Higher Education

The State Hornet
Leave of absence policy for Cal Grants leaves students inconvenienced

Students that had to leave school for a year or more may be affected in the California Student Aid Commission's new leave of absence process for Cal Grant for the 2014-15 school year.



The State Hornet
CFA reaches 100 days of crumbling negotiations with CSU

Oct 15, 2014

The Sacramento State chapter of the California Faculty Association marked last week the 100th day since its previous contract with the CSU system expired with a table in the Library Quad.

The State Hornet
Academic Affairs receives $4.9 million boost

Oct 15, 2014

Sacramento State president Alexander Gonzalez allocated in July $4.9 million in new funding for the university, sending the vast majority of it to Academic Affairs.

The California Aggie
UC Davis to partner with SunPower Corp. to construct large solar farm

Oct 14, 2014

On Sept. 24, UC Davis announced its purchase power-agreement with SunPower Corp., in which SunPower will oversee the design and construction of a 16-megawatt, ground- mounted solar power plant. The 70-acre site will be located in Davis, south of Interstate 80, and is expected to meet 14 percent of the campus’ energy needs. This...

The California Aggie
Religious Studies Department hosts weekly tea event

Oct 14, 2014
Religious Studies Department hosts weekly tea event

Every Tuesday afternoon in the Walen Lai Library on the seventh floor of Sproul, the tallest building on campus, the Department of Religious Studies holds a small gathering complete with tea, biscuits and conversation. Originally started ten years ago by religious studies Professor and Department Chair Naomi Reshotko, the Tea Meeting has since grown...

The California Aggie
California statewide Plastic Bag Ban passes Sept. 30

Oct 14, 2014

On Sept. 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 270, a statewide ban in line with Davis City ordinance 2422, which went into effect July and banned all single-use plastic bags in the city. Many cities and towns throughout the state had been switching over to this “waste-free” model before SB 270 was signed....

The State Hornet
Registered sex offender caught by police

Oct 10, 2014

A male caught exposing himself by the elevators on the third floor of the University Union at Sacramento State was arrested by campus police at 2:15 p.m.

The California Aggie
School health officials push for UC Davis students to take vaccines more seriously

Oct 9, 2014

The risk of infectious diseases on campus: Are we taking it seriously? Many students do not realize that a bad case of measles can cause pneumonia, brain damage and death, or that complications from mumps can lead to pancreatitis, meningitis and hearing loss. Before vaccines became available, whooping cough caused about thousands of deaths...

The California Aggie
Campus makes room for growing student population

Oct 9, 2014
Campus makes room for growing student population

As outlined in the 2020 Initiative spearheaded by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi last year, there will be a 5,000-student increase in the undergraduate student body on-campus by the year 2020. Many campus organizations, including the Student Housing Administration, must now find ways to accommodate a larger population and ensure that this growth does not...

The California Aggie
Three UC Davis Alumni lend aid and a voice to South Sudan

Oct 9, 2014

In Dec. 2013, only two and a half years after South Sudan celebrated its first independence day, tensions between the country’s two main ethnic groups erupted into violence. Only 19 months into independence, the world’s youngest country was plunged into civil war. In addition to giving monetary aid, the international community has stepped up...

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