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SF State admin delivers first round of ‘fluid’ BLM agenda timetable

Among the priorities slated for implementation in the coming months are: the improvement of hiring practices, bolstering support for Black student clubs, anti-racist student programming, and the development of more scholarship resources. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)

Omar Morales, Copy Editor
October 20, 2020
Filed under Top Stories

SF State’s Black community is set to receive a bevy of new programming that is designed to create educational and economic equity on campus, according to a working document authored by the administration and obtained by Xpress.  The document is a timeline for the implementation of the Black Lives Matte...

SF State students share experiences on Zoom fatigue

SF State students share experiences on Zoom fatigue

Shelley Wang and Sean Reyes
October 12, 2020
Filed under Campus, Videos

  Xpress Yourself dives into the changes and struggles of virtual learning as four SF State students share their experiences. From physical and mental strains to missing a real university atmosphere, students are doing what they can to cope. Now that the Spring 2021 semester is fully onl...

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

 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...

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 ...

SF State faculty participates in nationwide ‘Scholar Strike’

Although faculty members in the CSU work under a

Joel Umanzor Jr., Staff Reporter
September 8, 2020
Filed under Campus

Members of the SF State faculty began participating in an online, two-day nationwide forum on Tuesday in an attempt to bring awareness to systemic injustices targeting people of color across the country. The “Scholar Strike” is a grassroots online demonstration promoting a work stoppage for faculty of universities nationwide to p...

Free Space Podcast – Episode 3: SF State student survived COVID-19

Free Space Podcast – Episode 3: SF State student survived COVID-19

Cierra Quintana and Pamela Estrada
August 24, 2020
Filed under Campus, Coronavirus

Cyclist dead, campus mourns 2020 SF State grad

Andrew Sanders lying in the grass at Dolores Park. (Photo courtesy of Mary Evans.)

Joseph High
July 26, 2020
Filed under City

Andrew Sanders, a 23-year-old SF State graduate and San Jose native, died on July 19, two days after sustaining serious injuries from a bicycle collision near Dolores Park in San Francisco. The accident occurred during a “hill bomb,” an annual event in which skateboarders and sometimes bicyclists...

Life slows down for SF State graduates in a shrinking job market

Hannah Khorassani reads about COVID-19 symptoms on her laptop, at her residence in Daly City, Calif., on July 19, 2020.) Khorassani's mother, who lives in Los Angeles, recently tested positive for COVID-19. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Erica Gray
July 24, 2020
Filed under Campus, Coronavirus, Graduation

Recent SF State graduates are struggling to find work post-graduation due to the pandemic and economic recession. According to the Labor Department, approximately 25 million people have filed for unemployment since March. SF State graduates said they had pictured transitioning from college to the ...

SF State lowers student fees for fall semester

SF State lowers student fees for fall semester

Chris Ramirez, Managing Editor
July 23, 2020
Filed under Campus

SF State student fees will be cut after a review of mandatory fees for the upcoming fall semester, according to Interim Vice President of Administration and Finance and CFO of Administration and Finance Jeff Wilson. “We are pleased to announce that, for fall 2020 the Gator Pass fee, which is normally...

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