Golden Gate Xpress

Jerusalem mayor returns to campus with new security measures in effect

Gracie Ngo and Nicole Ortega
April 5, 2017
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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will speak to students and community members on Thursday after being invited by President Leslie Wong without collaboration with students groups. SF State came under fire a year ago after a protest, led by the General Union of Palestine Students, erupted in the conference...

IDEAS discusses undocumented student safety

Rita Berríos Riquelme
November 16, 2016
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Representatives of Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success spoke to the academic senate on Tuesday about their concerns for the safety of SF State’s undocumented community on campus in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as America’s next president. Pamela Ortiz, president of IDEAS, and Janet ...

Research fuels evaluation of campus climate for LGBTQ+ students

Erik Boyd, a SF State graduate student of Sexuality Studies talks with students and
faculty about the campus climate for LBGTQ students during the LGBTQ Campus Climate event in J. Paul Leonard Library room 121 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.  (Kin Lee/Xpress)

Victor Verdugo
November 2, 2016
Filed under News

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story had misspellings of the names "Darius Bost" and "Colleen Hoff." Additionally, the acronym "CREGS" was missing an "S" at the end.  Students, staff and faculty will submit a letter to SF State administration addressing concerns about the campus climate toward...

Some students lose out on new minimum wage

Victor Verdugo
September 13, 2016
Filed under Life

While San Francisco raised its minimum wage from $12.25 to $13 in July, only students that were already being paid at the City minimum wage benefitted from this increase. This means  students like Megan Foley, who works at the Campus Recreation Department, make under minimum wage — just $10 an hour. “I’m...

News Brief: Ethnic Studies students invite provost to sign demands

Sue Rosser, SF State Provost, (left) delivers a message from University President Leslie Wong as students ask her to sign their list of demands during a rally outside of the Administration building at SF State on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  ( Ryan McNulty / Xpress )

Ahalya Srikant and Jeremy Porr
March 16, 2016
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Provost Sue Rosser refused to sign the list of demands presented to her by the students of the College of Ethnic Studies at a rally Wednesday. Nearly 200 students and faculty attended the event in order to voice their support for the College in light of recent news about potential spending cuts, pr...

Students and faculty rally as potential cuts threaten ethnic studies

Students and faculty members flood the Seven Hills Conference Center Center before before meeting with President Leslie Wong regarding the proposed budget cuts within the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State on Thursday February 25, 2016. (Aleah Fajardo / Xpress)

Jocelyn Carranza and Kelsey Lannin
March 1, 2016
Filed under Multimedia

      Students and faculty rally after a tension filled meeting with SF State President Leslie Wong regarding budget cuts in the College of Ethnic studies. Read the full story: Students and faculty meet with President Wong as potential cuts loom for ethnic studies Check out this video on You...

Protest erupts during Coca-Cola pouring rights forum

Students oppose the sale of pouring rights at SF State by disrupting a town hall meeting  with Coca-Cola, a potential company that may begin supplying all beverages on campus Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)

Linda Karlsson
October 14, 2015
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More than 30 students protested against SF State's potential pouring rights agreement with Coca-Cola Co. at the J. Paul Leonard Library Wednesday. The protesters demanded better communication from the University moving forward with the agreement, citing a lack of shared governance at SF State. “We...

Frustration bubbles from major soda brand entering SF State

Nazih Ibrahim, a Gold Coast Grill & Catering employee, restocks beverages in the Gold Coast Grill & Catering vendor store at SF State Friday Oct. 2. The University Corporation (UCorp) is looking to establish an exclusive partnership with SF State regarding pouring rights to beverages on campus according to UCorp's recent proposal. (Joel Angel Juárez / Xpress)

Linda Karlsson
October 6, 2015
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Members of environmental student groups at SF State said they are growing frustrated as the school moves forward with a pouring rights agreement, seeking a deal in which a major soda brand will represent 80 percent of all vendors on campus. “The way that President (Leslie E.) Wong has been going...

New faces flood athletic department

Tony Schifano, new Head Coach of the Gators’ baseball team, poses for a portrait at SF State baseball field Monday, Aug 24, 2015. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
August 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the SF State Athletic Department. Softball coach Lisa Allen, baseball coach Tony Schifano and women's soccer coach Tracy Hamm were off-camp...

World Series trophies make their way to SF State

Jose Garcia Ramirez, right, and his girl friend Rosmery Huapaya stand together for a photo with the Giants World Series Trophies in the Cesar Chavez student center Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Elizabeth Carranza
February 3, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Sports

The San Francisco Giants will treat SF State faculty and students to a display of the three World Series trophies Wednesday at Jack Adams Hall. The event was created by SF State’s University Advancement department and the Alumni Association, who have a close relationship with the Giants org...

Cal State system commits to increase graduation rate

Timothy Smith
January 28, 2015
Filed under Life, News

The Chancellor of the California State University system announced a new plan to improve graduation rates at the State of the CSU address in Long Beach Jan. 27. In his address, Timothy P. White, seventh chancellor of the CSU system, celebrated the achievements of the program, discussed the current ...

SF State first public university to commence at AT&T Park

The score board at AT&T Park is seen from the side of the park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday January 26, 2015.

Timothy Smith
January 27, 2015
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SF State graduates will celebrate the University's 114th commencement this year at San Francisco's beloved AT&T Park. SF State will be the first public university to carry out its graduation at the park since the stadium opened in 2000. Moving the ceremony from Cox Stadium to AT&T Park will...

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