Staff neglected in campus referendum

April 19, 2011

The University Planning Advisory Council asked faculty to weigh in once again on the newest proposal for the merging of colleges within SF State. However, despite faculty input, another professional population on campus that is heavily impacted by the reorganization feels ignored—the staff. “No matter what Corrigan says, he has zero respect for staff,” said ...

Park Merced residents resist redevelopment

April 12, 2011

Every day, Margaret Leahy returns home from her part-time teaching job at SF State and is greeted with excitement by her dancing pint-sized pooch, Marley. She treats Marley to a dog biscuit and looks out her back door at the planter box full of pink bougainvilleas, which she planted when she moved in. “I love ...

Students measure efficiency of college for accreditation

April 5, 2011

As University faculty members were grilling students in the midst of midterm mayhem, the roles of the examined and the examiner switched as students were given a chance to grade SF State. On March 24, SF State students took part in the accreditation process by sharing their academic experiences with the Western Association of Schools ...

Corrigan proposes new structure for college merger

March 22, 2011 News

In an email to faculty and staff on March 21, President Robert A. Corrigan announced a new proposal for the reorganization of SF State’s eight colleges. The six-college structure recommended by the University Planning Advisory Council remains intact, but the new proposal differs in where it places departments, and has the potential for additional costs ...

Mandatory Early Start Program to begin this summer

March 22, 2011

This summer, the mathematics department at SF State will launch its pilot online course for the new Mandatory Early Start Program, requiring incoming freshmen to begin remedial courses before their first semester in the California State University system. The pilot program at SF State consists of modules on the iLearn website that students can complete ...

Burk Hall fire drill successful

March 3, 2011 News

A routine fire drill interrupted instruction in Burk Hall for about 10 minutes at 11 a.m. today. People could be seen hovering around the building as they awaited permission to re-enter the building. Safety officer for the environmental health occupational safety department, Andrew Yu, said the intention of the annual drill was to make sure ...

Architect unveils model for new performing arts center

February 24, 2011 News 6 Comments

Plans for the new creative arts building at SF State were unveiled today in the first public showcase of the University’s vision. Michael Maltzan, principal architect of the project, appeared as a giant next to a miniature model of the new building as he explained its main features and functions. “It’s a microcosm of the ...

Gators caught kissing in the rain

February 15, 2011 News

Despite the cold weather, Malcolm X Plaza heated up with Valentine’s Day fever as couples leaned close together and stared deep into each other’s eyes. But the only public display of affection was with a three-inch plastic iPod case. On Feb. 14, the SFSU Bookstore hosted its fourth annual Kiss an iPod contest, where couples ...