Ed Lee won San Francisco's mayoral election today with a 61 percent majority vote.
The ranked-choice voting process went on for 11 rounds, eliminating one candidate each time until one received at least a 50 percent majority.
The leading competitors behind Lee were John Avalos, with 39
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After tense contract negotiations regarding the denial of pay increases for the
The California Faculty Association is drawing up plans for a one-day strike to be carried out this semester.
The CFA hasn't officially declared a strike but is calling for one to be carried out Nov. 17 at CSU East Bay and Dominguez Hills respectively. The strike will
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Protesters at UC Berkeley occupied Tolman Hall today as part of a protest
The Academic Senate met Tuesday to discuss the current state of the University Planning Advisory Council's merger.
The senate is looking to take an active role during the transition period in hopes of generating constructive discussion to minimize negative consequences.
“If we’re looking to find a way
In the midst of the search for a replacement for SF State President Robert A. Corrigan, the presidential selection process could be changing, and the SF State Academic Senate isn't too happy about it.
The California State University Board of Trustees proposed last month to no
With SF State President Robert A. Corrigan set to retire at the end of the academic year, the campus must now begin organizing what it wants from its new leader.
The process begins with the chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, who is
It may seem obvious that if you don't want to face consequences, then you should not engage in a behavior that could cause them. That’s the driving logic behind abstinence-only education.
However, sexual behavior, especially human sexual behavior, is far more complicated than that.
After all, with
Protesters took to the streets Monday night in response to what they believed to be systematic problems with BART, including police brutality and alleged free speech violations when the transit system threatened to shut down cell phone service.
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After serving as SF State president for 23 years, Robert A. Corrigan announced, at an all-faculty meeting, Monday that he would retire after the 2011-2012 school year.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="358" caption="San Francisco State faculty members give a standing ovation to President Robert A. Corrigan after
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="266" caption="The newly dug pit in lot 20 will support the base of the new elevator shaft. Eric Soracco / staff photographer"][/caption]
Dealing with Lot 20 just became more difficult. Due to construction on the parking structure, parking in the garage has become
After warring over the establishment of a campus recreational center subsided in spring 2009, people thought the controversy was over. Except one piece of the puzzle is still missing.
Associated Students Inc., is now looking to solicit student input over what should be put into the
Kadie Ann Williams was in the library studying late when she heard Osama bin Laden had been killed. When she arrived home, she was too afraid to sleep.
Williams, microbiology major, was deployed to the Persian Gulf for a total of 15 months during her service
Initially facing a staggering deficit, Associated Students Inc., began to draft a budget for the next year, drastically cutting funding to its student organizations and programs.
What they didn't anticipate was that students would elect to pay more out of pocket to fund campus life.
After nearly a year and a half of controversial closed-door meetings and tense open-door forums, President Robert A. Corrigan announced Friday that the University will implement a six-college structure to take effect July 1. The approval follows the faculty’s two-thirds approval of the latest proposal
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Frank and Shally Meng, employees at Asia Express in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, work tirelessly 14
For Scott Ruddello, a Japanese major, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan not only devastated a country he loved, but also set back a year’s worth of plans.
The California State University has issued a 90-day travel ban on Japan, prohibiting study abroad until at least
When it comes to cuts to education, Students for Quality Education have one main philosophy: louder is better.
SQE and the California Faculty Association are encouraging students to raise their voices today at its forum and walkout, Take Class Action.
“We need to make some noise,” said
After nearly seven months of court appearances, a former SF State student is in store for her toughest punishment – six days in county jail.
Ex-cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley was officially sentenced today after Judge Jeff Ross accepted the prosecution’s recommendation, officially ending her case
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="New ASI President Andrew Gutierrez poses on April 5 at SF State. Gregory Moreno / staff photographer"][/caption]
A single table draped with a purple banner and lined with a few stacks of golden fliers was the only noticeable mention of the Associated
The California State University system's Board of Trustees met yesterday to discuss the best course of action in coping with a potential $1 billion cut to its budget for the 2011-12 academic year.
In addition, $50 million in mandatory costs, mainly related to employee health care
It’s election season at SF State, which means it’s time for students to execute their civic duty: Make signs, go campaigning, hit the polls and show pride in campus government. Right?
The polls are now open for the Associated Students Inc. student elections, but with
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="350" caption="Students listen to 11 consulates from around the world during the second annual diplomat night hosted by the International Student Association at the Towers Conference Center in SF State on March 17, 2011. Erik Verduzco / staff photographer"][/caption]
Consulates representing countries from
Mexico, the haven for spring breakers everywhere, is known for its beaches, low legal drinking age and the numerous travel warnings the U.S. placed against it. It makes sense because in Mexico, people can’t step foot outside without being shot by a ruthless member of
Keeping up with current events, using cell phones and being able to read any material one chooses may not seem out of the ordinary to most people, but for many being released from prison or those locked inside, these are foreign concepts.
Project Rebound, an organization
After 14 years of service, Asia Express, a Chinese eatery on the bottom floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, is fighting to keep its place despite its financial shortcomings.
Frank Meng, owner of Asia Express is rallying employees, patrons and other supporters in an attempt
After nearly six months of court appearances, former SF State cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley pled guilty to one count of embezzlement Monday.
The prosecution recommended to Judge Jeff Ross that Haley be sentenced to three years probation with credit for time served, 200 hours of
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After nearly six months of court appearances, former SF State cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley pled guilty to one count of embezzlement today after being initially charged with taking $20,000 from her teammates and spending it on personal expenditures.
The prosecution recommended to Judge Jeff Ross
A judge scheduled another pre-hearing conference for March 7 in the case of former SF State cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley after claims that some embezzled funds were allocated to new uniforms.
Haley sat alone in an aisle seat near the back of the room when
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="384" caption="Dr. Howard Bunsis presents his independent financial analysis of SFSU's budget and finances at the CFA hosted meeting at the Seven Hills Conference Center in SF State on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Sandy Ha / staff photographer"][/caption]
An outside auditor released his
The Academic Senate met today to discuss the referendum regarding the University Planning Advisory Council’s recommendation to reduce the number of colleges from eight to a six-plus-one structure, during which time the faculty voiced its concern that it was being omitted from the process.
As the possibility of a college merger becomes increasingly discussed throughout campus, many SF State students are finding that attending a university is more of a struggle than ever.
With the University considering proposals to restructure the current eight colleges to a six-plus-one structure as a
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Ashlee Nicole Haley, the former SF State cheer coach who is charged
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Music rumbled through campus and beach balls flew overhead as students in dazzling dresses and suits took to the dance floor at SF State's first Pride Prom in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Feb. 11.
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="315" caption="Victor Xiong, a 21-year-old nursing
For most, it’s no surprise that sexiling—the practice of ousting a roommate to use a shared room for sex—and masturbation are part of both the college years and life in general. But coming home to the proverbial sock on the door time and time again