President Wong: No pouring rights agreement at SF State

November 19, 2015 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong announced he will not sign a pouring rights agreement with a major soda brand during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Seven Hills Conference Center. “I have to tell you, I have not touched a sugary drink in three decades,” Wong said. “After careful review of the concerns ...

SF State prepares for heated pouring rights discussion

November 17, 2015 News 1 Comment

The campus community is preparing for a heated debate as students, faculty and staff get ready to meet with President Leslie E. Wong and the Pouring Rights Review Committee Nov. 19 to discuss whether SF State should sign a pouring rights agreement. “We pride ourselves on our students’ passion and willingness to speak out on issues ...

UPD seeks suspects in armed robbery

November 4, 2015 News

University police are searching to identify three suspects who reportedly robbed and beat a woman on campus Nov. 1, according to Jonathan Morales, director of news and news media at SF State. “(The University Police Department) will utilize all of the tools it has available in order to identify and locate the suspects,” Morales said ...

SF State reports victim beaten and robbed on campus

November 1, 2015 News

A woman was reportedly robbed and beaten with a baseball bat Sunday at SF State, according to a crime safety report sent out to students and faculty. The victim was walking near the designated smoking area by Mary Ward Hall around 1 a.m., according to the report. The victim said she was walking with a friend when three female suspects approached her. One of ...

ASI pouring rights meeting cancelled

October 21, 2015 News

The Associated Students Inc. town hall meeting to discuss the pouring rights agreement scheduled for Wednesday noon has been cancelled, according to ASI President Phoebe Dye. The topic will be discussed during the regular public ASI meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, according to Dye. “This town hall was not ...

Protest sparks action from President Wong

October 20, 2015 News 1 Comment

Associated Students, Inc. will host a town hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Malcolm X Plaza to discuss a potential pouring rights agreement at SF State, according to Liana Derus from the Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students. The meeting comes after a student protest in J. Paul Leonard Library last week, when more ...

Protest erupts during Coca-Cola pouring rights forum

October 14, 2015 News 7 Comments

More than 30 students protested against SF State’s potential pouring rights agreement with Coca-Cola Co. at the J. Paul Leonard Library Wednesday. The protesters demanded better communication from the University moving forward with the agreement, citing a lack of shared governance at SF State. “We demand a public town hall forum with President (Leslie E.) Wong himself,” said Celia Lobuono ...

Frustration bubbles from major soda brand entering SF State

October 6, 2015 News

Members of environmental student groups at SF State said they are growing frustrated as the school moves forward with a pouring rights agreement, seeking a deal in which a major soda brand will represent 80 percent of all vendors on campus. “The way that President (Leslie E.) Wong has been going about this contract is very ...

Event spotlights issues faced by LGBTQ people of color

September 11, 2015 News

A discussion on queer and transgender communities of color in the Bay Area’s ever-changing landscape brought together more than 100 people at the Coppola Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 10. “This is an important topic because of the social and political history of the Bay Area,” said sociology professor and department chair Andreana Clay, who is also a ...

SF state reforms title IX

September 11, 2015 News

In response to a number of new laws to protect students from sexual harassment on university campuses, the California State University system released an updated policy forbidding sexual misconduct on all 23 CSU campuses. “A campus that is safe for all students is a necessary condition to a supportive learning environment,” said Luoluo Hong, Title ...

Gender neutral bathrooms cause unnecessary panic

September 8, 2015 Opinion

[media-credit name=”(Eva Rodriguez / Xpress)” align=”alignright” width=”725″][/media-credit] Earlier this year, hundreds of Americans applied for a one-way ticket to Mars with no chance of ever returning to Earth, but when it comes the thought of sharing a bathroom with the opposite sex, many seem to be terrified. When I moved to San Diego in 2011, I ...

Students dropped from classes days before school began

September 2, 2015 News

When it comes to college admissions, students know that the bigger the envelope the better. But even after receiving a thick envelope containing a letter of acceptance, Bernardo Balbuena Simonard, a transfer student from City College of San Francisco, is one of nearly 300 students who had their admissions to SF State rescinded this semester. “Last ...