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Investigation of Barkat protest leads to new University protocol

Ahalya Srikant
September 3, 2016
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  On September 1, SF State released an investigative report of the General Union of Palestinian Students’ protest of the SF Hillel event with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. The report was accompanied by a five-step protocol for the University police and student affairs to handle future protests...

Summit begins year long interim provost position

Cody McFarland
August 30, 2016
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When Jennifer Summit, dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning, steps into the position of interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs on Thursday, colleagues expect her to excel in the challenging new role. Summit is temporarily replacing Sue Rosser, who was recently a...

Rosser leaves for CSU, University searches for permanent replacement

Current Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue Rosser sits in her office at SF State on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

Nick Madden
August 27, 2016
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Current Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue Rosser will join the California State University Chancellor’s office on Sept. 1 after seven years at SF State according to a recent press release. The provost and vice president of academic affairs is responsible for the creation and implem...

Sunshine and words of advice illuminate 2016 Commencement at AT&T Park

Sunshine and words of advice illuminate 2016 Commencement at AT&T Park

Kelsey Lannin
May 28, 2016
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The aromas of perfume and barbeque sauce mingled in the breezy McCovey Cove air as graduates, their friends and their family filtered into sunny AT&T Park for the 2016 SF State Commencement on Friday. After thanking those in attendance and praising the accomplishments, diversity, and sheer size of thi...

Hunger striker rushed to hospital, still on strike

Emily Chavous
May 10, 2016
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Hunger striker Julia Retzlaff, 19, was rushed to Clínica Martín-Baró Monday around 10:30 p.m. Doctors at Clínica Martín-Baró sent Retzlaff to Kaiser Permanente, where she received an IV. After three hours of care, Retzlaff returned to the hunger strike campsite around 2 a.m. Tuesday to sleep...

BREAKING: Community support strong at hunger strike press conference

Emily Chavous and Jeremy Porr
May 9, 2016
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Nearly 200 students and faculty gathered in the quad at 12:30 p.m. Monday for a press conference surrounding the four students who began a hunger strike last week in protest of what they consider a dismissal of their demands to defend and advance the College of Ethnic Studies. In attendance were actor...

Hunger strike sparks meeting with SF State Vice President of Student Affairs

Assistant professor of American Indian Studies John-Carlos Perea (second from left) leads College of Ethnic Studies supporters in the traditional pow wow song

Emily Chavous
May 6, 2016
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SF State Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong sat down with approximately 30 supporters of the College of Ethnic Studies in response to the hunger strike to assist in “repackaging” the list of demands presented to administration by the Ethnic Studies Student Organization on February 25. ...

Office of the President locks doors to strikers

Ahalya Srikant and Emily Chavous
May 4, 2016
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President Leslie E. Wong ordered his office locked down Wednesday in response to the hunger strike for the College of Ethnic Studies. Wong’s office is on the fifth floor of the Administration Building, and access to both the elevator and stairs has been blocked. “When protest activity occurs on campus, t...

Emotional ties to Ethnic Studies fuel hunger strike

Emily Chavous
May 3, 2016
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Ethnic studies changed 18-year-old Hassani Bell’s life. “I grew up in East Oakland and I remember hearing gunshots from my window, feeling helpless, hating myself because I couldn’t help that person who would scream,” Bell said. “Just to know they were suffering – that was something I...

Students go on hunger strike for ethnic studies

SF State students and supporters marched in solidarity with the SF State College of Ethnic Studies. The ìState of Emergencyî May Day action held a goal to defend funding for public higher education. (Gabriela Rodriguez / Xpress)

Nashanta Williams, Amanda Aragona, Gabriella Povoli and Madeline Manson
May 3, 2016
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A group of SF State students began a hunger strike Monday, saying they will not eat until the administration allocates $8 million to the College of Ethnic Studies. SF State students and faculty gathered in Malcolm X Plaza Monday to protest the SF State budget and looming spending cuts to the...

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...

Students rally for transparency at SF State

SF State Sociology student, Gary Pei, holds a sign as he crosses the street during a rally in which students came together to bring attention to a variety of issues happening on the SF State campus on 19th and Holloway in San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, April, 13, 2016. (Alex Kofman / Xpress)

Nashanta Williams and Kelsey Lannin
April 15, 2016
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A group of around 25 students rallied on 19th and Holloway avenues Wednesday to bring attention to the wide range of issues affecting SF State as of late. Issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies, the California Faculty Association and an independent financial analysis released last week were a...

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