The ongoing budget crisis has now officially changed the academic landscape of SF State, as the University merges eight colleges into six in an effort to cut costs and hopefully save $2 million annually.
Students in the former College of Humanities and the College of Creative
UPDATE: Judge William Alsup denied the majority of a city ordinance that would have required retailers to warn customers about harmful cellphone radiation and health effects Oct 27. Alsup ruled that city officials needed to reword the fact sheet because it implied that cellphones were
Suspect Giselle Esteban appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today on the charge of murdering nursing student Michelle Le, but Judge Gary Picetti ordered Esteban to return Sept. 28 to finalize her defense representation.
Esteban was arrested two weeks ago in her Union City home although
Here’s a brief update on campus crimes that occurred between August 15 and August 20.
The Merchant of Cesar Chavez
With a double-dip recession possibly approaching the American economy, many citizens are finding creative ways to make ends meet. One industrious fellow, who wasn't an SF State
In the furthest northwestern part of the SF State campus, students can be heard catching their breath after making the long trek to the temporary library facilities located in Annex I.
The library was moved three years ago when rebuilding and retrofitting began on the the
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.
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Students return to campus for the Fall 2011 semester despite increased tuition and book prices. This week saw an increase in traffic both on the road and at the dorms and usual early-semester stops.
Excited chatter echoed through the hall as students, decked out in royal purple and gold caps and gowns, waited somewhat impatiently for their ceremony to start. The faint aroma of incense wafted from inside McKenna theater and the voices of excited family members and friends
BY BRITTNEY BARSOTTI/ SPECIAL TO XPRESS
In previous years, the massive move out from the dorms at the end of the year resulted in mounds of items spilling into the halls.
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For students who are tired of balancing the high cost of tuition with a Top Ramen diet and massive debt, be prepared — things could get much, much worse. About half a million dollars worse.
Gov. Jerry Brown further highlighted the bleak future of higher education
Jeffrey Bleich, the United States Ambassador to Australia, will be making a 7,416 mile journey from Sydney, Australia to the SF State campus to receive an honorary award and speak at the graduation commencement May 21.
Bleich, a former California State University Trustee and friend of President Barack Obama
Science buffs and engineering enthusiasts gathered in the main gym at San Francisco State May 13 to present their projects at the 13th annual College of Science and Engineering Student Project Showcase.
The showcase allowed both graduates and undergraduates to present biological science and physical science related projects
Here's a brief update on campus crimes that occurred between May 11 and May 18.
Officers responded to a call of a man threatening to shoot another man near the Creative Arts Building at a campus event May 14. Police stood by to keep the
With the cost of higher education steadily increasing, SF State students reassess the worth of a bachelor's degree in today's competitive job market.
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Devian Reyes, a
To get to Cox Stadium this Saturday, San Francisco State students must pay their fair share of fees — blood, sweat and tears just won't cut it.
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One hundred dollars to file a graduation application is required, plus a
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SF State student Noemi Hernandez hugs her uncle, Juan Torres, after graduating at McKenna Hall.
East Los Angeles, with its graffiti-lined streets cluttered with cars in its high afternoon sun, known to be dangerous at nightfall, created a rough environment growing up for liberal studies major Edith Ramirez.
But from a young age, Edith's single mother and aunt pushed her and
After professor and Vice President of Administration and Finance Dr. Leroy Morishita announced his departure from SF State April 19, the search for his successor has ended — if not temporarily.
Nancy Hayes, dean of SF State’s College of Business, will succeed the outgoing Morishita and
Photos and text by Gregory Moreno
Unbeknownst to many students at San Francisco State, the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism department offers a sailing class that meets on Lake Merced during the last four Fridays of the Spring semester. The class has been offered since the 1970s,
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With finals lurking right around the corner, students are taking it upon themselves to either foster or sabotage their future.
We might question every concept served up in our classes, but when it comes to our lunch plate, we tend to consume less critically.
Every day we sit down for a meal, but how many of us question the origins of its content?
On April 28, the
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.
SF State student leaves the city cracking up with jokes that hit close to home. Zach Chiappellone, 24, gets his material from observing what goes on around him. "I'm a true believer fact is funnier than fiction," said Chiappellone. Keeping busy by performing stand-up all around
In his bid to become the next mayor of San Francisco, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu visited SF State today as a part of a Youth Community Voices Policy Event. Students filled the tiny Rosa Parks E room located in the Cesar Chavez Student
Runway 2011: Enchantment is an annual event held by SF State's Apparel Design and Merchandising program. Student designers showcased their works, drawing inspirations from the film Black Swan to China's Qin Dynasty. For some students, it was their first time doing a fashion show and
Volcanoes and plate tectonics usually do not reside in concepts of perception and personality, but come July 1, geoscience will be lumped together with psychology in the larger College of Science and Engineering.
With SF State President Robert A. Corrigan officially approving the implementation of a
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As final exam season approaches, students might
Now that President Robert A. Corrigan has announced that the University is moving forward with its merger to a six-college structure, many questions surrounding the restructuring are being answered. There is one organization, however, that is still shrouded in uncertainty—UPAC.
While SF State is scheduled to
If SF State was a nightclub and President Robert A. Corrigan was a disc jockey, right now he’d be leaning into the microphone and telling everyone to do the shuffle.
In the center of the dance floor, shuffling with gusto, are two college deans and an
When college students across the country wear their university-emblazoned apparel, it is a safe bet that many of them don't think about who sews it together.
Maritza Vargas, who has been employed with Alta Gracia, a collegiate apparel manufacturing company from the Dominican Republic, for the
Julie London, who began the University’s Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act program, began a systematic search of all the archaeological storage areas on and off campus to find all the Native American collections in 1996 when she came across a box of Native American
SF State will officially move forward with its college merger July 1, implementing the six-college structure that was approved by a faculty referendum last week.
The six colleges are: the College of Arts and Humanities (which will also house the school of arts), the College of
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The University Planning Advisory Council asked faculty to weigh in once again on the newest proposal for the merging of colleges within SF State.
However, despite faculty input, another professional population on campus that is heavily impacted by the reorganization feels ignored—the staff.
“No matter what Corrigan
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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