Interactive: Housing crisis extends to faculty

October 15, 2015 Multimedia

SF State lecturer in health and social sciences, Matthew Silverman, talked to the Golden Gate Xpress about his current housing situation. Due to the lack of affordable housing around campus and in the greater Bay Area, he said he lives with his parents in their Mountain View home. HOVER OVER THE NUMBER ICONS TO HEAR HIS STORY Read the ...

Journey to america leads to dreams fulfilled

May 20, 2015 News 2 Comments

The U.S Department of State provides up to 55,000 diversity visas to countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S. For 25-year-old physiology major Pingdewinde Sam, his chance of coming to the United States was greater than he thought. Sam was among the lucky 7 percent of applicants who were chosen to receive ...

Lead suspect in Valdez murder trial pleads not guilty

December 2, 2014 News

The man charged with the murder of SF State student Justin Valdez pleaded not guilty to three felony counts Tuesday at the Hall of Justice, one month after new evidence was presented against him. Public defender Robert Dunlap entered the plea on behalf of Nikhom Thephakaysone in response to charges of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of an illegal assault ...

University to postpone relocation of two museum collections

December 2, 2014 News

The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203, but the ...

Landis pre trial hearing postponed until January 2015

November 5, 2014 News

The pre-trial hearing for former SF State professor Mark Landis was postponed until Jan. 6 due to his absence, said Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn today in court. According to defense attorney Thanh Ngo, Landis did not have to be present since his charges are still considered misdemeanors. Landis, 38, was charged with a 16th ...

Valdez trial postponed after Assistant District Attorney falls ill

October 30, 2014 News

The preliminary hearing for the man accused of murdering SF State student Justin Valdez was postponed until Nov. 18, due to Assistant District Attorney John Rowland’s sickness. Judge Brendan Conroy announced the decision to delay the hearing for Nikhom Thephakaysone, who was charged with shooting 20-year-old SF State student Justin Valdez last fall. Thephakaysone is accused ...

Portrait of Cecilia Lam.

SF State student remembered as hard-working, passionate woman

October 22, 2014 News

Roller backpack in tow, Cecilia Lam would tap down the campus halls with her Hello Kitty walking-cane, her sounds alerting classmates and faculty of her presence. Lam, a fearlessly outspoken, hard-working woman, had her life cut short last week, allegedly at the hand of her ex-boyfriend. “She was the type of person that would defend ...

Trending gun violence sparks interest in students at Residential Life’s “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”

October 14, 2014 News

A somber ambiance filled the Towers at Centennial Square conference center as a timeline of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death was read last night. The descriptions leading up to his Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Mo. sparked countrywide protest and debate over gun control. The “Hands Up Don’t Shoot,” discussion followed last week’s “Fruitvale Station” film screening ...

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D, a 43-year-old Associate Professor of Raza Studies at SF State, poses for a photo at Thomas L. Berkley Way (20th Street) and Telegraph in Oakland in front of the mural "We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For" by Jessica Sabogal, a Colombian American graffiti artist. Photo taken in Oakland, Cali. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Student-teacher bond integral to professor’s proposed school

September 30, 2014 News

“He thinks he can go to Berkeley,” his math teacher said to him in front of the entire class. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, a Raza Studies and Education professor at SF State, still remembers those words 25 years later, proof that the relationship between a student and teacher goes beyond the classroom. After graduating from the University ...