Friday, May 7, 2021

News of the week

By Michael Eskridge, staff writer

Hi, Hornets!

In this week's newsletter, there will be more stimulus payments in the fall, California loses a congressional seat, we learn sac state continues to look for a new police chief, we learn about the CSU chancellors thoughts on the fall campus return, we also have broadcast coverage.

Nelsen announces another round of direct payments to Sac State students in fall

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced stimulus funds will be distributed to students in the fall during an Associated Students, Inc. working board meeting Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Nelsen said $50 million in federal funds has been allocated in total to help students with their basic needs. Screenshot taken via Zoom. Michael Pacheco

Another round of stimulus checks to be distributed this fall, according to Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen. Nelsen said students will receive between $650 and $850. The amount a student receives will depend on their financial aid and Pell grant status and how many units they are enrolled in.

Read more of what President Nelsen said here.

California loses congressional seat and vaccines are required for all CSU members: STATE HORNET NEWS

The broadcast team is here to update us with the latest news. In this video, fans are now able to attend outdoor sporting events, softball player Lewa Day is etching herself in the hornet record books and senior outfielder Matt Smith sets a school hitting record. Feel free to take a break from reading and watch our broadcast team as they cover the latest events on campus.

Check out what our broadcast team covered.

Sac State’s police chief search continues amid criticism of recruiting firm

Sacramento State is searching for the next chief of police after current chief Mark Iwasa announced his retirement. Vice President for Administration Jonathan Bowman said the search committee hopes to make a decision by the end of the spring semester or at the end of this coming summer. Patrick Posuniak

The search for a new Police chief for Sacramento State continues.  Sacramento State is using a firm called Bob Murray & Associates and Joel Bryden, vice president of the firm, to assist in the search. This is drawing controversy because of his officers killing a 22-year-old in 2012.

Learn more about the search for a new Sac State police chief.

CSU chancellor shares new details about fall 2021 campus return

Castro said he could not promise the transition to in-person learning will be “100% smooth” but said the CSU will work to support students during the transition. Screenshot taken via Zoom. Erick Salgado

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro spoke about his feelings on the upcoming fall semester and answered students' questions in a town hall hosted via Zoom.

Castro said mask requirements could change as Center for Disease Control's guidelines change and vaccinations increase.

Read more of what the CSU Chancellor had to say.

More headlines from around The State Hornet:

  • Multimedia virtual art exhibit to feature ‘Expressions for Social Justice'
    Sac State’s Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice will host a virtual exhibit starting May 13, featuring 32 multimedia works produced by solo artists and groups from the Sacramento region centering on the titular theme of “unequal freedoms” – the systemic and social inequalities faced by marginalized communities.
  • Sac State women’s rowing team back in action
    After a long break, the Sac State women's rowing team is back and ready to go. After winning their first race since March 8, 2020, by 20 seconds against Saint Mary’s College, the team captains shared their feelings.

Other news you should know

  • California issues 2.5M Golden State Stimulus payments. Here's how to qualify for $600 checks
    By KCRA 3 Staff, KCRA 3 II  May 6
  • California's eviction moratorium to expire June 30
    By Monica Coleman, ABC 10 II May 6
  • Sacramento Police Officer Alexa Palubicki Accused Of Filing False Police Reports
    By CBS13 Staff, CBS 13 II May 6

Hi, readers, it's Michael, here again with the newsletter. The semester is almost over and summer awaits. I know some of us are stressing about finals or graduating. Take your mind off it by sitting briefly and reading through some of our content!

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