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CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed retires amid budget crisis

August 29, 2012 News

Charles B. Reed led the CSU system through an era of cuts to the university’s state funding. In the past four years alone, Sacramento legislators have slashed more than $1 billion from the university system’s coffers, according to the CSU’s budget history publication. At the same time, enrollment in the CSU system has grown, adding ...

SF State's Got Talent engages incoming student community

August 25, 2012 Life News

Welcome Days serve to get new SF State students acquainted with the campus, but only SF State’s Got Talent yields a fast track to on-campus fame. With everything from kung fu to beatboxing, the 2012 SF State’s Got Talent showcase gave first-time students a taste of their peers’ artistic abilities. An audience of 700 people filled ...

PHOTOS: Andrew Bird wows at Outside Lands

August 11, 2012 Life News

Andrew Bird is like the coolest English Literature teacher you never had. At his August 9 Outside Lands Night Show, with trademark sock monkey propped against Bird’s double spinning horn speaker, his awkward charm filled The Independent with delight. Kelly Hogan opened the show with a stunning 40-minute set, playing tunes from her first album ...

Power out in several buildings at SF State

May 10, 2012 News

Several buildings at SF State lost power Thursday around 8:30 p.m., according to numerous reports from students. The outage was isolated to the campus as power remained on in surrounding neighborhoods and PG & E spokeswoman Jana Morris said that all of their equipment was functioning properly. “Our technicians ran all of our normal tests ...

SF State to test emergency alert system today

May 8, 2012 News

SF State’s Office of Emergency Preparedness will test its campus-wide emergency notification system today as part of a drill conducted every semester. At approximately 12:30 p.m., everyone already subscribed to the University notification system will receive an alert in the form of a text message, email and phone call. The University will also sound its ...

Sonoma State pitcher shuts down SF State softball at home

April 20, 2012 News Sports

Sonoma State’s starting pitcher Samantha Lipperd dominated SF State’s softball team earlier today by keeping the Gators scoreless in back to back games. Coming into the matchup, Lipperd was leading all three divisions in the NCAA for strikeouts. After a total of  28 strikeouts in both games against the Gators her grand total is now 360 ...

VIDEO: Underdog hot dog eating contest bring laughs, surprises

April 19, 2012 News

About 200 people crowded the main lobby of Cesar Chavez Student Center April 5th to witness 10 SF State student contestants chow down for the ultimate prize. At noon, competitors lined up in order to be the first to eat eight Underdog beef hotdogs. The location opened on campus in February. Pre-game strategies for the competition included ripping ...

VIDEO: San Franciscans remember 1906 earthquake

April 18, 2012 News

Sirens wailed up and down Market Street as San Franciscans celebrated the 106th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake early Tuesday morning. Antique fire trucks ferried the remaining survivors, George Quilici and Winne Hook, both 106, to the corner of Market and Kearny to Lotta’s Fountain, where citizens gathered after the quake in 1906. A moment of ...

CSU places temporary hold on grants for graduate students

April 17, 2012 News

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 not be available next year, attaining that goal has been ...

SF State staff and administrators speak out on BECA safety scare

April 17, 2012 News

A brief safety scare in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts department set off a torrent of rumors last Tuesday. The incident in question, in which a student brought a fake gun to a BECA class as a prop, was resolved after University police determined that the gun wasn’t real and that the student posed ...

BECA classes cancelled, offices closed after safety scare

April 11, 2012 News 2 Comments

Several broadcast and electronic communication arts classes were cancelled and the department office was closed after a student was seen with a weapon in the Creative Arts building Tuesday between 2:10 p.m. and 4:55 p.m., according to a report taken by the University Police Department. The weapon is described as a handgun and it is ...

SF State restructures departments as part of college merger

April 3, 2012 News

While last year’s college consolidation involved a considerable amount of restructuring, more extensive department reorganization looms in the distance. Turning some departments into programs whilst merging others is the University’s next step to save funds, according to Provost Sue Rosser. Such a transition from department to program includes changes such as sharing funding, resources and ...

BART to increase fares in July, amount still unclear

March 28, 2012 News 1 Comment

By Brad Wilson, special to Xpress The cost of getting to school may soon climb higher, with the BART Board of Trustees set to raise fares within the next few weeks that will go into effect by July. BART hosted local community meetings throughout March to hear public feedback on the new plan that may ...

CSU presidents receive pay increases despite budget cuts

March 28, 2012 News

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 the next CSU Fullerton president and the new CSU ...

ASI voting extended through Monday after technical problems

March 17, 2012 News

Elections for Associated Students Inc. have been extended through Monday following a technical glitch that prevented more than a thousand students from logging in to the online voting website. All San Francisco State University students woke Friday to an email from the SF State Student Center Governing Board informing them that the 19 administrative spots ...

Benefits of SF State college merger still not apparent to some

March 14, 2012 News

One year ago, SF State traded an eight-college structure, two deans and two assistant deans for six colleges and a projected $1 million in savings. But a year after the fact, the merger still seems to be a decision with varied reactions among students and faculty. The merger was first proposed to soften the blow ...

California Faculty Association could strike again

March 14, 2012 News

Another backlash against budget cuts and sacrifices to the education system may hit campuses in the next several months if the California Faculty Association approves a strike in mid-April. CFA is currently asking members to pledge to vote yes on a potential strike. The CFA and California State University administration disagree on a renewal contract ...

City ordinance would require businesses to provide bicycle parking

March 13, 2012 News

As more San Francisco residents take to their bicycles as their main mode of transportation, there grows a greater need to provide owners secure parking other than a pole on the sidewalk. New legislation, which will require commercial business owners to either provide secure designated parking or allow riders to bring their bicycles inside, has ...

Sunday Streets season kicks off at Embarcadero

March 11, 2012 News

Casually walking or biking in the middle of the street doesn’t seem like the best idea, especially in San Francisco, unless you’re attending Sunday Streets. The City of San Francisco started a free event called Sunday Streets in 2008. It is where a neighborhood is temporarily close on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

SF State baseball overcomes Sonoma State in ninth inning

March 10, 2012 News Sports

The SF State Gators earned another late win beating Sonoma State 6-5 Saturday. An error plated Mark Lindsay for the decisive run in the only game of the non-conference series against the defending-champion Seawolves at Maloney Field. The win improves the team’s record to 10-8 on the season with a conference record of 7-5, tied ...

Woman assaulted in Parkmerced Wednesday night

March 8, 2012 News 1 Comment

Police are still searching for the suspect of an assault that occurred in Parkmerced Wednesday night. A woman was walking down the 700 block of Gonzalez Drive when she heard footsteps behind her, according to the San Francisco Police Department. As soon as the woman turned around, she felt an arm on her neck and screamed. The ...

PHOTOS: Rally for education at Capitol building ends in arrests

March 6, 2012 News

[HTML1] Sixty-eight protesters including two SF State students were arrested Monday evening after they refused to leave the state Capitol building as part of the rally for higher education. Hundreds of demonstrators took over the Capitol rotunda after thousands rallied at the steps of the Capitol building to protest budget cuts to higher education earlier ...