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Professor moves to arbitration after Wong rejects faculty hearing decision

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Kelsey Matzen
February 10, 2017
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President Leslie Wong rejected a decision made by the Faculty Hearing Panel regarding complaints about the University breaching faculty contracts on Jan. 30. Since 2014, Professor Aaron Belkin has been at odds with the administration over alleged breaches of his contract. Two years ago, the Unive...

Wong speaks out amid week of turbulence

Students and faculty gather in the quad for a press conference regarding demands for SF State, President Wong on the eighth day of the  hunger strike on Monday.  The hungerstrike is led by the Third World Liberation Front 2016, a name used to pay homeage to the 1968 strike.  (Aleah Fajardo/ Xpress)

Emily Chavous
May 10, 2016
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President Leslie E. Wong surfaced for a press conference Monday behind closed doors in the Administration Building, expressing concern for the hunger strikers’ health and his commitment to creating “an open and deliberate process” to address the issues within the College of Ethnic Studies. He...

Students voice ‘collective disappointment’ at statement from President Wong

Students and faculty gather at the SF State Ethnic Studies College to delegate tasks and form new student organizing committees on Tuesday March 1, 2016 after receiving a response from president Wong regarding their demands on his proposed budget cuts to the Ethnic Studies College. (Aleah Fajardo / Xpress)

Jeremy Porr
March 1, 2016
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Nearly 100 students and allies of the College of Ethnic Studies met Tuesday in order to further strategize a direct plan of action in response to President Leslie E. Wong's statement regarding the list of student demands that were presented to him last week. "We have to make sure the movement doesn't di...

President Wong responds to Ethnic Studies students’ demands

Jordan Vail
March 1, 2016
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President Leslie E. Wong responded to the list of demands from students and faculty of the College of Ethnic Studies Monday as promised in last Thursday’s meeting. In his statement, which he sent out via email to Ethnic Studies faculty and students and posted on his webpage, Wong reiterated that there won't be a reduction of funding for courses and professors. ...

Students and faculty meet with President Wong as potential cuts loom for Ethnic Studies

Seanan Kenney, Jon Ray Guevarra, and a fellow student raise their fists and hold a banner saying

Jeremy Porr and Jordan Vail
February 26, 2016
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[slideshow_deploy id='70842'] Students clad in black and red hurried around the halls of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building early Thursday morning with flyers still warm from the printer, as they rushed to post them across campus and spread word to the student body about a meeting with Presi...

News Brief: Wong meets with students and faculty as tensions over potential Ethnic Studies cuts rise

photograph by James Chan / Xpress

Jeremy Porr
February 25, 2016
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In a meeting with President Leslie E. Wong Thursday morning, students, faculty and members of the campus community gathered to list their demands in response to news of potential spending cuts to the College of Ethnic Studies. Nikko Martinez, the president of the Ethnic Studies Student Resource and...

President Wong: No pouring rights agreement at SF State

SF State President Leslie E. Wong, announces no pouring rights agreement will be made during the pouring rights town hall meeting at Seven Hills Conference Center at SF State Thursday, Nov.19.

Linda Karlsson
November 19, 2015
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SF State President Leslie E. Wong announced he will not sign a pouring rights agreement with a major soda brand during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Seven Hills Conference Center. “I have to tell you, I have not touched a sugary drink in three decades,” Wong said. “After careful review...

Protest sparks action from President Wong

SF State Real Food Challenge member Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, a third year communications and geography major, speaks about pouring rights during the Speak Out rally in Malcom X Plaza on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. ( Joel Angel Juárez / Xpress)

Linda Karlsson
October 20, 2015
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Associated Students, Inc. will host a town hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Malcolm X Plaza to discuss a potential pouring rights agreement at SF State, according to Liana Derus from the Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students. The meeting comes after a student protest...

President Wong lifts controversial ban on University travel to Indiana

Kelly Soderlund
April 17, 2015
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SF State President Leslie E. Wong lifted the ban on University-funded travel to Indiana Friday. The lift of the ban would take effect immediate, Wong said in a mass email.  Wong implemented the ban last month in protest to the state's religious freedom laws. "I believe that statements made by ...

President Wong responds to anti-gay legislation by issuing ban on Indiana travel

Kelly Soderlund
March 30, 2015
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SF State President Leslie E. Wong issued a statement Monday banning university-funded travel to Indiana in response to that state's recent religious freedom legislation. No SF State funds will be appropriated to support employee or student travel, according to a mass email sent by Wong to ...

Wong envisions changes to University in a Q&A session with Xpress

SF State President Les Wong answers questions during an interview given by Xpress editors in the Administration Building Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Xpress Staff
September 23, 2014
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Golden Gate Xpress editors sat down with SF State President Leslie E. Wong last week to discuss the future of the University. The Gator president expanded on his plans for a new science facility, a campus extension at the Hunters Point Shipyard and expectations for a redesigned athletics. Here are his responses, edited for clarity.   Xp...

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...

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