Undocumented students get access to SF State’s EOP for the first time

December 5, 2013 News

[set_id=72157637818233503] For the first time, the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), at SF State has begun to admit AB 540 criteria students and undocumented students into its program upon their admission to the University. This school year, there are 3,000 SF State students enrolled in EOP, or 10 percent of the University’s population. EOP helps recruit and ...

Strategic Planning Committee meeting draws poor student turnout

December 3, 2013 News 1 Comment

[set_id=72157638338122364] The Associated Students Inc. hosted a town hall event Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the J. Paul Leonard Library in support of SF State President Leslie E. Wong’s new strategic plan. President Wong has worked on a new strategic plan — the goal, mission, and objective for improvement for the University in the coming years — with his committee ...

EROS hosts 5th annual Sexuality Career Fair

November 19, 2013

[set_id=72157637861718245] Educational & Referral Organization for Sexuality (EROS), and Associated Students, Inc. hosted its fifth annual Sexuality Career Fair yesterday to give students an opportunity to learn about careers in the sexuality field. The event, held in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, featured nearly a dozen different Bay Area and San ...

University has yet to answer why campus police need Tasers

November 19, 2013 Opinion

Tasers, Tasers, Tasers… I get it – I’m tired of hearing about SF State’s Taser debate, too. But is the solution to let the administration do whatever they want because we’re annoyed that it’s taking too long to resolve?  That sounds childish. UPD and the school’s administration need to prove to us why they need ...

President Wong invites SF State community to Strategic Planning Kickoff event

November 19, 2013 News

[set_id=72157637826397053]   Monday, a dry-erase board was set up in Malcolm X Plaza, and on it was the question: What would make San Francisco State a better place? President Leslie E. Wong and his Strategic Planning Committee encouraged students and faculty to write their suggestions, which varied from “lower tuition” to “free parking,” on the board for SF ...

SF State students learn Krav Maga for self-defense

November 12, 2013

[HTML1] [set_id=72157637471681164] Last Thursday the Women’s Center, an Associated Students Inc. program, and I-Team, a student-led group that works to create and promote Israel awareness on SF State’s campus, combined efforts to a self-defense course for students. The Krav Maga self-defense class  took place on SF State’s main lawn in front of the Cesar Chavez ...

Project Connect hosts eighth annual Transfer Day

November 6, 2013 News

  UPDATE: 11/12/13 Last Wednesday, Bay Area community college students interested in transferring to SF State gathered at the Cesar Chavez Student Center for the eighth annual Transfer Day. Project Connect: Recruitment and Retention Resource Center, an Associated Students, Inc. program that works to promote higher education and facilitate graduation for low-income and historically under-represented ...

Equity Week points out cost of high education, student debt

October 29, 2013 News 2 Comments

Monday, SF State celebrated Equity Week in Malcolm X Plaza to highlight inequalities in higher education. Equity Week, a 12-year-old national college campus event, attempts to draw attention to unfair circumstances in higher education for students, faculty and staff, focuses on the high cost of education and the work conditions for non-tenured instructors. SF State’s event ...

Women’s Center opens after long search for staff

October 22, 2013 News

The Associated Students, Inc. Women’s Center opened its doors six weeks late this semester because of staffing delays. The Women’s Center is one of seven ASI programs that provide services and resources to students, funded by a mandatory student fee of $54 each semester. Jamila Ali, associate executive director of ASI said positions for center director, assistant ...

Covered California approves SF State to be health care enrollment educators

October 15, 2013 News

SF State’s Student Health Center announced last Thursday, Oct. 10 their approval as an health coverage enrollment entity by Covered California at the Health and Wellness Fair on campus. This would provide the health center with two employees paid through a $1.25 million grant given to Cal State Los Angeles to educate students on health care ...

SF State physics professor and students win $400K grant

October 8, 2013 News 1 Comment

For the last four years, Weining Man, an SF State physics professor, along with her research team of students, dedicated nights and weekends in their lab to find new ways to manipulate light. Their discovery is now nationally recognized. Man received a $400,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation in July for her discovery in ...

New VP of fundraising tells how she’ll get SF State more money

October 7, 2013

Anne Harris was recently hired to fill the associate vice president of development vacancy, a position responsible for overseeing fundraising campaigns for SF State. Harris has worked in the CSU system for the past 16 years, and most recently came from CSU East Bay. SF State is Harris’ fourth CSU. Xpress sat with Harris and ...

Glass class cancelation protest rallies small group

September 18, 2013 News 1 Comment

Students and arts department alumni protested the cancelation of glass class at Malcolm X Plaza this afternoon. Though not a big crowd, the 15 students with signs chanted slogans and asked passersby to sign their petition. “Glass is art!  Sign our petition!  Glass is art!” chanted Mat Porkola, student in SF State’s College of Extended ...

Career Center holds part-time job fair

September 17, 2013 News 1 Comment

Last Thursday’s part-time job fair, hosted by the Student Involvement & Career Center (SICC), provided SF State job seekers an opportunity to find employment. This event gathered 33 business representatives into the Quad by the Cesar Chavez Student Center and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Off-campus employers recruited current and recent SF state students for ...