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2K IN REWARDS OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO ARREST IN SDSU CHABAD VANDALISM INCIDENT

By Donald H. Harrison, Editor, San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  suspect #1, from security footage

July 8, 2021 (San Diego) - Rewards totaling $2,000 are being offered by Crime Stoppers and the Anti-Defamation League “for information that leads to an arrest” of the two young women who were seen on security video vandalizing the Chabad House at San Diego State University in the early morning hours of Friday, June 25.

PASSAGES: SDSU PRESIDENT EMERITUS THOMAS DAY, 1932-2021

San Diego State University’s sixth president, who steered the institution through a transformative period of growth and expansion, has died.

By SDSU News Team

June 18, 2021 (San Diego) - Thomas B. Day, the sixth president of San Diego State University who began an 18-year-tenure in 1978 and saw the creation of six joint doctoral programs, significantly increased faculty research and led a major expansion of the university. 

NOT VACCINATED FOR COVID? HERE ARE ALL THE PLACES YOU CAN’T GO

By Miriam Raftery

May 19, 2021 (San Diego) – With over two-thirds of Californians now at least partially vaccinated and half fully vaccinated, many people are looking forward to resuming normal activities. But if you haven’t had the COVID-19 vaccine, you may be surprised to learn that you won’t be allowed to go many places.

These include all cruise ships, many colleges and universities, and some sports arenas and stadiums. Nursing homes and other senior care facilities may require vaccinations before admitting new patients or indoor visitors. Some employers are also requiring vaccines. Even some event planners are requiring guests to be vaccinated to attend functions such as weddings.

Not getting the vaccine is a personal choice, but a growing number of places are opting to protect their customers, workers or patients by banning the unvaccinated. Others are allowing unvaccinated people only if they can pass a COVID test. But who really wants to have your nose swabbed every time you go to a Padres game? Similarly, some places are allowing unvaccinated travelers – but only if you both pass a COVID test and quarantine in your hotel room for a number of days after arriving, which can spoil vacation plans unless you have an extended trip.

So where can’t you go, as of now, if you’re not vaccinated?

SDSU ANNOUNCES IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT AND FALL 2021 INSTRUCTION

By Angela Kurysh

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia user Geographer

April 11, 2021 (San Diego) – Things are looking brighter for the San Diego State community now that the county has shifted to the Orange Tier. As of last week, the SDSU Commencement Committee confirmed via email that the Spring 2021 commencement ceremony will be conducted in-person for those that choose to register. The graduation ceremonies will be held on May 25-27 at Petco Park Stadium in downtown. For those that choose not to attend, SDSU will also provide a virtual ceremony. Both options will be available to the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021.

SDSU ATHLETICS TO WELCOME LIMITED NUMBER OF SPECTATORS TO OUTDOOR HOME EVENTS

Limited fans can start attending Aztec home events this weekend

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 2, 2021 (San Diego) - A limited number of spectators will be allowed to attend San Diego State outdoor sporting events, beginning this weekend on the Aztec campus. Only fans on the respective team pass lists from the state of California will be allowed to attend as no tickets will be sold or made available to the public.

VIEJAS ARENA AT SDSU BECOMES NEW COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE OPEN TO ALL ELIGIBLE COUNTY RESIDENTS

By Alexa Oslowski and Angela Kurysh

 

March 24, 2021 (San Diego) - As of yesterday, Viejas Arena at San Diego State University became the county’s newest vaccination site, after the university and San Diego County partnered up to establish a more equitable site for communities within the College area. Although this site is open to the public, Chair of the County Board of Supervisors Nathan Fletcher, who issued a press conference Monday morning at the arena, announced that 10% of the vaccines have been reserved for San Diego’s ‘hardest-hit communities.’ 

ANTISEMITIC GRAFFITI RILES SDSU

By Donald H. Harrison, San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Graffiti drawn on a residence hall at San Diego State University, March 2021

March 14, 2021 (San Diego) - Earlier this week, an unidentified resident advisor at South Campus Plaza North, a large dormitory serving hundreds of students at San Diego State University, found scrawled on the exterior of the building three swastikas and coded messages often associated with white supremacist philosophy.  She immediately got some poster board to cover the offensive messaging, and drew hearts upon the poster board along with the message “Spread Love.”  After campus police were called to the scene and photographs taken of the offending material as part of an ongoing investigation, the antisemitic message was eliminated.

THE PARTY’S OVER: COUNTY SHUTS DOWN PLANNED EVENTS AT SDSU FRATS AND SORORITIES

By Miriam Raftery
 
October 30, 2020 (San Diego) – The County Health Department has sent cease and desist orders to multiple fraternity and sorority houses at San Diego State University, along with two other addresses, prior to Halloween weekend. The letters, signed by Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten, states that the venues “intend to hold large gatherings on October 30, 2020–November 1, 2020” in violation of the county’s public health order and state guidelines.
 
Failure to comply will result in “criminal misdemeanor citations with a $1,000 fine for each violation,” the letters state.  County rules prohibit private gatherings of more than three households due to COVID-19.
 
The threat of criminal penalties and fines comes after SDSU reported more than 1,300 COVID cases since August, a surge that threatens to push San Diego County, currently in the state's red tier, into the most restrictive purple tier that would force many businesses to shut down indoor activities.
 
 

SDSU, VIEJAS ARENA SELECTED TO HOST 2026 NCAA TOURNEY GAMES

San Diego State is also hosting the first and second rounds in 2022

Source:  goaztecs.com

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October 14, 2020 (San Diego) - San Diego State has been selected to host the first and second rounds of the 2026 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced today. This will be the sixth time SDSU and Viejas Arena have been picked to serve as a host for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR CIRCULATE SAN DIEGO'S 2020 MOMENTUM AWARDS

 

By Colin Parent, Circulate San Diego

September 14, 2020 (San Diego) – Circulate San Diego announced today the 2020 nominees for their annual Momentum Awards. The nominees are listed below.

Circulate San Diego’s Momentum Awards recognize the people and projects in the San Diego region that are creating excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. This year’s awards also include a special category for COVID-19 Innovation, to highlight the efforts made to transform streets and policies during the ongoing pandemic.

The 2020 Momentum Awards will be online-only on October 1st, at 5:30 p.m. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive information for how to participate in the event. Registration and event details are online at http://www.circulatesd.org/gala2020.

SDSU STUDENTS AND RESTAURANTS FUEL RISE IN COVID-19

By Miriam Raftery 
 
September 14, 2020 (San Diego) – Saturday, 265 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in San Diego County, including 29 new cases in San Diego State University students – bringing the total number of SDSU students infected to 624 since Aug. 24.
 
In addition, San Diego County Health officials report five new community outbreaks confirmed yesterday, including three in restaurants, one in a restaurant/bar and one in a business.  In the past seven days (Sept. 6 through Sept. 12), 16 community outbreaks were confirmed.
 
A study released this week by the U..S. Centers for Disease Control found that people diagnosed with COVID-19 were twice as likely to have dined in restaurants in the prior two weeks than people who don’t have the virus, however the study was relatively small and did not ask whether people ate indoors or outdoors.

WITH 184 COVID-19 CASES AT SDSU, COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER TELLS STUDENTS “STAY HOME” THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Update Sept. 9, 2020:  With cases up to 286, Dr. Wooten has ordered SDSU students to shelter in place through Sept. 14
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
September 4, 2020 (San Diego) – Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County’s pubic health officer, today urged San Diego State University undergraduates to “stay home within their living units this weekend” after 184 students tested positive for COVID-19 in 14 campus-related groups in housing and gathering locations since Aug. 24. “If you have been to parties and social events, you need to get tested, now. And isolate until you get results,” Dr. Wooten added.

SAN DIEGO STATE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2020 FALL SPORTS SEASONS

Aztec football to drop to 10-game schedule; most other fall sports will only play conference opponents

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 5, 2020 (San Diego) - Earlier today, the Mountain West Board of Directors agreed on an adjusted 2020 fall sports structure for football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country. This decision was designed to allow additional time to monitor ongoing developments related to the status of the COVID-19 virus, continue all necessary preparations for the potential return to competition and retain the opportunity for student-athletes to participate in their respective sports.

AZTECS MULTI-USE STADIUM PROJECT RECEIVES KEY APPROVAL FROM CSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 24, 2020 (San Diego) - The California State University Board of Trustees today approved the design and financing plan for San Diego State University’s new multi-use stadium in Mission Valley. The board’s approval enables SDSU to continue preparation for the 35,000-capacity Aztec Stadium, which will be among the first projects to be constructed as part of the SDSU Mission Valley campus.

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN SPRING VALLEY AND AT SDSU

By Miriam Raftery

March 14, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) – An employee at the Covenant Living retirement and continuing care community in Spring Valley has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, Fox 5 reports. So has a student at San Diego State University, according to Patch.com

SAN DIEGO STATE GOING TO ONLINE CLASSES APRIL 6 IN LATEST CORONAVIRUS MOVE

By Ken Stone, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Iconic Hepner Hall at San Diego State University. Photo by Chris Jennewein

March 10, 2020 (San Diego) - San Diego State University will conduct almost all classes online by April 6 in a decision backed Tuesday by the University Senate, the school announced, joining UC San Diego in reacting to the coronavirus risk.

SDSU FRESHMAN DIES AFTER FRATERNITY EVENT; CAMPUS SUSPENDS 14 FRATS

Several campus fraternities were under investigation for alleged misconduct before the frat event that Hernandez attended

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

Photo: Dylan Hernandez, via GoFundMe page

 

November 12, 2019 (San Diego) – A student hospitalized the morning after a fraternity party has died, prompting a police investigation and shutdown of 14 fraternities.

 

Dylan Hernandez, 19, was found by his roommate in his dorm room on Montezuma Road without a pulse and not breathing on the morning of Nov. 7. He had reportedly fallen out of his upper bunk bed earlier during the night and his roommate helped him back into the bed.. He was taken to Alvarado Hospital and pronounced dead on Nov. 8, the Medical Examiner reports. He had attended  a fraternity party the night before. 

OPENING A PATH TO EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

New Department of Education grants help SDSU address need for qualified vocational rehabilitation counselors.

By Michael Klitzing, SDSU News Center

November 11, 2019 (San Diego) - For people with disabilities, a job often can provide dignity, community and independence in addition to a paycheck.

To that end, faculty in SDSU’s Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program—ranked No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report—have received two training grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration that will prepare students to help transition individuals with disabilities into the workforce.

KUMEYAAY LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT ACCEPTED

Source:  SDSU News Team

Photo:  SDSU Kumeyaay Land Acknowledgement formally acknowledges Native and Indigenous people and to take specific action in support of the Kumeyaay.

November 6, 2019 (San Diego) - The SDSU Kumeyaay Land Acknowledgement has been formally approved and will be adopted as part of ceremonial introductions at key campus events, as written statements on university web pages, and to encourage initiatives that bolster academic, professional and other support for students, faculty and staff. 

BRUSH FIRE NEAR SDSU

East County News Service

Photo by Hannah Gbeh

September 15, 2019 (San Diego) - A brush fire is burnng at 5500 Canyon Crest near SDSU. SDFD has many firefighters on the ground as well as air resources on this fire and have now halted forward spread.

A student apartment complex has been evacuated. SDG&E cut electricity to trolley lines and MTS has rerouted trolley and bus service in the vicinity. A bus bridge is operating between Alvarado Trolley station and SDSU. The College Ave. offramp from I-8  is shut down due to the fire. 

Please avoid the area if possible. 

AFRICA WORLD DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL SEPT. 10-12 AT SDSU AND SDSU’S DOWNTOWN GALLERY

East County News Service
 
August 28, 2019 (San Diego) - The Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) closes its 2019 season in its new home, San Diego. This year the traveling festival was screened in Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand, Pennsylvania, New York, South Africa and Trinidad.  It will be at San Diego State University’s Don Powell Theatre on September 10 & 11. Then on September 12, the festival will conclude at the SDSU School of Art Downtown Gallery.

ARREST MADE IN SDSU SNAPCHAT CASE

 

 

Source:  SDSU

May 1, 2019 (San Diego) - On Wednesday, May 1, at 2:35 p.m., a suspect was arrested on allegations of making criminal threats via Snapchat toward a member of San Diego State University’s black community. The suspect, an SDSU student not currently enrolled in classes, was identified by the University Police Department within 48 hours after being notified of the incident. Officers immediately began investigating the incident and worked quickly to identify the suspect based on his description in the video and social media account handle. The suspect has been identified as Martin J. Ruiz.

RACIAL INCIDENTS AT SDSU

 

 

East County News Service

 

Photo: CC by SA

 

May 1, 2019 (San Diego) -- Three incidents in the past few weeks have targeted members of the black community at San Diego State University.

 

In March, a group of men yelled a racial slur from a vehicle while passing by the Black Resource Center on campus.  Then in mid-April, the center was vandalized, prompting a rally against racism and requests from student leaders for an alarm system.

SDSU WATER POLO: AZTECS FALL TO FRESNO STATE 15-10

 

 

SDSU finishes season at 16-16

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 28, 2019 (Fresno) - The No. 17 Aztec water polo team fell to No. 18 Fresno State 15-10 in the third place game at the GCC Championships Sunday afternoon. SDSU finishes the season with a 16-16 record.

AZTEC ROWING CLAIMS TWO GOLDS, ONE BRONZE IN SUNDAY’S FINALS AT WIRA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

SDSU V8 finishes third, 2V8 and V4 each take first in final events 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 28, 2019 (Gold River, Calif.) - Following Saturday’s first-place finishes in three preliminary races and a gold medal performance in the second varsity four final, the San Diego State rowing team wrapped its weekend on Lake Natoma at the WIRA Championships by earning bronze in the varsity eight final and golds in both the second varsity eight and varsity four.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: AZTECS WRAP UP BUSY SATURDAY

 

 

SDSU competed in three meets in three states

April 28, 2019 (Irvine/Tucson/Provo, Utah) - The Aztec track and field team wrapped up a busy Saturday after competing in three meets across three states. Kaitlin Heri, Callista Fletcher and Kaitlin Heri all entered the top ten all-time in their respective events.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF REMAINS IN FOURTH AFTER ROUND TWO AT MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

Aztecs' Puwit Anupansuebsai, Christian Banke tied for eighth individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (Tucson) - Through 36 holes, the San Diego State men’s golf team still finds itself in fourth place at the 2019 Mountain West Championship after shooting a combined 8-under-par 280 during the second round Saturday at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO FRESNO STATE IN MW CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 4-2

 

 

Aztecs manage one singles victory after claiming doubles point

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (Fresno) - Fourth-seeded San Diego State fell short in its quest for its first conference tournament title since 2005 on Saturday, dropping a 4-2 decision to third-seeded Fresno State in the finals of the 2019 Mountain West Championship at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

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