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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Green Music Center finds new executive director in Iowa

Nathan Jew May 16, 2017

Students at Sonoma State University can expect to see more interaction between the Green Music Center and the rest of the campus if the GMC’s new executive director, Jacob Yarrow, has anything to say about it. 


UC and CSU systems have financial records released, are failing to put students first

Nathan Jew May 2, 2017

The University of California system is failing to prioritize students and education in favor of bloating management salaries and benefits, while leaving over $175 million in budget reserve funds, according to a report from the California State Auditor.


New York becomes first state to offer free tuition

Nathan Jew April 25, 2017

The eyes of many college students have been on New York in recent weeks as the state launches the Excelsior Scholarship, a program that fully covers the cost of college education for residents or families. 


Panel discussion focuses on U.S. foreign relations with President Trump at the helm

Nathan Jew April 11, 2017

The primary concern was alienation on Thursday night, as four Sonoma State University faculty members met to discuss U.S. foreign relations now that Trump is president.


Students and faculty have mixed reactions to tuition increase

Nathan Jew April 4, 2017

“I’ve always had to pay my student fees in full, so I really hope the benefits of the graduation initiative outweigh the extra cost I have to pay now.”


CSU Board of Trustees approves $270 tuition increase

Nathan Jew March 28, 2017

On a narrow vote of 11-8, the Board of Trustees for the California State University system has approved a $270 tuition increase, the first since 2011. The increase takes effect this fall and could generate up to $77.5 million of net revenue. 


Enrollment in CSU system to level out, no new campus warranted

Nathan Jew March 7, 2017

The California State University system is gradually enrolling more high school graduates every year. However, according to a recent Legislative Analyst’s Office report, there is no need for an additional California State or University of California campus.


Undocumented students soon to have resource center

Nathan Jew February 28, 2017

When Judy Sakaki began as president of Sonoma State University in the fall, she pledged to help the university earn its designation as an Hispanic-serving institution, thus opening the door to millions in federal grants to help students.


Residents of San Francisco to have tuition free education at local college

Nathan Jew February 14, 2017

While Sonoma State students face a possible $270 tuition increase this fall, some community college students will have their tuition burdens lifted. This includes students at City College of San Francisco who will soon see tuition disappear altogether, at least for city residents.


California State University Board of Trustees to vote on tuition increase in March

Nathan Jew February 7, 2017

California State University students haven’t had to worry about tuition hikes for the last six years. However, the 2017-2018 academic year could see a 4.9 percent increase by the Fall semester.

Grant awarded to CSU to improve water management in California

Nathan Jew February 7, 2017

The State Water Resources and Control Board has awarded a $2.3 million grant to help university students take a bigger role in improving water management and efficiency in California’s disadvantaged communities.

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