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ASI should keep students' best interests in mind

Michelle Olson
October 6, 2011
Filed under Opinion

In May, SF State President Robert A. Corrigan approved a request to increase the student body association fee by almost 22 percent, which was voted upon by the students. Students are now required to pay $51 per semester. Associated Students Inc. is currently working through its finance committee to...

ASI approves new budget

Brittney Barsotti
October 4, 2011
Filed under News

Associated Students Inc. is finally cashing in on their promises to increase services for students after students voted in the referendum to increase student fees. The ASI Boards of Directors voted Wednesday to approve the revised budget that has allocated the funds from the student fees that wer...

ASI working to amend outdated budget

Brittney Barsotti
September 21, 2011
Filed under News

Despite being five weeks into the semester, Associated Students Inc. is currently running on a out of date budget for this year that has not taken into account the additional revenue from the 22 percent increase in student fees collected for the fall semester. Its financial board is aiming to have a ...

SF State recognized by Princeton Review for being green

Devery Sheffer
September 20, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

The multiple tricolored disposal bins, the lingering aroma of organic coffee and the light breeze of passing bicyclists in clearly-marked bike lanes do more than create a picturesque scene of SF State. Aside from beautifying the campus, these efforts, along with other initiatives, have earned SF State the distinction of ...

Academic senate seeks active role in college merger

Megan Taros
September 6, 2011
Filed under News

The Academic Senate met Tuesday to discuss the current state of the University Planning Advisory Council's merger. The senate is looking to take an active role during the transition period in hopes of generating constructive discussion to minimize negative consequences. “If we’re looking to fin...

CSU says potential presidents shouldn't visit new campuses, academic senate disagrees

Megan Taros
September 6, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

In the midst of the search for a replacement for SF State President Robert A. Corrigan, the presidential selection process could be changing, and the SF State Academic Senate isn't too happy about it. The California State University Board of Trustees proposed last month to no longer require candidates to visit their potential...

Search begins for new SF State president

Megan Taros
September 2, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

With SF State President Robert A. Corrigan set to retire at the end of the academic year, the campus must now begin organizing what it wants from its new leader. The process begins with the chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, who is responsible for setting up a committee kno...

Next SF State president must understand student issues, have nice facial hair

Xpress Staff
August 31, 2011
Filed under Opinion

SF State will soon be starting the search for its next leader, since current President Robert A. Corrigan announced his impending retirement last week. He has served the University for 23 years, and left some big shoes to fill.  His heir should be at least a size 23 foot, the same size as Shaquille O...

CSU Trustees approve another 12 percent tuition increase

Kelly Goff
August 28, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

Students at all 23 California State University campuses across the state returned to more than just new classes this semester, as tuition and fees rose by an unprecedented 22 percent jump in just one semester. In an effort to make up for a $650 million budget cut, the CSU Board of Trustees approved a 10 percent hike in November 2010, to take effect beginning this semester. At its July 12 meet...

Administrative spending more important to trustees than student welfare

Xpress Staff
August 24, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Students returned to school this semester to discover that in addition to a 10 percent tuition increase approved last spring, classes would now cost 12 percent more than they expected to pay when they left for the summer hiatus. That makes a 22 percent increase in just one year. That's a stagg...

Brown's tax extensions would prevent 32% tuition increase

Chris Haire
May 19, 2011
Filed under News

Analysis For students who are tired of balancing the high cost of tuition with a Top Ramen diet and massive debt, be prepared — things could get much, much worse. About half a million dollars worse. Gov. Jerry Brown further highlighted the bleak future of higher education when he released the Ma...

US Ambassador to Australia to speak at SF State commencement

Gil Riego Jr.
May 18, 2011
Filed under News

Jeffrey Bleich, the United States Ambassador to Australia, will be making a 7,416 mile journey from Sydney, Australia to the SF State campus to receive an honorary award and speak at the graduation commencement May 21. Bleich, a former California State University Trustee and friend of President Barack...

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