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Search for provost and other executive positions underway

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer December 14, 2016

The search is on for candidates to permanently fill executive positions at Sonoma State University, starting with a new provost. Representatives of students, staff and faculty will take part in the selection of the candidates for these positions.


Film department to offer master’s program

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer December 13, 2016

After Sonoma State University film students have had the opportunity to showcase their work at the Cannes Film Festival for the last two years, the number of students enrolled in the Film Studies minor program has increased from 6 to 36, which has caused the university to expand the film department into a master’s program that would start in the fall, pending approval from the Chancellor’s Office.


Changes planned for commencement 2017

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer December 6, 2016

Dr. Judy K. Sakaki’s first commencement as president of Sonoma State University will come with a change of venue for the graduation ceremonies themselves. 


Election results stun pollsters and population

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer December 3, 2016

Well over 300 Sonoma State students marched in protest Wednesday, joining thousands of Americans throughout the United States who are angry and disappointed at the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States.


CSU considers $270 tuition increase

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer October 25, 2016

A proposal released this month by California State University Chancellor Timothy White includes every college student’s least favorite words: A tuition increase.


President Sakaki talks about her first 90 days

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer October 18, 2016

Dr. Judy K. Sakaki, Sonoma State University’s new president, took time on Tuesday to meet with the Sonoma State STAR to talk about her first few months on the job and her outlook on what is ahead for the university.

More housing opportunities in Cotati

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer October 12, 2016

For many Sonoma State University students, finding affordable housing within a reasonable distance of the university can be a challenge. A new housing development now under construction in Cotati may help alleviate the lack of sufficient housing for students.


Sexual assault occurs during Weill Hall performance

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer October 5, 2016

Sonoma State University police reported a woman was sexually assaulted on Saturday, during the Chris Young concert at the Green Music Center. Police say the attack occurred around 9 p.m. on the Weill Lawn outside the center.


Stevenson Hall undergoes repair to fix water leak

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer September 29, 2016

Thursday marked the beginning of construction for a project that will attempt to repair the roof of Stevenson Hall. The campus community received an email notificationMonday morning informing them of the construction and another on Wednesday afternoon reminding them the project would be taking place.


University library to celebrate diversity

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer September 29, 2016

This semester, Sonoma State University has introduced an initiative to emphasize and acknowledge the importance of diversity among students, faculty and staff. As part of that effort, the Sonoma State library is honoring Hispanic/Latino heritage month with a display recognizing Hispanic and Latino faculty, students and staff.

Weill Hall announces fifth season lineup

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer September 7, 2016

The Green Music Center has announced Weill Hall’s fifth season. The schedule for the entire season is now available on the Green Music Center’s website. Weill Hall’s 2016-2017 season is scheduled to run from Oct. 1 to May 5, and includes 31 different performers. Tickets are on sale now for all of the events. Ticket prices vary for each event, with seats for opening night starting at $50 per person. 

Student athletes set GPA record

Charlotte Grayson, Staff Writer September 7, 2016

The Sonoma State University Seawolves have set a new GPA record for the second straight year. Sonoma State’s student-athletes earned a combined GPA of 3.097 during the 2015-2016 school year, breaking their record set in 2014-2015 of 3.037.

Individual student-athletes have also earned academic accolades, helping Sonoma State set yet another record. Sonoma State’s website reports that 93 student-athletes received all-academic honors. 

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