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UPDATED: President Wong partners with Mexican university

Michael Barba
August 29, 2014
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UPDATED: President Leslie E. Wong signed SF State into its first partnership with a Mexican university Aug. 29 at their campus in Tijuana, opening doors for an exchange of students, faculty and research between the institutions. “At San Francisco we’ve been looking to Asia and to Europe, and interest...

President Wong unveils aggressive Gator mascot

Udun Osakue and Jazmine Williams present the

Daniel Rivera
August 28, 2014
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President Leslie E. Wong surprised the SF State community Monday with the introduction of a refined mascot, contradicting earlier plans to retire the Gator altogether. “I’m proud to proclaim that the Gator lives,” announced Wong at Jack Adams Hall, where students Jazmine Williams and Udon Osakue...

Wong seeks funds for new facility, considers demolition of Science Building

Michael Barba
August 26, 2014
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President Leslie E. Wong announced Monday that SF State may soon look toward private or public sources to fund the construction of a new, 200,000 square-foot science building on 19th Avenue and Buckingham Way within five to six years. With support from city officials and California State University C...

Students search for definitive answer on why Wong said no to Tasers

Students search for definitive answer on why Wong said no to Tasers

Julia Middlemiss
February 19, 2014
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SF State President Leslie Wong talks with Xpress news staff about his decision not to arm University police officers with Tasers Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress After an exclusive meeting last week President Wong told Xpress staff about his decision not to arm campus police w...

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

Andrew Cullen
February 10, 2014
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SF State President Leslie Wong talks with Xpress staff about his decision not to arm University police officers with Tasers Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress In an exclusive meeting with Xpress, SF State President Leslie E. Wong said that he has decided not to arm University polic...

Non-student groups force President Wong to address student rights of free speech

At the

Andrew Cullen, Bradly Focht, Coburn Palmer and Guadalupe González
December 11, 2013
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At the "State of Emergency" rally Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, the phrase "My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers" was written with chalk onto the stage in Malcolm X Plaza. Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress SF State President Leslie E. Wong sent out a mass email to the campus community Monday, addressing...

President Wong supports student activism at SF State

President Wong supports student activism at SF State

Xpress Editors
December 11, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta From the strike of 1968 to today's student organized rallies, SF State has a legacy of student involvement and activism — as it should. Through the years, there has been a growing sense of disengagement from the student perspective. Unfortunately, this has resulted in ambivale...

President Wong invites SF State community to Strategic Planning Kickoff event

President Wong invites SF State community to Strategic Planning Kickoff event

Beza Beneberu
November 19, 2013
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[set_id=72157637826397053]   Monday, a dry-erase board was set up in Malcolm X Plaza, and on it was the question: What would make San Francisco State a better place? President Leslie E. Wong and his Strategic Planning Committee encouraged students and faculty to write their suggestions,...

No decision has been made on the use of Tasers, says President Wong

Andrew Cullen
October 29, 2013
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SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a campus safety discussion in Jack Adams Hall Thursday, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers. The campus safety talk was intended to cover a wide range of safety topics, but the proposed use of Tasers by the University Pol...

UPD awaits Taser approval from President Wong

Erica Linker
October 23, 2013
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At a party last fall in Redwood City, a fight over drugs broke out. Officers arrived at the scene and SF State student Daniel Atwood decided to make a run for it. He hadn't gotten far before an officer fired a Taser at him. The probes locked onto him and sent him into a spasm, shaking violently and convulsing...

President Wong's Harlem Shake appearance makes impression on SF State

President Wong's Harlem Shake appearance makes impression on SF State

Lovelie Faustino
February 27, 2013
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A crowd of SF State administration and students adorned in colorful costumes stood in a circle cheering for President Leslie E. Wong, Feb. 22, as he danced at the center of Malcolm X Plaza. Seconds later, the beat of the music dropped and the SF State student body swarmed Wong, dancing in excitement ...

President Wong discusses goals for SF State

President Wong discusses goals for SF State

Kale Williams
February 9, 2013
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[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/78039859" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At the outset of his second semester as president of SF State, Leslie E. Wong sat down with Xpress Editor-in-chief Kale Williams. In the final installment of our three-part interview, Wong discusses promoting the ...

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