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Adriana Millar, Assistant News Editor

Adriana Millar is a senior studying communications at San Diego State. She is the Assistant News Editor for The Daily Aztec.

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Former student wins $10,000 in lawsuit

May 3, 2017

San Diego State will pay $10,000 to a settle a lawsuit from a former student who said he was falsely accused of sexual assault. Francisco Sousa, an international...

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State audit finds issues in SDSU athletics

April 24, 2017

A California state audit report released Thursday, April 20, revealed San Diego State improperly reclassified eight assistant coaches as management personnel,...

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SDSU unveiled a new personalized scholarship portal, set to launch spring 2020.

CSU Trustees to vote on $270 tuition increase

March 22, 2017

The CSU Board of Trustees will vote whether to raise tuition by $270 per academic year today, March 22. In January, Governor Jerry Brown released the...

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Search for SDSU president to begin

Search for SDSU president to begin

March 13, 2017

San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman announced his resignation on March 8, leaving questions about his potential successor. In a campus-wide email...

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Associated Students Executive Vice President candidate Shannon Sneade

Associated Students Executive Vice President candidate Shannon Sneade

March 6, 2017

1. Why did you decide to run for A.S Executive Vice President? I decided to run because I think both as a society and a campus we’re at kind of a point...

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Associated Students Vice President of Financial Affairs candidate Krystal Nzeadibe

Associated Students Vice President of Financial Affairs candidate Krystal Nzeadibe

March 6, 2017

Name: Krystal Nzeadibe Position: Vice President of Financial Affairs Year: Junior Major: Business Finance 1. Why did you decide to run...

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Associated Students Vice President of University Affairs candidate Michael Kumura

Associated Students Vice President of University Affairs candidate Michael Kumura

March 6, 2017

Name: Michael Kumura Position: Vice President of University Affairs Year: Junior Major: Business Administration 1. Why did you decide to...

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Associated Students Presidential candidate Chimezie Ebiriekwe

Associated Students Presidential candidate Chimezie Ebiriekwe

March 6, 2017

Name: Chimezie Ebiriekwe Position: President Year: Junior Major: Business marketing 1. Why did you decide to run for A.S. President? I decided...

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Associated Students Presidential candidate Ben Delbick

Associated Students Presidential candidate Ben Delbick

March 6, 2017

Name: Ben Delbick Position: President Year: Junior Major: Accounting 1. Why did you decide to run for A.S President? I decided to run for...

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Associated Students Vice President of External Relations candidate Samantha Ledesma

Associated Students Vice President of External Relations candidate Samantha Ledesma

March 6, 2017

Name: Samantha Ledesma Position: Vice President of External Relations Year: Junior Major: Criminal Justice 1. Why did you decide to run for...

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Associated Students Vice President of Financial Affairs candidate Hayden Willis

Associated Students Vice President of Financial Affairs candidate Hayden Willis

March 6, 2017

Name: Hayden Willis Position: Vice President of Financial Affairs Year: Junior Major: Finance 1.Why did you decide to run for Associated...

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Queer and trans students of color talk identity

Queer and trans students of color talk identity

March 1, 2017

The Pride Center and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán co-hosted a presentation on Feb. 22 on the experiences of queer and transgender people of...

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Anthropology students use primitive tools funded by Student Success Fee

Anthropology students use primitive tools funded by Student Success Fee

February 27, 2017

The Association of Anthropology Students held a workshop on Feb. 10 that gave students a first-hand look at primitive tool use. The experimental archeology...

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Leadership Summit discusses times of change

Leadership Summit discusses times of change

February 23, 2017

Student Life and Leadership held the eighth annual Leadership Summit on Feb. 18, called “Evolving Leadership: Leading in a Time of Change.” The...

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Allies defend Planned Parenthood

Allies defend Planned Parenthood

February 15, 2017

Over 2,000 participants marched in Encinitas on Feb. 11 in defense of Planned Parenthood and as a response to anti-abortion protests taking place at Planned...

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Lunar New Year celebration recognizes campus Chinese culture

Lunar New Year celebration recognizes campus Chinese culture

February 8, 2017

The Aztec Student Union Board Culture, Arts and Film committee hosted a Lunar New Year-themed event to bring awareness to Chinese culture on Feb. 2. Chinese...

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Free tuition proposed in new report

Free tuition proposed in new report

January 25, 2017

The Reclaim California Higher Education Coalition announced a new policy report on Tuesday that mapped out a path to tuition-free higher education in California.  The...

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CFA report cites spending decrease

CFA report cites spending decrease

January 18, 2017

The California Faculty Association released a report Jan. 12 that found while diversity within the California State University system has increased, public...

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Studying in Paris after terrorist attacks

Studying in Paris after terrorist attacks

October 12, 2016

Although France remains in a state of emergency following a series of major terrorist attacks in the past year, 27 San Diego State students are currently...

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Meet the class of 2016: Saumon Elhaie

Meet the class of 2016: Saumon Elhaie

May 13, 2016

The first in his family to go to college, business senior Saumon Elhaie has made the most of his time at San Diego State. Elhaie’s parents originally...

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SDSU study finds awareness days effective at increasing public engagement

SDSU study finds awareness days effective at increasing public engagement

April 18, 2016

Awareness days have a positive effect on public engagement and news coverage, according to a study published recently by a San Diego State researcher. Graduate...

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MultiCultural Coalition hosting Day of Action

MultiCultural Coalition hosting ‘Day of Action’

April 14, 2016

Although the planned faculty strike was diverted after the California State University system agreed to grant wage increases, a “Day of Action” is...

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SDSU researchers to map Southern California sea floor in search of first North Americans

April 13, 2016

San Diego State researchers will help lead a project to search the sea floor off the coast of Southern California in search of ancient landforms. The...

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UberPASSPORT offering one-way trips over the border

UberPASSPORT offering one-way trips over the border

April 6, 2016

San Diego State students will now be able to use Uber to cross the Mexican border thanks to a new ride service announced on March 16. The new ride service,...

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SDSU researcher examines link between gut bacteria and metabolic disease

SDSU researcher examines link between gut bacteria and metabolic disease

March 23, 2016

A new study conducted by a San Diego State professor suggests a link between gut bacteria and metabolic disorders, which often occur with polycystic ovary...

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SDSU receives $3 million for Bridges to Stem Cell Research Internship Program

SDSU receives $3 million for Bridges to Stem Cell Research Internship Program

March 14, 2016

A San Diego State internship program recently received more than $3 million to allow students to conduct stem cell research. The SDSU Bridges to...

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Student Research Symposium sees record number of participants

Student Research Symposium sees record number of participants

March 2, 2016

San Diego State’s ninth annual Student Research Symposium will include a record number of 551 students this year. Ashley Rubio, the symposium’s coordinator,...

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$8M research grant to fund home healthcare programs

$8M research grant to fund home healthcare programs

February 17, 2016

The Social Policy Institute in San Diego State’s School of Social Work recently received a $8 million grant to create a statewide training program for...

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SDSU researchers battle concussions with new balance board technology

SDSU researchers battle concussions with new balance board technology

February 16, 2016

A portable medical device developed at San Diego State has been found to be twice as effective at determining whether a person has a concussion compared...

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Lecture series offers new perspectives on Israel-Palestine conflict

Lecture series offers new perspectives on Israel-Palestine conflict

February 2, 2016

A lecture series presented by the Charles Hostler Institute on World Affairs set to begin Feb. 15 will offer new insights into the Israeli-Palestine conflict. The...

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KCR nominated for 5 broadcasting awards

KCR nominated for 5 broadcasting awards

January 20, 2016

San Diego State’s student radio station KCR College Radio was nominated for five Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards. The station’s staff will...

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Student workers protest for right to unionize

Student workers protest for right to unionize

December 14, 2015

A protest was held in support of Aztec Shops workers' right to unionize during an Aztec Shops board meeting Friday afternoon, Dec. 11. The protest...

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Aztecs Rock Hunger shatters previous food record

Aztecs Rock Hunger shatters previous food record

December 9, 2015

San Diego State’s annual food drive, Aztecs Rock Hunger, raised more than 414,000 pounds of food this year, shattering last year’s previous record...

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Sustainability forum aims to promote campus environmentalism

Sustainability forum aims to promote campus environmentalism

December 7, 2015

San Diego State’s PowerSave Campus team held a sustainability forum last week  in an effort to increase communication between environment-focused student...

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Campus talk features refugee crisis experts

Campus talk features refugee crisis experts

November 23, 2015

Scholars Without Borders and the International Security and Conflict Resolution Student Society held a panel discussion about the global refugee crisis...

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Student honored for exceptional philanthropy efforts

Student honored for exceptional philanthropy efforts

November 20, 2015

San Diego State philosophy freshman Francisco “Panchito” Martinez was recognized as an Outstanding Youth Volunteer by the Association of Fundraising...

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Government Outreach Day: Marty Block and Shirley Weber respond to Aztecs

Government Outreach Day: Marty Block and Shirley Weber respond to Aztecs

November 18, 2015

Assemblymember Shirley Weber and Senator Marty Block spoke on campus to student leaders on Nov. 13 as part of San Diego State’s first Government Outreach...

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The Strategic Planning Committee will finish reviewing feedback during the upcoming spring semester.

Approved CSU budget expands SDSU funding

November 18, 2015

An expansion in the California State University’s final budget for this year will allow San Diego State to invest $3.4 million in the university, which...

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Student success fees provide $600,000 to some student groups

Student success fees provide $600,000 to some student groups

November 12, 2015

A total of $718,000 was given to student groups this semester from the student success fee and additional funding from Academic Affairs. A total of...

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City tightens laws for off-campus housing

City tightens laws for off-campus housing

November 10, 2015

In an effort to crack down on “mini-dorms” San Diego revised its definition of a rooming house in September. Mini-dorms, or houses that are rented...

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CSU faculty votes to approve spring strike

CSU faculty votes to approve spring strike

November 4, 2015

A nearly unanimous vote by the California Faculty Association determined Wednesday that California State University faculty will organize a strike in spring...

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Lecture series offers insight into education in the Middle East

Lecture series offers insight into education in the Middle East

November 4, 2015

Former American University of Beirut President Peter Dorman spoke last week about education in the Middle East. The talk, titled “The Challenges of...

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Feminist speaker discusses sex, rape culture in America

November 4, 2015

Nationally recognized feminist writer and activist Jaclyn Friedman will speak on campus Wednesday in a discussion titled, “Sex in America: Beyond Prudes,...

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Menorah vandalized at Chabad House

Menorah vandalized at Chabad House

October 28, 2015

Two unknown suspects broke a 12-foot-tall menorah in front of the Chabad House on Montezuma Road around midnight on Oct. 22. One student who lives in...

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Campus lecture to focus on education in Middle East

Campus lecture to focus on education in Middle East

October 26, 2015

The first in a series of San Diego State lectures will feature former American University of Beirut President Peter Dorman on Tuesday, Oct. 27, where he...

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Intern Queen helps students get professional work

‘Intern Queen’ helps students get professional work

October 19, 2015

CEO and founder of InternQueen.com Lauren Berger gave a presentation on internships on the San Diego State campus last week. The SDSU Career Services...

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Activists for Palestine hold national conference at SDSU

Activists for Palestine hold national conference at SDSU

October 16, 2015

San Diego State hosted activists from across the country for the Fifth Annual Students for Justice in Palestine National Conference last weekend. Nearly...

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Library workshops aim to teach new digital skills

Library workshops aim to teach new digital skills

October 7, 2015

San Diego State’s Love Library is launching a digital workshop series that will run throughout October. The series, which started Tuesday, is designed...

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SDSUs Smart Health Institute develops wearable health sensors

SDSU’s Smart Health Institute develops wearable health sensors

September 28, 2015

The Smart Health Institute at San Diego State is working on new, bio-medical technology. The institute’s research mainly focuses on wearable, portable...

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Aztec commuters form community

Aztec commuters form community

September 23, 2015

A new program launched by San Diego State Counseling and Psychological Services aims to provide transfer and commuter students with more resources and...

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KCR founder dies at age 69

KCR founder dies at age 69

September 16, 2015

The founder of San Diego State’s KCR College Radio station Jerry Zullo died recently, leaving behind a student organization that continues today. He...

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SDSU ranks nationally for LGBT friendliness

SDSU ranks nationally for LGBT friendliness

September 7, 2015

San Diego State was ranked among the top 25 LGBT-friendly universities in the nation for the sixth year in a row. The ranking is based on the Campus...

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The Center of Intercultural Relations hosted the semesters first series of events catering to minority cultures on campus.

Series honoring campus diversity kicks off

September 2, 2015

The Center for Intercultural Relations at San Diego State held a series of community receptions for women and minority groups to start the semester. Eleven...

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Guide to getting involved at SDSU

Guide to getting involved at SDSU

August 19, 2015

With a campus of over 33,000 students, it is easy to feel lost among the crowd. But with more than 300 extracurricular organizations, SDSU is the perfect...

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SDSU recognized for sustainable food

SDSU recognized for sustainable food

April 23, 2015

San Diego State was recently recognized by the Green Restaurant Association as the first college campus requiring all food services to meet the association’s...

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SDSU study: eating times may lead to healthiness

SDSU study: eating times may lead to healthiness

April 13, 2015

According to a new San Diego State study, the time someone eats may be as important as what he or she eats. The new study, recently published by...

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Bicycle impound policy falls short

Bicycle impound policy falls short

March 23, 2015

A bike impound policy implemented in December of 2013 has not decreased the amount of bikes that are locked up on campus away from bike rails, according...

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Honors college named after Stephen Weber and wife Susan

Honors college named after Stephen Weber and wife Susan

March 19, 2015

San Diego State recently named its honors college after former SDSU President Stephen Weber and his wife. In addition, philanthropist Darlene Shiley gifted...

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AS website glitch rejects award nominations

March 6, 2015

A website glitch prevented nominations for Associated Students’ Aztec Achievement Awards to be received between Feb. 10 and Feb. 23. The deadline is...

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CSU provides health insurance education

March 2, 2015

A California State University program helped educate students about the Affordable Care Act prior to the Feb. 15 open enrollment deadline. According...

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Leases hinder travel plans

Leases hinder travel plans

February 19, 2015

Despite San Diego State’s national ranking as a top university for students studying abroad, Aztecs have few short-term housing options when preparing...

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Professors to teach in Baja California

Professors to teach in Baja California

February 5, 2015

A recently initiated partnership will allow San Diego State professors to teach business classes at a university in Baja California. The agreement, International...

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Course project offers safety advice

Course project offers safety advice

December 8, 2014

In light of the string of crime alerts pertaining to incidents that occur in the evening or at night, a group of four students launched a health communication...

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SDSU surpasses Aztecs Rock Hunger goal

November 21, 2014

The Aztecs Rock Hunger challenge collected a record amount of food donations this year. A closing ceremony was held at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student...

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SDSU revamps campus recycling scheme

SDSU revamps campus recycling scheme

November 17, 2014

In an effort to make recycling easier on campus, the recycling department is pairing up trash and recycling bins around campus. “It has been shown,...

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Smoking on campus continues despite smoking ban

Smoking on campus continues despite smoking ban

October 27, 2014

Last spring San Diego State adopted a smoke and tobacco-free policy across campus in an effort to create a healthy environment. Although the policy...

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New course to study San Diego air

New course to study San Diego air

October 2, 2014

A new class at San Diego State will combine the efforts of the journalism and geology departments as part of a $35,000 grant. SDSU was one of the 12...

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Get involved: Alpha Kappa Psi

September 25, 2014

A mix of business and networking, a San Diego State business fraternity looks to offer students a leg up in the professional world. For students interested...

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Credit cards are ‘out’ with college students

September 15, 2014

A new study revealed that 63 percent of millennials do not own credit cards. The study, conducted by Bankrate.com, surveyed 1,161 respondents. Jeanine...

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Aztecs buddy up with foreigners

September 8, 2014

A fairly new club on campus helps international exchange students adjust by pairing them up with San Diego State students who have recently returned from...

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San Diegans recycle less than what the state requires

May 4, 2014

Less than a quarter of San Diego residents recycle, according to a study from San Diego's Environmental Services Department released last week. The...

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Org. plan to help SD homeless

May 1, 2014

A new student organization at San Diego State may let students donate leftover meal plan money to provide food for the homeless. Swipes for the Homeless...

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Close to home in the College Area

April 24, 2014

The first time I set foot on campus during orientation the summer of 2013 I was confused. Not because I was a clueless freshman, but I had been under the...

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SDSU launches first ‘Trans Week of Empowerment’

April 15, 2014

On April 7, San Diego State kicked off its first Trans* Week of Empowerment to bring positive visibility to the transgender community. The event was...

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SDSU grad schools receive top rankings

SDSU grad schools receive top rankings

March 24, 2014

Several San Diego State graduate school programs received high marks in an annual U.S. News and World report released earlier this month. SDSU’s Rehabilitation...

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STEM2 connects youth with SDSU

March 24, 2014

The Pre-College Institute at San Diego State held an event Friday to encourage youth to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

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A.S. elects map out strategic plans

March 24, 2014

Co-authored by Jaclyn Palumbo, senior staff writer The Daily Aztec talked to the newly-elected Associated Students executives to get the specifics...

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A.S. vice president candidates discuss campus issues

A.S. vice president candidates discuss campus issues

March 12, 2014

The Associated Students vice president candidates assembled Wednesday afternoon and expressed their stances on current issues as well as their goals in...

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Library holds student research competition

March 10, 2014

San Diego State held the seventh annual Student Research Symposium on March 7 and 8.   The event allowed students to present research projects and to...

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Residence halls want to help boost positive behavior

March 6, 2014

The San Diego State Residence halls are implementing a new program to help boost positive behavior among residents. The Positive Community Rewards program...

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CSU offers scholarship to middle class students

CSU offers scholarship to middle class students

February 20, 2014

A new scholarship will allow middle-class California State University students, including San Diego State, to receive up to 40 percent off tuition and...

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SDSU receives $20 million donation

SDSU receives $20 million donation

February 5, 2014

San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman announced a historical donation of $20 million during a ceremony at the new Aztec Student Union on Feb. 5. The...

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Chancellor allocates $50 million for CSU

February 3, 2014

California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White gave the first state of the CSU address on Jan. 29 at the Board of Trustees meeting at the CSU...

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SDSU partners with Fanpics

January 31, 2014

Earlier this month, San Diego State approved a partnership with Fanpics, an app that allows fans access to photos of themselves throughout a sporting event. The...

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More bike racks to compensate for new impound policy

December 11, 2013

On Dec. 3, students of San Diego State received an email from Associated Students President Josh Morse informing them about a new bike impoundment policy...

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Open Air Theatre gets new naming partner

Open Air Theatre gets new naming partner

November 18, 2013

A new name and renovation plans for San Diego State’s Open Air Theatre were revealed on Nov. 18 during a media event in the OAT. The theatre was renamed...

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Plans for increased dorm surveillance announced

November 7, 2013

On Oct. 26, the San Diego State Housing Administration sent out an email to dorm residents announcing plans to install surveillance cameras within residence...

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Zombies grooved to Thriller at Cuicacalli

Zombies grooved to “Thriller” at Cuicacalli

November 1, 2013

On Oct. 30, the San Diego State Dining Room at Cuicacalli held a Halloween-themed event to promote the spirit of spookiness. “Zombie Night,” hosted...

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Volcom Inc. co-founder embraces Aztec roots

October 24, 2013

Volcom Inc. co-founder and San Diego State alumnus Thom McElroy spoke to students on Oct. 22 as a part of a lecture series by the Lavin Entrepreneurship...

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Mentor Program launches to connect Aztecs and alumni

October 15, 2013

On Oct. 11, a kickoff event for the new Aztec Mentor Program was held to introduce students to their respective alumni mentors. The Aztec Mentors Program...

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SDSU professor wins entrepreneurship award

October 9, 2013

San Diego State professor and Lavin Entrepreneurship Center Executive Director Alex DeNoble received the distinguished Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer...

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Alumni Association engages student with new campaign

October 3, 2013

The San Diego State Alumni Association launched a new student engagement campaign on Sept. 24 to boost school pride. The Alumni Association student...

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