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Mark Landis's attorney, Thanh Ngo, attempts to block his client from the cameras after his trial in courtroom Dept. 17 at the San Francisco Hall of Justive, Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014.

Privacy charges mount against former accounting professor

September 9, 2014 News

The San Francisco District Attorney charged Mark Landis with a 16th count of invasion of privacy Tuesday after police arrested the former SF State professor in July for allegedly filming students while they used his restroom. Assistant District Attorney Laura Carwile issued an expanded protective order which requires Landis to keep a distance of 150 ...

SF State commits to sexual assault policies following federal legislation

September 9, 2014 News 1 Comment

Revisions to federal education policy changed how SF State addresses incidents of sexual assault beginning this semester, upholding a nationwide push for gender equity in college communities. Under the policy, incoming students at universities must complete an online training program on the issue of sexual assault. Faculty and staff must be retrained annually and are ...

Sarah Padash, ASI President, poses outside the Malcolm X Plaza on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

New ASI president looks forward to her future effect on students’ lives

September 9, 2014 News

Immediately following the resignation of the elected Associated Students Inc. (ASI) president, fellow board members expressed their support of Vice President of Internal Affairs Sara Padash stepping in for the job. “I think she’s the perfect person to fill this role and be the face of this organization,”  said Phoebe Dye, ASI board of directors ...

A sprinkler head hides in the gardens above the Student Health Center on camp at SF State. Many of the irrigation systems on campus have been converted to reduce water use says, SF State sustainability coordinator, Sharon Darophonhdeth.

University could face doubled rates amid new water regulation

September 8, 2014 News

City utility officials approved double rates to take effect Oct. 1 for customers who do not reduce their water consumption by at least 10 percent of what they used during the corresponding month last year. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) approved the mandate, which applies to customers with accounts specifically for outdoor watering, ...

Paola Cerna and Monica Villa slide down the inflatable slide at The 3rd Annual Kick Off presented by ASI held the event at Cesar Chavez Plaza at SF State Thursday, September 4, 2014 in San Francisco, Cali.

ASI launches the academic year with 3rd annual Kickoff

September 5, 2014 News

The campus quad turned into a carnival yesterday afternoon as students leaped across a giant bounce house, tossed ping pong balls and competed in a human foosball tournament. The 3rd Annual Kickoff, hosted by Associated Students Inc. (ASI), catapulted SF State into the new academic year and publicized the campus merger. Students cheered for the ...

Associate professor’s research ties schizophrenia to a lack of motivation

September 3, 2014 News 1 Comment

A study by an associate professor of psychology recently affirmed a link between individuals with schizophrenia and motivation deficiency, yet proposed that patients could still accomplish meaningful goals by breaking apart large tasks. “The reason why we are interested in this is because it affects a person’s quality of life,” said David Gard associate professor ...

Tim Stone, third year, works the front desk at the Bike Barn at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday September 2, 2014. Stone has been working at the bike barn for a year now.

SF State rolls out new bicycle maintenance program

September 2, 2014 News

A new bike safety and repair program will wheel through campus starting mid-September to accommodate the growing bicycling community and curb the University’s environmental impact. The Power to the Pedal project will sponsor bi-monthly educational workshops to provide information on bike safety and repair, as well as a mobile maintenance station on campus. According to ...

SF State's Voice judge Kenneth Collins, left, listens to contestants during the audition performances inside Jack Adams Hall in San Francisco Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

ASI President resigns one week into the new semester

August 31, 2014 Life News

Associated Students, Inc. board member Sara Padash will now head the student government board following the resignation of former President Kenneth Collins. The board announced the change in presidency Aug. 27, one week after the start of the semester. “Thank you all for having faith in me to fill some big shoes,” Padash said to ...

UPDATED: President Wong partners with Mexican university

August 29, 2014 News

UPDATED: President Leslie E. Wong signed SF State into its first partnership with a Mexican university Aug. 29 at their campus in Tijuana, opening doors for an exchange of students, faculty and research between the institutions. “At San Francisco we’ve been looking to Asia and to Europe, and interestingly enough we had no partners in Mexico,” ...

President Wong unveils aggressive Gator mascot

August 28, 2014 News

President Leslie E. Wong surprised the SF State community Monday with the introduction of a refined mascot, contradicting earlier plans to retire the Gator altogether. “I’m proud to proclaim that the Gator lives,” announced Wong at Jack Adams Hall, where students Jazmine Williams and Udon Osakue helped reveal the logo. Wong assured that the updated ...

Campus blackout traps at least three in elevators

August 28, 2014 News

A power outage struck 13 buildings across campus Wednesday afternoon, trapping at least one former student in an elevator of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building and others in elevators at Thornton Hall and the Student Services Building, according to the University Police Department. “I’m afraid the building is going to fall apart,” said Estefania ...

International students at SF State have a tough time finding housing compared to those who leave to study abroad

August 26, 2014 News

While students who head to foreign cities find themselves with wider housing options than available in San Francisco, international students who entered the university in Fall 2014 are in stiff competition for places to live. SF State offers the option of applying for on-campus housing, but due to limited space and disinterest, the 250 international ...

New students from near and far call campus home on Move-In Day

August 26, 2014 News

The sound of loaded hand carts rolling through campus and the murmur of shy introductions rang through campus last Thursday as hundreds of incoming students prepared to move into their dorms during Move-In Day. Move-In Day marked the beginning of the six day event known as Welcome Days, which is designed to welcome new students ...

Students find difficulty in using new registration system

August 26, 2014 News

Out with the old and in with the new. The university website and system now has an entirely new look thanks to new homepage and student information system. SF State is implementing a new student information system, Campus Solutions, and homepage this fall semester. SF State is one of the last CSU’s to implement the ...

San Franciscans launch counter-protest against Westboro Baptist Church

August 14, 2014 News 1 Comment

Protesters rallied against Westboro Baptist Church members who picketed in San Francisco Tuesday as part of their God Hates the Media Tour. The counter-protest started at the Twitter headquarters on Market Street at 3:50 p.m. and continued along Westboro Baptist Church’s picketing route to Pinterest and Reddit headquarters. Previous stops on the tour included Facebook ...

SF State students protest for Palestinian justice at the Ferry Building

July 21, 2014 News

SF State students joined hundreds of protesters yesterday at the San Francisco Ferry Building to bring attention to the Palestinian struggle for liberation and to demand an end of Israeli attacks on Gaza. Organizations from all over the Bay Area, including the General Union of Palestine Students from SF State, the Arab Resource and Organizing ...

Congratulations to the Journalism Department’s graduating class of 2014!

May 23, 2014 News

  2014 JOURNALISM GRADUATES   Rhys Kawika Alvarado Rachel Catherine Aston Beza Beneberu Samantha Darian Benedict Michele Lesley Bird Justice Paul Boles Haley Brianna Brucato Stephanie Danelia Castillo Nicole Kiana Dobarro Haydee Annette Farrell Lovelie Selica Faustino Thomas Delbert Figg-Hoblyn Gabriella Petra Gamboa Guadalupe Gonzalez Kristie Rebecca Haruta Melissa Vanity Landeros Craig Thomas Lifto Erica ...

IN-DEPTH: A Byte of the Valley

May 21, 2014 Multimedia News

See the full collection on Medium at: https://medium.com/a-byte-of-the-valley At a campus surrounded by Silicon Valley and the tech boom, it’s no surprise that technology has begun to shape the SF State campus through a variety of student entrepreneurs, app developers, engineers and designers — but also the aim of the University itself. A close look into ...

Putting tidal waves into crunchable data

May 21, 2014 Multimedia News 3 Comments

The San Francisco Bay has powerful, silent tidal currents that influence all objects it comes in contact with. And Boriana “Bobbie” Viljoen has observed first hand the horrors of people being swept away by this invisible “river.” As a designer and a surfer, the SF State master’s student has identified a problem with the current ways ...