Dorothy Tsuruta, associate professor and chair of Africana studies,
commented on the decision not to schedule a march in San Francisco
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in a Jan. 12 San Francisco Chronicle article. "Singing
'We Shall Overcome' may be soothing to people who were around in the
1960s, but maybe the young people of today have to find their own ways
of commemorating what Dr. King means to them," Tsuruta said.
Patience in the storm
Assistant Professor of Management Mitchell Marks commented on how employees
should weather the transition when their company is acquired, in a
Jan. 8 New York Times article. "Employees need to stop and collect
data before they think about making a decision that could change their
careers forever," Marks said, claiming that it pays to be patient
through the transition and to act only on facts. "Acquisitions
truly are communication vacuums."
Homework for San Francisco schools
The Dec. 26 San Francisco Examiner featured an opinion piece on public
schools and the business community written by President Robert
A. Corrigan titled, "S.F. schools need strong leadership." "We need
to do better. That means focusing now, before a new superintendent
is hired, on how the superintendent and board can best work together," Corrigan wrote. "It is time to practice what we preach to our children:
doing our homework."
A Dec. 19 San Francisco Chronicle article quotes Marketing Professor
and Chair Sanjit Sengupta on how the Internet "has created a new
class of entrepreneurs." "Everyone can get started in business
without some of the traditional barriers in terms of land, labor and
capital," Sengupta said. "Instead, people need only to rely
on knowledge and intellectual capital."
Arthritis and loss
KQED-FM "Forum" host Michael Krasny, professor of English,
discussed rheumatoid arthritis from a personal perspective with Mary
Felstiner, history professor and author of "Out of Joint, A Private
and Public Story of Arthritis," on Dec. 12. "Arthritis really
is a disease of pain and of losses, and that's what I had to confront," Felstiner said. "It needs to be treated because it's dangerous to have pain,
and it also can really throw a life out of joint."
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