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SF State hopes to have hotel up and running in 3 to 5 years

September 26, 2018 News 1 Comment

San Francisco State University will be seeking new public-private partnerships to renovate its campus, including a proposed 400-room hotel and conference center. The University is already being approached by hotel companies to partner on the project, according to the minutes of a SF State University Foundation board meeting on March 27, 2018. Jason Porth, vice president of University Enterprises at SF State, says at this point the university does not have a lot of details other than a proposed location on campus and a proposed number of rooms, but those can change over time.

Tickets sold out for The Daily’s conference

September 23, 2018 News

Michael Barbaro, host of The New York Times podcast “The Daily,” and producer Annie Brown sold out tickets for their discussion at the Nourse Theater on Friday, Sept. 21. The two discussed the struggles, highlights and overall strategies of creating the podcast. The New York Times columnist Kevin Roose was also part of the event. ...

SF State alumnus killed in Chicago crossfire

September 11, 2018 Life News

A gifted 25-year-old SF State alumnus who had survived cancer was killed when caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Chicago on Sept. 2, just days before starting his PhD program at Northwestern University. Shane Colombo was an academic all-star, according to his former professors and friends. He survived lymphoma when he was 15 ...

Burglar breaks into student residence

September 9, 2018 Life News

A student living in SFSU housing got a shock Saturday afternoon when she encountered a burglar in her apartment as she walked out of her bedroom. The victim called University Police at 4:14 p.m. to report the break-in at the University Park North residential building. “As she exited her bedroom, she noticed the suspect walking ...

Campus pathway converted into reserved VP parking spot

September 3, 2018 News 4 Comments

A high level SF State administrator can now park on a campus pathway that is off limits to all other cars thanks to a new parking spot created solely for her use. Part of the pathway behind the Student Services building has fresh white paint sectioning off a vehicle-sized area and proclaiming the space as ...

An academic step to the future

August 31, 2018 News 2 Comments

A host of faculty and administrators held a conference at SF State Wednesday morning on the need for a new academic master plan to help drive the long-term goals of the university. In Jack Adams Hall, President Leslie Wong and Provost Jennifer Summit welcomed the academics with a coffee and bagel breakfast. They introduced the ...

Increased initiative to combat ICE

February 7, 2018 News

With the increasing ICE raids in the Bay Area, undocumented immigrants are taking extra precautions as they go through their daily routines. Due to the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) changes, SF State has taken the initiative through the student Dream Resource Center –– created in 2017 –– to ...

13 sections of music courses have been cancelled at SF State

February 7, 2018 News 1 Comment

Music students are scrambling at the last minute to find available classes with open seats to fulfill their graduation requirements. The music department sent out an email on Jan. 26 announcing the cancellation of several music courses, including many ensemble classes led by Allen Biggs, who has been teaching in the music department for ten ...

SF State graduate student identified as Treasure Island homicide victim

May 16, 2017 News

The victim of a homicide on Treasure Island Wednesday has been identified as an SF State graduate student. He was identified by the medical examiner Friday, weeks before accepting his master’s degree, SFGate reported. Although initially identified as Guo Yuchuan, his professors knew him as Yuchuan Guo, according to the same report. Treasure Island Development ...

The Fake News Watch: Fearmongering (Ep.10)

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: “Fear-Based Appeals Effective at ...

The Fake News Watch: Fake News Around the World (Ep. 9)

April 12, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it.   References and Additional Reading:   Freedom House, ...

The Fake News Watch: Going Viral (Ep. 8)

April 5, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading Going ViralBy Karine ...

The Fake News Watch: Headlines (Ep. 7)

March 28, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading “Long-form reading shows signs ...

The Fake News Watch: Conspiracy Theories (Ep. 6)

March 14, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: “Here’s Why People ...

The Fake News Watch: Hyper-Partisanship (Ep. 5)

March 7, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading Pew Research Center, ...

The Fake News Watch: Media Literacy (Ep. 4)

March 1, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: More information on ...

Protesters demand justice and block ATMs on campus

February 23, 2017 Multimedia News 1 Comment

Video by Jason Rejali and Mason Rockfellow Correction: a previous version of this article misspelled the name of University Police Department Deputy Chief Reginald Parson as “Parsons,” and also made reference to him as the UPD Chief Reginald Parson. Both errors have since been corrected. SF State students demanded California State Universities divest from companies ...

Reflecting on the impact of the ’68 strike, then and now

February 22, 2017 Multimedia News

Interactive graphic by Nicole Ortega History is packed with stories of the oppressed, taking actions against oppressors in order to gain freedom and equality, and SF State played significant roles in these battles– most notably in 1968. This timeline shows not only cultural events from around the nation, but also from SF State campus. Correction: ...

The Fake News Watch: Clickbait Machine (Ep.3)

February 21, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading SPJ Code of Ethics: ...

The Fake News Watch: Sessions vs. Warren (Ep. 2)

February 15, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: Davis v. Board ...

SF State shares cloud storage with students

February 9, 2017 News

SF State shared a cloud-based storage and file-sharing system that will give faculty, staff and students access to more free storage space than other like systems, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Box, a file-sharing system provided by a company with the same name, gives students and faculty access to 500 gigabytes worth of cloud ...

The Fake News Watch: Airport Protests (Ep. 1)

February 8, 2017 Multimedia News

  Reporter: Kaylee Fagan With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it.   View the full ...

Second armed robbery within four days occurs Halloween night

November 2, 2016 News

A male victim contacted the University Police around noon yesterday to report an on-campus strong-armed robbery, according to a campus-wide email sent by Vice President & Title IX Coordinator Luoluo Hong. This incident marks the second armed robbery to occur on campus in the span of a week. The robbery occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. ...

PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY CANDIDATE TALKS SOCIALISM

October 26, 2016 Multimedia

[media-credit id=416 align=”alignleft” width=”534″][/media-credit] Gloria La Riva doesn’t expect to become the next American president. She knows the odds are stacked against any third-party nominee, let alone a socialist. But that isn’t stopping her from running for the second time. In some states, La Riva will be on the ballot with vice presidential candidate Dennis ...

White nationalist group no-show at University rally

October 17, 2016 News 2 Comments

A news helicopter hovered over Malcolm X Plaza today as students and faculty gathered for a planned rally by a European heritage advocacy organization, but the group unexpectedly changed the location of the protest. Identity Evropa, an “organization dedicated to promoting interests of people of European heritage,” according to their Facebook page, retweeted a post ...

SF State student found dead near campus

October 6, 2016 News 1 Comment

An SF State student was found dead near Stonestown Galleria on Wednesday, according to a statement released by President Leslie E. Wong. A police investigation is underway in the death of the student, accounting major Maxim Tolstov. Foul play is not suspected, according to the statement. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Maxim’s family and ...

University leads in deaf-blindness education

October 3, 2016 News

This semester, the Department of Special Education started the third cycle of its deaf-blindness training program to prepare graduate students in their role as special education teachers. In 2014, a U.S. Department of Education grant of $997,685 funded the innovative program run in collaboration with the California Deaf-Blind Services. Through this partnership, selected graduate students ...

Chickenpox infects three on SF State campus

May 13, 2016 News

Three SF State students have been diagnosed with chickenpox, a highly contagious disease also called Varicella, between April 23 and May 13, 2016 according to Alastair Smith, director of Student Health Services. People may have been exposed to the chicken pox while on campus in the following areas: J. Paul Leonard Library, University Park South, the Humanities Building, the ...

Wong speaks out amid week of turbulence

May 10, 2016 News

President Leslie E. Wong surfaced for a press conference Monday behind closed doors in the Administration Building, expressing concern for the hunger strikers’ health and his commitment to creating “an open and deliberate process” to address the issues within the College of Ethnic Studies. He said the protesters’ list of 10 demands actually parse out ...

Office of the President locks doors to strikers

May 4, 2016 News

President Leslie E. Wong ordered his office locked down Wednesday in response to the hunger strike for the College of Ethnic Studies. Wong’s office is on the fifth floor of the Administration Building, and access to both the elevator and stairs has been blocked. “When protest activity occurs on campus, the fifth floor is closed to the ...

Students approve Gator Pass for Fall 2017

May 2, 2016 News

SF state students voted nearly 3-to-1 in favor of the Gator Pass after the student elections April 11-15. Students will have unlimited access to the Muni buses and light rails of San Francisco as well as receive at least a 25 percent discount on BART rides to and from the Daly City station. It was a combined effort of ...

Women scientists foster community with new club

April 19, 2016 News

Women majoring in physics and astronomy at SF State can now easily network with each other, thanks to a new club on campus. Formed in November 2015 by physics lecturer Dr. Reiko Toriumi, the Women In Physics and Astronomy club was founded to support the community of female physics and astronomy majors within SF State, according ...