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Since 2011, SDSU has climbed 37 spots on U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker Jr.) Since 2011, SDSU has climbed 37 spots on U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker Jr.)
 


This Month on NewsCenter

Here are some of SDSU’s top NewsCenter stories from the past month.
By Ryan Schuler
 

September was a busy month on Montezuma Mesa. San Diego State University continued its ascent as a leading national university, was named a top school for supporting LGBT students, and was ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll for the first time since 1995.

SDSU Continues to Move up in U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges, listing SDSU at No. 74 among public universities and No. 146 overall among national universities. Since 2011, SDSU has climbed 37 spots on the annual list.

Red, Black and Green

Thanks to a concentrated effort from campus collaborators, SDSU recycled 98.6 percent of the boxes and plastic used to move incoming freshmen into the residence halls in August, continuing the university's commitment to sustainability.
 
John Eger Named First Zahn Professor of Creativity

A noted authority on global technology, innovation and communication, John Eger was named the first Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation at SDSU. In his new role, Eger will build on SDSU’s success of incorporating entrepreneurial initiatives into the curriculum.

SDSU Named Top School for LGBT Students

SDSU is among the best universities in the nation for supporting LGBT students. For the seventh consecutive year, the Campus Pride Index ranked SDSU on its top 30 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

SDSU Men’s Basketball Releases 2016-17 Schedule

Basketball season is almost upon us. SDSU released its men’s basketball schedule for the 2016-17 campaign earlier this month. In their season opener, the Aztecs will face off against the University of San Diego on Nov. 11 at Viejas Arena.

Improving Wildfire Evacuation Planning

SDSU researchers will coordinate with county emergency services, Red Cross and 2-1-1 San Diego to develop a web-based decision tool to help make evacuations more efficient. The three-year project is funded by a nearly $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.