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Hardy Tower and Hepner Quad (Photo: Jim Brady) Hardy Tower and Hepner Quad (Photo: Jim Brady)

This Month on NewsCenter

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

San Diego State University kicked off 2017 with several exciting achievements. SDSU was ranked among the top public schools for a high-quality and affordable education, the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union was certified as one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world, and the SDSU football team finished the season ranked in the top 25 of two major sports polls. Here are a few of January’s top stories.

SDSU Among Top Universities for Value Education

Kiplinger’s Best College Values ranked SDSU as a top public university offering a high-quality education at an affordable price. The ranking is based on competitiveness, graduation rates and academic support programs.

Student Union Earns LEED Double Platinum Status

The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union achieved LEED Double Platinum status, joining an elite group of energy-efficient buildings. The recognition is shared by fewer than two dozen facilities around the world.

We Are Aztec Proud

Featured on buildings across campus, the Aztec Proud logo celebrates the success of The Campaign for SDSU, which has surpassed its $750 million goal. The graphic also represents the commitment of alumni, donors, friends and the campus community to continue supporting SDSU’s excellence.

Campaign Impact: Entrepreneurship Initiatives

SDSU’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and the Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad help students turn their entrepreneurial ambitions into realities. Both programs were launched with the help of significant gifts to The Campaign for SDSU and have already fostered dozens of startups.

SDSU Football Finishes Season in Top 25

The SDSU football team finished the 2016 season ranked in both the Associated Press Top 25 poll and the Amway Coaches Poll. It is only the second time that the Aztecs have been ranked in the final AP poll.

Driving the Future of Transportation Infrastructure

SDSU brings a West Coast perspective to a consortium with $28 million in funding to explore the future of transportation. As part of the consortium, SDSU will study how to maximize safety as transportation technology advances.