SF State brings in new Assistant Dean of Students Brian Stuart

February 5, 2014 News

SF State recently welcomed a new Assistant Dean of Students, who seeks to bring a fresh perspective this spring semester by engaging with students on a personal level. Within his new position in the Deans Office, Brian Stuart will manage and oversee incoming students, such as freshmen and transfers, to ensure their well being and ...

New Recreation Wellness Center headed for SF State in 2018

February 4, 2014 News 1 Comment

Provided by Pam Su SF State is on its way to becoming one of the many California State Universities with a full-service recreation center by 2018. Students have financed the Recreation Wellness Center’s planning, design and future construction since Fall 2012 through a $90 fee included in their tuition each semester. Once the complex opens, ...

Hate the Ellis Act, not the techies

February 4, 2014 Opinion 4 Comments

[media-credit name=”Drawn by Jordan Cermimara” align=”alignnone” width=”573″][/media-credit] In the last several months we have seen increasing hate for techies and tech companies. Last summer, “F- your start up” was tagged on a building in the Mission District. In November, about 150 people protested outside Twitter’s headquarters the day after the company’s stock market launched on ...

Astronomy professor discovers planet outside Solar System

February 4, 2014 News 3 Comments

Dr. Stephen Kane, assistant professor in the physics and astronomy department, has discovered approximately 50 different planets and recently discovered an exoplanet outside of the Solar System. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress Dr. Stephen Kane is a collector. His obsession isn’t with coins or stamps that sit on his mantle — it’s with planets ...

Update: faculty and staff will get scheduled times to enter Science Building

February 1, 2014 News

SF State faculty and staff with offices and laboratories in the Science Building are to be scheduled a time to enter the premises for the retrieval of items. They must be accompanied by Belfor Property Restoration personnel and have a photo I.D. matching their name on a daily inspection list in order to enter the building, according to documents ...

Softball’s returning players give hope for a successful season

February 1, 2014 Sports

A young core of returning players has the Gator softball team poised to duplicate last year’s early season success, when they won four of their first five games and captured their first ever Best of the West Invitational championship. SF State returns 11 players from that team, including six sophomores, all of which with the ...

Black Panther Party and Haight-Ashbury photo collections show 1960s civil rights movement at campus art gallery

February 1, 2014 Life 2 Comments

[set_id=72157640398735734] The Cesar Chavez Student Center’s Art Gallery’s latest exhibit shows how peace, love and some revolutionary vibes shaped the 1960s civil rights movement in the Bay Area and at SF State. In honor of February’s Black History Month, the gallery will present its reception for “Black Power, Flower Power” from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. ...

Gator wrestling beats Simon Fraser on Senior Day

January 31, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157640395969173] The nationally 16th-ranked SF State Gators finished strong in their final two home duals of the 2013-2014 season. The first dual against NCAA Division I Cal State Bakersfield finished with a 24-12 loss, but the Gators were not discouraged. “Division I Bakersfield is tough and we got hustled by them a little bit, but ...

American Language Institute is moved from Humanities after 20 years for lab space

January 31, 2014 News

[set_id=72157640334755605] The staff of the American Language Institute boxed up their belongings after being notified that their office would be relocated to the downtown campus in order to accommodate chemistry lab space. The need for lab space is due to the Science Building’s closure, according to University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin. Staff began packing and cleaning ...

Sustainable Initiatives receives a $10,000 grant for campus bike workshops

January 31, 2014 News

Senior environmental studies major and the Health and Social Sciences Representative for the Associated Students, Inc., Miguel Guerrero, stands in the campus Bike Barn, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2013. Photo By Tony Santos / Xpress A $10,000 grant was awarded to the Cesar Chavez Student Center’s Sustainable Initiatives program to host a series of bicycle safety ...

How 2014 laws will affect students

January 31, 2014 News

Thousands of new laws came into effect at the start of the new year, some of which will affect SF State students. More than 40,000 new laws and regulations were passed countrywide, 800 of which were in California alone. A handful of these new laws include minimum wage increases, labor laws, gun restrictions and rights for ...

Rampant social injustice and inequality perpetuates chaos

January 30, 2014 Opinion

In the last few years our country has slid further into a state of distress, where some of the most devastating violence is being carried out by civilians and war is being waged by government entities. The country feared Christopher Dorner, mourned the death of Boston Marathon runners, prayed for Sandy Hook families, witnessed The ...

Toxic chemicals close Science Building, displaces more than 9,000 students and faculty for Spring 2014

January 29, 2014 News 2 Comments

[set_id=72157640272931174] Students and faculty members scrambled during the first week of classes while administration worked to find and furnish alternative spaces due to the closure of the Science building. The closure displaced more than 9,000 students enrolled in classes held in the building, according to an email from SF State President Leslie E. Wong, who notified ...

Seaweed exhibit previews artist alum’s upcoming book

January 29, 2014 Life 2 Comments

[HTML1] The beauty of nature is on vivid display in the main lobby of the Administration Building this semester in the form of three large images of seaweed. Josie Iselin, the artist behind the images, earned a master’s degree in fine arts from SF State in 1994. Iselin is a photographer, writer and book designer ...

SF State professor selected as a candidate for Mars One in 2024

January 29, 2014 News

Jan Millsapps, a cinema professor at SF State, is one of 1,058 candidates chosen by the spaceflight project Mars One to take a one-way trip to Mars in 2024. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress The spaceflight project Mars One selected an SF State cinema professor as an eligible candidate for a one-way trip to ...

Science Building closure sends students to Annex

January 27, 2014 News

Students of the biology 100 class meet in the Annex located near Lake Merced Boulevard due to the recent closure of the Science Building. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress Students taking science classes at SF State were relocated to other areas on campus on the first day of the Spring 2014 semester after the ...

Gator wrestling loses to Stanford, team still in top 20

January 27, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157640207572134] The Gators were unable to ride the momentum of being nationally ranked for the first time all year into a victory over the visiting Stanford Cardinal. SF State fell to Stanford 33-8 in their dual meet at The Swamp Saturday afternoon Jan. 25; the Cardinal came into the match up ranked 25 in Division ...

Don’t eat the fish! They’re contaminated

January 27, 2014 Opinion 229 Comments

Polar bears along the coast of Alaska are suffering from fur loss and open sores. Starfish on the West Coast are disintegrating into piles of white goo and Pacific Herring are bleeding from their gills and eyes. Despite this knowledge, the government refuses to announce how much radiation is infecting our atmosphere. It should be obligatory ...

Alumni theater group Do It Live! Productions puts on “small screen” play adaptations

January 27, 2014 Life

[set_id=72157640207891573] A local alumni theater group, in the early stages of a promising third season, gives post-graduate hope to SF State’s theatre majors. Do It Live! Productions has brought lesser known, “small screen” adaptations of various European plays to its audiences since its establishment at SF State in 2011. The company caught the eye of San Francisco’s theater scene during ...

Science Building closed for spring semester

January 24, 2014 News 1 Comment

The SF State community received notification yesterday that the Science Building, which had been quarantined since Jan. 10, would be closed for the full Spring 2014 semester due to the discovery of uncontained mercury, deteriorated lead based paint and asbestos above safe levels. “This is a complex issue in a large building,” said SF State ...

Potential environmental hazards close Science Building

January 10, 2014 News 1 Comment

The Science Building has been closed due to the discovery of potential environmental hazards that were found during a routine environmental health evaluation earlier this week. UPDATE: Environmental hazards are confirmed to be traces of mercury. The University closed the rooms this week to conduct further testing and have since identified other potential hazards. The ...