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Faculty approves new proposal for college reorganization

Audrey Arthur
April 16, 2011
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The newest proposal for college reorganization, proposed by President Robert Corrigan, has been approved by the faculty of SF State with 235.93 "yes" votes of the 380 votes cast. The Academic Senate Executive Committee released results Friday after the week-long referendum ended Wednesday.  Corrig...

Vice President Nava speaks to students occupying administration building

Audrey Arthur
April 13, 2011
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Robert J. Nava, vice president for University Advancement, is currently speaking to students occupying the Administration building. Nava is answering questions regarding the cuts to the University imposed by Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal.  He has agreed to address the demands of students from St...

Faculty votes on newest proposal for college merger

Brittany Doohan
April 12, 2011
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Faculty responded in record numbers two months ago to vote on three controversial options for the University’s college merger. Now, the administration is asking for an encore. President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost Sue Rosser have asked the faculty to participate in another referendum following...

New referendum to be voted on by faculty

Audrey Arthur
April 9, 2011
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Academic Senate chair Shawn Whalen announced Wednesday that faculty will once again vote on the new University reorganization structure proposed by President Robert A. Corrigan. Provost Sue Rosser and Corrigan are now seeking advice from faculty, the email said. “In accordance with the Academic Senate's...

Referendum results released, faculty accepts alternative two

Chris Haire
February 23, 2011
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The faculty accepted alternative two of the college merger proposals by a narrow margin while striking down alternatives one and three, bringing to an end the weeklong referendum process. The Academic Senate Executive Committee certified and released the results a day after the window to cast a ballot...

Academic Senate meets to discuss faculty input on UPAC

Megan Taros
February 22, 2011
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The Academic Senate met today to discuss the referendum regarding the University Planning Advisory Council’s recommendation to reduce the number of colleges from eight to a six-plus-one structure, during which time the faculty voiced its concern that it was being omitted from the process. Academi...

Faculty vote on college merger currently underway

Xpress Staff
February 16, 2011
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A campus-wide faculty referendum is current­ly taking place this week concerning the Univer­sity Planning Advisory Council’s recommendation to reduce the number of colleges from an eight to a six-college “plus one” structure. The faculty is voting on three different options for the merger that...

Green class requirement is good for growth

Natasha Artavia
February 10, 2011
Filed under Opinion

It’s really no surprise that SF State has made the decision to introduce an environmental sustainability course into the general education requirements, especially since the city consistently supports sustainable practices like mandatory composting and the plastic bag ban. For a campus that boast...

Green classes in students' future

Tom Garcia
January 31, 2011
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Recently approved general education requirements at SF State promise to better align the campus with its goal of sustainability and educate students on how to live a greener life both in and out of the classroom. Undergrads entering the University as early as fall 2012 will follow a new GE path that...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Savings don’t add up

Xpress Staff
January 26, 2011
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In our Jan. 26 staff editorial, “Savings don’t add up,” there were several factual errors regarding the University Planning Advisory Council’s decision to downsize SF State from eight colleges to six. We stated that the College of Science and Engineering would combine with Health Sciences. Thi...

STAFF EDITORIAL: UPAC packed with insufficiency

Xpress Staff
January 25, 2011
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One million dollars may sound like a lot of money to the individual. But as a savings solution proposed to combat an existing $18 million SF State deficit or the estimated $32 million in additional funding cuts to the University that Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget would create, it is nothing more than lip service. Basically, the University Planning Advisory Council spent the last year...

Financial pressure looms for students

Daniel Gamberg
January 25, 2011
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When Gov. Jerry Brown began the process of passing a budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year by releasing his proposal earlier this month, he detailed the grim outlook for California's higher education system. If passed, the budget will see a reduction in state subsidizing by $500 million and place even mo...

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