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SDSU seniors react to the realities of a virtual graduation

SDSU seniors react to the realities of a virtual graduation

by Jeanette Giovanniello, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

San Diego State seniors will be turning their tassels behind their computer screens this May, as this year’s graduation marks the first-ever digital celebration in campus history.  SDSU’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony will take place on May 16 at noon, replacing the traditional spring ceremonies t...

Unable to make assists on the field, Aztecs’ Rieder starts nonprofit assisting seniors

SDSU women's soccer senior forward Veronica Avalos (left) and redshirt sophomore midfielder Abbie Rieder (right) are on their way to deliver groceries for the nonprofit Leave It To Us whose San Diego chapter was started by Rieder.

by Amber Salas, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

April is usually a time when San Diego State women’s soccer would begin its spring practice schedule to prepare for the upcoming fall season. A typical week consists of training every morning at 7 a.m., weight room three days a week, team meetings and spring scrimmages. In the matter of days,...

Residence halls remain open to more than 100 students who were granted exceptions

Peter Kluch, Senior Staff Photographer

by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Approximately 160 San Diego State students continue to live on-campus after students were given one day to move out of residence halls in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The students who continue living on campus are those who were granted exceptions for extenuating circumstances, such as those who could no...

SDSU professor designs ventilator prototype that could help coronavirus patients

Mechanical engineering professor Kevin Wood, along with master’s students Jack Lucas and Tyler Lestak, created prototypes of ventilators built with materials that can be purchased on Amazon.

by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

As the fight against COVID-19 leaves hospitals and intensive care units in desperate need of medical supplies, one San Diego State professor has worked to create prototypes of ventilators that could be used to treat patients suffering from coronavirus. Mechanical engineering professor Kevin Wood partnered...

San Diego State Uprooted — episode one

May 1, 2020

Jaiden Davis is a third year studying child and family development. Davis is not only a full-time student but also works at a College Area grocery store. David talks on her account of dealing with the transition to online classes while working in a stressful environment.

Students sue CSU over lack of refunds for mandatory campus fees

CSU Chancellor Timothy White said earlier this month that the only refunds students would be getting would be for parking, meal plans and residence halls.

by Cal State Student Wire and Bella Ross

April 30, 2020

A class action lawsuit was filed Monday against the California State University system, demanding prorated refunds for mandatory campus fees that provide services no longer available to students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit was filed by Sonoma State student Akayla Miller on behalf of...

University postpones lottery that determines residence hall placements for sophomores

University postpones lottery that determines residence hall placements for sophomores

by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

San Diego State has postponed the housing lottery process that determines campus residence hall placement for students who are part of the Sophomore Success Initiative. The decision was made due to uncertainty among universities across the country on how to approach the global COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Teams formed to weigh academic options for fall semester

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by Katelynn Robinson, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

San Diego State said plans for the Fall 2020 semester are still uncertain, but the decision is planned to be announced in the beginning of May, in a university-wide email sent on April 29. Travel suspension has been extended until July 31 and teams have been formed to analyze multiple scenarios for n...

Some departments unable to apply credit/no credit courses toward graduation requirements

San Diego State’s Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex recently earned its LEED Gold certification.

by Bella Ross, Editor in Chief

April 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This story incorrectly says ABET, an accrediting body for engineering programs, does not permit grading alterations in light of COVID-19. This information was based on a statement provided to The Daily Aztec by an SDSU spokesperson, which featured incorrect information about ABET's gra...

The freshman guide to the coronavirus — EP 1

by Mackenzie Stafford, Senior Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

Catch up on all the tips and tricks to stay on top of things during the pandemic. In this episode, Mackenzie Stafford goes over how to schedule your classes and apply for the C/NC option for spring grades.

San Diego State reports $42 million in losses associated with pandemic

San Diego State reports $42 million in losses associated with pandemic

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Senior Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

San Diego State will face new financial realities in the coming fiscal year as the coronavirus pandemic is expected to decrease tuition revenue and bring changes to the state budget timeline and appropriations. Already, the university reported $42 million in lost revenue and expenses due to COVID-19, acc...

Opinion: Healthcare industry demands major reforms as its shortcomings are exposed by COVID-19

Opinion: Healthcare industry demands major reforms as its shortcomings are exposed by COVID-19

by Jessica Octavio, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

I’ve noticed that since the pandemic started, it’s been very hard for me to think about anything other than how the coronavirus has changed my life.  Our anxieties have been fueled by academic concerns, financial uncertainty and the mental toll of being confined to the home. As we navigate this...