24 Oct 2014

University granted $17 million in mission to expand diversity in sciences

The National Institutes of Health granted SF State $17 million this month to promote the success of marginalized students and train faculty within the natural sciences. NIH, a national medical

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23 Oct 2014

Campus Sustainability Festival encourages students to engage protecting the environment

SF State students and volunteers from around the Bay Area came together yesterday to celebrate the fourth annual Campus Sustainability Festival with environmentally friendly activities like planting fruit orchards and

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22 Oct 2014

University officials give campus a chance to speak up about the future of SF State

Students and faculty were given the opportunity to voice their opinion on SF State’s drafted strategic plan for the future by scribbling their ideas on whiteboards yesterday in the Gymnasium.

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SF State students fall to the ground at the Die In in memory of all of the innocent lives lost through police hands. The attendants came together to march in a national day of protest to stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Malcolm X Plaza. Amanda Peterson / Xpress.
22 Oct 2014

Students drop in Malcolm X Plaza in demonstration against police brutality

At the sound of three bangs, dozens of bodies dropped to the ground of Malcolm X Plaza as a part of a “Die In” demonstration for people killed by police brutality.

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Portrait of Cecilia Lam.
22 Oct 2014

SF State student remembered as hard-working, passionate woman

Roller backpack in tow, Cecilia Lam would tap down the campus halls with her Hello Kitty walking-cane, her sounds alerting classmates and faculty of her presence. Lam, a fearlessly outspoken,

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22 Oct 2014

University debates controversial fees that could begin 2016

SF State students could face a student success fee on top of their tuition starting in 2016 if faculty, administration and the student body can all agree–and the governor is

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19 Oct 2014

Hosts of parties with underaged drinking could face steep fines in Daly City

The Daly City Council approved, in a 4-1 vote, an initial amendment to its existing law Oct.13 allowing police to cite party hosts up to $2,500 where underage drinking is

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Cephus Johnson, SF State alumni and the founder of the Oscar Grant Foundation speaks to students about his nephew's death and about student activism against police brutality and police shootings at the J. Paul Leonard Library in the event room, 121 at SF State, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
19 Oct 2014

Oscar Grant’s uncle opens campus to a delicate conversation with powerful words, memories

Oscar Grant’s uncle spoke to students at SF State Wednesday and led a pledge to stand up against police brutality, which he said is increasing for young men of color.

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Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, poses for a photo after his lecture on "Updates From the Front Lines of the Climate Fight" at McKenna Theatre Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
19 Oct 2014

Global warming and SF State: famous environmentalist Bill McKibben shares thoughts on campus

Best-selling author and outspoken environmentalist Bill McKibben lit a fire underneath SF State students Thursday with a lecture on climate change and the global fight for environmental justice. SF State’s

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18 Oct 2014

Alumni and students celebrate 50 year masters program with memories and success

More than 50 years after the creation of the nation’s first ever graduate program for teaching English as a second language, SF State welcomed back alumni of the curriculum to

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17 Oct 2014

Slight fee increase per semester may enhance student representation in government

The California State Student Association seeks to push a yearly $4 fee for increased student representation in state affairs, which would take effect Fall 2015 if passed by the CSU

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, SF State improv troupe, Zombie Nation teamed up with Neighborhood Emergency Response Team volunteers to spread earthquake safety awareness at this year's Quake in the Quad. Here, the zombies pretend to rise from the dead, after apparently dying in an earthquake, due to not following safety protocol.
17 Oct 2014

Annual Great California Shakeout and Zombie Nation team up for earthquake awareness

The living dead made an appearance in the quad yesterday, falling victim to the ground-shaking “Stop, Drop and Hold On” drill for the next big earthquake. As part of the

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16 Oct 2014

SF State student killed in alleged murder-suicide in SoMa District

The medical examiner identified 35-year-old Cecilia Lam, an SF State student, as the victim of an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in the SoMa District during a domestic dispute last week,

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16 Oct 2014

CFA reaches tentative agreement over labor contracts with CSU

SF State faculty marched along the corner of Holloway and 19th Avenue today, marking the 99th day without a new labor contract. Students and other organizations joined the California Faculty

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Ahkeel Mestayer (front right) participates in an exercise during the "Feminism for Bros" event at J. Paul Leonard Library in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
16 Oct 2014

Feminism for Bros workshop redefines theory as all gender-variant

A discussion-based workshop titled “Feminism For Bros” invited all genders to redefine what it means to be a feminist and joined the gender inequity conversation at SF State yesterday. “There

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Arsenije Peric, the music director for Talija, provides musical accompaniment with his accordion during a special guest lesson in the Gymnasium dance studio on Thursday Oct. 9, 2014. Peter Snarr / XPress.
16 Oct 2014

Campus consolidation pushes dance students out of studio

Dance students could lose one of two rehearsal spaces next semester to make room for a new museum in the Fine Arts Building, in an effort to consolidate the College

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Wendy Bloom, Campus Planner points to a before and after illustration at her computer of the wellness center is being built at SF State at Font and Lake Merced Boulevards Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The center will open in 2018, free for SF States and a fee for faculty. Amanda Peterson / Xpress.
16 Oct 2014

Future wellness center named after alumni donor

Funding for a new performing arts center will be redirected to construct a $86 million recreation and wellness center, which was recently named after the donor who contributed the largest

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History major Joseph Scimonelli registers to vote at the campus government and community relations table Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The event was intended to encourage students who have not yet registered to participate in the November election.
14 Oct 2014

University prioritizes student voter engagements in upcoming elections

As the Oct. 20 deadline to register for the general election approaches, SF State officials and students are focusing on campus political engagement. In an effort to get students involved

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14 Oct 2014

Trending gun violence sparks interest in students at Residential Life’s “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”

A somber ambiance filled the Towers at Centennial Square conference center as a timeline of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death was read last night. The descriptions leading up to his Aug. 9

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14 Oct 2014

Loma Prieta’s 25 year anniversary acts as a reminder of safety measures

As Darien Lum walked out of his Oct. 17, 1989 meeting at SF State with his fraternity Phi Kappa Tau, the ground began to shake. At the 19th Avenue and

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Compost, recycling and trash pile up in the grass at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 after hundreds of thousands of people attended the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
13 Oct 2014

Hardly Strictly inches toward zero waste, crews tackle mounds of post-festival trash

After the final band struck its last chord and festival goers flooded out of Golden Gate Park Oct. 5, the only thing in the wake of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was

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Mandi Yan (right) poses for a photo next to a MH-60S helicopter during a tour onboard the USS America Monday Oct. 13, 2014.
13 Oct 2014

Civilians get a taste of naval life at annual Fleet Week

A sea of tourists, locals and military personnel crowded The Embarcadero this weekend for Fleet Week, where ship tours and the Blue Angels air show welcomed more than 2,000 military

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Firefighters extinguish an apartment fire on the sixth floor of 235 Buckingham Way in UPN Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.
13 Oct 2014

Minor fire extinguished at apartment building in UPN

No injuries were reported when firefighters busted through a bedroom window to extinguish a minor blaze at an apartment building in University Park North this evening. Police and firefighters responded

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09 Oct 2014

Jogger sexually harassed at Cox Stadium, sparks first campus safety alert of the semester

University administration issued a warning to students yesterday regarding a sexual battery incident that happened at Cox Stadium Tuesday, in what was the first campus safety alert this semester. A

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Mourners and observers gathered in Malcolm X Plaza for slain SF State student Mark Madden at candlelight vigil Wednesday, Oct. 8., 2014.
09 Oct 2014

Mourners hold candlelight vigil at Malcolm X Plaza for student killed in drive-by shooting

A crowd of nearly a hundred gathered at Malcolm X Plaza Wednesday evening to hold a candlelight vigil for fallen SF State student Mark Madden. “I would’ve taken that bullet

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Michael Ritter marches and chants in a picket line in front of SF State Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Students and faculty members gathered at the corner of 19th and Holloway avenues occupying part of the campus entrance.
07 Oct 2014

Faculty members ask students to join in solidarity for new labor contracts

SF State faculty marched along the corner of Holloway and 19th Avenue today, marking the 99th day without a new labor contract. Students and other organizations joined the California Faculty

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Jesus Milan visits Mark Madden's memorial with his sister (left) at the Madden home in East Palo Alto, Calif. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
07 Oct 2014

Gone too soon: friends and family remember Mark Madden as promising student and role model

A year and a half passed since Marquis Madden had seen his son, but he missed his flight by three minutes and instead found himself stuck last Friday on a

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Melanie Ruperto from Pacifica an SF State freshman, counseling major, holistic health minor poses for a photo on top of the Cesar Chavez Student Center in San Francisco Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.
06 Oct 2014

California bans forced sterilizations in prisons following investigations by CIR

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill Thursday, Sept. 25 banning forced sterilization as a form of birth control in state prisons, a medical procedure commonly given to women

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Speakers gather at SF State to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, an attack executed by the Colorado National Guard against a camp of unionizing coal miners and their families Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.. Here, Keynote speaker Professor Zeese Papanikolas, an alumni, speaks about why Ludlow still matters today.
06 Oct 2014

Campus members remember those who fought for better work conditions at the Ludlow Massacre 100 years later

The American economy, workforce and labor movement of a century ago were radically different from those of today, but there is at least one parallel: high levels of immigrant workers

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UPN Gardening specialist, Linda Jo Morton, holds the mint plants that will be planted as what she called a homeopathic and ecologically sound way to repel the mosquitos in University Park North, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
06 Oct 2014

Mint plants: a possible solution to mosquito problem in UPN

Residential Life at SF State is fighting back against a constant swarm of mosquito attacks that have plagued University Park North residence halls for years by planting mint-plant gardens to

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Peter Vaernet, a major proponent for the Sisterhood Farms at Brotherhood Way Project, presents freshly grown melons at Brooks Park Community Garden Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
06 Oct 2014

Ingleside neighborhood may soon welcome community garden in an area with few options for food

Residents of the Ocean View neighborhood are planting the seeds of what could be one of the largest community gardens in the city, without city funding. Supervisor John Avalos invited

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06 Oct 2014

Third elected ASI official steps down since the start of the semester

Another elected official of Associated Students Inc. Board of Directors cited personal reasons when she stepped down last week from her position as vice president of university affairs, marking the

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04 Oct 2014

SF State student shot and killed in East Palo Alto

An SF State student was shot and killed in East Palo Alto Friday evening. Police found Mark Madden, 20, dead from gunshot wounds when they responded to a shooting at

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Sister Roma, joined by fellow drag personalities at San Francisco's City Hall, expresses her gratitude for Facebook's decision to revisit its "Real Name" policy, making it possible for drag queens and kings to maintain their online identities on Friday, Oct. 2, 2014.
02 Oct 2014

Drag queens rejoice in success over Facebook’s real name policy

Drag queens kicked up their heels in celebration of a victory over Facebook’s real-name policy at San Francisco city hall today. The social network promised to adjust protocol after a

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01 Oct 2014

University continues international partnerships following trip to China

SF State President Leslie E. Wong signed a letter of intent to build a partnership between a Chinese university and the College of Business Sept. 24, marking another presidential visit this

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