ASI to shift supervision in newly approved agreement

December 8, 2014 News

Associated Students Inc. approved a new Memorandum of Understanding Dec. 3 that would maintain supervision of its executive director to the board of directors. The new MOU, an agreement made between the University and ASI, outlined changes to the original version presented on Nov. 6, which shifted supervision of ASI Interim Executive Aimee Barnes from the ...

ASI merger results in appointment of new interim director

November 19, 2014 News

A divided Associated Students Inc. board of directors confirmed Wednesday a letter of appointment for an interim executive director of the Enhanced Auxiliary, increasing administrative oversight of student government. The confirmation of Aimee Barnes, assistant director of program and services, during its weekly meeting split the board and student center faculty, with seven members approving ...

Propsed UC system tuition increase stirs controversy among students

November 18, 2014 News

The University of California president’s proposal to increase tuition by 5 percent over the next five years, which is scheduled for a Nov. 19 vote, has drawn opposition from students and concern within the California State University system. The proposal, announced Nov. 6, would result in an added cost of $612 to students for the ...

History major Joseph Scimonelli registers to vote at the campus government and community relations table Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The event was intended to encourage students who have not yet registered to participate in the November election.

University prioritizes student voter engagements in upcoming elections

October 14, 2014 News

As the Oct. 20 deadline to register for the general election approaches, SF State officials and students are focusing on campus political engagement. In an effort to get students involved in this year’s Nov. 4 election, the University launched a summer partnership with TurboVote, an online platform that assists users registering to vote and informs ...

Third elected ASI official steps down since the start of the semester

October 6, 2014 News

Another elected official of Associated Students Inc. Board of Directors cited personal reasons when she stepped down last week from her position as vice president of university affairs, marking the third resignation since the start of the semester. Virginia McBride, former vice president of university affairs, said she would rather focus on her studies than ...

Second ASI official in the fall semester resigns for personal reasons

September 30, 2014 News

Associated Students Inc. (ASI) vice president of finance resigned Sept. 17, the second resignation of a student government official since the beginning of the semester. Ramon Gonzalez, who was elected vice president of finance in May, resigned from ASI’s board of directors due to “personal reasons,” according to President Sara Padash, who received his letter ...

ASI reduces funding by $500 for second year student organizations

September 16, 2014 News 1 Comment

Student organizations that apply for funds from Associated Students Inc. (ASI) this year for the second time will receive $500 less in funds to allocate resources for new student groups. As part of the 2014-2015 ASI Budget, Vice President of Finance Ramon Gonzalez announced Sept. 6 that groups petitioning for ASI support for the second ...

Sarah Padash, ASI President, poses outside the Malcolm X Plaza on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

New ASI president looks forward to her future effect on students’ lives

September 9, 2014 News

Immediately following the resignation of the elected Associated Students Inc. (ASI) president, fellow board members expressed their support of Vice President of Internal Affairs Sara Padash stepping in for the job. “I think she’s the perfect person to fill this role and be the face of this organization,”  said Phoebe Dye, ASI board of directors ...

President Wong unveils aggressive Gator mascot

August 28, 2014 News

President Leslie E. Wong surprised the SF State community Monday with the introduction of a refined mascot, contradicting earlier plans to retire the Gator altogether. “I’m proud to proclaim that the Gator lives,” announced Wong at Jack Adams Hall, where students Jazmine Williams and Udon Osakue helped reveal the logo. Wong assured that the updated ...