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Peaceful Berkeley rally sparks conversation but offers no solution

April 29, 2017 News

Despite a handful of minor arrests and several enthusiastic debates, the “alt-right” rally in Berkeley on Thursday ended on a surprisingly peaceful note. In stark contrast to rallies and protests since February, conversations and handshakes transpired between opposing parties and there was no sign of the violence that plagued recent protests. The civility may have ...

Yiannopoulos brings Berkeley to a boiling point and free speech into question

February 2, 2017 News 1 Comment

Militant protests shut down a scheduled speaking event by controversial “alt-right” speaker and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos Wednesday night at UC Berkeley. The protest resulted in an impromptu march down Bancroft Avenue after university officials canceled the event roughly an hour before it began. Campus police announced the event’s cancellation and issued a dispersal order ...

Harassment scandal shifts perspective on Title IX

December 2, 2015 News 1 Comment

Allegations of world-renowned astronomer Geoffrey Marcy’s sexual harassment of students while teaching at SF State and University of California, Berkeley and recent changes to Title IX have raised questions about professor-student relationships.  Marcy taught at SF State from 1984 to 1999 in the department of physics and astronomy and remained an adjunct professor until two ...

SF State Terminates Adjunct Status of World Renowned Astronomy Professor

October 19, 2015 News

SF State terminated the 16 year-long adjunct status of world renowned astronomy professor Geoffrey Marcy in response to reports of a sexual harassment scandal at the University of California, Berkeley Oct. 14., according to Interim Associate Vice President Adrianne Bee. Marcy, who taught at SF State prior to teaching at UC Berkeley, was the subject ...

First standalone Dean of Students in 20 years leaves for UC Berkeley

April 15, 2014 News

The news of Joseph Greenwell’s departure has left colleagues with bittersweet feelings. SF State’s Dean of Students recently announced that he will move from one Bay Area college to another. Joseph Greenwell, Dean of Students, talks with Jebril Fayyad, founder and president of United People for Peace, at SF State’s Accessible Adventures Day held in ...