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Hirshman speaks about the salary increase controversy

by Bill Crotty

July 24, 2011

Filed under News

Hirshman’s salary was not something negotiated by the president himself. According to Hirshman, executive recruiters provided general information about salary and other factors when contacting potential candidates. He also said candidates gain a general understanding of compensation based on th...

Lawmakers rage against CSU votes

by Sandy Coronilla

July 24, 2011

Filed under News

San Diego State’s new president Elliot Hirshman has had a whirlwind first three weeks in office largely because of a controversy surrounding what some consider his unnecessarily high annual salary compensation at a time of ever-increasing state budget cuts to hi...

Tackling societal problems in Dominican Republic

by Ana Ceballos

July 24, 2011

Filed under News

An alternative program for studying abroad took place this summer for the first time. From mid-May to mid-June, Vinod Sasidharan, the program coordinator of the Recreation and Tourism Management program at San Diego State and...

Hirshman’s $400,000 salary is approved by CSU Board despite Governor’s letter

by Sandy Coronilla

July 12, 2011

Filed under News

This morning, the California State University Board of Trustees approved the $400,000 salary of new San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s letter to Chairman Herbert Carter asking the board to rethink the criteria for determining administrators’ salarie...

50 Aztecs make All-MWC academic team

by Sandy Coronilla

July 11, 2011

Filed under News, Sports

The Mountain West Conference recently recognized 50 San Diego State student-athletes by naming them in its spring 2011 Academic All-Mountain West team. Athletes in spring sports such as basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, ...

New iClicker coming this fall

by Ana Ceballos

July 11, 2011

Filed under Daily Aztec Stories, News

A new clicker is being introduced to students this upcoming semester. The clicker used to facilitate student participation and for the instructor to gauge student understanding of class material is being replaced by the new technology, ...

Fourth annual rainbow flag raising at Hepner Hall

by Holly Pablo

July 10, 2011

Filed under News

Today, San Diego State is holding the fourth annual Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony, which will signal the beginning of a weeklong celebration hosted by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in San Diego. Featured in...

President Hirshman takes office

by Bill Crotty

July 10, 2011

Filed under News

Not quite one week into the job, San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman sat down with The Daily Aztec to talk about some of the issues he has been working with thus far. The Daily Aztec: You have been the university president for le...

AS restructure meetings go on

by Arturo Garcia Sierra

July 10, 2011

Filed under News

With at least double the attendance of the last forum, last Friday's Associated Students restructuring meeting focused on one of the four newly designed councils, the A.S. Board of Directors. The meeting commenced with questions...

SDSU leads the way to new opportunities

by Arturo Garcia Sierra

July 10, 2011

Filed under News

A notable shortage of U.S. engineers and biomedical scientists and an aging workforce in such fields has led many corporations to fund a project to encourage preteens and teens from middle and high schools to become America’s...

SDSU Construction Updates

by Staff

July 10, 2011

Filed under News

July 11: According to the Aztec Student Union’s construction update website, soft demolition in the north side of the main level of the former Aztec Center and abatement in the south side is expected to begin this week. At l...

Record recipients for the Fulbright Grant

by Ana Ceballos

July 3, 2011

Filed under News

Eleven San Diego State University students and four faculty members were awarded the prestigious Fulbright Grant this year, setting the bar a little higher from a previous record of 10 student recipients. This program is sponsored...