President Wong fails to unify

April 4, 2018 News 1 Comment

photo by Adelyn Tirado » WHAT HAPPENED « In the weeks following the campus-wide apology email February 23 from SF State President Leslie E. Wong to the Jewish community, the long-standing political and ideological tensions on campus reignited, tearing into the fabric of campus life. The two major groups at the center of the clashing ...

Student protests result in new protocol

September 9, 2016 News 3 Comments

The University has introduced new and more effective protocol for dealing with protests after a heavily criticized handling of a visit by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.   “We failed our students,” President Leslie E. Wong said in a statement released about a five-step protocol that will be used for future events. The controversial protest, led ...

AMCHA is too aggressive about anti-Semitism

October 1, 2014 Opinion 7 Comments

Last spring, a controversial Santa Cruz-based group called the AMCHA Initiative alerted SF State officials about some threatening Tumblr posts by a then-current student. The posts were genuinely disturbing. In them, the student posed with a knife and ranted about wanting to kill Israelis. Needless to say, he no longer attends SF State. Unfortunately, most ...

Supporters and members of SF State's General Union of Palestine Students, as well as general onlookers, listen to speakers during a gathering to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Malcom X Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

GUPS remembers lives lost in 1980s Shatila massacre

September 30, 2014 News 1 Comment

The General Union of Palestine Students paid tribute to victims of the 1982 Sabra and the Shatila massacre, an act they hold Israel responsible for, as Israeli student groups stood steps away on campus Tuesday. “We’re here to commemorate the loss of life,” said GUPS President Lubna Morrar of the spoken word, dancing and hip-hop ...