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“Now is not the time to point fingers. Now is not the time to be fearful of one another. Now is the time to unite.”

Yet, when Faulk officially announced that he wouldn’t return to SDSU for his senior season at a news conference in the Stadium Club at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, he left behind a legacy that may never again be equaled.

– Pieter Frick, dean of the College of Engineering

This was the key sentiment expressed at the all-university memorial service yesterday afternoon in the Open Air Theatre. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students gathered to remember engineering professors Chen Liang, Preston Lowrey III and Constantinos Lyrintzis. “We mourn them and we celebrate all that they gave us,” said Gene Lamke, university senate chairman. The three professors were shot and killed at approximately 2:05 p.m. Aug. 15 on the third floor of the campus engineering building where they had gathered to evaluate a graduate student’s thesis. Campus police were at the scene just two minutes after they were notified, said University Police Lt. Stephen Williams. The suspect, Frederick Martin Davidson, 36, was arrested and taken into custody.

Marshall Faulk left the San Diego State football program Tuesday afternoon the same way he entered it — unassuming, fairly emotionless, speaking with a soft voice and wearing the same sort of clothing.

As the greatest running back in school history and the all-time NCAA record holder for combined rushing and receiving yards in a three-year career, Faulk accomplished virtually everything an individual could at SDSU. The one obstacle that eluded Faulk was a Western Athletic Conference championship, which he admitted gives him “an empty feeling.” Faulk, who was rumored to leave after his sophomore season but elected to return, said he never regretted his decision to return this year. He said he made his final decision to forego his final year of eligibility three or four days ago. “It was a long thought process,” Faulk said. “Me, my mom, my (high school) coach — we talked about it all through the year. ‘If I have a good year, what would I do?’ It came to a point where I thought I wanted to come back, but with the coaching changes and the year that I had, I felt like it was time for a change.” AZTEC ATHLETES continued on P3

Since then, Davidson has pled not guilty to the murders. His attorney has entered a plea of insanity. Davidson’s preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 5 by Municipal Judge Albert Harutunian.

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He was awarded the first honorary doctorate degree given by the California State College System. He was met by an enthusiastic crowd of about 30,000 persons in Aztec Bowl. He had just completed a successful parade down the streets of San Diego.

A nation and much of the world still mourn his passing. We at SDS had more than the usual attachment with the late President. He “belonged” to this college by the fact that he made a special effort to speak here and accept a degree from us. The students of this college have reacted greatly to the late President’s call for volunteers to his pet prokect, the Peace Corps. He was a martyr in every sense of the word. Death came to him during his service to his country.

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The 2006 referedum promised additional facilities, such as a 24/7 “state of the art” study space with lounges, theatre-style performance space, healthy food offerings for the Aztec Center Food Court, a day spa, new fitness and recreational facilities, more meeting rooms for students, and more bowling allies and electronic games, not to mention more job opportunities for students to staff these outlets.

He spoke here during commencement little more than six months ago. He described himself as an “instant graduate.”

The youthful President dead and buried.

“I have never seen the university as glued together as I have in the past 20 days – from the president of the university to the smalled person,” said Dr. Nihad Hussain, associate dean of the College of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering.

This week, student will be given the opportunity to vote on whether to self-impose a new student fee for facility upgrades to Aztec Center. For some students this may sound like deja-vu—in 2006 students voted on a similar measure to increase student fees by $56 throughout the course of four years; the last portion of that fee increase went into effect this semester.

An SDSU alumnus is dead.

He was widely identified with young Americans.

An overwhelming amount of support

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He Was One Of Us ...

Cou n ci l Mee t i n g E n d s i n Viole n ce Six persons were injured and the bottom floor of the Administration Building left in shambles as approximately 35 persons turned a special Associated Students Council meeting into a violent demonstration which lasted over an hour yesterday. What started out as a special Council meeting to allow various administrators to explain to interested students what they were doing about the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), the Affirmative Action Plan and other issues related to the demands made by Mecha last Friday, turned into a display of violence. Members of Chicano and white radical groups said the administrators were not giving what they considered valid answers during the meeting. Rico Bueno, Mecha representative to the Council and another Chicano student rose at the meeting and shouted that the group must show its power then and there. Approximately 35 persones then marched to the Administration Building chanting “Chicano power, black power, white power, people power!” and began clapping and shouting in front of the building. After several secretaries the glass doors of the building members of the crowd started breaking windows and burning trashcans and copies of the Daily Aztec in front of the building. CONTROVERSY continues on P8

“Black Weekend” brought tragedy in more than the death of the president. The American-way of justice also suffered in the city of Dallas, Tex. The murder of the accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was reminiscent of old-time lynchings. The act did nothing but deprive Oswald of his right of a fair trial, something we guard very closely in the United States. Millions of persons were as emotionally upset after the President’s death as Jack Ruby, but the death of Oswald solved nothing. Our judicial system would have served the purposes of this nation better than the bullet and curse of Ruby. We have much to be sorry about – the death of a good President, the act of murder that robbed Oswald of his trial and the loss of an opportunity to decide why Oswald might have committed such heinous crime. It was a bizarre weekend, one that should never be reinacted. We can never forget John F. Kennedy and we can never forget the weekend in which our system of justice was ignored by the emotions of a nation. JFK continued on P6


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Letter from the Editor Kennedy speak at SDSU, and the president’s subsequent assassination. Earlier this year we also launched a new A good newspaper is many things. It is Spanish section to better connect with the timely, accurate and well written. It should significant Hispanic population on campus. be informative yet entertaining. But I believe Even as we grow and improve in mobile playwright Arthur Miller put it best when and online content, our print schedule has he said, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a also changed this year to publish twice a nation talking to itself.” week. Every Monday and Thursday a more In that spirit, The Daily Aztec has strived robust edition of the newspaper is published to be a good newspaper by being the San and distributed on campus. Diego State campus talking to itself. In this This change allows us to focus on timelier commemorative centennial issue we look breaking news online and on social media. back at how that conversation has changed in For the first time in years, we’re a true daily 100 years of The Daily Aztec reporting. publication, publishing new content online Working on this issue, I saw the highs and every single day of the week. lows of SDSU reflected in the pages of the Being a twice-weekly publication also newspaper. I saw a campus at war with itself allows us to save in publishing costs and to during the ’70s and ’80s triggered by racism reinvest that money into creating a more and discrimination from the administration attractive, in-depth newspaper. With that through Associated Students and athletics. comes another first. The newspaper has had I also saw a campus rally together after the many names throughout the years, but for tragic death of three engineering professors the first time ever it has two at the same time: at the hands of a graduate student in 1996. The Daily Aztec and The Aztec. The life of SDSU is reflected on those As a daily news organization online, we pages. As the hopes and fears of the campus are proud to continue calling ourselves The community evolved, so did the newspaper’s Daily Aztec, with our print publication (The coverage. However, Aztec) taking on through all the our older name changes one thing to reflect its new The life of SDSU is reflected remained constant: print schedule. the students who As we look back on those pages. As the hopes wrote, edited and on Nov. 26, 1913 and fears of the campus published those when the first issue community evolved, so did stories. of The Normal Every year, a News Weekly was the newspaper’s coverage. new staff comes published, we also in to The Daily must consider the Aztec’s offices. New students enroll and future of the newspaper. others graduate, and a new editor in chief Today, the newspaper is solely funded by determines his or her vision for the year to its own advertising revenue, although this come. Whether they wrote for the original wasn’t always the case. For years student The Normal News Weekly in 1913, The Paper fees, subscriptions and other funding Lantern in the early 1920s, The Aztec or The sources were used to supplement the cost of Daily Aztec, they shared one thing: a passion providing news and information to the SDSU and commitment to journalism at SDSU. community. Looking at the names of editors in chief, In the coming years we must look back at it’s a unique honor and responsibility to not the old models to find the key to a fiscally only recognize the past century of Aztec sound future. reporting, but to ensure it will continue for It was best stated in that first issue, where generations to come despite the troubles an editorial titled “Support The Normal facing newspapers throughout the country. News” said: “You voted for the establishment This year we have monumentally adapted and maintenance of a school newspaper. It the newspaper to the changing times. For is now up to every one of you, individually, the first time in history the newspaper has to meet this responsibility. You know that a paper cannot subsist on San Diego climate launched a mobile app that allows members and fricasseed air.” of the Aztec community to access news and How the newspaper is supported, and information about SDSU wherever they are. how it’s published and distributed, will surely As part of our centennial celebrations we change in the years to come. But on behalf launched the Alumni Codices, in which of a century of The Normal News Weekly, SDSU alumni share their experiences as The Paper Lantern, The Aztec and The Daily students and how that shaped them into Aztec staffs I make this promise: We’ll be the men and women they are today. You here keeping the conversation with the SDSU can see an example in this issue where an community alive for the next 100 years. alumnus recalls seeing President John F.

Leonardo Castaneda editor in chief

Editors in Chief


The Normal News 1913-1914 — Marguerite Wallace 1914-1915 — Ida Hugus 1915-1916 — Laura Wilson 1916-1917 — Eugenia Welker 1917-1918 — n/a 1918-1920 — n/a 1920-1921 — n/a The Paper Lantern October 1921-March 1922 — Almy Harding April 1922-February 1923 — Henry McCarty March 1923-November 1923 — Burton McKim November 1923-June 1924 — Bernice Cornell September 1924-June 1925 — Lewis Schellbach The Aztec September 1925 (only) — Herbert Wilson 1925-1926 — Leavenworth Colby 1926-1927 — Alexander Crosby 1927-1928 — Helen Strand Fall 1929 — Franklin Archer Spring 1929 — Virginia Monosmith September 1929-March 1930 — Polly Pendelton March 1930-May 1930 — Helen Stephens 1930-1931 — James Lowrie September 1931-March 1932 — Arline Martin March 1932-June 1934 (2 years) — Victor Whitaker 1934-1935 — Nona Straughn 1935-1936 — Alfred Alexander Fall 1936 — Lottie Mitchell Spring 1937 — n/a Fall 1937 — n/a Spring 1938 — Charles Burton Fall 1938 — Orville Danforth Spring 1939 — Johnson Orr Fall 1939 — George Ellis Spring 1940 — Lawrence Madalena Fall 1940 — Jane Karl Spring 1941 — Darwin Flakoll Fall 1941 — co-editors Bob Wade & H. Billy Miller Spring 1942 — Dorothy Lundy Fall 1942 — Dorothy Fergusen Spring 1943 — Catherine Wueste Fall 1943 — Nettie Castle Spring 1944 — Jessie Winrow 1944-1945 — Everett Mesick 1945-1946 — Earnest Ellis Fall 1946 — Wells Keddis Spring —Fall 1947 — Grant Nielsen Spring 1948 — Bill Jennings Fall 1948 — Phil McCracken Spring 1949 — Lee Miller Fall 1949 — John McDonald Spring 1950 — Jim Abarr Fall 1950 — Charles Pharaoh Spring 1951 — Tom Struak Fall 1951 — George Dissinger Spring —Fall 1952 — Syd Love Spring 1953 — Joan Wood Fall 1953 — Herschel Wilson Spring 1954 — Beverly Beyette Fall 1954 — Barbara Wolter Spring 1955 — Marion Graves Fall 1955 — Dick Walker Spring 1956 — Diane Garrett Fall 1956 — Don Coleman Spring 1957 — Larry Townsend Fall 1957 — Sandra Keyes Spring 1958 — Mike Sullivan Fall 1958 — Paul West Spring 1959 — Julie Kaufman Fall 1959 — Lynne Walker

Spring 1960 — Jeff Fishel The Daily Aztec Fall 1960 — Jack Oakes Spring 1961 — Joe Stein 1961-1962 — Jerry Archer Fall 1962 — Pat Stalnaker Spring 1963 — Dean Wariner Fall 1963 — Jim Box Spring 1964 — Rex Salmon 1964-1965 — Mike Sund Fall 1965 — Bill Weurding Spring 1966 — Phebe Balentine Fall 1966 — Larry Anderson Spring 1967 — Joan Hensley Fall 1967 — Earl Biederman Spring 1968 — Doug Tuthill Fall 1968 — Robin Maydeck Spring 1969 — Tom Blair Fall 1969 — Susan King Spring 1970 — Ralph Seewald Fall 1970 — Cathy Clark Spring 1971 — Bob Melton Fall 1971 — Jim Greene Spring 1972 — Bruce Haynes Fall 1972 — Steve Karman Spring 1973 — Nora Hyer Fall 1973 — Gary Hill Spring 1974 — Henry Acevedo Fall 1974 — Henry Folmer Spring 1975 — Diane Schmidt 1975-1976 — Jon Daum 1976-1977 — Dan McLean Fall 1977 — Reggie Smith Spring 1978 — Gerry Braun 1978-1979 — David Hasemeyer Fall 1979 — Jack Brabdais Spring 1980 — Daniel Weintraub Fall 1980 — Vincent Troia Spring 1981 — Daniel Weintraub 1981-1982 — Robert Krier 1982-1983 — Pamela Marino 1983-1984 — Mary Jo Zafis 1984-1985 — Stephen Curran 1985-1986 — Tracy Dell’Angela 1986-1987 — R. Andrew Rathbone 1987-1988 — Deanna Martin 1988-1989 — Matthew Dathe 1989-1990 — Jon Peterson 1990-1991 — Lisa Castiglione 1991-1992 — Cathy Hendrie 1992-1993 — Anthony Tarantino 1993-1994 — Neil Kendricks 1994-1995 — Tim Meehan 1995-1996 — Josh Suchon 1996-1997 — Dawne Brooks 1997-1998 — Jamie Butow 1998-1999 — Kate Nelson 1999-2000 — Jennifer Kabbany 2000-2001 — Sunny Sea Gold 2001-2002 — Jeremy Lynch 2002-2003 — Jessica Zisko 2003-2004 — Courtney Westerhof 2004-2005 — Joe Zarro 2005-2006 — Raven Tyson 2006-2007 — Ben Tambaschi 2007-2008 — Giselle Domdom 2008-2009 — Amanda Strouse 2009-2010 — Faryar Borhani 2010-2011 — Ruthie Kelly 2011-2012 — Allie Daugherty 2012-2013 — Tony Zaragoza 2013-2014 — Leonardo Castaneda

Timeline1913-2013 1913


The Normal News Weekly publishes the first issue of the newspaper.



The United States formally enters into World War I.



SDSU newspaper is renamed The Paper Lantern.



The newspaper is again renamed, this time to The Aztec.

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Former San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk broke seven records in one game as he rushed for 386 yards and scored seven touchdowns against the University of the Pacific. Faulk was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1994.

Former SDSU outfielder, Tony Gwynn also played basketall at SDSU, setting the Aztec basketball record for most assists. Gwynn joined the baseball team during his sophomore year and became a twosport star at SDSU.

Former Aztec power forward and center Michael Cage holds the all-time rebounding leader in Aztec history as of 2011. At SDSU, he earned the nickname “Windexman,” which stayed with him as he became professional for the Los Angeles Clippers in 1984.

Barbara Barrow won the Association for Intercollegiate Athletes for Women Championship in 1975. She turned professional after graduation and was inducted into the SDSU Hall of Fame in 1993. Barrow graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English.


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Class of 1936

Class of 1980

Class of 1978 • Liberal Studies



by Kelly Hillock by Kelly Hillock

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Considered the leader of the warehouse retail store model, Price founded Price Club in 1976, which later merged with Costco in 1993. Upon graduating from San Diego State, Price earned his law degree from the University of Southern California, but ultimately became a businessman who pioneered the face of discount retail.

The first Latina woman in the world to go to space, Ochoa embarked on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery and now serves as Director for the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Texas. Ochoa was named the San Diego State Alumna of the Year in 1993.

Founder of Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill. The story goes that while on spring break during his tenure at San Diego State, Rubio was inspired to open a restaurant that served authentic Mexican fish tacos. Rubio has served as the Chief Executive Officer for Rubio’s Restaurants Inc. for 20 years. Recently, Rubio was the honorary chairman at the SDSU 2013 Homecoming game.

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Is SDSU ready for a new student union? The choice is yours.

February 26, 2009

Vol. 94, Issue 80

It’s where we eat, play, study and socialize. And for the past 42 years, Aztec Center has put a roof over generations of Aztecs doing just that. But the building, which was heralded in the 1960’s as the first student union of its kind in the CSU system, is now just called “old.” The polls open tomorrow and the future of Aztec Center is in the hands of the student voters. So read on and decide: Is SDSU ready for a new student union? C I T Y 3 F E AT U R E S 4 M O D E R N S PA C E 6 S P O R T S 9 C L A S S I F I E D S 1 1 B A C K PA G E 1 2

From Aztec Center to Aztec Student Union by Kelly Hillock In the 1960s the Aztec Center was championed as the first of its kind in the California State University system. Next spring it will be replaced with the Aztec Student Union, the first student center in the CSU system to be recognized as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum-certified and almost entirely sustainable.

In 1971, The Aztec wrote, “Aztec Center is a relief from the sameness of academic life. It is a place to relax, to be informal. As you enter this center of student life, you feel the majesty and spaciousness of the columns and arches enhanced by their special lighting.” In January, the campus living room will return with much homage to its predecessor.


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Campus moves to its current location on Montezuma Mesa.


SDSU becomes part of the Campus University System.


The Aztec becomes The Daily Aztec, runs four times a week.



President John F. Kennedy speaks at the SDSU convocation.


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JFK assassinated

The Presidency. The Assassination.


Ronald Moody sdsu alumnus

vividly remember the period of the Kennedy presidency and especially, the assassination.

I graduated from high school and began college in 1960 and followed the presidential campaign with great fascination and enthusiasm. I saw both candidates give campaign addresses in San Diego and watched each of the debates. I clearly recall the excitement of the election night cliffhanger and still enjoy periodically perusing the classic account of that campaign “The Making of the President-1960” by Theodore White. I vividly recall watching the inauguration address during a college public speaking class. My grandfather had been a 1912 classmate of Joseph P. Kennedy at Harvard University, and both families, including my father and JFK, attended the 25th class reunion in 1937. According to family lore, during that reunion my father trounced JFK in a game of pool, and one of my uncles subdued the pugnacious preadolescent Robert Kennedy in a wrestling match.

Due largely to the Kennedy influence, I decided to major in history and pursue a career in public service. I clearly recall most of all the significant events, speeches, news conferences and actions that occurred during the Kennedy presidency including the failed invasion of Cuba, the establishment of the Peace Corps and the Alliance for Progress, the first astronaut launchings, the Vienna summit and the Berlin crisis in 1961, the successive civil rights crises in Alabama and Mississippi, the steel price hike imbroglio, the crises in Laos and Vietnam culminating in the Diem assassination, and especially, the nearly cataclysmic Soviet/Cuban missile crisis of 1962 and its aftermath including the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. For superb accounts of that crisis I highly recommend “One Minute to Midnight” by Michael Dobbs and “Khruschev’s Cold War” by Naftali and Fursenko. On June 6, 1963 President Kennedy received an honorary Ph.D. degree and gave the commencement address in the Aztec Bowl at San Diego State College, which was attended by an estimated 30,000 people, including myself. The subject of his speech was “Our Educational Deficiencies and Their Remedy,” which highlighted

the excellence of the public higher education system in California and the need for federal aid for education in other sections of the country to enable improved educational opportunities including more affordable higher education. This speech is reprinted in “The Burden and the Glory” and is accessible via YouTube. It is a moving and compelling speech that continues to have resonance today. At 10:45 a.m. PST on Nov. 22, 1963, I was on break between classes in the Social Sciences building at San Diego State College when I first learned of the assassination attempt from a cluster of students listening to a transistor radio in the hallway. I immediately walked over to The Daily Aztec’s office, which had a television set and saw a large group of staff and students hovered around it in a state of shock and disbelief. At about 11 a.m. we watched Walter Cronkite make the fateful announcement. I will never forget that moment. Shortly, thereafter, a public address announcement was made that all further classes that day had been cancelled. As I was walking to the parking lot I observed the flag being lowered to half-mast. I recall hundreds of students walking to their vehicles in complete silence and shock.

I recall my parents, sister and I being glued to the TV set all weekend. We watched Friday night as Air Force One taxied up to the ramp at Andrews Air Force Base. As the casket was being lowered I believe it was the NBC network that was playing the sombre second movement of Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony, which was overwhelmingly overpowering. I recall the first glimpses of Mrs. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson and Mrs. Johnson. I recall the president’s brief sensitive and reassuring remarks. My most vivid remembrance of the funeral was the long parade of top leaders from around the world led by dignified, sombre Prime Minister Harold MacMillan of Great Britain and the towering, regal Charles deGaulle of France. Upon the return to classes the following Tuesday, I recall my 20th century American history class professor (Richard Ruetten) walking in and stating, “Thank God for Lyndon Johnson.” Referring to the recent awarding of the honorary degree, The Daily Aztec’s that day was “He Was One of Us.” I still have that paper, as well as the Nov. 22 San Diego Evening Tribune (extra seventh edition) with its 3-inch bold headline: Kennedy Dead.

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Samuel T. Black 1898


Edward L. Hardy 1910

With no formal collegiate education and previously serving as the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Black was San Diego State’s inaugural president. President Samuel Black was a successful teacher and lawyer prior to his presidency. He was celebrated for his compassion and reverence for pioneering the San Diego Normal School.



Walter R. Hepner 1935

Previously a San Diego High School principal, Edward Hardy oversaw two transitions that changed the course of the college by obtaining approval for the school to become a four-year college in 1921 and moving the location of the school to its current home on Montezuma Mesa. Hardy triumphed a “progressive education” philosophy, which emphasized the notion that a school’s function was to prepare students for life.


Malcolm A. Love 1952

President Walker Hepner is hailed as the school’s “builder,” doubling the campus’ acreage and acquiring funds to build several buildings including the Aztec Bowl and Open Air Theatre. Similarly, he tripled student enrollment and the amount of academic programs. Hepner is celebrated for his inclusion of both faculty and students in his decision-making with his trademark noted as reliant on “collaborative education and good citizenry.”



Perhaps SDSU’s most beloved president, Malcom A. Love led the school during its exponential growth and pioneered the vision of turning the school into a leading educational force. During his tenure, enrollment grew more than 600 percent and 52 graduate degree programs were established. Previously, the president of the University of Nevada, Reno, Love is celebrated for his passion for the school and charismatic leadership.

All info complied by Marshall Mathers sdsu alumnus

President Brage Golding served the shortest term, yet helped distinguish SDSU from other instituted by emphasizing its academic integrity and a respect to its history. Notably, his decision to name campus buildings after prominent leaders of SDSU affirmed the distinction of SDSU among other California State University campuses. Golding is celebrated for his pragmatic leadership and passion for informal encounters with students and faculty.

Perhaps the most controversial president, Day is remembered for his bluntness and decisiveness. During his tenure, he approved tuition increases and faculty layoffs that resulted in the elimination of nine departments, but also helped turn SDSU into a major research-oriented university by acquiring grants and awards. While still regarded with conflicting opinions, Day led SDSU to become the dominant university it is today.



Brage Golding 1972

Hailed as “the uniter,” President StephenWeber emphasized a “shared vision” philosophy that focused on committing to academic excellence and nurturing campus diversity. Known as one to lead by example, Weber utilized an inclusive approach in his decision-making and ultimately oversaw a strong improvement in academic and diversity rankings. Similarly, Weber helped transform SDSU into a global university.


Thomas B. Day 1977


Previously the senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Hirshman is SDSU’s eighth and current president. Hirshman is committed to the belief that public university research can transform lives. He currently has implemented SDSU’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, in an effort to transform the university by supporting scholarships, research, and community engagement.


Stephen L. Weber 1996


Elliot Hirshman 2011





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Protesters burn The Daily Aztec

Steinmetz accused of Communism



by Leonardo Castaneda A Chicano Movement demonstration resulted in a showcase of violence in May 1972. Protesters burned copies of The Daily Aztec in trash cans, then moved on to smash the windows of the Administration building and finally setting bookshelves on fire inside the building. Protesters were heard to be chanting, “Chicano power, black power, yellow power, white power.” The paper reported more than 2,000 onlookers, several of whom became violent during the protest. The Daily Aztec gave a vivid and detailed report on this violent demonstration, yet did not state the reason behind the protest.

by Leonardo Castaneda At the height of the Red Scare, in 1953, the Luckel Act stated any state employee who would not answer questions before an investigation committee would be fired. Psychology professor Henry Steinmetz evoked the Fifth Amendment when asked whether he had ever been a member of the Communist party. Steinmetz was a known radical political activist, yet President Malcom A. Love resisted the state legislation and the pressure to remove the professor. However, Steinmetz was removed from his position at SDSU in February 1954. Fourteen years later, the Luckel Act was declared unconstitutional, yet Steinmetz was never reinstated and unfortunately, SDSU failed to protect scholastic freedom.

Rockwell Ruckus 3/9/62­­­­­­­

by Leonardo Castaneda American Nazi leader George Rockwell gave a speech to SDSU students at the Open Air Theatre, inciting bigotry and hatred, marking on the Jewish, black, and LGBT communities. Rockwell received boos, jeers, and eggs were thrown at him. One Jewish student, Ed Cherry, was so angered that he jumped onto the stage and “slugged” Rockwell twice in the face, breaking his glasses. After the slugging incident, Rockwell retreated to The Daily Aztec offices where staff members interviewed him; Rockwell stated the slugging incident was part of a conspiracy to keep him off college campuses. The Daily Aztec reported that Rockwell left “his scar of racial bigotry and rabble-rousing.”

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Chatting with SDSU’s preeminent historian Kelly Hillock

becomes so pro-U.S. involvement in the war. It’s funny because it completely reflects the nation. It goes from, we were isolationists when we hadn’t been attacked on our own soil and then everything changes. Not only was this campus more active than any other campus in the war movement, but then when the war is over, more vets used the G.I. Bill to come to SDSU than any other campus, at least in California. There are these great stories of 26-year-old war vets playing on the football team with 18-year-old freshmen kids. You can look at the history of the school Professor through the military, through the protests Seth Mallios around Vietnam to the Student Veteran Organization and the incredible presence COURTESY OF SETH MALLIOS that the military has here. TA: What is the legacy The Aztec has left? San Diego State’s Department of SM: I think that one of the most Anthropology Chairman and author important things is that when the paper of SDSU’s historical book, “Hail was founded, President (Samuel) Black Montezuma! The Hidden Treasure of insisted that it be free from faculty control. SDSU” Seth Malios offered The Aztec You have it in your ledger: student-run, his perspective on topics from the student-controlled. That’s really important campus during wartime to the relevancy because there’s lots of puppet papers out of a student newspaper for the SDSU there. Hell, most of mainstream media is community. Mallios offers a reflection in some way puppeted. on the continuing tradition of The Aztec It’s not only a student-run paper, you during the course of a century. With his know there is a lot of superficial praise insight, he reminds us of the weight of the for anything student-done, its a studentphrase, “Aztecs for Life” and celebrates the controlled paper, accomplishment and that is the of a century spirit of this of student-led This has been a student place: It’s not journalism. students being The Aztec: voice, a legitimate student told what to do. What is the voice, that at times has made This has been a influence of war student voice, a on campus? fun of things, emphasized legitimate student Seth Mallios: things that were wrong, and voice, that at My first semester times has made here was during really has been free-spirited. fun of things, 9/11. That was emphasized one of the first things that were moments when wrong, and really has been free-spirited. I thought, “Sometimes your class has That’s why I think it’s absolutely essential nothing to do with archaeology. Get over that it continue, in whatever format. I yourself, get over your syllabus, get over think that’s the most important legacy. your curriculum. This is about life.” And I I think you also see the creativity. remember thinking about the role of the Some of the papers just have hilarious military at SDSU. commentary on what’s going on. The During World War I, the male research I was able to do on the original population dropped to zero. All the men mascot, the Wampus Cat, is all from the here were fighting. And then in the ‘30s, newspaper. Without the paper over the this place was firmly against the war, like past 100 years, all of that is lost. most of the U.S. it was very isolationist. Quite honestly, this is a far more boring There was a peace rally that President place without the newspaper to chronicle (Walter) Hepner gave everyone the day off that. The reason universities are such for. The rallying cry was “scholarships not exciting places is that you get all these battleships.” people here and you have no idea what And then, the attack on Pearl Harbor they are going to end up doing. There is and immediately the campus changes. more potential on a university campus That’s where this campus suddenly Senior Staff Writer

than anywhere else and that is captured in the newspaper and virtually nowhere else. TA: What is the legacy you hope we continue to leave? SM: I think the first thing is accuracy. There is a lot of revisionist history that goes around here, and it’s pretty disturbing. There aren’t a lot of people that know the history and a lot of times people use history for their own agenda. The pressure is on all of us to show why the past is so relevant. Second, and this one may be obvious, but that doesn’t make it any less important, (is that) so many of you have

gone on from The Aztec to any number of current media positions. You guys have the best track records out of anybody. Part of the legacy also is the burden of the future. I fear any institution that doesn’t have any kind of watchdog. It’s terrifying across the board, as budget cuts come, those that force a group to be honest get cut first. That’s the role you all play. That’s the power of the op-ed piece. You don’t have to worry about that disagreement because you have 100 years to back you up. You guys have the continuity that virtually no one else does. That’s powerful.

Timeline1913-2013 1967

San Diego State begins its doctorate program.


San Diego State College renamed San Diego State University


Las year of publication for SDSU’s yearbook, Del Sudoeste.



The modern Malcolm A. Love Library opened.


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War Coverage

celebrating 100 years of journalism


World War I

World War II



by Leonardo Castaneda

by Leonardo Castaneda

by Leonardo Castaneda

by Leonardo Castaneda

San Diego State kept going despite the outbreak of war in Europe. President Edward Hardy calmed students’ fears of direct attacks to San Diego. However, no male students were in the graduating class of 1917.

San Diego State’s campus was opposed to the war early on. That all changed after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the issue above the newspaper warns against retaliation toward JapaneseAmericans while providing information for air raids.

Similar to countless other colleges in the U.S., San Diego State was home to anti-war sentiments. In an editorial in the issue above The Daily Aztec asked students to “do more than whisper about peace.”

The start to what would become one of the most controversial and long-lasting wars in U.S. history. The Daily Aztec had simple matter-of-fact coverage. The paper shifted its coverage to more anti-war as the two conflicts dragged on.





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North Park plane crash



by Leonardo Castaneda The San Diego State community was as shocked by the attacks on the World Trade Center as the rest of the world. Immediately following the tragic events in San Diego the recovery began. The Daily Aztec reported there was counseling available on campus for students. Several opinion columns and student interviews reflected the divide that gripped the nation in coming days and weeks. Some called for moderation and warned against violent retaliation. Others called for swift and forceful retaliation against whomever was responsable for the deadly attacks of 9/11. Almost every anniversary after 9/11 was commemorated by The Daily Aztec. The coverage changed with each subsequent year and the sense of unity that immediately followed that day always remained.

by Leonardo Castaneda On Sept. 25, 1978 a Pacific Southwest Airlines plane crashed into a light plane over San Diego. The crash in North Park killed 142 people, including one San Diego State student. What was at the time the worst aviation accident in U.S. history rattled the SDSU community. SDSU students recalled watching the plane crash and destruction that followed. The coverage of these events eventually won The San Diego Evening Tribune a 1979 Pulitzer Prize. However, The Daily Aztec’s coverage showed a key element of college reporting. It made a city-wide crisis relatable and understandable for SDSU’s college students.

Shooting deaths at SDSU 8/15/96

by Leonardo Castaneda On Aug. 15, 1996 graduate student Frederick Martin Davidson shot and killed three engineering professors on campus, Chen Liang, Constantinos Lyrintzis and Preston Lowrey III. Davidson believed the professors, and the entire engineering department, were working against him. He came upon them when they were gathered in a classroom discussing another student’s work. Davidson opened fire and within minutes SDSU Police Department officers had arrived but it was too late. The days and weeks that followed were filled with an overwhelming sense of community and unity by the San Diego State community. Memorials were held honoring the fallen faculty members where hundreds of students, staff and faculty members gathered. As one faculty member put it, it was not a time for pointing fingers but for coming together.

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Timeline1913-2013 1996


The first The Daily Aztec website launches.



Operation Sudden Fall by the DEA leads to the arrest of 33 students.



The Dalai Lama visits SDSU for a lecture on ethics and compassion.



The Daily Aztec celebrates 100 years of SDSU news.


The Back Page

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celebrating 100 years of journalism


Back page back in the day “What does the Internet Mean?”

February 9, 1996


ime and time again, we hear that the Internet holds the future. We are told everyone will soon need to know how to use it, and use it well. However, terms regarding the Internet can be confusing and overwhelming. Here is a quick guide of basic terms to help you along in the fast-paced, but exciting life online. On the Internet, consumers can access computer systems everywhere without paying long-distance phone charges. Instead, users can call a local computer for information.

TheFuture Today’s Birthday (11/25/13) - Follow your heart as well as your intellect this year. It may carry you to exotic destinations to study with a master. A positive financial attitude and solid structures let you grow your nest egg. Your family lands a windfall. Care lovingly for the health of the group. This includes you. Time outside in nature fills your spirit.

“Tears Flow from Freshmen Eyes during Final Hours of Registration”

HOW IT WORKS: 10 is good, 1 is bad.

February 9, 1967


egistration on the final day, during the final hour, is enough to make a grown man cry and a gracious girl whisper obscenities under her breath. The last group to go through registration at 11:30 on Friday was unhappy and frustrated. Registration day to SDS freshmen looks like D-Day did to the Germans. it is a grand battle, featuring surprises, complicated strategy and intestinal fortitude. But the freshman is the inevitable loser. “At this rate, I don’t know when I’ll graduate,” said freshmen Edie Stivers. Who does?



1 “__ goes!” 5 Runway model? 8 Brewery shipments 13 U.S. citizen 14 “Come __ the sea, / Maiden with me”: Thomas Moore 15 Area 16 Porky’s jacket and tie? 18 Hunter’s trophy 19 Source of many dialogues 20 Big name in game shows 22 FDR power program 23 Longing 24 Circle 27 Prohibition at the Ivory soap factory? 32 __ ghanouj: eggplant dish 35 Theoretical foreigners, briefly 36 Declaim


37 Twist et al. 39 Compact containers? 41 It rarely happens at home 42 Equinox mo. 43 “__ you be my neighbor?”: Mr. Rogers 44 Pre-law classroom exercise? 48 1993 Disney acquisition 49 More, in Morelia 52 Spice 55 Daredevil Knievel 56 “Awake in the Dark” author 58 Waiting to buy tickets, say 60 Bad place to be shipwrecked? 63 Allows 64 Sermon topic 65 Making waves, perhaps 66 Excites 67 Geometry shortening 68 Go down

1 __ hour 2 Rousseau’s “__, or On Education” 3 Duke of Cornwall’s wife, in Shakespeare 4 Back then, back when 5 Delight 6 Fish with no pelvic fin 7 Seismograph readings 8 __ belt 9 Legislative decision 10 Season, in a way 11 Height meas. 12 Day song word 15 Baby bug 17 Rent 21 Little League starters? 25 “Oh, when will they __ learn?”: Seeger lyric 26 November honorees 27 Maritime 28 “Gone With the Wind” feature 29 “Aladdin” parrot 30 “... with __-foot pole!” 31 For fear that 32 Bartlett cousin 33 Musical range 34 Jessica of “Total Recall” (2012) 38 Halogens, e.g. 39 Lysol target 40 Samoan port 42 Most hackneyed 45 Hosts 46 Poetic preposition 47 Dorothy Hamill maneuver 49 Soccer star Lionel who won the Ballon d’Or each of the last four years 50 “Stormy Weather” composer 51 Salisbury __ 52 Sharp turns 53 Memo start 54 Blueprint 57 Decision clouder 59 Great Lakes st. 61 Through 62 Place to retire


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Aries (March 21 - April 19) - Today is an 8 - The pace picks up. It’s easy to get distracted and miss an important point. Set up necessary structures to support the final goal and avoid unnecessary upsets. Let others share expenses. May it easy for them to contribute. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - Today is a 7 - Continue to increase your knowledge this week. The perfect solution appears. All your care pays off, and romance blossoms. But there may be pitfalls or difficulties. Have fun in the garden. Keep nurturing and feeding the soil (and the soul). Gemini (May 21 - June 21) - Today is an 8 - Your mind moves quickly. Don’t try to slow it down, as you’re in discovery mode. Find a treasure in your own home. Clean up your space and get a surprise. Postpone dreams and get to basics. Cancer (June 22 - July 22) - Today is a 9 - Your routine and patience could be challenged. Clear clutter to free up space and possibilities. You’re capable of turning everything into a learning opportunity. Share what you figure out to save others time. Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) - Today is a 9 You’ll be gaining confidence this week, naturally. New profits become available, or at least more visible to you. But don’t assume you know more than you do. A partner masks their emotions. Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) - Today is a 7 - Your dedication, patience and attention to detail are a necessity right now, and they pay off sooner than later. Everything that you’re going through makes you stronger. All is not as it appears - take care. Rest up tonight. Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - Today is an 8 - Your imagination goes wild over the next few days. Some confrontations are expected, but stay out of them anyway. You’re overly sensitive right now. Postpone a romantic interlude. Meditate. Take a bubble bath. Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - Today is an 8 - There’s a choice ahead, and it’s not an easy one. Your friends pull through for you. Continue to decrease your outside obligations. Clean up a mess. Handle chores, and then kick back and assimilate it all. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) - Today is an 8 - Be patient with things that don’t make sense. Taking deep breaths and frequent breaks is almost mandatory. Career matters emerge for your consideration. Run a reality check, and then choose. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) Today is an 8 - Who will you be today? Choose a character and costume that fits your ideal avatar, with room for improvement. Each new advance presents new challenges. Level up and win a new belt or power. Don’t forget it’s just a game. Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - Today is a 9 - Focus on finances, and stay put. Traveling isn’t advisable right now. If you have to go, be prepared for delays. Pack an extra toothbrush. Team resources can be impacted. Plan your next move. Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) - Today is a 9 - Make a romantic connection. Develop strong partnership and start a new phase in the relationship. Clear up confusion before proceeding in order to avoid backtracking. Chart your course.


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