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Senate bill would allow California community colleges to offer four-year degrees

State Hornet Staff

May 15, 2014

The California Community College system could extend its program to include four-year degrees, with students covering the cost of expansion.A study group led by Vice Chancellor Brice Harris argued careers that once required just an associate’s degree now raised the standard, increasing the need to ...

Oil severance tax passes Senate committee

State Hornet Staff

May 13, 2014

An oil severance tax that would generate $1 billion towards education was passed by the California Governance and Finance committee May 9.The bill, authored by Sen. Noreen Evans, would impose a 9.5 percent fee for each barrel of oil and generate $2 billion to be split in half between higher education,...

Sacramento State Associated Students Inc. elections exceed required 5 percent threshold

State Hornet Staff

April 23, 2014

As Associated Students Inc. elections draw to a close, students remain frustrated over the lack of information and public campaigning by candidates.While 11 out of 14 positions remaining uncontested, presidential candidate Lauren Lombardo said the last time an ASI presidential candidate ran uncontested six y...

Board of Trustees discuss advocacy efforts for additional state funding

State Hornet Staff

March 28, 2014

Long Beach, CA -- The California State University Board of Trustees gathered this week for a three day meeting in Long Beach and covered several items, including an update on bottlenecks courses and current advocacy work for a 2014-2015 budget increase.Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Ro...

More funding for graduation rates could mean less quality education

More funding for graduation rates could mean less quality education

State Hornet Staff

March 11, 2014

With the California State University still recovering from more than $1 billion in budget cuts since 2007, the evolution of a proper funding model is being considered by California policymakers and higher education officials.Currently Sacramento State is awarded funding based on the amount of students e...

California State Student Association hosts student meetings with legislators

Student representatives from CSU Fullerton meet outside the Capitol during Advocacy Day on Monday.

State Hornet Staff

March 11, 2014

Students from all 23 California State University campuses attended the California Higher Education Student Summit this past weekend to meet with state legislators at the State Capitol and advocate in support of higher education.For the past 19 years, the California State Student Association has host...

California State University task force investigates ethnic studies funding

Jonathan Ayestas

February 26, 2014

California State University Chancellor Timothy White created a task force in January after campuses across the CSU asked him to address the faculty and funding cuts in ethnic studies departments. The task force includes six ethnic studies professors, four CSU presidents, the ASI president of Chic...

President Alexander Gonzalez announces more new faculty, campus improvements

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez gives his bi-annual address in the University Union Ballroom Thursday.

Cesar Alexander

January 23, 2014

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez presented his 2014 spring address Thursday, addressing the goals and accomplishments the university has for the semester.Gonzalez announced 33,000 students applied for the fall, which is close to an all-time high and is positive news for school revenue.In rela...

California State University discusses student success with policymakers

California State University discusses student success with policymakers

Imran Majid and Matthew Urner

November 6, 2013

California State University representatives met with state policymakers in a closed meeting at the Capitol Oct. 29 to present initiatives and findings related to student success at the nation’s largest higher education system.While the CSU chose to allocate $10 million to increase online education...

Government shutdown does not hurt California State Universities

Kathleen Pizzo

October 23, 2013

The end of a nationwide fiscal shutdown and a debt ceiling increase is a relief for the California State University and its 23 campuses that have managed to escape without any damaging effects, said CSU Director of Public Affairs Mike Uhlenkamp.On Oct 1., the U.S. government entered the fiscal shutdo...

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