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All SDSU courses will move to virtual platform after spring break

All SDSU courses will move to virtual platform after spring break

by Michael Cline, Assistant News Editor

March 10, 2020

San Diego State will require all in-person courses to transition to a virtual platform immediately following spring break, according to a campus-wide email sent by President Adela de la Torre. "Immediately after spring break, and effective April 6, all courses shall be conducted using fully online...

PSFA pushing classes to virtual platforms, rest of university preparing to follow suit

PSFA pushing classes to virtual platforms, rest of university preparing to follow suit

by Kaitlyn Little and Charlie Vargas

March 10, 2020

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts is shifting most courses to virtual platforms beginning today, according to an email sent to students. Although, the rest of the university has been slower to adopt this change in light of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. There were scattered repo...

SDSU suspends all spring break, summer study abroad programs to prevent coronavirus spread

SDSU suspends all spring break, summer study abroad programs to prevent coronavirus spread

by Bella Ross, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2020

San Diego State has chosen to suspend all spring break and summer study abroad programs in an effort to reduce student exposure to the coronavirus, according to a campus-wide email sent by President Adela de la Torre. The decision is limited to programs administered by SDSU Global Affairs, including...

Faculty advised they may have to teach online, students demand online courses amid coronavirus fears

Faculty advised they may have to teach online, students demand online courses amid coronavirus fears

by Jeanette Giovanniello, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

San Diego State officials have warned faculty they may have to teach classes online only in light of coronavirus concerns, an option students seem increasingly interested in. An online petition started by an anonymous SDSU student is demanding all courses be shifted online, and nearly 2,000 students have signed it in less than a day. On March 6, an email was sent to faculty advising them to prepare for online class sessions due to the possibility of community members becoming “ill or quarantined,” according to the university’s website. If SDSU decides to make the switch, it will need to offer substitutes for class time and in-pe...

University Senate votes to waive study abroad graduation requirement amid coronavirus outbreak

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by Kaitlyn Little, News Editor

March 4, 2020

The San Diego State University Senate approved a waiver for the international experience requirement, which requires students to study abroad, due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a university-wide email. This waiver will apply if a student is in their final year of study and the programs av...

SDSU suspende el Programa de Estudios Internacionales en Corea del Sur para proteger a sus estudiantes del coronavirus

SDSU suspende el Programa de Estudios Internacionales en Corea del Sur para proteger a sus estudiantes del coronavirus

by Jadyn Brandt, Escritora

March 4, 2020

La Universidad Estatal de San Diego (SDSU) ha decidido cancelar los Programas de Estudio Internacional en Corea del Sur durante el semestre de primavera debido al brote de coronavirus, según un correo electrónico enviado por la administración el 27 de febrero. De acuerdo con el comunicado,   la...

San Diego State suspends study abroad programs in Italy

San Diego State suspends study abroad programs in Italy

by Jadyn Brandt, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Last month, San Diego State decided to suspend all study abroad programs in China and South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, students studying abroad in Italy are also having their programs cut short due to the rapid spread of the virus. SDSU has now suspended all Spring 2020 study abroa...

SDSU study abroad programs cut short in South Korea in response to coronavirus

SDSU study abroad programs cut short in South Korea in response to coronavirus

by Kaitlyn Little, News Editor

February 27, 2020

San Diego State has decided to cancel the study abroad programs in South Korea for the spring semester due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a Feb. 27 campus-wide email.  The decision to bring students back follows the California State University’s decision to suspend systemwide Interna...

SDSU students studying abroad in Asia face uncertainty following coronavirus outbreak

SDSU students studying abroad in Asia face uncertainty following coronavirus outbreak

by Brenden Tuccinardi, International Correspondent

February 19, 2020

SINGAPORE – As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to rise globally, San Diego State has been quick to address the concerns of students, faculty and staff locally.  Yet the university has provided minimal assistance to students currently studying abroad in parts of Asia, where clusters...