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President Leslie E. Wong discusses Proposition 30 funds distribution

President Leslie E. Wong discusses Proposition 30 funds distribution

Kale Williams
February 7, 2013
Filed under News

[soundcloud url="" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At the outset of his second semester as president of SF State, Leslie E. Wong sat down with Xpress Editor-in-chief Kale Williams. In part one of our three-part interview, Wong discusses his move to San Fra...

Prop. 30 to benefit students with tuition rollback, rebate

Charlotte Boudesteijn
November 14, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

As a student who uses federal and state loans to pay for his education, Aaron Fisher tracked the passage of Proposition 30 throughout election night. “Prop. 30 was a ‘pass or doomsday’ proposition for me,” Fisher, a political science major at SF State, said. “I’m glad that the (Californ...

Voters likely to pass Prop. 30

Kale Williams
November 7, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Victory for Proposition 30 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure intended to prevent massive cuts in state funding to education — looked likely Tuesday night as votes continued to be counted. If passed, Prop. 30 would raise an estimated $6.8 billion in additional tax revenue, according to the Legislativ...

Vote 'yes' on Prop. 30 to save higher education

Xpress Staff
November 2, 2012
Filed under Opinion

From debates to attack ads to those pesky emails from Joe Biden asking for a couple bucks, it’s been hard to step out of bed the last couple months without landing your foot in something political. But as college students, there is one ballot measure that we can’t afford to ignore: Proposition 30. If...

Prop. 30 to give students helping hand with tuition woes

Ellie Loarca
October 30, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

The life of a student isn't what it used to be. With overcrowded classrooms, limited financial aid and increased tuition costs, higher education in California is barely staying afloat. It's because of this that Gov. Jerry Brown has taken charge with Proposition 30, which aims to bring back funds to univ...

UPDATE: Cal State Board of Trustees approves 5 percent tuition increase if Prop. 30 fails

Caitlin Byrne
September 20, 2012
Filed under News

UPDATE Sept. 20: The California State University Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase and a $250 million cut to the CSU system yesterday if Proposition 30 fails. The board approved a tuition rollback of 9.1 percent if Proposition 30 passes at their meeting in Long Beach. The reso...

New CSU budget proposal could raise tuition, restore $300 million to higher education

New CSU budget proposal could raise tuition, restore $300 million to higher education

KC Crowell
November 14, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

California State University students are no strangers to the ongoing budget struggle both at the college and state level. A new budget proposal seeks to alleviate some of the financial pressures put on the CSU system. During a teleconference with student media organizations today, CSU Assistant Vice...

Universal mental health care proposed to cover SF Residents

Shelley Wang, Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Filed under City

Following months of negotiating and opposing the idea, Mayor London Breed on Nov. 12 announced her support and co-sponsorship of legislation that aims to reform San Francisco’s mental health care system. The bill, dubbed Mental Health SF, would have the Department of Public Health provide comp...

Supervisor proposes first public bank in SF

Eliza Flynn
November 19, 2019
Filed under City

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer proposed that San Francisco creates a task force to oversee the formation of a citywide public bank to help fund projects that benefit the public and address local issues. The “Public Bank Planning Task Force” would comprise nine seats, seven appointed by the Board of ...

Gators weigh in on election propositions

Lance Tisuela
October 29, 2019
Filed under Campus, News

More young people are voting now than four years ago, mainly due to year-round voting initiatives on college campuses. The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement, conducted by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University, reported a 21% increase in voter turnout from c...

The Antonio Brown saga: A tantrum that propels a franchise, plummets another

Diego Felix
September 20, 2019
Filed under City, News, Opinion, Sports

In a bizarre twist, Antonio Brown was released by the Oakland Raiders and signed with the New England Patriots in less than 24 hours. Wide-receiver Brown has been a hot topic these last couple of days, and not in a good way. It started with him missing Raider’s training camp in August due to a foot in...

CSU proposes increased math requirement for high schoolers

CSU proposes increased math requirement for high schoolers

MJ Johnson Arianne Arciaga
September 13, 2019
Filed under City, News

High school students may need to take an extra year of math coursework to qualify for admission into California State Universities. The proposal will be formally introduced to the Board of Trustees on Sept. 24, and could go into effect in 2026. CSU originally introduced the proposal in 2016 to increase the e...

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