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Lockers run vacant in the Science Building

Lockers run vacant in the Science Building

Jose Jimenez
December 6, 2017
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Lockers, which usually fill up within the first week of school, are still available inside the Science Building. SF State engineering stockroom equipment technician Michael Lino said that some students majoring in engineering decided to not occupy a locker this semester. “The first couple of weeks ...

Wong does not regret $3.8 million Science Building shutdown

Michael Barba
September 23, 2014
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The University spent $3.83 million on the temporary closure, remediation and reopening of the Science Building after the discovery of environmental hazards in the facility late last year, according to an SF State official. An estimated $1.3 million in funding for the rehabilitation of the Science...

Wong seeks funds for new facility, considers demolition of Science Building

Michael Barba
August 26, 2014
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President Leslie E. Wong announced Monday that SF State may soon look toward private or public sources to fund the construction of a new, 200,000 square-foot science building on 19th Avenue and Buckingham Way within five to six years. With support from city officials and California State University C...

UPDATE: Parts of Science Building scheduled to re-open in two weeks

UPDATE: Parts of Science Building scheduled to re-open in two weeks

Michael Barba
April 16, 2014
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SF State officials are scheduling staggered times for faculty and staff to enter the Science Building April 28, according to Ron Cortez, vice president and chief financial officer of administration and finance. With one month left in the semester, some faculty will again have access to their labs while others will...

UPDATED: Faculty and staff to reoccupy Science Building in late April

Chris Sanchez and Michael Barba
March 11, 2014
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Part of the SF State Science Building will reopen this spring after the discovery of toxic chemicals prompted its closure earlier this year, according to SF State President Leslie E. Wong. "Remediation work is under way, and subject to no further discoveries of problems," said Wong. "We will restore the building ...

Science Building town hall meeting concludes no health hazards for students

Science Building town hall meeting concludes no health hazards for students

Jayda McClendon and Chloe Johnson
February 18, 2014
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Michael Buelna, a Zoology major, asks a question to the speakers at the town hall meeting on the science building closure, in SF State's McKenna Theatre, Feb. 13, 2014. Buelna has had a few classes in the science building. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress SF State held a town hall meeting Feb. 13 t...

Science Building closure linked to contaminated artifacts from 2000

Science Building closure linked to contaminated artifacts from 2000

Michael Barba and Andrew Cullen
February 5, 2014
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People in hazmat suits work in SF State's Science Building, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The building is closed after toxic chemicals were found inside. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress Mercury contamination in the Science Building has been linked to the third floor Treganza Anthropology Museum and the bui...

Update: faculty and staff will get scheduled times to enter Science Building

Michael Barba
February 1, 2014
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SF State faculty and staff with offices and laboratories in the Science Building are to be scheduled a time to enter the premises for the retrieval of items. They must be accompanied by Belfor Property Restoration personnel and have a photo I.D. matching their name on a daily inspection list in order to enter the...

Staff and faculty allowed temporary entrance to Science Building for priority item retrieval

Michael Barba
January 29, 2014
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In a message from President Leslie E. Wong, two environmental safety firms have decided to allow  faculty and staff temporary entrance into the Science Building to select items for priority removal. Extensive testing has shown that most rooms in the building contain no airborne hazards, according...

Toxic chemicals close Science Building, displaces more than 9,000 students and faculty for Spring 2014

Toxic chemicals close Science Building, displaces more than 9,000 students and faculty for Spring 2014

David Mariuz
January 29, 2014
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[set_id=72157640272931174] Students and faculty members scrambled during the first week of classes while administration worked to find and furnish alternative spaces due to the closure of the Science building. The closure displaced more than 9,000 students enrolled in classes held in the building,...

Science Building closure sends students to Annex

Chris Sanchez
January 27, 2014
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Students of the biology 100 class meet in the Annex located near Lake Merced Boulevard due to the recent closure of the Science Building. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress Students taking science classes at SF State were relocated to other areas on campus on the first day of the Spring 2014 semester afte...

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