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Ethnic Studies controversy surfaces at town hall meeting

SF State President Leslie E. Wong, left, dialogues with student Sophia Wenzel, right, a studio art major, about funding for the College of Ethnic Studies during a town hall meeting held at Seven Hills Conference Center at SF State Monday, March 28, 2016. (Qing Huang/Xpress)

Jordan Vail
March 28, 2016
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[slideshow_deploy id='71308'] Students from the College of Ethnic Studies lined up to air their grievances with President Leslie E. Wong during a tense town hall meeting Monday. President Wong, who was joined by Academic Senate Chair Troi Carleton, used the meeting to talk about the importance...

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Tyler Lehman
March 15, 2016
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SF State and the Giants Community Fund are in preliminary talks to construct a $3.5 million multi-functional facility for the Junior Giants by Maloney Field, for which the California State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the conceptual stages March 8. Vice President for University...

Harvard offers solidarity to SF State through social media

Harvard Graduate School of Education students pose with a banner they made in support of the SF State College of Ethnic Studies. (Photo courtesy of Christina Villarreal)

Joey Reams
March 8, 2016
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Over the weekend, students and faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Education pledged their solidarity with SF State through social media in the wake of the potential College of Ethnic Studies spending cuts. The Facebook page Defend and Advance Ethnic Studies at SF State posted a picture on Friday ...

Ethnic Studies cuts date back to 2008 crisis

Joey Reams
March 2, 2016
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As students meet to organize against potential spending cuts at the College of Ethnic Studies, SF State officials are cautioning that the issue is more multi-faceted than it appears. “What’s been happening is the College of Ethnic Studies has been spending more than its budget allocation, and ...

Ethnic Studies supporters wear black and red for resistance, solidarity and power

Students and faculty members flood the Seven Hills Conference Center before meeting with President Leslie E. Wong regarding the potential spending cuts within the College of Ethnic Studies on Thursday, Feb. 25. (Aleah Fajardo / Xpress)

Emily Chavous
March 1, 2016
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Clothing expressed a united front of resistance at SF State this week amid campus marches supporting the College of Ethnic Studies. Advocates of the cause donned black and red to support ongoing and increased funding of the College, its lecturers, classes and student services. Black symbolized power, and the acce...

Students will suffer from Ethnic Studies financial woes

Darcy Fracolli
March 1, 2016
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SF State has been in turmoil since it was announced last week that the historic College of Ethnic Studies would face budgetary restrictions in the coming fiscal year. Students and faculty presented President Leslie E. Wong with a list of demands, marched in protest and held several meetings to dev...

Update: Students meet as financial issues loom for Ethnic Studies

A Crowd gathers outside of the Ethnic studies building to join the movement that followed after the student meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (Xpress / Ryan Zaragoza)

Jeremy Porr
February 23, 2016
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Graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Ethnic Studies met Tuesday to discuss and finalize their demands in the face of financial difficulty for the college. Students and faculty learned last week that the College of Ethnic Studies is facing financial difficulty and may face cuts, the Golden Gate Xpress previously reported. According to Jonathan Morales, director of news and new media at SF State, the proposed cuts students have heard about aren’t actually cuts at all, and are instead a more multi-faceted financial issue. “What’s been happening is the College of Ethnic Studies has been spending more than its budget allocation, and the University has been covering that with reserve funds from the academic affairs department,” Morales said. “That money is now depleted. We understand how that can be seen as a cut by some people, but in fact the University is no longer able to cover the college’s expenditures over its budget allo...

Student protests lead to new electronic water fountains

Alexander Garduna, refilling his water at the new recycle water distribution machines. SF State, near Village, San Francisco, Calif. Thursday. Feb 19, 2016. Gardena was refilling his water bottle at the new fountain, he was in a hurry to have an interview with his professor. (Pablo Caballero / Xpress)

Madeline Manson
February 23, 2016
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Filtered water bottle filling stations and drinking fountains will soon replace five standard water fountains on campus. The Office of Sustainability and President Leslie E. Wong initiated this project, which was supported by students and staff in large numbers after protestors filled the pouring...

SF State to potentially cut College of Ethnic Studies budget

Jeremy Porr
February 18, 2016
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Faculty in the College of Ethnic Studies were informed in a meeting this morning about upcoming budget cuts that would drastically reduce the amount of classes available to students for the upcoming fall semester. Shannon Deloso, the Ethnic Studies representative for Associated Students, Inc., attended...

Lack of advertising curbs student exposure to app

Ashley Bowen holds a phone with SF State's app open. The app released in the beginning of the month. (James Chan / Xpress)

Cody McFarland
February 16, 2016
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The developers of SF State Mobile, the college's first-ever mobile app, are seeking feedback from students to determine which features should be included in the platform's second iteration. A lack of advertisement of version one, however, has stymied students' exposure to the app and left the developers...

Update: SF State bans hoverboards from campus

Donald Howard, an 18-year-old kinesiology major, poses with his hoverboard at SF State on Monday, Feb. 15.

Miranda Bolar
February 16, 2016
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An email to the student body Monday morning announced that the 2016 Housing License Agreement has added hoverboards to the list of wheeled items that are banned on campus. "Safety is dependent on our commitment to each other," said President Leslie E. Wong at a safety meeting Thursday, Feb. 11. Wong,...

SF State bans hoverboards on campus

Miranda Bolar
February 15, 2016
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President Leslie E. Wong has banned hoverboards at SF State effective immediately. In a meeting last Thursday, Wong said safety is his top priority and that banning hoverboards will help ensure students' safety. Philippe Cumia, director of student housing and conference programs, sent an email...

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