Hunt for Freedom at SSU library celebrates the right to read

Hunt for Freedom at SSU library celebrates the right to read

In honor of Banned Books Week, an annual weeklong celebration of the freedom to read all books, a new event called the Hunt for Freedom will be held Sept. 25 – 27 at Sonoma State University’s library.

The Hunt for Freedom, which is hosted by the library and the Center for Ethics, Law and Society, brings awareness to the dangers of censorship and emphasizes books that disrupt social norms, according to Joshua Glasgow, the center’s director.  

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SMART train ridership has good start

SMART train ridership has good start

Today marks the first official day that the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system will be operating with full ride fares, and officials throughout the region will be eager to see how many ride the rail system. The train started giving out free rides last week to get riders hooked on the new SMART system that allows passengers to travel from the Sonoma County Airport all the way to San Rafael. 

 

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Directive to eliminate remedial courses draws mixed reaction from Sonoma State faculty

Directive to eliminate remedial courses draws mixed reaction from Sonoma State faculty

California State University Chancellor Timothy White has directed Sonoma State and the 22 other CSU campuses to stop offering noncredit remedial courses traditionally offered to students who are unprepared for college-level instruction. Set to begin fall 2018, the order calls for Sonoma State University, along with the other 22 CSU campuses in the system, to replace these courses with “stretch” courses to provide remedial help as well as general education credit. 

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Suspect identified in Cotati shooting

Suspect identified in Cotati shooting

Officials from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office have identified a suspect in the Sonoma State University officer-involved shooting on May 5 in Cotati as Eduardo Martinez Sanchez of Santa Rosa. Martinez Sanchez, 22, remains hospitalized from wounds he suffered in the shooting that took place around 5 a.m. following a fight in downtown Cotati.

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