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CSU Board of Trustees discuss looming budget cuts

March 23, 2011 News

The California State University system’s Board of Trustees met yesterday to discuss the best course of action in coping with a potential $1 billion cut to its budget for the 2011-12 academic year. In addition, $50 million in mandatory costs, mainly related to employee health care and energy, must be factored in and will be ...

The polls are open but voters slim, ASI elections lack interest

March 22, 2011 News 7 Comments

It’s election season at SF State, which means it’s time for students to execute their civic duty: Make signs, go campaigning, hit the polls and show pride in campus government. Right? Probably not. The polls are now open for the Associated Students Inc. student elections, but with many candidates running unopposed, this election is not ...

Corrigan proposes new structure for college merger

March 22, 2011 News

In an email to faculty and staff on March 21, President Robert A. Corrigan announced a new proposal for the reorganization of SF State’s eight colleges. The six-college structure recommended by the University Planning Advisory Council remains intact, but the new proposal differs in where it places departments, and has the potential for additional costs ...

Protestors march for end to U.S. war and employee exploitation

March 22, 2011 News

Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco Saturday to oppose the act of war – those being waged around the world as well as the figurative war on workers. Marking the eighth anniversary of the Iraq war, many people protested March 19 in hopes of ending war and occupation in areas all over the ...

Protesters demonstrate support for Wikileaks soldier

March 20, 2011 News

For the most determined of Bradley Manning’s supporters, nothing will stop their fight to ensure his well-being. A group of demonstrators from various anti-war, peace-seeking groups gathered Sunday at Yerba Buena Gardens, and later the Metreon, braving San Francisco’s unpredictable weather to call for humane treatment of the 23-year-old former U.S. Army soldier. Manning is ...

International relations students celebrate Diplomat Day

March 19, 2011 News

Consulates representing countries from all over the world gathered for the second annual Diplomat Day, an event sponsored by the International Relations Student Association, to discuss the significance of their work and reach out to students interested in diplomatic relations. The event, which was held in the Towers Conference Center yesterday, was designed not only ...

International Women's Day celebration brings discussion of oppression

March 17, 2011 News

“Power to the Pussy!” Seven women clad in matching pink shirts and berets chanted on stage at SF State’s Knuth Hall March 10, as they demanded a revolution in name of this year’s 16th-annual International Women’s Day Celebration. Art forms of all mediums – including theater, poetry and dance – were incorporated into the event, ...

Parade launches St. Patty's party

March 16, 2011 News

If green is your favorite color, you love finding pots full of gold coins and you have four-leaf clovers in your yard, then you’re already prepared for the greenest holiday of the year. On March 12, San Francisco hosted its annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, which marched its way through downtown to City Hall. Crowds ...

Group serves up soup to stunt starvation

March 16, 2011 News

The sweet scent of carrot-ginger soup lingered to tinge the noses of those outside the 16th and Mission BART station. Pots filled with beans, vegetables and soup – all vegan – surrounded the volunteers serving food. “Food, not bombs!” Daisy Collazo cried to passersby. Food Not Bombs is not a charity group. Developed in the ...

SF State chuckles the way to competition

March 15, 2011 News

SF State moved closer to victory in the National College Comedy Competition March 2, laughing off UC Santa Cruz at the Regional Rival Match. “Our goal is to win this thing, but stand-up performances can be difficult to rank,” said Zach Chiappallone, one of the four SF State students to make it to the next ...

SF geological setting makes tsunami waves unlikely

March 12, 2011 News 1 Comment

By Robert Rogers- special to [X]press Japan’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake has killed and displaced thousands, crumbled countless buildings and left millions of Japanese coastal residents fearing for their lives as aftershocks and tidal waves ripple through the region. San Franciscans, meanwhile, panicked over the tsunami-of-the-century predictions of  bloggers and the rest of the media. Of course, by the time the effects of the ...

Be safe: What to do in tsunami emergency

March 11, 2011 News 1 Comment

By Hang Cheng – special to [X]press hangc@mail.sfsu.edu To-do list in case tsunami hits San Francisco: 1. Don’t panic. 2. Stay away from the beaches and coastal areas. 3. Pay attention to the news, alarms and any other announcement. Tune in to emergency broadcast stations, KCBS 740 am for English or KSJO 92.3 fm for ...

Citizen Review Board approved by BART police

March 11, 2011 News

BART officials finalized a committee of 11 members Thursday for a newly established Citizen Review Board as part of the BART Police Department. According to BART officials, the creation of the board is in response to the January 1, 2009 shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by BART officer Jonhannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale station in ...

Twelve SF State students in Japan are OK

March 11, 2011 News

Wednesday, March 16 9:10 a.m. The twelve students from SF State who are studying at various institutions in Japan are all alive and doing well, according to an email from Associate Vice President of International Education Yenbo Wu Updated: 5:50 p.m. The Office of International Programs has reached one more student in Japan and he ...

Day of (in)Action

March 9, 2011 News

March 2, 2011 will most likely be remembered as the ‘Day of Little Action.’ This year’s Day of Action to save public education across California garnered some attention, but did not draw huge crowds at campuses statewide as expected—and SF State was no exception to the lower-than-expected turnout. An estimated 100 students and faculty began ...

Campaign makes push for domestic employee laws

March 9, 2011 News 1 Comment

Calls for paid sick days, overtime pay and a safe and healthy workplace were just some of the demands that had men and women packed in a meeting room in the Mission March 6 calling out in chorus, “Si se puede!” The list is part of the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, a document ...

Former inmates speak out against literary censorship

March 8, 2011 News 1 Comment

Keeping up with current events, using cell phones and being able to read any material one chooses may not seem out of the ordinary to most people, but for many being released from prison or those locked inside, these are foreign concepts. Project Rebound, an organization on campus dedicated to sending former inmates back to ...

Asia Express to be evicted

March 8, 2011 News

After 14 years of service, Asia Express, a Chinese eatery on the bottom floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, is fighting to keep its place despite its financial shortcomings. Frank Meng, owner of Asia Express is rallying employees, patrons and other supporters in an attempt to stop the eviction that will jeopardize his family’s ...

Former cheer coach pleads guilty to embezzlement

March 8, 2011 News

After nearly six months of court appearances, former SF State cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley pled guilty to one count of embezzlement Monday. The prosecution recommended to Judge Jeff Ross that Haley be sentenced to three years probation with credit for time served, 200 hours of community service, and pay restitution in the amount of ...

Gas price increase moves SF to most expensive in the nation

March 8, 2011 News

Fifty dollars can buy fifty cheeseburgers, a textbook, a pair of Nikes – or these days, one tank of gas. According to gasbuddy.com, a site that tracks gas prices across the country, going to the gas tank costs more than it has in nearly three years. San Francisco has the highest prices in the U.S. ...

Rising cost of flour impacts local bakeries

March 8, 2011 News

Aromas of yeast, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, flour and cinnamon emanate from La Mejor Bakery on 24th and Bartlett streets. The alluring smell fills the adjacent sidewalks. The display of Mexican sweet bread attracts commuters waiting for the 48 bus line, and people rushing down the BART station’s escalators on the Mission Street detour to grab ...

Former cheer coach pleads guilty to embezzlement, sentencing April 8

March 7, 2011 News

After nearly six months of court appearances, former SF State cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley pled guilty to one count of embezzlement today after being initially charged with taking $20,000 from her teammates and spending it on personal expenditures. The prosecution recommended to Judge Jeff Ross that Haley be sentenced to three years probation, 200 ...

Community leaders blame budget cuts for rise in Mission violence

March 6, 2011 News

Two San Francisco supervisors and several community leaders gathered for an emergency meeting March 3 in response to a recent increase in gang violence in the Mission District. In the five days between Feb. 26 and the March 3 meeting, there was a gang-related stabbing and three shootings in the neighborhood, leaving one dead, several ...

Teach-in held at CCSF

March 3, 2011 News 3 Comments

Students, parents, union members, and members of the community gathered Wednesday night at the City College of San Francisco Mission Campus to speak out against cuts being made to education. The town hall forum got underway around 7:20 p.m. and those who attended voiced their concern for justice, calling out against the recent and proposed ...

Berkeley protesters rally against budget cuts

March 3, 2011 News

Story by Al Scott Rain and wind could not keep more than 150 students, parents and teachers from protesting Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $1.4 billion budget cuts to California’s public higher education system at UC Berkeley Wednesday afternoon. “Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to cut $1.4 billion from public higher education is totally unacceptable,” Adarene Hoag, ...

Burk Hall fire drill successful

March 3, 2011 News

A routine fire drill interrupted instruction in Burk Hall for about 10 minutes at 11 a.m. today. People could be seen hovering around the building as they awaited permission to re-enter the building. Safety officer for the environmental health occupational safety department, Andrew Yu, said the intention of the annual drill was to make sure ...

UC Berkeley protesters arrested during Day of Action

March 3, 2011 News 16 Comments

Approximately 12 UC Berkeley students were arrested Tuesday night after occupying Benjamin Ide Wheeler Hall in protest of proposed budget cuts to higher education. The crowd separated into three groups at 9:30 p.m. to discuss the possible consequences of intentionally trespassing onto the lobby. More and more police officers began to arrive as the students ...

Cal students question next move for Day of Action

March 2, 2011 News

Attendance for an afternoon protest outside UC Berkeley’s Benjamin Wheeler Hall Wednesday was slim. Joining schools throughout the Bay Area, UC Berkeley students held events throughout the day, culminating in a late afternoon protest in front of Wheeler Hall. The protest, which was coincided with a statewide Day of Action did not garner the kind ...

Day of Action moves forth to City College

March 2, 2011 News 1 Comment

Rain didn’t prevent impassioned protesters from displaying their angst towards higher education cuts today at City College of San Francisco. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget could slash $400 million from California community colleges. “Education should be free! No cuts! No fees!” chanted the crowd of about 100 people who marched from 19th and Holloway Avenues ...

Gators march to CCSF in protest of budget cuts

March 2, 2011 News

The Postman will carry his mail through sleet and snow, rain and hail, to get it to it’s destination, but mailmen have nothing on agitated college students protesting massive budget cuts. A group of approximately 100 students and faculty trekked through light-yet-constant rain in an almost two mile march from Cesar Chavez Student Center to ...

More than 200 rally at UC Berkeley

March 2, 2011 News

More than 200 students, parents, and teachers protested at UC Berkeley today in demonstration against Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $1.4 billion in budget cuts to California higher education. “Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to cut $1.4 billion from public higher education is totally unacceptable,” said Adarene Hoag, a 28-year-old UC Berkeley alumnus. “ We have to ...

Students and faculty picket on 19th and Holloway avenues

March 2, 2011 News 1 Comment

Students and faculty members demonstrated on 19th and Holloway avenues today in demonstration against pending budget cuts. The protest was in collaboration with a statewide day of action. “Hey hey, ho ho, budget cuts have to go” activists shouted as they picketed the major intersection. Neither the scattered rain showers nor winds stopped SF State ...