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Volume 59, Number 19    December 19, 2011         

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Green juice
In a Dec. 8 interview with KGO Radio, Associate Vice President for Capital Planning, Design and Construction Simon Lam discussed the potential cost savings of a new fuel cell plant at SF State. "PG&E came up with all the equipment and we came up with the space," said Lam. The newly installed system will save SF State "at least $250,000 per year."

Escape to poverty
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung was interviewed by the San Jose Mercury News for a Dec. 13 report on an SF State study that he coauthored. The study found that 60 percent of Burmese refugees interviewed were living in poverty. "A permanent underclass is people who remain in poverty for a long period of time, maybe generations," said Jeung. "Because the kids also have difficulty picking up English, and because there aren't any jobs that allow economic mobility, even if the kids get work, they still remain in the working poor."

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