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Volume 56, Number 15    November 24, 2008         

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Memories of Moscone
In a Nov. 16 San Francisco Chronicle article, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon, comments on the assassination of former San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and former Supervisor Harvey Milk. DeLeon commented on the enduring aspects of Moscone, and the importance of keeping his memory alive. "The forces at work with Moscone and Milk, progressive and utopian in many ways at the time, have slowly become accepted as established politics in the city and in some cases the nation -- with the emerging gay movement, community power outside City Hall, downtown plans managing growth," DeLeon said.

Jazzin’ around
On Nov. 19 the San Francisco Chronicle profiled Professor of Jazz Studies Dee Spencer and her contributions to the jazz world. Since childhood, Spencer's passion for music has sent her around the U.S. and landed her at SF State as one of the College of Creative Arts' most distinguished music professors. "I just love what this music does," Spencer said. "It's so therapeutic. I'm not saying other music isn't, but there's something about jazz that just makes you feel great."

Prop. 8 debate
In a Nov. 19 Abilene Reporter-News article, Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey commented on the ongoing debate surrounding Proposition 8. Since the Nov. 4 elections, the passing of Proposition 8 has sparked protests nationwide. Boushey has followed the progression of Prop. 8 from the beginning and notes the inconsistencies between Proposition 8 and civil rights. "In California there's an argument emerging that the specific amendment was inappropriately used in this case to amend a fundamental protection of civil rights," Boushey said.

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