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California State University remains virtual in spring

Hazmat suit and an air purifying respirator are seen through the window of the J. Paul Leonard Library. (Dyanna Calvario/ Golden Gate Xpress / San Francisco, CA., Aug. 25, 2020)

Olivia Wynkoop, Social Media Editor
September 10, 2020
Filed under Campus

The California State University will remain virtual for the 2020-21 academic year, according to  Chancellor Tim White’s announcement on Thursday.  White said that despite the fact that the Fall 2020 semester began three weeks ago, the decision has to be in place now because of “compelling and compulsory administr...

Tuition hikes will not be made for California State University system

Jacqueline Ortiz, Fresno State student, becomes emotional over the current situation CSU students are facing due to tuition increases, and disproportionate budget cuts at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Amarah Hernandez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Marisol Cabrera
April 20, 2018
Filed under News

The California State University system will not increase tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to a press release by Chancellor Timothy P. White. This decision is a result of the continuing efforts from all 23 CSU campuses for better funding from the state. However, Chancellor White stated...

California State University names Timothy P. White as new chancellor

Brad Wilson
October 4, 2012
Filed under News

UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White has been named the newest chancellor of the California State University System. Charles B. Reed officially announced his retirement earlier this year in May after 14 years of service. “I am humbled to have been chosen to lead the California State University...

SF State leads California public university system with affordable education, efficient administration

Vikram Singh
December 14, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

California’s state plan for public education promises college students affordable higher education, but a steady decrease in state funding for the past 50 years threatens that promise. In fact, 81 percent of  Californians say that California's public university regents and trustees are not doing...

California youth seek to overturn aged-out voting statute

Both the statewide ballot measure Proposition 18 and county ballot measure Proposition G will be up for voters to decide on this election cycle. If Prop G passes, it would grant an estimated 30,000-40,000 San Franciscans the right to vote (James Wyatt / Golden Gate Xpress)

Miles Voci and Chris Ramirez
October 28, 2020
Filed under Election 2020, Top Stories

This election cycle, some California 17 year olds are being given the opportunity to potentially vote. Proposition 18, if passed, would allow 17 year olds who turn 18 between general and primary elections to vote in general elections while still 17. The proposition seeks to expand the electorat...

The Xpress 2020 California Ballot Measure Voting Guide (Con Traducción) (Sa Pagsasalin) (翻译)

The Xpress 2020 California Ballot Measure Voting Guide (Con Traducción) (Sa Pagsasalin) (翻译)

Chris Ramirez, Olivia Wynkoop, Jian Yang, Andres Velasquez, and Yeily Mendez
October 20, 2020
Filed under Election 2020, Top Stories

Californians will have the option to vote on 12 statewide ballot measures this November. A handful of these deal with longly contested topics, such as affirmative action and rent control. In order for a proposition to have made the ballot this year, voter signature-based propositions required 623,212...

SF State layoffs to hit grant-funded staff, but there is hope

Adam Paganini stands next to the model of an SF State research buoy outside the Estuary and Ocean Center in Tiburon, Calif. Paganini attaches instruments to these buoys that measure real time readings of carbon dioxide, temperature and other data variables in the bay. (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

Jess Magill, Staff Reporter
October 8, 2020
Filed under Campus, Videos

 When Adam Paganini received his layoff notice, he was perplexed. As an SF State alum and coordinator at the school’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center, he thought that his grant-funded salary would keep him safe. “How does that work?” he said. “I am not paid from the general fund. If I'm fired...

SF State athletics remain optimistic amid standstill

An empty track and field at SF State. The university halted all sports team activities for the Fall 2020 semester due to the pandemic. (Dyanna Calvario / Golden Gate Xpress)

Andres Velasquez, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2020
Filed under Campus

The SF State Athletics department, which has halted all sports team-activities for the Fall 2020 semester, is experiencing budget, spending and recruitment impacts in addition to the athletic impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Associate Director of Athletics Brandon Davis said that like budgets a...

SF State employees protest layoffs

People gathered on 19th Avenue next to SF State protesting layoffs in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, Sep. 12, 2020. (Alex Drew / Xpress Media)

Joel Umanzor Jr., Staff Reporter
September 20, 2020
Filed under Protests, Top Stories

An estimated 60 members of SF State’s faculty and staff held a demonstration in front of campus on Sept. 12, just days after President Lynn Mahoney announced layoffs for 131 employees of the university.  Picketers carried umbrellas and signs calling for California State University Chancellor Timothy White to use...

Fresh Thoughts Episode 1: Welcome to Zoom University, Gators!

Fresh Thoughts hosted by Olivia Wynkoop

Olivia Wynkoop, Social Media Editor
September 16, 2020
Filed under Campus, Featured, Latest, Multimedia, Podcasts

The class of 2024 is unlike any other group of first-year students SF State has seen. After enduring their final moments of highschool in Zoom meetings, these students are now entering a new chapter of their lives virtually. They will not experience the typical first-year experience at SF State ...

SF State President Mahoney addresses questions on staff and administrator layoffs (Full Interview)

SF State President Mahoney addresses questions on staff and administrator layoffs (Full Interview)

David Sjostedt, Editor-in-Chief
September 11, 2020
Filed under Campus

How are you feeling about the layoffs and the process that led up to them? How were people chosen? President Lynn Mahoney: So this is without a doubt, the hardest thing I have ever done in just about 20 years as an administrator, I've been through budget cuts before first at the State University of New York and th...

SF State plans for 131 layoffs, union president says most in CSU history

Of the 120 CSUEU staff members who received the notice, 68 were from technical support services, 34 from administrative support services and 18 from operations support services. (Golden Gate Xpress)

David Sjostedt, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2020
Filed under Campus

SF State administration notified 131 staff members on Tuesday that they would be laid off Nov. 9.   The layoff notice is the largest in the history of any campus in the California State University system, according to California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Chapter 305 President Sandee ...

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