The San Francisco Chronicle reported on March 20 that the California State University has closed new admissions for the spring 2013 semester. However, SF State and seven other campuses will allow the transfer of 500 students in a program previously approved by the California Legislature. An estimated 16,000 people will be turned away. Should upcoming education-funding ballot measures fail, system-wide enrollment for the 2013-14 academic year would be cut by 20,000.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel commented for a March 18 San Francisco Chronicle article about the political challenges facing Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. "There's no doubt in my mind, now that he's pleaded guilty, that there's going to be a lot of pressure to get him to step down," McDaniel said. "I don't think this is something that's just going to go away."
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