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‘Zoom bombing’ issues nationwide, on campus prompt increased security measures

A screenshot of the Zoom meeting where zoombombers intruded upon a Q&A session hosted by a Filipinx organization on campus, yelling racial slurs.
by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

A racist "Zoom bombing" incident regarding a campus Filipinx organization prompted concerns about the safety of the Zoom online conferencing application, which has been widely used by educational institutions,...

Opinion: Industries will be transformed by the innovation that comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic

Opinion: Industries will be transformed by the innovation that comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic
by Jessica Octavio, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

When the rise of new, unprecedented problems meets a scarcity of time and resources: this is where innovation begins. Although the solutions to issues from paying bills at home to meeting needs at the...

SDSU won’t be issuing refunds for tuition, mandatory campus fees

El Centro de Brasil en SDSU organizó su conferencia virtual con invitados Abner Francisco Sótenos, Monique Paula, y Watufani Poe. Los invitados hablaron sobre los problemas raciales y sociales en Brasil.
by Kaitlyn Little, News Editor April 19, 2020

San Diego State has decided, based on current guidance from the California State University, that it will not be refunding tuition and mandatory campus fees at this time. The decision was announced...

University Senate approves expansion of credit/no credit grading option to all SDSU courses

University Senate approves expansion of credit/no credit grading option to all SDSU courses
by Brenden Tuccinardi, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2020

In a nearly 2-hour emergency session on April 16, the University Senate voted in favor of expanding the credit/no credit option to all Spring 2020 courses. The decision marks a revision of an academic...

Associated Students leaders petition to expand credit/no credit option to all courses

El Centro de Brasil en SDSU organizó su conferencia virtual con invitados Abner Francisco Sótenos, Monique Paula, y Watufani Poe. Los invitados hablaron sobre los problemas raciales y sociales en Brasil.
by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

A Change.org petition called “Expand SDSU Credit/No-Credit” was started by San Diego State’s Associated Students after the university extended the option to a limited number of courses in a Wednesday...

SDSU extends deadline for withdrawing from courses, offers limited credit/no credit option

SDSU extends deadline for withdrawing from courses, offers limited credit/no credit option
by Bella Ross, Editor in Chief April 15, 2020

San Diego State is extending the course withdrawal deadline to May 7 and offering a credit/no credit option for qualifying classes in an attempt to provide greater flexibility to students amid the coronavirus...

SDSU to reimburse more than $24 million to students due to coronavirus

SDSU to reimburse more than $24 million to students due to coronavirus
by Daniel Guerrero, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2020

San Diego State is estimated to reimburse more than $24 million for housing, meal plans and parking permits after the coronavirus pandemic forced many spring semester operations to be cut short, university...

San Diego State suspends study abroad exchange program for fall semester, citing global pandemic

San Diego State suspends study abroad exchange program for fall semester, citing global pandemic
by Jadyn Brandt, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2020

San Diego State has decided to suspend all university inbound and outbound study abroad exchange programs for the fall 2020 semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a campus-wide email sent...

Black Resource Center hosting community check-ins for current, prospective students amid pandemic

The Black Resource Center.
by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic forcing many changes on campus — such as the removal of campus residents and the cancellation of events — San Diego State’s Black Resource Center has made efforts...

Filipinx organization’s Zoom call interrupted by racist comments

A screenshot of the Zoom meeting where zoombombers intruded upon a Q&A session hosted by a Filipinx organization on campus, yelling racial slurs.
by Brenden Tuccinardi, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2020

Nearly 30 minutes into a Zoom Q&A meeting on Friday night, about 45 members of Andrés Bonifacio Samahan — a Filipinx cultural organization at San Diego State — were suddenly interrupted by a group...

University Senate debates academic relief measures in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

University Senate debates academic relief measures in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
by Brenden Tuccinardi, Senior Staff Writer April 8, 2020

San Diego State students are still holding their breath as the university continues to debate academic relief measures aimed to help students confront new challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and...

SDSU moves online-only for summer 2020 semester, fall tuition repayment extended

SDSU moves online-only for summer 2020 semester, fall tuition repayment extended
by Kaitlyn Little, News Editor April 8, 2020

San Diego State announced in a university-wide email that the summer 2020 semester will be online-only due to the current global pandemic. The school said it expects 500 course sections to be available...

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