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Humanities building evacuated

Hundreds of students, staff and faculty wait for the all clear after a pulled fire alarm led to the evacuation of the Humanities Building at San Francisco State University at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. 
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November 6, 2018

Around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, the entire Humanities Building was evacuated when someone pulled a fire alarm apparently as a hoax. Loud sirens and an evacuation announcement sent students, faculty...

Emergency staff respond to 911 call inside the Humanities building

December 3, 2015

First responders received a call shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday morning from staff in the Humanities Building reporting a medical emergency. One faculty member, who did not want to be named, described...

Security cameras in Humanities Building removed after catching pyro

Security cameras in Humanities Building removed after catching pyro
May 7, 2014

Three security cameras that were installed on the first three floors of the Humanities Building have been removed after they served their purpose in identifying an arsonist in more than a year ago. The...

Another fire ignites in SF State Humanities Building

October 2, 2012

UPDATE 10:47 p.m.: Campus police has confirmed that the fire was arson. UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: The fire alarm was pulled about 20 minutes after the fire was extinguished. Roughly 30 students have evacuated...

UPDATE: Campus police give OK to enter SF State Humanities Building after fire

September 18, 2012

UPDATE 8:00 p.m.: Students are now allowed re-entry into the Humanities Building, according to Shimanoff. UPDATE 7:43 P.M.: Susan Shimanoff, the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal and Creative...

UPDATED: Two computers stolen from Humanities building recovered at pawn shop

April 3, 2012

UPDATE April 3, 6:30 p.m.: Two desktop computers belonging to SF State have been recovered at a local pawn shop after an apparent burglary that took place at the Humanities building early Monday morning. San...

SF State Humanities building flooded, no classes canceled

February 20, 2012

Maintenance staff responded to a flood in the south wing of the Humanities building caused by a ruptured water pipe Sunday Feb. 19 at around 5:30 p.m., after a student reported the flood to the University...

Students evacuated from humanities building due to false alarm

Students evacuated from humanities building due to false alarm
October 19, 2011

Students in the humanities building were evacuated due to a false alarm today at approximately 12:50 p.m. While the direct cause of the alarm is still unknown, University police said the problems could...

Surprise fire drill shakes up Humanities building, tests system

February 21, 2011

The Humanities building received a late night jolt tonight at 7:30 p.m. when a semiannual fire drill signaled for students and faculty to evacuate the building. To simulate a real fire, no one was notified. "Why...

Classrooms topping 90 degrees in AC-less buildings

December 10, 2019

Makeshift fans, hot air and adjusted curriculums have become the new norm for classes in the Humanities building during the warmer months of the year.  Graph by Noor Baig/ Golden Gate Xpress It’s...

Building projects 20 percent completion

The construction site for the future Liberal and Creative Arts building between the Humanities and Creative Arts buildings on Monday, April 8, 2019. (TRISTEN ROWEAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)
April 9, 2019

The construction site for the future Liberal and Creative Arts building between the Humanities and Creative Arts buildings on Monday, April 8, 2019. (TRISTEN ROWEAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)   The...

Creative Arts Building expects facelift in 2018

Creative Arts Building expects facelift in 2018
March 4, 2014

A student walks by the current broadcast wing of the Creative Arts building Monday, March 3. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress The Creative Arts Replacement Building project, which has been on hold since...

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