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December 16, 1988
Senior guard Vicki Mallett scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, and senior forward Chris Cavalin added 16 points as Cal State Northridge recorded a 74-47 women's basketball victory over San Francisco State. Sophomore guard Bridgette Ealy added 7 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the Lady Matadors (7-1). Khadijah Uqdah scored a team-high 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Gators, who lost for the eighth time in as many games.
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August 25, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college divestments. Now another issue - the effect of fossil fuels on global temperatures - is rousing a new generation of student activists to press their schools to drop coal, petroleum and natural gas investments from campus endowments. Student campaigns, such as "Fossil Free UC," are underway at about 300 colleges and universities nationwide, organizers estimate.
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SPORTS
April 7, 2001
Former Orange Coast College basketball player Nadia Mojica has announced that she has accepted a scholarship to play for San Francisco State. Mojica, who played at Marina High, averaged 9.5 points and 8.7 rebounds last season for OCC. * Western High basketball player Candyee McMorris has been invited to compete in the USA Junior Nationals Sports Festival, July 23-29, in Atlanta.
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May 31, 2013 | Sandy Banks
I stuffed my purse with tissues for my trip to San Francisco last week. I expected to be a teary mess as I watched my youngest child walk the stage at her college graduation. But I didn't get weepy because I didn't get to see it. The commencement at San Francisco State was oddly anticlimactic, long on accolades for administrators and professors, but short on praise for students who'd clawed their way to graduation through years of cutbacks and chaos. Seven thousand students earned degrees, but most of them skipped the free stadium ceremony and bought tickets instead for their private departmental celebrations.
SPORTS
December 18, 1988 | MIKE HISERMAN, Times Staff Writer
In his 17 seasons as coach of the Cal State Northridge basketball team, Pete Cassidy has taught a lot of basketball. The names may change, but the system remains basically the same. Which is the only reason he remotely recognized what the Matadors were trying to do on offense during much of Saturday night's game against San Francisco State. For some reason, the plays his team was running were not turning out as designed.
SPORTS
February 17, 1991
Two late rallies helped UC Irvine sweep a doubleheader from San Francisco State in nonconference baseball Saturday at San Francisco. Irvine (8-5) won the first game, 3-2, when Billy Bardens knocked in the winning run with a double in the top of the ninth inning. The Anteaters rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game in the fifth on an RBI double by catcher Neil Weingarten and an RBI single by center fielder Chris Facione. Right-hander David Bladow (1-1) went the distance for UC Irvine (8-5).
SPORTS
November 17, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Francisco State forward-center Richard Saunders collapsed during practice Wednesday night and later died, school officials said. The cause of death was not known, said a school spokeswoman. Saunders, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was working out with the team in preparation for Friday night's home opener against Cal State Bakersfield. The 6-foot-5 senior collapsed about 6:16 p.m. The athletic trainer and other school personnel administered CPR to Saunders until paramedics arrived.
SPORTS
December 10, 1994
Kevin Carlson of Southern California College scored 21 points but San Francisco State beat the Vanguards, 73-68, in a nonconference men's basketball game Friday at SCC. Carlson, a junior forward, made eight of 14 from the field, including two of four three-pointers. Chris Kostoff, from Irvine Valley, added 14 for SCC (4-4). He had four three-pointers. Lawrence Williams scored 28 for San Francisco State. He made 12 of 19 shots from the field and also had 11 rebounds.
NEWS
April 18, 1995 | From Times Staff Reports
A federal district judge has rejected state efforts to have Proposition 187 declared constitutional under state law. Instead, U.S. District Judge D. Lowell Jensen has decided to send a lawsuit filed on behalf of Gov. Pete Wilson to federal court in Los Angeles, where it presumably will be incorporated into a case scheduled for trial in September to determine the federal constitutionality of the illegal immigration initiative. Several weeks after voters approved the ballot measure in November, U.
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June 16, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Summerskill, who was threatened with dismissal after his low-key handling of student unrest during his presidency of San Francisco State College in the late 1960s, has died. He was 65. Summerskill died Thursday of liver cancer at his home in Belle Mead, N.J. His tenure at San Francisco was brief--1966 to 1968--but tumultuous as students began a period of protests against the Vietnam War and perceived injustices against blacks.
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September 14, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
As rising sea levels eat away at the California coastline over the next century, the advancing ocean could cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to beach communities as tourism and tax revenue is swept away, according to a state-commissioned study released Tuesday. As climate change warms and expands the ocean, increased storm damage and erosion will narrow the state's beaches and diminish their appeal to both tourists and wildlife, economists at San Francisco State predict.
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September 27, 2010 | Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Alvin Lawson, an English professor at Cal State Long Beach who spent decades studying unidentified flying objects and questioning the beliefs of people who said they had been abducted, has died. He was 80. Lawson died Sept. 8 at Western Medical Center in Anaheim from complications of pneumonia, said his daughter, Leslie Dirgo. Over the years, he developed "a personal kind of fascination" with UFOs, his daughter said. Lawson taught a class on the subject at Cal State Long Beach, started a telephone hotline about UFOs and became convinced that people who said they had been abducted actually were using memories of their birth to describe encounters with extraterrestrials.
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May 25, 2010 | Sandy Banks
The woman in line ahead of me at the Trader Joe's in San Francisco was chatty and upbeat, loading up on healthful snacks for the long ride back to San Diego. She'd had a "wonderful day" picking up her son, a freshman, from the dorm at San Francisco State. I was buying a bottle of wine, which I considered opening in the parking lot before I headed back to the same dorm to join my own freshman child. A wonderful day? Maybe she had managed to snag a dolly or find a convenient parking space.
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November 29, 2009 | Sandy Banks
If you're the parent of a child aiming to attend a California State University campus next fall, you might want to give him or her a nudge this morning. Today is the deadline for Cal State applications, and overloaded admissions officers are expecting a last-minute flood. In years past, the deadline was a flexible one, in keeping with the state's mission to allow all eligible students to enroll in one of the campuses, considered the middle rung between community colleges and our flagship UC system.
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October 30, 2009 | Claire Noland
August Coppola, a former literature professor who was the father of actor Nicolas Cage and brother of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, has died. He was 75. Coppola died Tuesday in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack, Cage's publicist, Annett Wolf, said Thursday. Often described as flamboyant and eccentric, Coppola taught comparative literature at Cal State Long Beach in the 1960s and '70s and served as a trustee of the California State University system before moving to San Francisco State in 1984.
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August 29, 2009 | SANDY BANKS
I remembered from my first go-round to bring necessities not listed in the college dormitory's move-in guide: plastic hangers, scented drawer liners, tools to un-jam a balky closet door. But what I didn't remember when my daughter and I arrived last week at San Francisco State is how difficult it can be to drop off your kid, leave campus and get on with your life. I'd been through the drill in 2003 with my oldest daughter. Then, we wandered wide-eyed through every reception and information session that Stanford offered.
SPORTS
February 28, 1987
San Francisco State scored a run in the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie and defeated Chapman, 6-5, in a nonconference baseball game at Hart Park in Orange. The score was tied, 3-3, in the seventh until designated hitter Jim Domhoff hit a two-run homer with two out to give San Francisco State (1-4) a 5-3 lead off losing pitcher Jim Bennett (1-3). The Panthers (5-6) followed with two runs in the seventh.
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June 14, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Him Mark Lai, an engineer by training and historian by avocation whose groundbreaking scholarship and treasure trove of archival documents guided generations of scholars to study the daily lives and struggles of Chinese Americans, died May 21 in San Francisco. He was 83. The cause was complications of cancer, according to his wife, Laura.
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March 5, 2009 | Dawn Turner Trice
Shawn Alexander can recognize the look immediately. It's one of surprise when a student enters his African American studies class and finds, standing at the front, a white guy. "Years ago, it happened more," said Alexander, 38, who teaches at the University of Kansas. "I'd see the kids walk into my room, look down at their registration cards and up at me, and then walk out to make sure they had the right classroom."
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