SLIDESHOW: Gators pitch in on Pride parade float

May 7, 2014 Multimedia News

[HTML1] For the first time ever, parade-goers at this year’s San Francisco Pride will see the addition of SF State’s Gator Pride float. At the parade, the float will follow a step team led by the SF State Cheer Team. The University’s contingent, which includes students, community members, alumni and SF State President Leslie E. ...

M-Ocean View line underground proposal has high cost, no definite gain

April 8, 2014 Opinion

A faster commute between campus and downtown is a nice thought, but building a subway through 19th Avenue is a pipe dream. The project is designed with good intentions but completely impractical. Students will not benefit soon enough and the money could better be used elsewhere. Not to mention that tunneling underneath the M-Ocean View ...

Balboa BART Station resumes service after medical emergency

March 11, 2014 News

The Balboa Park BART Station has resumed service after experiencing major delays and temporary closure due to reports of a person under a train, according to a BART official this afternoon. The report of a person under a train came at 4:35 p.m., according to BART Spokesperson Jim Allison. The medical emergency is possibly fatal, according ...

Strategic Planning Committee looks into tightening student admissions

February 25, 2014 News 1 Comment

[set_id=72157641340168013] SF State could soon tighten the entrance guidelines that give Bay Area students priority admission, while also holding students outside that area to higher admission standards. Members of the Strategic Planning Coordination Committee, a group headed by SF State President Leslie E. Wong which focuses on improving the campus, met Friday Feb. 21. One ...

This isn’t a movie: the difference between love and romance

February 11, 2014 Opinion

Love: it’s more than just a feeling. It’s a biological entity and one of the driving forces in life. Romance on the other hand, is the explanation we tell ourselves to describe these feelings.  According to SF State English Professor Bruce Avery, “We have a sheer biological need to procreate and romances are the stories ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...