SF State’s Ideas Week drew hundreds of students, faculty and staff who gave their input as to what they want to see in the University’s future developments.
In an effort to create a community-based master plan for the revitalization of its facilities, the University held events
With the Campus Master Plan set to be presented to the CSU Board of Trustees next month, the SF State Physical Planning and Development Department is hosting a series of events focused on student outreach and collaboration in an attempt to make students part of
Two veterans, including one SF State graduate student, are conducting an ongoing study to assess the needs and challenges veterans face while in college.
Graduate Kevin Miller and Victor Inzunza, both Marine veterans, have been reaching out through the Veteran’s Affairs office at SF State to
Students and faculty from all 23 California State Universities gathered in Sacramento on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers for more funding.
During the annual Lobby Day event, members of the California Faculty Association and Students for Quality Education visited the Capitol to urge Gov. Jerry Brown and
University administration is in the process of obtaining approval to begin construction of new housing units that will double the number of new beds and extend housing to a block of Holloway Avenue.
The housing building is part of the Creative Arts and Holloway Mixed-Use
Many SF State students are worried about the future and affordability of their education after the California State University system Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition hike, despite systemwide student protests.
Associated Students Inc. encouraged students to write testimonials and take a bus ride
Eastern Michigan University accounting professor Howard Bunsis visited SF State Thursday, April 7 to examine the University's uncertain financial situations, with special attention given to the Ethnic Studies funding controversy. Bunsis announced that SF State was not operating at a structural deficit like administration officials
Students from the College of Ethnic Studies lined up to air their grievances with President Leslie E. Wong during a tense town hall meeting Monday.
President Wong, who was joined by Academic Senate Chair Troi Carleton, used the meeting to talk about the importance of
President Leslie E. Wong responded to the list of demands from students and faculty of the College of Ethnic Studies Monday as promised in last Thursday’s meeting. In his statement, which he sent out via email to Ethnic Studies faculty and students and posted on his
Anne Harris was recently hired to fill the associate vice president of development vacancy, a position responsible for overseeing fundraising campaigns for SF State.
Harris has worked in the CSU system for the past 16 years, and most recently came from CSU East Bay. SF State
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For SF State biology major Heather Smith, 33, a passion for health
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Super seniors aren’t the cool kids on campus, they’re just students who got stuck here, couldn’t get the classes they needed and didn’t graduate on time. An impacted major isn’t a constipated army officer; it’s a tool college departments use to control enrollment when a
By Lulu Orozco
Meghan Fuller hasn’t had the typical experience of a student in an impacted major at SF State. Though the 35-year-old pre-licensure nursing major applied to a number of universities in anticipation of stiff competition, she’s had a relatively easy time moving through the
As a student who uses federal and state loans to pay for his education, Aaron Fisher tracked the passage of Proposition 30 throughout election night.
“Prop. 30 was a ‘pass or doomsday’ proposition for me,” Fisher, a political science major at SF State, said. “I’m glad
This spring, only a fraction of the usual number of new students will appear on California State University campuses.
All 23 campuses in the system plan to limit admissions for in-state undergraduate and graduate students in the Spring 2013 semester, according to spokesman Mike Uhlenkamp of
For the first time in 58 years, the SFSU Bookstore has gone from a nonprofit to being managed by Follett Higher Education Group, a family owned corporation.
The University will maintain ownership of the Bookstore while Follett is used as a contractor for management. Every year
With diplomas in hand and hats suspended in the air, graduates may feel overwhelmingly excited about the possibilities of life after college. But once the enthusiasm of graduation settles, the reality of a dying job market and poor economy sets in.
Even for college graduates—the people
Allison Michael will be graduating from SF State this semester with close to $40,000 in debt, despite saving as much as she could by going to community college and only spending two years as a student at the University.
“I’m almost in denial about it,” Michael
From the current debate between the White House and the House of Representatives regarding student loan interest rates to a current California proposal that would make college more affordable for those coming from middle class families, students are now situated at a crucial intersection of
Transferring from a community college to a California State University once meant meeting the base requirement of 60 semester units. Now, applying with a specific associate degree will be the deciding factor between a smooth admission and a lengthy wait period.
Though many students will be
In an effort to raise student voices in the fight against the pending increase in student loan interest rates, Congresswoman Jackie Speier paid a visit to SF Statetoday to meet with students.
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With the first year of a two-year master’s degree in counseling almost under her belt, Arielle Smith is looking forward to a career as a college counselor. But since she discovered last week that the crucial grant that she expected to cover her tuition might
As continuing students eagerly began checking their student aid award offers this week, graduate students at SF State were stunned to find that any mention of a State University Grant, a much-needed supplement to student loans, was nowhere to be found.
The grant award offers have
As budget cuts widen the chasm between student and faculty populations, some students may be struggling more than others for a little face time with their full-time instructors.
In 2010, some SF State disciplines had nearly 100 students per professor, according to various data from the
If last year's complex college merger has saved the SF State $1 million, it is unclear where that money came from, or where it ended up.
To date, the University has not explicitly listed the administrative costs the merger eliminated. While the University Planning Advisory Council
Yet again, the Board of Trustees has authorized more executive pay increases in the same year as they approved a tuition increase.
Last Wednesday, while students and faculty at SF State were on Spring Break, the board voted in favor of a 10 percent pay increase for
Significant changes will be coming to financial aid and student loans next year including tougher GPA requirements and limited funding.
The new 2012-2013 budget proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown aims to increase the GPA requirements for the Cal Grant, the financial aid program administered by the
If she had been able to get just one more class this semester, SF State student Ivonne Quiroz would be graduating. There were a variety of classes she could have taken, but few of them have been offered and those that were being offered only