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University police to carry Tasers following CSU mandate

Renee Abu-Zaghibra
September 1, 2015
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A new bargaining agreement between California State University and the State University Police Association Aug. 27 gave campus police access to an array of new equipment, including Tasers and pepper spray. The collective bargaining agreement between the CSU and SUPA mandates that the CSU provide "tactical...

SF State rallies around greener campuses during state-wide conference

SF State gardener, Hugh Ennis, gives a landscape tour to a group of 15 attendees at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Wednesday July 22, 2015. (Xpress / Emma Chiang)

Darcy Fracolli
July 26, 2015
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[slideshow_deploy id='66862'] The largest-ever California Higher Education Sustainability Conference emphasized the urgent need for sustainability on college campuses July 20-24 at SF State. This year was the first time SF State hosted CHESC, with attendance being the highest in the conference's...

University float represents queer community during the SF Pride Parade

SF State students dance while waiting to participate in the Pride Parade in the Civic Center San Francisco on Sunday, June 28, 2015 (Xpress/Emma Chiang)

Kalani Ruidas
June 29, 2015
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[slideshow_deploy id='66814'] Riding in a pick-up truck bedecked with rainbow-colored streamers, SF State students and faculty joined the thousands of San Franciscans who flooded Market Street in support of the 45th annual Pride Celebration and Parade Sunday. This year's parade came just three d...

Construction begins for new wellness center

(From left) SF State alumnus and Bebe Stores founder Manny Mashouf,  raises his shovel next to Phoebe Dye, president of Associated Students, Inc. and President Leslie E. Wong during the Mashouf Wellness Center groundbreaking ceremony at the SF State softball field Thursday, June 25, 2015. (Xpress / Qing Huang)

Avery Peterson
June 28, 2015
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Members of the SF State community donned purple hard hats for the Mashouf Wellness Center groundbreaking ceremony June 25. The ceremony was held at the corner of Font and Merced boulevards, where the new $86 million structure will wrap around the existing softball field.   Campus planner Wendy B...

SF State gives a Giant farewell to graduating class of 2015

SF State graduates sit in the stands at AT&T Park after the 114th Commencement ceremony held for the first time at AT&T Park Friday, May 22. (Jenny Sokolova/ Xpress)

Nashelly Chavez
May 22, 2015
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Students donning purple caps and gowns filed into the the typically orange-laden AT&T Park Friday during SF State's 114th Commencement ceremony. The ceremony was held at AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants, for the first time in SF State history. More than 30,000 people were expected...

Former mayor readies for commencement address

Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom hold his daughter Montana while waving at Giants' fans during the 2012 San Francisco Giants World Series parade Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012. (Katie Lewellyn / Xpress)

Michael Duran
May 22, 2015
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At eight years old, former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom convinced his younger sister, Hilary Newsom, to help tear up the backyard and create a six-hole miniature golf course. As Hilary Newsom made cookies and lemonade to sell, Newsom said he went through the neighborhood selling tickets. "He...

Farm to Fork delivers with local sustainable food

Food is being served at the Farm to Fork event by the Office of Sustainability and Chartwells in the Quad on Thursday April 16. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Avery Peterson
April 21, 2015
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Students and members of the San Francisco community enjoyed a mix of tangy grapefruit wedges and crisp beets folded into a medley of fresh organic greens as one of the sustainable dishes served at the 6th Annual Farm to Fork lunch April 16. The luncheon was held outdoor at the main quad and was...

University progresses on path to discounted transit passes

Passengers enter the Inbound M train on 19th Ave. and Holloway Tuesday, April 14. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Ida Mojadad
April 15, 2015
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The commute from Fairfax to campus costs linguistics major Alexander Williams $6 each way, and compounded over dozens of trips every semester, the expense has become a strain for which he would welcome assistance. SF State students and administration have discussed implementing a transit pass...

Former Mayor of San Francisco to deliver commencement address

Michael Duran
April 8, 2015
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The former mayor of San Francisco, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, will speak at SF State’s 114th commencement ceremony next month, according to a University announcement released Tuesday, April 7. “Throughout his career, Lieutenant Governor Newsom has been a strong advocate for California's world-renowned...

Future unclear for part-time faculty

Elizabeth Carranza
February 18, 2015
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SF State President Leslie E. Wong assured students the University will help provide classes in the face of an upcoming $3 million campus-wide budget cut. Every department, including academic, administrative and athletics, will submit an action plan to brace for the deficit, but it will not affect...

Renovated training facility more accessible for student athletes

Sports treatment tables sit in the new Sports Medicine room located in the Gymnasium at SF State, Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Vincent Fausone IV
February 17, 2015
Filed under Sports

Sounds of student-athlete chatter, whirling cold tubs and a flat-screen TV that remains perpetually tuned in to ESPN spill out of SF State's new athletic training room and into the hallway of the gymnasium building. The new facility shares the features of a living room and a hospital, allowing injured...

Community residents voice support on Hunters Point expansion

President Wong addresses a group of community members,  faculty members, and students at Bayview Hunters Point YMCA on Saturday Jan. 31.

Angeline Ubaldo
February 3, 2015
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Bayview residents voiced their support for the possible SF State Hunters Point campus expansion Jan. 31 at the Bayview YMCA Community Room. SF State hosted an open forum for members of the Bayview community to discuss how neighbors can benefit from the potential campus extension at the Hunters Point...

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