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Chinese Cultural Program Closes

Chinese Cultural Program Closes

Carly Wipf
August 28, 2019
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A wide-reaching Chinese cultural exchange program closed its doors after a 14 year run, buckling under federal pressures that threatened the funding of the university’s other language program: Chinese Flagship.      The Confucius Institute, which will no longer have a presence at the universit...

First woman president of SF State begins term this summer

First woman president of SF State begins term this summer

Julie Parker and Robert Juarez
May 22, 2019
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Lynn Mahoney, current provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at CSU Los Angeles, will become the first woman to serve as president of SF State after President Leslie Wong retires in July, according to a statement from the University released Wednesday. Mahoney will begin her tenure at SF State in...

Theft of newspapers an act of censorship

Theft of newspapers an act of censorship

Xpress Editors
May 21, 2019
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Golden Gate Xpress newspapers were found in a trash can near the empty newspaper stand by Rm. 125 in the Humanities Building on May 15, 2019. (MONSERRATH ARREOLA/Golden Gate Xpress)   The May 14 and May 15 theft of more than 2,000 Xpress newspapers was an assault upon our independent student...

Pelosi to speak at graduation stirs differing reactions

Pelosi to speak at graduation stirs differing reactions

Sahar Swaleh
May 7, 2019
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Official portrait of U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. (Public domain image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)   Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 graduating class’ May 28 commencement ceremony at Oracle...

College honors legacy of alumni

Award-winning ballerina, Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales, performs during Moving Mountains: A Celebration of 50 Years of Asian American Studies at SF State. (TRISTEN ROWEAN/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ildar Sabirov
April 23, 2019
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Award-winning ballerina, Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales, performs during Moving Mountains: A Celebration of 50 Years of Asian American Studies at SF State. (TRISTEN ROWEAN/Golden Gate Xpress)   The College of Ethnic Studies hosted “Moving Mountains: 50 Years of Asian American Studies at SF Stat...

Low voter turnout highlights flaws in election process

Low voter turnout highlights flaws in election process

Xpress Editors
April 23, 2019
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According to the Associated Students Inc. Board’s organization chart, the student body is supposed to have the most powerful voice in the administration of the University—more than President Leslie Wong, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Luoluo Hong and Executive Director...

Anti-abortion group incites protest

Matthew Vaughn argues with students as they tear up pamphlets during a demonstration in the quad by the organizations Project Truth, Genocide Awareness Project and Center for Bioethical Reform on  April 15, 2019. Vaughn first identified himself as John Newton. (JAMES CHAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Ali Lee
April 16, 2019
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Matthew Vaughn argues with students as they tear up pamphlets during a demonstration in the quad by the organizations Project Truth, Genocide Awareness Project and Center for Bioethical Reform on April 15, 2019. Vaughn first identified himself as John Newton. (JAMES CHAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)  ...

Black students seek agency, voice

Black students seek agency, voice

Geoffrey Scott
February 26, 2019
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Black student organizations rallied to condemn the Division of Equity and Community Inclusion’s decision to remove the Black Unity Center’s administrative analyst, Hanna Wodaje, from her position in early February. Members of the newly-formed Black Student Alliance circulated fliers across campus...

Groups demand Academic Senate removes political holiday from list of religious observances

Arab and Muslim Ethnicities Diaspora studies Rabab Abdulhadi hands out a list of demands to community members at the Academic Senate meeting on Feb. 19 2019 (James Chan/Xpress)

Carly Wipf
February 21, 2019
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Allies of Palestine presented a list of demands at the Academic Senate meeting Tuesday to echo points made at last week’s protest about the administration’s inclusion of Israeli Independence Day on the list of religious holidays. Arab and Muslim Ethnicities Diaspora Studies (AMED) professor Ra...

Committee proposes pay-per-credit tuition

Committee proposes pay-per-credit tuition

Geoffrey Scott
February 19, 2019
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SF State administrators proposed a strategy to charge students tuition on a per-credit basis at a Feb. 1 Budget Committee meeting, but board members debated whether raising the cost per credit would widen the gap in access to higher education for low-income students. The committee discussed the upcoming...

Inclusion of Israeli political holiday sparks protest

Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Rabab Abdulhadi speaks at a protest of SF State's decision to list Israeli Independence Day as a religious holiday Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019. (James Chan/Xpress)

Carly Wipf
February 13, 2019
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Student and community voices sliced through wind and rain on Feb. 13, protesting the university administration’s decision to recognize Israeli Independence Day as a religious holiday on campus. At the rally, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities Diaspora Studies (AMED) professor Rabab Abdulhadi said she emailed...

Community airs frustration with administration at President Search Forum

An audience member addresses a panel of administrators and one student at the SF State Presidential Search Committee open forum on Feb. 5. Photo by Shaylyn Martos

Robert Juarez
February 13, 2019
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SF State students, faculty and staff told members of the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President what they hope to see in the person hired to fill outgoing President Leslie Wong’s shoes in an open forum held in the McKenna Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Members of the SF State community took the o...

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