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Report finds CSU funding decreases as student needs increase

January 25, 2017 News

The California Faculty Association released a report to faculty members revealing that the rising number of minority, low-income and first-generation students receive less funding throughout the 23 CSUs than what the predominantly white student population in the 80s received. According to the report’s Executive Summary, “California is spending less for each student today, when nearly ...

Ghost Ship fire results in lawsuits and legislation

January 25, 2017 News

The fire from Ghost Ship was put out nearly two months ago, but finding a solution and way to prevent a similar tragedy has just begun in the form of lawsuits and legislation. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office still has an open criminal investigation for the fire. Of the 36 victims, the families of ...

Women’s March calls for action after historic turnout

January 25, 2017 News

The Women’s March on Washington has launched a new campaign called “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” after more than 200,000 women, men and children joined sister marches throughout the Bay Area on Saturday. The campaign sets out 10 actions over the course of 100 days, according to the Women’s March site. The first ...

Student vehicles towed

January 25, 2017 News 1 Comment

Several SF State students waited for friends to pick them up after 10-12 cars were towed on Font Boulevard in front of the construction site of the new Mashouf Wellness Center at noon Monday. Supervising Janitor Manuel Saravia said 10-12 cars were towed around noon and  taken away by at least three tow trucks. “I ...

Thousands join multiple anti-Trump protests down Market Street

January 21, 2017 News

Thousands of protesters flooded Market Street in opposition as Trump was sworn as the 45th President of the United States Friday morning. Protests took place throughout the day, the largest being the “Inauguration Day Trump Protest,” which began at UN Plaza Friday evening. Organized by the Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) ...

Trump inaugurated and protests break out

January 20, 2017 News

On a rainy day in Washington D.C. at 12 p.m., Donald J. Trump was sworn in at the steps of the Capitol Building as the 45th president of the United States. At the same time, violent protests erupted throughout the nation’s capital in response, according to the New York Times. Things became violent about an ...

Warriors break ground on Chase Center

January 20, 2017 News

A choir sang “Oh, Happy Day” as the Golden State Warriors broke ground  Tuesday at the  Chase Center, the future home of the Warriors. Before the event began, fans lined up outside of the South Street entrance  while a party to celebrate the groundbreaking of the stadium took place under an indoor tent. After 4.5 ...

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 ...

SF State student killed, boyfriend arrested

December 19, 2016 News

An SF State student died early Saturday morning from injuries sustained during an alleged domestic dispute, according to ABC7 News. Kron 4 News reported that police were called to the victim’s home at 18 Fairview Avenue in Daly City around 12:07 a.m., where Ariana Hatami was identified with severe injuries and taken to San Francisco ...

Fire in Parkmerced displaces two

December 17, 2016 News

Two people are displaced after a fire caused damage to an apartment complex at 125 Cambon Drive on Friday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. SFFD tweeted that the fire was contained within 30 minutes with no injuries reported. Jason Ramirez, an SF State psychology student who lives in the apartment next door ...

Student reports sexual assault on campus

December 17, 2016 News

An SF State student has filed a report of sexual assault. The incident allegedly occurred in Mary Ward Hall on Thursday. The female victim was at the Designated Smoking Area located around 750 Font Blvd., which is directly outside of Mary Ward Hall, around 8 p.m. where she says she first made contact with the ...

SF State remembers Jennifer Mendiola

December 16, 2016 News

Last Wednesday, SF State alumna Jennifer Mendiola was officially named as a victim of the deadly Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Two other SF State victims had been identified days before, Michela Gregory and Donna Kellogg. “The entire campus community expresses its profound sadness at the news that San Francisco State alumna, Jennifer Mendiola, perished in ...

Storm causes flood warnings and transportation delays

December 15, 2016 News

Relentless rainfall and strong wind caused flood warnings and public transportation delays across San Francisco on Thursday. A flood advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for San Francisco and the North Bay on Thursday afternoon. The rain was felt hardest along Embarcadero on Pier 3 and 14, where it collided with king tides ...

Campus groups hold memorial for Michela Gregory

December 15, 2016 News

Students and faculty gathered in front of the the Cesar Chavez Student Center Wednesday afternoon, where the Metro College Success Program and the Metro Association of Social Equity Student Organization held a memorial for SF State Student Michela Gregory, one of the 36 victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire. All who had words ...

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Support Resources

December 14, 2016 News

Events Support for Oakland’s DIY spaces meeting Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland Wednesday, Dec. 14. at 7 p.m.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1830514680567118/ A handful of members from collectives within Omni Commons in Oakland are hosting their second meeting to coordinate immediate responses toward making Oakland DIY spaces safer. All members of the public are welcome and volunteers ...

Petition to President Wong requests more support for homeless students

December 14, 2016 News

Around 20 students from the Campus Against Student Homelessness and Hunger club delivered a petition to President Wong’s administration Thursday morning to request a program to provide resources for homeless students similar to the Homeless At-Risk Transitional Students Program at City College of San Francisco. The petition was signed by over 600 SF State students. ...

Nearly 200,000 gallons of oil leaks 150 miles from Standing Rock protesters

December 14, 2016 News

The Belle Fourche Pipeline has ruptured causing approximately 130,200 gallons of crude oil to spill into the Ash Coulee Creek, as well as the 46,200 gallons that have spilled into a hillside after a leak that began earlier this month went undetected, as The Washington Post reports. The leak occurred in Belfield, N.D., only 150 ...

SF State sets new Internet updates in motion

December 12, 2016 News

After receiving complaint after complaint, SF State’s IT department launched its Wi-Fi Expansion Project, a semester-long endeavor aiming to upgrade access points all over campus. The expansion project began earlier this year, and has now completed two of its three phases. Expansion focused on upgrading current access points with up to date technology to allow ...

Nonprofits step up where Prop Q falls short

December 7, 2016 News

When voters were asked to consider Proposition Q, it was billed as a “housing not tents” initiative. Now that it’s passed, the city and Department of Public Works are given license beginning in January to remove tents from public sidewalks with a minimum of 24-hours’ notice, offering one night’s shelter space in exchange. But what ...

Remembering SF State alumna Donna Kellogg

December 6, 2016 News

32-year-old recent SF State graduate Donna Kellogg was one of the first victims to be identified after the Ghost Ship blaze that occurred Friday night in Oakland. Her mother and stepfather were notified in Salinas, Calif. around 3 a.m. Sunday morning according to People.com. Friends, family and acquaintances of Kellogg have posted their thoughts and ...

SF State remembers Michela Gregory

December 6, 2016 News

Twenty-year-old SF State Metro Academies student Michela Gregory was among those who perished in the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland over the weekend. In an email sent out to the SF State community, President Leslie E. Wong addressed the incident that claimed more than 30 lives. “I would like to let you know ...

Thousands gather in mourning at Oakland vigil

December 6, 2016 News

Over 2,500 people came together Monday evening at a pagoda on Lake Merritt holding candles, glow sticks and flowers to mourn the loss of the people who died in a fire that engulfed the artist space known as the Oakland Ghost Ship Friday night. Speakers welcomed attendees to the microphone to share their thoughts. Tears ...

SF State responds to Ohio State University attack

December 1, 2016 News

“Run. Hide. Fight.” Ohio State University students and faculty received this message Monday morning after a student terrorized the campus with a car and knife, sending 11 people to the hospital.   This message has been promoted by local and national law enforcement agencies as the best tool for students and faculty to use when ...

Crab returns to Vista Room with clean bill of health

November 30, 2016 News

Steaming bowls of cioppino are one of the dishes that may be graced with the return of crab to the kitchens of the student-run Vista Room this winter. Crabbing season was shut down last year on the California coast due to a harmful algae that was being found in dungeness crabs. “Last year the entire ...

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 ...

Faculty accuse SF State of breaching contracts

November 25, 2016 News 1 Comment

What constitutes a legally binding contract? The answer to that question has several SF State faculty members at odds with University administration. An article published by Inside Higher Ed on Monday has exposed what seven professors are calling a breach of contract, and that number is quickly growing. It is common practice for universities to ...

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 ...