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Brown denies CSU, UC $50 mill

Matthew Malone

October 8, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a proposal on Sept. 27 to give the CSU and UC systems $50 million each in additional funds.The funding was part of a trigger mechanism in the 2014-15 state budget and would have become available if property tax revenue exceeded budget estimates.In his veto message, Brown said inve...

New students bring in big money

Jake Abbot

October 8, 2014

Sacramento State University generates the majority of its funding through student tuition and a large number of first-time students help to support services on campus.This year’s information collected by the Office of Admissions and Outreach showed a record for first time freshmen enrollment with 3,...

Tips jars not allowed on food counters at CSUS

State Hornet

September 25, 2014

Tip jars are not allowed to be displayed at University Enterprises Inc. managed food counters on the Sacramento State campus. The reasoning for this restriction is to not make student customers feel obligated to leave a tip.It may not seem like a big deal to those who have not worked in food or servi...

University budget committee plans to submit proposal

State Hornet Staff

May 14, 2014

After surviving more than six years of budget cuts, Sacramento State departments are taking advantage of an estimated 2 percent increase in funds based on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget.According to the University Budget Advisory Committee, in charge of analyzing the university general fund ...

Students protest against new rainy day amendment proposal, demand money is needed now

Ilian Cervantes-Branum

May 1, 2014

In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s rainy day fund constitutional amendment proposal in January, activists rallied at the State Capitol Tuesday and demanded re-investment in education, social services and healthcare. The $5 Billion More campaign demands the state prioritize funding for communities still fe...

Sacramento State Athletics faces staffing problems due to budget cuts

State Hornet Staff

May 1, 2014

Despite several student misconceptions on the level of funding college athletics programs receive, Sacramento State’s Athletics Department remains understaffed in multiple areas.When the recession hit around 2009, Athletics Media Relations Director Brian Berger said the department was hit harder than mo...

Thrift stores offer college friendly fashion

State Hornet Staff

April 26, 2014

Over the past couple of years, thrift stores, donation drop-offs and consignment stores have popped up in the downtown area and have become so popular because quality clothing items are being sold at a fraction of the retail price.There are people who are turned off by used clothing, but when jeans ...

Cal State hires new chief financial officer to oversee monetary function

Cal State hires new chief financial officer to oversee monetary function

State Hornet Staff

April 3, 2014

California State University Chancellor Timothy White announced last month the appointment of a new executive vice chancellor and chief financial officer of the nation’s largest university system.Steve Relyea, currently vice chancellor of Business Affairs for the University of California San Diego, had sp...

Faculty hiring expected to increase with higher budget

State Hornet Staff

April 2, 2014

With fiscal challenges and restrictive budget cuts for over three years, Sacramento State has finally seen progress in hiring with more than 40 new faculty members set to begin next fall.The university will bring 40 to 50 new tenure track hires across the seven colleges in multiple disciplines. Though ...

Board of Trustees meeting will provide statistics on student success initiatives

Jonathan Ayestas

March 25, 2014

The California State University Board of Trustees will meet this week to discuss budget proposals and provide updates on student success initiative programs intended to help students graduate on time. Last year’s meetings introduced various programs to relieve burdens like bottleneck courses that d...

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