09 Apr 2019

College of Ethnic Studies dean appointed

Amy Sueyoshi, newly appointed Dean of Ethnic Studies, poses for a portrait in Humanities 311 on Friday, April 5. (JAMES CHAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)   The University hired Amy Sueyoshi

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19 Mar 2019

Funding allocations show challenges COES face despite legacy

SF State regularly cites the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) as a signpost for the University’s activist and progressive roots, but despite ads on buses and billboards it’s one of

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19 Mar 2019

Organizations, departments host celebrations

Amid a lack of University funds, the students and faculty of the College of Ethnic Studies turned to Associated Students, Inc. for help funding their own departmental end of the

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19 Mar 2019

1968 activists give insight into history of longest student strike

Seven SF State alumni reunited in the J. Paul Leonard Library March 13 to reflect on the experiences and journeys that led them to participate in the longest student-led strike

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28 Nov 2018

Africana Studies professor, former BSU president makes strides within College of Ethnic Studies

His laid-back vibe and casual attire may fool you at first, but as soon as professor Serie McDougal speaks about his passion for teaching Africana Studies, his presence takes over

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16 Nov 2018

Strike veterans encourage future generation of activists

All SF State students “should fight like hell” to keep the department of Ethnic Studies alive and a priority at the university, said Harvey Dong, one of the three panelists

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15 Nov 2018

Danny Glover urges ‘beleaguered’ SF State students to organize

When SF State alumnus and Hollywood actor Danny Glover gazed out to a crowd of students from his stage at the SF State Towers Conference Center on Saturday, Nov. 10,

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10 Nov 2018

‘We still have a long way to go,’ say 1968 SF State activists

At a 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 1968 SF State strike on campus on Nov. 9, former strikers said current students are overburdened by the cost of education and

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07 Nov 2018

Women were the backbone of 1968 strike

In 1968, a variety of student activist groups on campus formed the Third World Liberation Front to call on what was then SF State College to create more ethnic diversity

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07 Nov 2018

Strikers’ hopes and dreams remain unfulfilled

In the 50 years since the historic SF State student strike resulted in the country’s first college curriculum dedicated to ethnic studies, the university’s education has become the most progressive

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07 Nov 2018

Student strike still resonates 50 years later

The 1968 student strike at SF State created the country’s first black student union and launched the College of Ethnic Studies, but its ripple effects spread far beyond the university’s

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31 Oct 2018

Safety concerns lead to event cancellations in wake self-proclaimed nazi student revelations

Recent revelations of an ethnic studies student’s hateful, racist and threatening social media posts have led to the cancellation of the remainder of that course’s public events, according to professor

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03 Sep 2018

Prof hopes violence and suicide prevention course goes viral

An SF State professor studying violence and suicide prevention hopes a new health and wellness course will lead to fewer tragedies among students who sign up and cause a ripple effect among

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13 Dec 2017

Dean of The College of Ethnic Studies resigns

Dr. Kenneth P. Monteiro will be resigning his position as dean of the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) this upcoming spring. Monteiro declined to give a reason for his decision.

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06 Sep 2017

Promises unfulfilled for College of Ethnic Studies

Some faculty and students within College of Ethnic Studies (COES) are upset at President Leslie E. Wong for not fulfilling demands he promised the COES after the protest from May

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05 Sep 2017

SF State sued twice before third week of fall semester

In the current political climate where social unrest pervades college campuses around the country, some SF State students think the university is at odds with its own values of equity,

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24 Aug 2017

Dean of College of Ethnic Studies files lawsuit against SF State

The dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Department (COES) at SF State filed a lawsuit yesterday, suing the University for unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation. On Wednesday, Aug.

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12 Sep 2016

Ethnic Studies Department Wins Two Hero Awards

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission and its Equity Advisory Committee has presented two Hero Awards to the College of Ethnic Studies for their activism and perseverance in gaining adequate

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11 May 2016

Hunger strike ends, agreement reached

One hospitalization and 10 days later, the SF State administration and hunger strikers have come to an agreement and called an end to the strike. “It’s disappointing that it took

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03 May 2016

Students go on hunger strike for ethnic studies

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

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19 Apr 2016

The creation of the College of Ethnic Studies

The fight to create the College of Ethnic Studies redefined SF State’s core values and identity. The college was the first of its kind in the US and the strike

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15 Apr 2016

Students rally for transparency at SF State

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

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11 Apr 2016

Financial analysis of SF State reveals no structural deficit

Eastern Michigan University accounting professor Howard Bunsis visited SF State Thursday, April 7 to examine the University’s uncertain financial situations, with special attention given to the Ethnic Studies funding controversy.

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17 Mar 2016

UPDATE: Provost denies request to sign list of student demands

[slideshow_deploy id=’71176′] “Our education is our liberation!” read a vibrant yellow sign held up by students as they stormed the quad and marched directly to the front of the Administration

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16 Mar 2016

News Brief: Ethnic Studies students invite provost to sign demands

Provost Sue Rosser refused to sign the list of demands presented to her by the students of the College of Ethnic Studies at a rally Wednesday. Nearly 200 students and faculty

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15 Mar 2016

Deans weigh in on Ethnic Studies funding controversy

Last Tuesday, five of the deans of SF State’s six academic colleges signed a letter supporting the initiation of a task force to investigate the funding concerns in the College of Ethnic

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08 Mar 2016

Harvard offers solidarity to SF State through social media

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

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02 Mar 2016

Ethnic Studies cuts date back to 2008 crisis

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

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01 Mar 2016

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

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

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01 Mar 2016

Students voice ‘collective disappointment’ at statement from President Wong

Nearly 100 students and allies of the College of Ethnic Studies met Tuesday in order to further strategize a direct plan of action in response to President Leslie E. Wong’s statement regarding

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01 Mar 2016

Students and faculty rally as potential cuts threaten ethnic studies

      Students and faculty rally after a tension filled meeting with SF State President Leslie Wong regarding budget cuts in the College of Ethnic studies. Read the full

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01 Mar 2016

Students will suffer from Ethnic Studies financial woes

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

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26 Feb 2016

Students and faculty meet with President Wong as potential cuts loom for Ethnic Studies

[slideshow_deploy id=’70842′] Students clad in black and red hurried around the halls of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building early Thursday morning with flyers still warm from the printer, as

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23 Feb 2016

Update: Students meet as financial issues loom for Ethnic Studies

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

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09 Nov 2015

College of Ethnic Studies to host fundraiser in celebration of 46th anniversary

In 1968, SF State experienced University-defining change. As racial dynamics in the United States changed radically, SF State students banded together to fight for a curriculum reflective of the diversity of

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09 Nov 2015

SF State alumnus Danny Glover speaks at College anniversary

Actor, activist and SF State alumnus Danny Glover spoke about community activism and his experiences as an actor Saturday at noon in Jack Adams Hall as part of the College

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