but Sac State will be converting to online classes only for the remain...

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