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Four year degrees offered at junior colleges, not helpful

State Hornet Staff

September 2, 2014

Offering four year degrees at two year institutions will hurt the economyThe California legislature approved a bill last week allowing junior colleges to grant four-year degrees to students.Without regulation, this could spell disaster for California's economy.Multiple Supreme Court cases have been f...

University budget committee plans to submit proposal

State Hornet Staff

May 13, 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...

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...

California State Student Association hosts student meetings with legislators

California State Student Association hosts student meetings with legislators

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...

Student tuition raises remain unclear

Student tuition raises remain unclear

Craig Sanders

February 26, 2014

Despite an assurance from Gov. Jerry Brown that tuition will not increase for the next six years, both Sacramento State students and the administration remain skeptical.Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mike Lee is certain that tuition will not increase this next fiscal year, but beyond tha...

New student systemwide government fee will use fee waivers

Natasha Dodson

February 12, 2014

Serving as the student voice for issues within the CSU system, the California State Student Association met in January to discuss action regarding the systemwide student government fee that will replace the Associated Students Inc. dues.The CSU will use waivers that students could turn in to have the fee r...

New budget proposal could affect labor union negotiations

Joe Davis

January 28, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown allocated a $142.2 million increase to the California State University’s proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, but the mark fell short of the $237.6 million the CSU asked for in November.This marks the second year of increases. Last year Brown added 5 percent to the more than $2 billion ...

California State University approves support budget for more students, faculty

Imran Majid

November 13, 2013

The California State Universities Board of Trustees approved its 2014-15 state support budget request Nov. 6 that includes additional funding for 20,000 new students and 500 new full-time faculty.The $237.6 million request focuses specifically on student access, success and completion of a degree, said...

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...

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