SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco State University is welcoming new students Wednesday and Thursday for the start of the new school year.

About 7,000 freshmen and transfer students arrived on campus Wednesday to learn about college life, university officials said.

More than 30 orientation activities for students and their parents are planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday’s schedule includes moving about 2,000 students into campus housing on Font and Lake Merced boulevards between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

On Thursday, students will learn about sustainable living during a “Zero Waste” lunch at 11 a.m. on the main quad near 19th and Holloway avenues.

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  1. Milan Moravec says:

    San Francisco State University freahmen read what University of California Berkeley freshmen face. University of California Berkeley (Cal) picks the pockets of foreign, out-of-state, Californian students and their parents clean. UC Berkeley shouldn’t come to the Governor or public for support. (The author has 35 years’ consulting experience, has taught at Cal where he observed the culture, way senior management work)

    University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) has forgotten that he is a public servant, steward of the public money, not overseer of his own fiefdom. These are not isolated examples: Cal tuition, fee increases exceed national average rate of increase; recruits (using California tax $) out of state $50,600 students who displace qualified Californians from Cal; spends $7,000,000 + for consultants to do his senior management work (prominent East Coast university accomplishing same 0 cost); pays ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures; in procuring $3,000,000 consulting firm he failed to receive proposals from others; Latino enrollment drops while out of state jumps 2010 (M Krupnick Contra Costa Times); ranked # 70 USA best universities Forbes; tuition to Return on Investment drops below top 10; QS academic ranking falls below top 10; only 50 attend Birgeneau all employees meeting; visits down 20%; absence Cal. senior management control NCAA places basketball program on probation.
    It’s all shameful. There is no justification for violations by a steward of the public trust. Absolutely none.
    Birgeneau’s irregularities continue. Governor Brown, UC Board of Regents Chair Lansing must vigorously enforce stringent oversight over Chancellor Birgeneau who uses the Cal. as his fiefdom.

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