Political Science Lecturer David Lee, a resident of the Outer Richmond district, commented on the high cost of running a business in San Francisco for the Oct. 12 edition of KQED Radio's SF Mayor series. "Virtually every other storefront that you see on Geary (Blvd.) is for lease," Lee said. "…there's a perception that the city is anti-small business, that the cost of doing business here is just too high and they can't make it."
Plugged in, tuned out?
Journalism Lecturer Justin Beck was quoted in an Oct. 10 Inside Higher Education article about student use of technology and their level of news awareness, given spotty participation in campus walkouts related to the Occupy Wall Street movement. "I think it’s easy to overestimate how plugged in to news students are," Beck said. "There’s this unfortunate assumption that they’re totally wired and have their finger on the pulse through electronic communication. I don’t find that to be the case, really."
The Republican/MassLive.com on Oct. 2 published an interview with Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride on a range of topics that included Steven Spielberg, Orson Welles, his next book and his greatest and worst moments in show business. Among the greatest moments, McBride said, "meeting almost all the directors I admired and wanted to meet. Hearing Henry Fonda read dialogue I wrote. Being directed by Orson Welles for six years." The worst moments included spending years working on projects that were dumped for tax write-offs or never saw the light of day. "It's a tough business," he added.
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