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SF State foreign exchange student robbed at gunpoint in Village dorms

Courtesy of San Francisco State University office of VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management-Clery Report.

Katherine Minkiewicz
February 13, 2017
Filed under News

An SF State foreign exchange student was robbed at gunpoint and left uninjured by two male suspects at the Village at Centennial Square late Friday night. The victim’s backpack containing textbooks and an iPhone 7 were taken, according to an SF State Clery Crime Alert email. The robbery occur...

Village housing evacuated after transformer malfunctions

Kelsey Avers
May 12, 2011
Filed under News

Smoke coming from a malfunctioning transformer in The Village at Centennial Square has resulted in an evacuation of the building, according to University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin. As of 1:15 p.m. today, the evacuation of Building A in The Village will continue until further notice while an assessment is completed ...

How COVID-19 changed SF State’s housing strategy

Victor Javier Aguilar prepares scrambled eggs for breakfast in Manzanita Squareroom on the SF State campus on Sept. 22. (Jun Ueda / Golden Gate Xpress)

Andres Velasquez, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2020
Filed under Top Stories

With most classes transitioned to remote instruction, University Housing is housing 363 students for the Fall 2020 semester, as opposed to what is commonly 4,300 to 4,500 students. According to University Housing, 363 SF State students — compared to what is commonly around 4,300 to 4,500  — ...

2035 Master Plan overshadows existing housing needs

2035 Master Plan overshadows existing housing needs

Natalia Pourazar
May 21, 2019
Filed under News

INFORMATIONAL MAP BY BRIAN VU/Golden Gate Xpress   Last spring the University announced the Future State Campus Master Plan 2035 in a bid to address a shortage of affordable student housing and update academic buildings and resources. Many existing campus buildings were constructed over...

SF State combats student period poverty

SFSU's Health Promotion and Wellness unit is offering free sanitary napkins at the Village at Centennial Square.  (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Jailene Escutia
September 20, 2018
Filed under Featured, News

Earlier this month, Scotland became the first country to offer free tampons to students in hopes of beginning a global movement towards fighting “period poverty.” Now, SF State’s Health Promotion and Wellness unit has been inspired to do the same. Period poverty is a globally known issue tha...

University no longer gives letters for emotional support animals

Ali Simonson, a freshman from San Diego, poses with her dog of 3 years, Bella, outside of her dorm at the Village at Centennial Square on Sunday, April 9, 2017 (Lauren Hanussak/Xpress).

Rita Berrios Riquelme and Ian Sumner
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

Corrections: A previous version of the article mistakenly stated that ESA’s are covered by Americans with Disabilities Act, and that Dr. Cynthia Kay Chandler was at the University of Texas. A new policy began this semester that prevents Student Health Services therapists and doctors from wri...

Rainbow Floor: A dorm environment aimed at community

Ariana Fletcher poses for a portrait in the library on Tuesday May 12. Fletcher lives on the Rainbow floor at the Village at Centennial Square. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Eva Barragan
May 13, 2015
Filed under Life

Hallways decorated in brightly colored murals and LGBT artwork is what University Park North Area Coordinator Paul Renolis said he envisions for the future of the Rainbow Floor he helped implement for SF State residents in Spring 2014. The Rainbow Floor is located in building A on the second floor...

Winter break shows a different side of dorm life

Calla Camero
January 28, 2015
Filed under Life

Now that classes are back in session and students have returned from winter break, the campus is back to its regular routine with restaurants open, staff workers back to work and students flooding the sidewalks. For most, the new semester signifies a fresh start, but for those who lived on campus between...

Police look into an alleged on-campus rape reported during the first week of school

Jennah Feeley and Lulu Orozco
September 10, 2014
Filed under News

Police have opened an investigation into an alleged rape in a campus residential community last week. University police have a suspect in the case, which has since been passed to the Office of the District Attorney of San Francisco, but no arrests have been made. The San Francisco’s District...

University police open investigation into alleged rape on campus

Jennah Feeley and Lulu Orozco
September 8, 2014
Filed under News

Police have opened an investigation into an alleged rape that occurred on campus Aug. 29. University police have a suspect in the case, which has since been passed to the Office of the District Attorney of San Francisco, but no arrests have been made. Police responded to the report at the Village...

Creative Arts Building expects facelift in 2018

Creative Arts Building expects facelift in 2018

Julia Middlemiss
March 4, 2014
Filed under News

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 2008, could get the green light this fiscal year if CSU legislatives approve the budget for the m...

Campus crime update: A drug bust, bottle smashing and a false alarm

Brad Wilson
December 14, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Where da weed at? A verbal altercation broke out at The Village at Centennial Square Dec. 6. Officers responded and approached the squabblers to abate the altercation. Upon further investigation, it was determined one of the subjects was in possession of marijuana. The subject was cited and released. Wi...

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