UCorp to strike a deal with beverage vendor

May 13, 2015 News

The campus community may soon experience a homogenizing of beverages available at SF State if University Corporation strikes a deal with an official beverage vendor in the coming months. The partnership for pouring rights, as articulated in a Request For Proposals issued by UCorp, would grant one beverage company exclusive selling, advertising and promotional efforts on SF State ...

University Corporation seeks replacement for Asia Express vendor

April 4, 2015 News

University Corporation released a Request For Proposals April 3 inviting businesses to apply for tenancy in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The RFP process will determine which business takes over the lease for current proprietors Frank and Shally Meng, who operate Asia Express on the lower level of the student center. Before UCorp can consider a ...

Rock band’s local recognition elevates to West coast tour

February 18, 2015 Life Multimedia 1 Comment

Sex, drugs and teenage rebellion collided to set the scene for Hungry Skinny’s first show in a former nun convent in the Haight-Ashbury district. The San Francisco band that has committed to rocking out, partying hard and having a good time since day one continues to serve up classic, reckless rock n’ roll four years later. “Our first show we ...

University Corporation holds future of long-time vendor

February 17, 2015 News

As far back as he can remember Felix Meng has worked alongside his parents at their restaurant, Asia Express, in the lower level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State. He grew up in the building and recalls starting out as a cashier in the second grade. After 18 years, Felix balances being ...

ASI board attempts to slow Panda Express deal

January 23, 2015 News

Associated Students Inc. moved to pump the brakes on a vendor deal between SF State and Panda Express during its board meeting Wednesday with a resolution urging University Corporation to postpone negotiations with the company until Feb. 19. The board hopes to establish a vendor services advisory assembly to assist UCorp with any further decisions ...

Gator Scheduler to help make registration process easier

December 3, 2014 News

The University debuted a new tool that will allow students to personalize schedules based on graduation needs and availability in time for priority registration beginning Dec. 5. Students can insert general education requirements and breaks through the Gator Scheduler feature to better plan around other activities such as work, sports practice and club meetings. “We have heard from students and ...

Obama takes step in right direction for immigration policy in some students’ eyes

November 20, 2014 News

President Obama wielded his authority over Congress today with a plan for immigration reform that has the potential to ease the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented people–and students–living in the country. Members of congress voiced concern over the president’s executive actions prior to the speech, including House Speaker John Boehner who released a ...

CFA and CSU reach agreement on first-year contract, will negotiate for following years

November 14, 2014 News

The California State University board of trustees ratified a tentative agreement with the California Faculty Association Wednesday, which outlines a three-year contract for faculty members. Ongoing negotiations between the CSU and the CFA about salary structure and workload have come to a standstill, but the tentative agreement outlines specific details for the first year’s payment policy. ...

ASI board of directors to temporarily remain in command of student funds after vote

November 13, 2014 News

Associated Students Inc. board of directors rejected a proposition that would authorize university supervision of student governed funds Wednesday, in an effort to maintain control of their accounts. The proposal would have granted a University official oversight over four accounts belonging to the Cesar Chavez Student Center, which merged with ASI earlier this semester. Members ...

Professor Rabab Abdulhadi stands beside GUPS President Lubna Morrar as she recites a poem by Samih Al-Qassem, at the 7th Annual Edward Said Mural Celebration in the SF State Student Event Center on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Palestinian students embrace the power of culture, celebrate activist mural

November 6, 2014 News

Students paraded with Palestinian flags at Malcolm X Plaza for the seventh annual celebration of a mural painted on the student center that features prominent Palestinian educator, writer, philosopher and activist Edward Said. Members of the General Union of Palestine Students expressed their appreciation for the piece of cultural representation through song and dance at ...

Demonstrators attempt to take the future of city college into their own hands during commission trial

October 28, 2014 News

The accreditation saga of City College of San Francisco embarked on a new chapter yesterday as the trial against the accrediting commission threatening its existence commenced. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse in support of City College and many made their way upstairs to the hearing, overflowing the courtroom with advocates for the prosecution. ...

CFA reaches tentative agreement over labor contracts with CSU

October 16, 2014 News

The California Faculty Association reached a tentative agreement over contract negotiations with the California State University system Oct. 15 Though not set in stone, the agreement is a step closer to a finalized contract. The agreement came shortly after the CFA held a week of action at campuses across the state earlier this month. According ...

Ahkeel Mestayer (front right) participates in an exercise during the "Feminism for Bros" event at J. Paul Leonard Library in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

Feminism for Bros workshop redefines theory as all gender-variant

October 16, 2014 News 1 Comment

A discussion-based workshop titled “Feminism For Bros” invited all genders to redefine what it means to be a feminist and joined the gender inequity conversation at SF State yesterday. “There are negative stigmas to feminism and we want to start or continue that struggle to dispel them,” said moderator Mazin Jamal. “It‘s not just a ...

Michael Ritter marches and chants in a picket line in front of SF State Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Students and faculty members gathered at the corner of 19th and Holloway avenues occupying part of the campus entrance.

Faculty members ask students to join in solidarity for new labor contracts

October 7, 2014 Multimedia News 1 Comment

SF State faculty marched along the corner of Holloway and 19th Avenue today, marking the 99th day without a new labor contract. Students and other organizations joined the California Faculty Association’s picket line in solidarity. “Their working conditions are our learning conditions, and visa versa,” said SF State student and Students for Quality Education intern ...

Sister Roma, joined by fellow drag personalities at San Francisco's City Hall, expresses her gratitude for Facebook's decision to revisit its "Real Name" policy, making it possible for drag queens and kings to maintain their online identities on Friday, Oct. 2, 2014.

Drag queens rejoice in success over Facebook’s real name policy

October 2, 2014 News

Drag queens kicked up their heels in celebration of a victory over Facebook’s real-name policy at San Francisco city hall today. The social network promised to adjust protocol after a meeting with LGBT activists yesterday. Facebook has been under fire for weeks over its real-name policy, which allows users to report accounts for displaying false ...

Alcatraz visitors observe Ai Weiwei's “Trace”, an art installation of over 175 portraits made entirely of LEGO, each face depicting a subject of political detainment, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Famous Chinese artist’s latest exhibition on Alcatraz Island explores freedom and restraint

September 27, 2014 Life

Art and activism collide on Alcatraz Island in Ai Weiwei, a Chinese contemporary artist’s latest exhibition—an exploration of freedom and restraint. Once a confinement for the nation’s most notorious criminals, the former penitentiary now houses seven unique installations, all a part of the exhibition. The list of attendants did not include the Weiwei. He is one ...

CSU faculty contract negotiations at standstill after 100 days

September 23, 2014 News

California faculty members approach their 100th day without a new labor contract after months of salary and workload disputes with the California State University (CSU) system. The California Faculty Association (CFA) plans to take action at all 23 of the CSU campuses throughout the week of Oct. 8, including an informational picket line at SF ...

CCSF accreditation crisis heads to trial

September 21, 2014 News

A city judge denied community college accreditors exemption from state law last Friday, upholding the Oct. 27th trial that will determine validity of its sanctions against City College of San Francisco (CCSF) . Both sides called for a summary judgement hearing Sept. 10 and argued the grounds of San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s lawsuit, ...

SF State commits to sexual assault policies following federal legislation

September 9, 2014 News 1 Comment

Revisions to federal education policy changed how SF State addresses incidents of sexual assault beginning this semester, upholding a nationwide push for gender equity in college communities. Under the policy, incoming students at universities must complete an online training program on the issue of sexual assault. Faculty and staff must be retrained annually and are ...

SF State's Voice judge Kenneth Collins, left, listens to contestants during the audition performances inside Jack Adams Hall in San Francisco Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

ASI President resigns one week into the new semester

August 31, 2014 Life News

Associated Students, Inc. board member Sara Padash will now head the student government board following the resignation of former President Kenneth Collins. The board announced the change in presidency Aug. 27, one week after the start of the semester. “Thank you all for having faith in me to fill some big shoes,” Padash said to ...