Golden Gate Xpress

URM science students face disparity despite higher graduation rate

Kana Yasuda

May 18, 2017

SF State students continue to face a lack of diversity in science departments despite a recent increase in graduation rates for underrepresented minority students.   As the percentage of underrepresented minorities (URM) ...

Gary Austin, SF State alumnus and comedic mentor, dies at 75

Kana Yasuda

April 7, 2017

SF State alumnus Gary Austin, whose work inspired comedians such as Helen Hunt, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, died on April 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 75 after losing a battle with cancer, according...

Alumna donation makes Iranian diaspora studies possible

Kana Yasuda

March 4, 2017

Next fall, SF State will open a Center of Iranian Diaspora Studies to promote information and research on Iranian culture — a project largely made possible with a generous donation from an alumna. Neda Nobari, an SF State alumna and Irania...

University encourages critical thinking with comics and zombies

Kana Yasuda

February 21, 2017

SF State is offering new courses to give students a different approach to developing critical thinking skills this semester: Comics and zombies. Nick Sousanis, an award-winning graphic novelist, is teaching two new comics courses ...

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