SF State to be the first CSU to offer Persian studies minor

April 18, 2012

On the fourth floor of the Humanities Building’s north end, an open door comes into view as soon as students and faculty reach the top of the stairs. The room, which houses the newly established Persian studiesoffice, is decorated thoughtfully with a plush rug, framed photographs of immaculate temples and informational posters outlining ancient philosophies. The ...

SF State program recruits minority students to science, math, engineering fields

February 7, 2012

Jasmine Williams walks through the halls of SF State’s Science building picking flecks of styrofoam from her sweatshirt. The 23-year-old civil engineering student is in the midst of completing a senior project that involves constructing a canoe made out of cement, which will be entered into a race against other universities. “My mom thought my wanting ...

PHOTOS: SF State's J. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library partially open

January 24, 2012

The J. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library, arguably the biggest and most highly anticipated campus revamping in the past four years, is taking the smallest steps in fully revealing itself to the public this week. Although the building officially opened along with other classroom doors at the beginning of the semester Monday, the only accessible ...

Youth advocate John Burton celebrates his birthday at SF State

December 16, 2011

One of California’s most notable advocates for foster youth will celebrate his birthday at SF State Friday, and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is invited.  But rather than champagne schmoozing and thousand dollar fundraiser seats, laptop scholarships and backpack giveaways will be the main focus at this party. The man of the hour is John ...