The University should do everything in its power to recover any of these stolen funds that haven’t already been spent. Students saw tuition increase by about $1500 from 2005 to 2009, the years of Shearer’s alleged bribery. Any money recovered should be divided and distributed to students in attendance at SF State during those years.
We also ask the administration to launch a full investigation into how this happened. It is possible that the scandal rose no higher than Shearer, but the officials in charge of him should be questioned thoroughly to make sure they didn’t have their hand in the cookie jar as well.