Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system, has announced his retirement after 14 years.
"Our campuses have continued to flourish even in the face of budgetary challenges and tremendous growth. Throughout my time here, the CSU has grown by more than 100,000 students,
SF State students, staff and alumni celebrated the 111th annual commencement ceremony today in Cox Stadium from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Check out our photo gallery of the event and our post-grad stories.
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It is no secret that with age comes knowledge. But instead of those pearls of wisdom
If you’ve never before regretted that 2 a.m. Facebook post about your drunken sexcapades, maybe your next boss can help you.
The social media generation has had to become conscious of what they post, not only to keep relatives from seeing them passed out with doodles on
San Francisco city officials are working on ways to ease the pain of hailing a cab and finding inventive ways to improve taxi service.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is focusing on ways to address concerns to make more cabs available, especially in areas where
The last out has been called and the finish line has been crossed. The next step for SF State’s senior collegiate athletes will be to move forward. Soon they must choose between pursuing a career in their majors or continuing on with the sports they
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While I was enjoying my last day of the semester,
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As this year’s class of graduating
Perched at the top of a steep incline, this quaint little neighborhood doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic, which adds to the pleasantly relaxing vibe that permeates Cortland Street, its main thoroughfare. Though this residential area is anything but touristy, it offers a large
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Edwin Lee, who became San Francisco’s first elected Asian-American mayor earlier this year, will be the keynote speaker at the SF State commencement ceremony May 19.
“The mayor is a strong supporter of higher education who appreciates the contributions SF State makes to the economic, cultural and intellectual
After serving 24 years as president of SF State, Robert A. Corrigan is looking forward to the days when he can read a book for pleasure, work on writing a history of the University and just take a few hours to think.
Corrigan came to the
CORRECTION: We incorrectly identified Richard Henry Embusch as an economics professor. He was a professor in the accounting department.
By Chris Embusch, Special to Xpress
My father, Richard Henry Embusch, a dedicated professor of the SF State accounting department for 23 years and auditor for the IRS, died April
Even after SF State President Robert A. Corrigan says goodbye to the University, his legacy will live on in the buildings that expanded and improved the campus, as well as helped put the school on the map.
“We are known for our brand, for what we
As far as first impressions go, new SF State President Les Wong has left us feeling, well, a little giddy. While no one is carving “SFSU + LW” on any trees yet, we can’t help but feel that the blind date went well.
The first point
With diplomas in hand and hats suspended in the air, graduates may feel overwhelmingly excited about the possibilities of life after college. But once the enthusiasm of graduation settles, the reality of a dying job market and poor economy sets in.
Even for college graduates—the people
As we go on we remember all the times we ate together. It’s time to treat yourself and eat away the stress accumulated over the last semester. What better way to indulge with friends and family after graduation than to revisit some of your old
It seems our time on this wild ride has come to a close. But before I truly say my goodbyes, I’d like to leave you all with some parting words of wisdom that didn’t quite fit in their original columns. Let’s get the juices flowing
Many SF State students are trying to secure jobs and internships that will propel them into their future careers. Going out into a workforce not full of many options, both freshman and graduating seniors have to push ahead of the pack in order to score their
Officers assist convulsing student
Officers, along with the San Francisco Fire Department, responded to a subject convulsing at the Towers at Centennial Square May 12 at 11 a.m. The subject was unable to stand and was transported to UCSF Medical Center for further assistance.
Summer break has almost arrived and after a semester of stress and dismal finances, it is time to kick back, relax and let loose in the city’s inexhaustible showcasing of events.
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2012
The ever-growing popularity of Outside Lands has made it
Dear Ms. Pro-Choice, Ms. Pro-Life, members of the League of Women Voters and Rock the Slut Vote United, distinguished feminists and women across the globe:
I am here to make the announcement that the “war on women” is not a figment of your imagination—it’s real. If
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Four months ago, Danielle Acierto took a test that did not require studying, and was shocked at the results. The
Leslie E. Wong of Northern Michigan University was appointed as SF State's new president yesterday. While Wong is sure to be inundated with suggestions on how to best fill the shoes of the long-serving President Corrigan, Xpress thought we would throw our two cents into the
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Dr. Leslie Wong
Several buildings at SF State lost power Thursday around 8:30 p.m., according to numerous reports from students.
The outage was isolated to the campus as power remained on in surrounding neighborhoods and PG & E spokeswoman Jana Morris said that all of their equipment was functioning
Leslie E. Wong has been announced as the new president of SF State today. The former president of Northern Michigan University will replace President Robert A. Corrigan as the 13th president of SF State and is expected to start Aug. 1.
"I am pleased and honored to
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As pressure mounts for the
Cyclists on cellphones may soon have to pay a fine for their multitasking ways.
A bill going through state Senate hearings would fine bicyclists a flat fee of $20 for first time cellphone use offenders, and $50 for each time caught after.
“It’s clear rolling through a
Families, local businesses, community programs and visitors gathered at the Mission May 6 for its first of four Sunday Streets.
Sunday Streets is a neighborhood event that brings people together to promote health and community engagement.
Every first Sunday of the month from 11a.m. to 4p.m., several
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Update 5/12/12: Beginning Aug. 1, students who scan their Clipper cards before exiting BART will have 23 hours to
When he crossed the finish line first, 23-year-old kinesiology major Christian Swanson got to live his year-long dream of running for wellness.
After his grandfather suffered a stroke a year ago, Swanson was inspired to find a creative way to bring awareness and support for the
For many students the summer is the perfect time to unwind from the monotony of the semester, but student athletes don’t have that luxury. Their summers are the time to increase training and prepare for the next competitive season.
During a team’s athletic season, an immense
Allison Michael will be graduating from SF State this semester with close to $40,000 in debt, despite saving as much as she could by going to community college and only spending two years as a student at the University.
“I’m almost in denial about it,” Michael
The brightly colored and uniquely designed food trucks that adorn the streets of San Francisco have now shown up on the SF State campus after a year of discussion and some confusion about their legality on campus.
The arrival of the food trucks on campus is