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SDSU FRAT SHUT DOWN OVER HARASSMENT AND HAZING COMPLAINTS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

December 18,2014 (San Diego) – The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at San Diego State University has been shut down for disciplinary action and will remain closed until at least fall of 2016. Additionally, individuals involved in the harassment policy violation will be subject to a Title IX policy investigation and a student code of conduct policy violation investigation.

San Diego State University’s Division of Student Affairs has announced the disciplinary action due to consistent pattern of policy violations including harassment of  women participating in a Take Back the Night March on Friday, November 21st as well as serious hazing and alcohol misconduct issues.

BROADWAY STAR TO PERFORM IN LES MISERABLES AT SDSU DEC. 4-7

 

December 1, 2014 (San Diego) – San Diego State University is producing an epic-scale concert version of Les Miserables, the classic tale of love and redemption set amid revolutionary times in 19th century France.  The show stars Broadway veteran Ivan Rutherford as hero Jean Valjean, along with a cast of musical theater graduate students, members of the SDSU Symphony Orchestra, the SDSU Chamber and Concert Choirs, as well as “rock-concert quality lighting and projections,” according to the SDSU news center.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED AT FRATERNITES ON SDSU FOLLOWING SEXUAL ASSAULTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 25, 2014 (San Diego) -- Today, San Diego State University has issued a statement indicating that fraternities  on campus are suspending all activities indefinitely due to recent sexual assaults on campus, including a rape at a frat house over the weekend--the seventh sexual assault on campus since the fall semester began.  Leaders of the Greek groups on campus pledged that they will “immediately take proactive steps toward addressing this extremely serious issue and the Greek community's role in it."

ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING REPORTED AT SDSU

 

East County News Service

November 23, 2014 (San Diego)—San Diego State University has issued a safety alert for students after a report of an attempted kidnapping shortly after midnight.

An SDSU student was walking home at 55th Street and Aztec Walk at 12:35 a.m. when she dropped her phone.  Before she could retrieve it, a man in a gold or silver Toyota Camry with a sunroof picked up the phone and went back to the vehicle, which had several passengers. Minutes later, that vehicle returned and the man offered the phone back to the victim. As she approached the vehicle, one of the occupants tried to pull her into the car.

WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE AT SDSU AIMS TO INSPIRE COUNSELORS TO HELP STUDENTS ATTAIN COLLEGE DEGREES

 

East County News Service

November 18, 2014 (San Diego)--First Lady Michelle Obama gave a video welcoming message at a White House-sponsored conference designed to help high school counselors motivate more students to get college degrees.  A similar event was recently held at Harvard University.

The First Lady told those present, “I know that if we truly want to help our young people reach their college dreams, we need to support our school counselors. Our young people have so much potential, and they need someone in their lives who (believe) in them, and who can show them the steps they need to take to get to college.”

SDSU STUDENT DIES AFTER FALLING OFF 5-STORY BUILDING

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 7, 2014 (San Diego)—A sophomore at San Diego State University has died after falling five stories off an apartment building near campus.  She has been identified as Melissa Kennon, a sophomore studying psychology.

WESTERN YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO RECEIVES FEDERAL PROTECTION UNDER ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

 

East County News Service

Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

October 6, 2014 (Sacramento)--The western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo will be protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced. The Service determined that listing a distinct population segment  of the bird in portions of 12 western states, Canada and Mexico is warranted. In the U.S., the listing will cover parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Since 1980, nine sightings of the yellow-billed cuckoo have been made in San Diego County, though no nests have been found since the 1930s, according to the San Diego Bird Atlas Project at San Diego State University.  Locally the birds have been spotted from May to August, most commonly in stands of riparian willows and cottonwoods.

SDSU ROCKS THE VOTE

 

Last day to register for Nov. 4 election is Oct. 20

September 23, 2014 (San Diego) - San Diego State University's Rock the Vote campaign  officially launched this week and will continue through Election Day on Nov 4.  To kick off the campaign on Sept. 23, Associated Students hosted a barbecue on campus with live music, free food, and voter registration tables.  Students can also register to vote online at SDSU.edu/Rockthevote.

EAGLES TO ROCK SDSU WITH CONCERT OCT. 4

 

September 22, 2014 (San Diego) - The Eagles, one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, will be performing at the Viejas Arena at San Diego State University on October 4th.  The band sold over 150 million records including such hit singles as Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it to the Limit, Desperado and Tequila Sunrise.

DISTRICT RECEIVES NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARD

 

State’s only community college district to net 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

September 17, 2014 (El Cajon) - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Tuesday received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

TAXI DRIVERS SEEK FAIR SHARE: HEARING SET SEPT. 18

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 9, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) - Many years ago, Councilwoman Marti Emerald and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith both worked as cab drivers. Now they are leading efforts to reform the City of San Diego’s taxicab policies and help hard-working cabbies.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AT SDSU

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 6, 2014 (San Diego) – San Diego State University campus police have issued an alert warning students that a sexual assault occurred early this morning at 1:39 a.m. at the Granada Apartment complex on Hardy Avenue.

CHANGES AT SDSU WELCOME STUDENTS ON CAMPUS

 

SAN DIEGO (August 25, 2014) — San Diego State University students are welcomed back this fall with new leadership, changing buildings, accomplished returning and 54 new faculty and a multitude of new majors and classes, which will enhance the student experience.

5 ATHLETES TO ENTER SDSU AZTEC HALL OF FAME

 

Source: SDSU news center

August 13, 2014 (San Diego)--Five athletes will be inducted into San Diego State University’s Aztec  Hall of Fame this fall, including football, baseball, soccer and track stars.

SDSU WELCOMES NEW AZTEC STUDENTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 10, 2014 (San Diego) - It’s back to school time at San Diego State University, which is welcoming 4,600 incoming freshmen and 2,800 transfer students. Orientation events greeted the newcomers, along with over 5,000 parents and guests, with information on class registration and degree requirements, tips for success--and the SDSU Fight Song.

SDSU LAUNCHES MUSIC ENTERPRISE PROGRAM

 

East County News Service

August 6, 2014 (San Diego)--San Diego State University is launching  a new program aimed at empowering music studies to run successful businesses.

POLICE SEEK SUSPECTS IN COLLEGE AREA STABBING

 

East County News Service

July 20, 2014 (San Diego)—Campus police at San Diego State University are seeking public help to locate three suspects who fled a party in the 5000 block of College Place where an SDSU student was stabbed by an unknown person during an altercation.  The attack occurred  at 12:30 a.m. The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES SDSU CONCERT OCT. 25: TICKETS ON SALE JULY 11

 

Photo: Gary Harris on FlickR (Creative Commons license)

July 8, 2014 (San Diego)--Daryl Hall and John Oates, the number one selling duo in music history, will be performing on Saturday, October 25th at the San Diego State University’s Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster ticket centers, the Viejas Arena box office, online at LiveNation.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

BASEBALL STARS TURNED OUT TO HONOR TONY GWYNN AT PRIVATE FAMILY MEMORIAL

 

June 23, 2014 (San Diego)--The Gwynn family held a private memorial service for Tony Gwynn at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on the campus of San Diego State University on June 21. The family was joined by approximately 200 close friends and representatives from SDSU, major-league baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

CORAL, HUMAN CELLS LINKED IN DEATH

 

SDSU News Service

A new study finds that humans and corals share a key biomechanical pathway which tells cells when to die, providing important insights into both species' biology.

June 15, 2014 (San Diego)-- Humans and corals are about as different from one another as living creatures get, but a new finding reveals that in one important way, they are more similar than anyone ever realized.

SDSU HOSTS SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE JUNE 16 - 20

 

June 12, 2014 (San Diego)- -For the first time ever, San Diego State University is hosting the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, June 16-20. Associated Students will welcome nearly 1,000 attendees from all over California to share best practices and lessons learned in implementing sustainability on campuses.

A STUDENT SUCCESS PROFILE: GROSSMONT COLLEGE NURSING STUDENT TAMARA MCMILLAN

 

This is one in an occasional series of profiles of Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students who exemplify student success.

May 14, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - Grossmont College was Tamara McMillan’s destiny. It just took her a little while to get there.

COACH ACCUSES SDSU OF POLITICAL RETALIATION

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 2, 2014 (San Diego) - Did San Diego State University dump a successful coach for political reasons?   Doug Perez is accusing the university of getting rid of him because he refused a request from the Associated Students executive director, Christina Brown, who asked him to help her raise money for Kevin Faulconer’s mayoral campaign.

NEW PROVOST NAMED AT SDSU

 

 

Chukuka S. Enwemeka to become the next senior academic administrator at SDSU

April 12, 2014 (San Diego) — San Diego State University has named Chukuka S. Enwemeka as its next provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, the senior academic administrator at the university. Currently distinguished professor and Dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Enwemeka will begin as SDSU provost on July 1, succeeding Nancy Marlin, who is stepping down from the role.

REP. SUSAN DAVIS TO HOST CAREER REENTRY & DEVELOPMENT PANEL APRIL 5 AT SDSU

 

March 29, 2014 (San Diego) -- If you have considered developing your skills to transition to a new career or are reentering the workforce after time away, Congresswoman Susan Davis invites you to attend a free Career Reentry and Development Panel program on april 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at San Diego State University.  See  below for details.

APPLE "PICKING" THIEVES TARGET IPHONES, SDSU POLICE WARN

 

March 3, 2014 (San Diego)--Apple picking is a trend nationwide – no, we’re not talking about plucking fruit. Thieves have been stealing Apple iPhones, which are costly to buy and hold their resale value.

There has been a rash of iPhone thefts at  San Diego State University, prompting numerous alerts recently.

SDSU HONORED AS MODEL FOR IMPROVING GRADUATION RATES

 

By Miriam Raftery

January 20, 2014 (San Diego) – The Education Trust has named San Diego State University as a model for improving graduation rates, especially among low-income students and students of color. Over a decade, from 2002 to 2011, graduation rates among Latino students nearly doubled, from 31.4 percent to 58.8 percent. Latino students are now a quarter of all graduates at SDSU.

SDSU was one of eight universities recognized by the Education Trust for its success in improving graduation rates.

SAN DIEGO STATE TO REMODEL LIBRARY OVER 15-20 YEAR PERIOD: COST $100 MILLION

 

By Jake Christie

December 29, 2013 (San Diego)--As a courtesy to the thousands of San Diego State University students who use Malcolm A. Love Library, the library administration recently held an open house of sorts to describe their plans for modernizing the Nixon-era structure-- plans that may take 20 years to finish and cost somewhere in the ballpark of $100 million. 

The presentation was held in the Leon Williams Room (fourth floor, Love Library) to an audience of 19 students and made by Stephanie Kingsnorth, an architect with Pfeiffer Partners Architects of Los Angeles.

SDSU POLICE INVESTIGATING PARKING STRUCTURE INCIDENT

 

December 10, 2013 (San Diego) – San Diego State University Police are investigating an incident that took place in a parking structure at 5:00 AM on December 5.  A man was parking his motorcycle when two male suspects allegedly ran toward him, one of them displaying a handgun. The victim saw the suspects coming toward him and drove away.  The victim was not injured.

The first suspect is described as an African American male, unknown age, about 6 feet tall, dark curly neck length hair, clean shaven, wearing a grey short sleeved shirt, shorts, and armed with a dark colored handgun. 

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