Faculty sheds light on necessary changes to improve graduation rate

December 3, 2015 News

Critical improvements to SF State students’ academic progress may be in store as a group of faculty members under the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning presented their findings on student success in a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2. in the J. Paul Leonard Library. As part of SF State’s plans to improve its six-year graduation rate from ...

Crowd-mapping comes to SF State

November 19, 2015 News 1 Comment

SF State students explored the different applications of crowd-mapping at the Institute for Geographic Information Science’s first mapathon event Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the HSS Building in celebration of Geographic Information Sciences Day and National OpenStreetMap Geo Week. “It’s a way to use crowdsourcing to get spatial information about places that are potentially vulnerable ...

SF State evicts environmental program from Tiburon property

November 18, 2015 News 10 Comments

After five months of negotiations, SF State finalized its decision to evict the Tiburon Salmon Institute from its property at the Romberg Tiburon Center Monday. SF State officials had been in negotiations with the Tiburon Salmon Institute since June, after thousands signed a petition protesting the abrupt eviction of the project from the Romberg Tiburon ...

Project Connect celebrates 10 years of helping students

November 14, 2015 News

More than 200 people celebrated Project Connect’s 10-year anniversary at Jack Adams Hall, uniting current and former members of the program, as well as teachers from San Francisco’s Unified School District. Project Connect’s mission is to promote higher education of the student body and help facilitate graduation for underrepresented communities, according to the program’s website. “A decade ...

Mashouf Wellness Center plans for spirituality and sustainability

November 10, 2015 News 1 Comment

SF State’s Associated Students, Inc. hosted a town hall meeting to present the progress of the new Mashouf Wellness Center construction to students Monday in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Mashouf Wellness Center will be a venue for recreational activity at SF State and is slated for completion in 2017, according to the project’s website. “It’s going pretty well; we’re chugging ahead,” ...

3-D printers give students’ designs life

November 10, 2015 News

A 3-D printer, scanners and modeling equipment are just a few of the new tools students can find at MakerSpace, a digital media studio, designed to encourage student collaboration, that opened in the J. Paul Leonard Library Nov. 6. MakerSpace is an environment aimed toward facilitating design projects for students by providing space for teamwork and necessary ...

Celebrations carve out space for veterans

November 8, 2015 News

SF State kicked off Veteran’s Day celebrations Wednesday with tabling by veteran’s groups on campus. With activities planned throughout the remainder of the week, students have several ways to honor and support veterans on campus. SF State has a sizable veteran population, according to SF State’s Veteran Certifying Official and Program Coordinator, Ben Yang. Yang ...

Rehabilitation program leads campus debate over prison labor

October 27, 2015 News

SF State has spent more than $600,000 on furniture and services from the California Prison Industry Authority in the past fiscal year from July 2014 to June 2015, according to university records. The University has utilized services from CALPIA, a prison labor agency that assists inmates with occupational skills, for more than 15 years, according to Stephen ...

Updated policy bans vaping on campus

September 10, 2015 News 1 Comment

As clouds of vaporized nicotine syrup from e-cigarettes have risen across the country, so have concerns about potential negative health effects. SF State’s new smoking policy will ban their use on campus beginning Sept. 8. “The President’s office carefully examined its smoking policy,” said Adrianne Bee, interim associate vice president of SF State. “SF State ...