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Propsed UC system tuition increase stirs controversy among students

Daniel Rivera
November 18, 2014
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The University of California president’s proposal to increase tuition by 5 percent over the next five years, which is scheduled for a Nov. 19 vote, has drawn opposition from students and concern within the California State University system. The proposal, announced Nov. 6, would result in an added...

UPDATED: Bomb threat prompts student center evacuation

Police caution tape stretches across the perimeter of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Kelly Soderlund/Special to Xpress. Kelly Soderlund / Special to Xpress

Nashelly Chavez, Michael Barba and Ida Mojadad
November 13, 2014
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UPDATE: The San Francisco Police Department and University Police Department confirmed that the Cesar Chavez Student Center is safe to reenter, determining that there is no threat to the building. Officials reopened the student center for business at 12:58 p.m. "I am grateful for the rapid response o...

Faculty votes unanimously to merge dance program with theater arts

Peter Snarr
October 30, 2014
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Theater arts faculty members and two tenure track dance professors voted to move the dance program out of the School of Music and Dance and into the theater arts department Monday, commencing the first step to official University approval. The program’s move was approved in an overwhelming 18-0...

University officials give campus a chance to speak up about the future of SF State

Marli Diestel, an environmental studies major, expresses concerns about sustainability on a dry erase board during the Academic Senate's Strategic Plan meeting in the SF State Gymnasium Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

Dayvon Dunaway
October 22, 2014
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Students and faculty were given the opportunity to voice their opinion on SF State’s drafted strategic plan for the future by scribbling their ideas on whiteboards yesterday in the Gymnasium. The Academic Senate and the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee hosted Make Your Mark, a public forum...

Alumni and students celebrate 50 year masters program with memories and success

Hannah Mullins
October 18, 2014
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More than 50 years after the creation of the nation’s first ever graduate program for teaching English as a second language, SF State welcomed back alumni of the curriculum to campus last week. The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program was established to create...

Future wellness center named after alumni donor

Wendy Bloom, Campus Planner points to a before and after illustration at her computer of the wellness center is being built at SF State at Font and Lake Merced Boulevards Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The center will open in 2018, free for SF States and a fee for faculty. Amanda Peterson / Xpress.

Dayvon Dunaway
October 16, 2014
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Funding for a new performing arts center will be redirected to construct a $86 million recreation and wellness center, which was recently named after the donor who contributed the largest individual primary gift to the University. Associated Students Inc. confirmed Oct.1 that the school’s future...

University funds should be spent on students, not buildings

Xpress Editors
October 15, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Capital funds don’t come along easily, so when they do, they better be spent on something worthwhile. A $86.4 million wellness center—or a campus extension in Hunter’s Point—may be nice to have, but there are more pressing matters to resolve first with such constrained funds. SF State, your...

Gone too soon: friends and family remember Mark Madden as promising student and role model

Jesus Milan visits Mark Madden's memorial with his sister (left) at the Madden home in East Palo Alto, Calif. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Daniel Rivera, Lulu Orozco and Elizabeth Carranza
October 7, 2014
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A year and a half passed since Marquis Madden had seen his son, but he missed his flight by three minutes and instead found himself stuck last Friday on a seven-hour layover in Atlanta. That’s when he learned that his 20-year-old son, Mark Madden, had become the victim of a fatal drive-by shoot...

University continues international partnerships following trip to China

Dayvon Dunaway
October 1, 2014
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SF State President Leslie E. Wong signed a letter of intent to build a partnership between a Chinese university and the College of Business Sept. 24, marking another presidential visit this year to create partnerships with foreign institutions. “This is the beginning of developing a new partnership...

California governor vetoes $50 million in deferred maintenance funding for the CSU

Michael Barba
September 29, 2014
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An additional $50 million that the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees lobbied to include in the governor’s budget earlier this year for necessary repairs across campuses will not be awarded, Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday. Brown reduced a potential $200 million set aside for “cr...

SF State athletes try refined mascot logo on for size

SF State president Leslie E. Wong holds up one of the new athletic t-shirts in Don Nasser Family Plaza during the reopening ceremony of the newly remodeled gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

Thomas De Alba
September 16, 2014
Filed under Sports

SF State’s student athletes boasted gear with the school’s new logo for the first time last Thursday at the newly named Don Nasser Family Plaza in front of the gymnasium. However, SF State’s athletic teams will not receive uniforms with the new logo until next year, according to the Sports Information...

Hunters Point development project possible site for campus extension

SF State plans to extend to more than 60,000 square feet of open space at Hunter's Point Shipyard as part of a redevelopment project. Photo taken Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Eric Gorman / Xpress.

Lulu Orozco
September 16, 2014
Filed under Life, News

President Leslie E. Wong announced last week that SF State plans to be the first university to stake claim to more than 60,000 square feet of open space at a new development project in the Hunters Point Shipyard. “We are planting the SF State flag in Hunters Point to ensure that every city resident...

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