New UPD chief brings old-school touch to community policing

October 13, 2016 News 1 Comment

After a 25-year career with the U.S. Park Police that included stints as a detective, a narcotics enforcement officer and a DARE officer, SF State’s new Chief of Police Jason Wu said he still considers himself a student. “One of my philosophies in life is that it’s good to have exposure,” Wu said. “You always ...

University welcomes new police chief

October 7, 2016 News

After a yearlong search, SF State has appointed Jason Wu to head the University Police Department, according to a statement released Friday.   “Wu demonstrated himself to be a strong, strategic leader and creative problem solver with a clear student development focus,” the statement said.    The new police chief is a 25-year veteran of the ...

Petition criticizes SF State’s relationship to Palestinian university

September 10, 2016 News 7 Comments

Amid ongoing tensions at SF State surrounding Jewish and Palestinian relations, a petition questioning the University’s partnership with a Palestinian university has garnered nearly 1,300 signatures since Wednesday. The partnership with An-Najah National University, in the form of a memorandum of understanding – a document that signifies mutual respect and collaboration – is one of ...

Fired employee sues SF State for $1 million after alleged hack

August 30, 2016 News 1 Comment

A former SF State information security officer claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired in a University attempt to sweep “under the rug” a 2014 hack involving a significant student records breach including financial records and password reset functions. “We’ve had minor cases,” former employee Mignon Hofmann said of her work at SF State. ...

What advice would you give your freshman self?

August 27, 2016 Opinion

Advice from 2016 SF State graduates: Dahn Quang Nguyen: double major in decision sciences and information systems To be bold and ask questions. To speak as much as to listen. But listen with empathy and seek to understand others beyond their barriers. To help others is to help oneself. To seek answer is to make ...

Sunshine and words of advice illuminate 2016 Commencement at AT&T Park

May 28, 2016 News

The aromas of perfume and barbeque sauce mingled in the breezy McCovey Cove air as graduates, their friends and their family filtered into sunny AT&T Park for the 2016 SF State Commencement on Friday. After thanking those in attendance and praising the accomplishments, diversity, and sheer size of this year’s graduating class, SF State President ...

Hunger strike ends, agreement reached

May 11, 2016 News

One hospitalization and 10 days later, the SF State administration and hunger strikers have come to an agreement and called an end to the strike. “It’s disappointing that it took a hunger strike and that it took 10 days into a hunger strike to get it to these negotiations,” said Sofia Cardenas, an organizer for the ...

MFA Art Grads Showcase Latest Works

April 26, 2016 Life

Shannon Abac’s biomorphic ceramic sculptures, dripping in glossy color, mingle with nearby woven textiles by Kimberly Arteche, depicting deliberate, close crops of pixelated photographs in muted, warm tones. Leah Virsik’s suspended forest of deconstructed denim jeans, imposing and comforting, hang in a giant, perfect cube near Nash Bellows’ floor-to-ceiling grid of paintings with layers of curving shapes, sharp ...

The creation of the College of Ethnic Studies

April 19, 2016 Multimedia 1 Comment

The fight to create the College of Ethnic Studies redefined SF State’s core values and identity. The college was the first of its kind in the US and the strike that led to it remains the longest campus strike in U.S. history. Timeline information from the SF State Archive, Lib Guide: SFSC Student-led Strike Materials, ...

The Bathroom Bill: Toddlers and Lawmakers Agree

April 12, 2016 Opinion

In a display of childlike ignorance, North Carolina State Rep. Ken Goodman muddled the concepts of gender identity and sexual orientation during an interview with NPR Tuesday morning. The segment centered on Goodman’s support of the recently passed HB2, or “bathroom bill,” which requires people to use the public restroom that corresponds to the sex on ...

Ethnic Studies students publicly call White and Wong

April 5, 2016 News 3 Comments

Flanked by “Where’s White?” posters, students gathered onstage in Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday to confront CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, who cancelled his visit to SF State without explanation. White was to address the financial issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies. “Today, Chancellor White was scheduled to visit our campus, but his visit and ...

Underserved Bisexual Students More Likely to Binge Drink, Study Finds

March 29, 2016 News 3 Comments

LGBTQ-affirming environments are ineffective in protecting bisexual students from already higher rates of alcohol abuse, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Researchers found that while binge drinking by their heterosexual and homosexual peers decreased as school support for LGBTQ students increased, bisexual students were left unaffected, suggesting ...

FDA under scrutiny for putting business interests first

January 26, 2016 Life

[media-credit id=369 align=”aligncenter” width=”430″][/media-credit]  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders moved to block President Barack Obama’s nominee for the head of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, criticizing his cozy relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, according to Reuters. The FDA’s current leadership faced similar criticisms last year after an investigation led by the New York attorney ...