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Visual design students make an environmental statement with PARK(ing) Day

Visual design students make an environmental statement with PARK(ing) Day

Amanda Davis
September 19, 2016
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With coffee brewing, music playing and a hotdog-suited yorkie to captivate passers-by, even the gloomy morning didn’t stop SF State visual design students from attracting crowds on their annual PARK(ing) Day event Thursday. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide annual event where artists, designers, architects,...

New initiative smoothes path to graduation for health and science students

New initiative smoothes path to graduation for health and science students

Victor Verdugo
September 3, 2016
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SF State is developing a program called the Causeways Initiative to help create a graduation pathway for incoming undergraduate health and science students. Dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning Jennifer Summit said the initiative was created to address problems with low graduation rates and h...

Improvements planned for “abysmally low” University support of homeless students

Kelsey Lannin
June 29, 2016
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SF State administrators are in the early stages of plans to improve support for homeless and food insecure students. Over the past year, administration has worked with the Associated Students Inc. on improving food support, and now will focus on centralizing resources for students, said Dean of Students...

Students approve Gator Pass for Fall 2017

USF student Aya Bensing shows her Muni transit pass from USF at a USF campus bus stop on Mon. May 2, 2016. (Gabriela Rodriguez / Xpress)

Madeline Manson
May 2, 2016
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SF state students voted nearly 3-to-1 in favor of the Gator Pass after the student elections April 11-15. Students will have unlimited access to the Muni buses and light rails of San Francisco as well as receive at least a 25 percent discount on BART rides to and from the Daly City station. It...

Gator Pass vote offers students discounted transportation with slight tuition raise

Students arrive and depart SF State at the MUNI stop on 19th Avenue Thursday.  Voting is open for students to decide whether to pay an additional $180 per semester for free MUNI and discounted BART fares. (Aleah Fajardo/ Xpress)

Ahalya Srikant
April 11, 2016
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Monday through Friday, SF State students will have the opportunity to vote on a $180, per-semester addition to their tuition in exchange for a Gator Pass. The pass would provide SF State students with the ability to ride MUNI lines for free and BART at a 25 percent discount, according to the Associ...

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 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...

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...

Consent Week to empower students against sexual violence

Kaylin Masis, the director of Legal Resource Center, poses for a portrait photo in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on SF State campus on Friday, Feb 5, 2016. (Perng-chih Huang / Xpress)

Courtnee Briggs
February 9, 2016
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Next week will spark a campus-wide discussion about consent, sexual violence, survivor support and students’ rights on campus, with Consent Week taking place in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Associated Students, Inc. will be hosting Consent Week Feb. 15-19. The events are a collaboration among the Educat...

Pouring rights agreement falls flat as students rise up

SF State students attend a pouring rights town hall meeting with Associated Students Inc. and President Leslie E. Wong. where the president announced no pouring rights agreement will be made with a major soda at Seven Hills Conference Center at SF State Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Ashley Bowen
December 8, 2015
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President Leslie E. Wong's refusal to sign a pouring rights agreement Nov. 19 drew critical interest from news organizations across the Bay Area, but also brought up the question of student power at SF State. Wong stated in an email that he decided to decline the agreement after considering health...

General Union of Palestine Students honor Edward Said mural anniversary

Palestinian Cultural Mural: Honoring Dr. Edward Said painted Fayeq Oweis & Susan Greene. The mural was dedicated on November 2, 2007, in honor of Dr. Edward Said's activism for human rights, justice, and a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict inspired millions of people around the world. (Emma Chiang / Xpress)

Chantel Carnes
November 7, 2015
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SF State’s General Union of Palestine Students and Associated Students, Inc. honored English and comparative literature professor, author and Palestine nation advocate Edward Said Thursday. “Edward Said is a genius, essentially," said GUPS general member Lubna Morrar. “I view him on the same...

Students’ landlord issues tackled at housing workshop

SF State's Legal Resource Center holds the first landlord/tenant workshop at Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State Monday, Oct. 12. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Chantel Carnes
October 14, 2015
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SF State’s Legal Resource Center tackled problems and concerns regarding living arrangements in San Francisco during its first landlord/tenant workshop Oct. 12. “This workshop aligns with the mission for our program – to educate, inform and help empower the SF State community,” said Associated...

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