Reflecting on the impact of the ’68 strike, then and now

February 22, 2017 Multimedia News

Interactive graphic by Nicole Ortega History is packed with stories of the oppressed, taking actions against oppressors in order to gain freedom and equality, and SF State played significant roles in these battles– most notably in 1968. This timeline shows not only cultural events from around the nation, but also from SF State campus. Correction: ...

Undocumented Students in the Trump Era

December 25, 2016 Multimedia News

What Will Happen to Undocumented Students in the Trump Era? The republican candidate to the White House and now President-elect, Donald Trump, promised to build a wall to keep immigrants from entering the country, to deport people who do not have papers and to make “America Great Again,” blaming the economical and social misfortunes of ...

Students write letters in support of Standing Rock protesters

November 30, 2016 News 1 Comment

ECO students gathered Monday afternoon to encourage the SF State community to stand with supporters demanding protection for Standing Rock by contacting their local representatives to push President Obama to take action. Liana Derus, president of ECO students, created the Facebook event called Letter Writing And Calling Reps For Standing Rock over the weekend when ...

IDEAS discusses undocumented student safety

November 16, 2016 News 1 Comment

Representatives of Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success spoke to the academic senate on Tuesday about their concerns for the safety of SF State’s undocumented community on campus in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as America’s next president. Pamela Ortiz, president of IDEAS, and Janet Lopez, a member of the organization, explained ...

Students march against homelessness and hunger

November 2, 2016 News

Campus Against Student Homelessness and Hunger will march on Nov. 3 to remind the campus that not every student has a bed to sleep in or knows when their next meal will be. CASHH is a student-formed club that started as a project from an American politics class, taught by political science  lecturer Robert Ovetz, ...

Second armed robbery within four days occurs Halloween night

November 2, 2016 News

A male victim contacted the University Police around noon yesterday to report an on-campus strong-armed robbery, according to a campus-wide email sent by Vice President & Title IX Coordinator Luoluo Hong. This incident marks the second armed robbery to occur on campus in the span of a week. The robbery occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. ...

Poli-sci major fights for refugee education

October 26, 2016 News

Alisar Mustafa wants to change the lives of those affected by the civil war in her homeland of Syria through awareness and education. Mustafa is a 20-year-old junior majoring in political science and minoring in Middle East and Islamic studies at SF State. “Even though I lived there for 14 years, studying it from a ...

Study shows Trump supporters’ racial bias

October 17, 2016 News

It’s been a month since Hillary Clinton publicly expressed regret for grouping half of Donald Trump’s supporters into a “basket of deplorables,” saying they are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.” While NPR may say that there is no data to support Clinton’s accusations, Jason McDaniel, an associate professor of political science at ...

University leads in deaf-blindness education

October 3, 2016 News

This semester, the Department of Special Education started the third cycle of its deaf-blindness training program to prepare graduate students in their role as special education teachers. In 2014, a U.S. Department of Education grant of $997,685 funded the innovative program run in collaboration with the California Deaf-Blind Services. Through this partnership, selected graduate students ...

Election course tackles presidential race

September 15, 2016 News

Every four years, the political science department offers a course examining that year’s approaching presidential election. This year’s course, the 2016 presidential election public lecture series, is designed to inform students about the election in a non-partisan manner and show the community the type of engagement that is encouraged at SF State. Every Tuesday three ...

Gators have new guardian

August 31, 2016 News

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the Gator Spirit Statue made its appearance by the entrance of the gymnasium, four days before the new freshman class moved in. After trying from different angles, a little boy climbed onto the back of the alligator that holds a sphere of written words under its front feet. The perch is ...