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Volume 58, Number 26    March 14, 2011         

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April 2006 Newsmakers

A parental lens
Assistant Professor of Journalism Yumi Wilson wrote in her March 4 SFGate.com column about the changes in perspective and greater sensitivity motherhood brings to even an experienced journalist. "In the old days, I could get up close and see everything… Once, I stared into a car just to get a good look at two dead bodies. It didn't faze me," Wilson said. "Now, I can't even stomach the nightly news."

Ranked choice wildcards
Associate Professor of Political Science Francis Neely was quoted in a March 6 San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press story about the expected impact of ranked choice voting in the upcoming San Francisco mayoral race. "If they weren't aware before, they ought to be aware now that the typical strategy of setting yourself apart is not a wise strategy this time around," Neely said.

What the frybread says
An interview with Lecturer of American Indian Studies Carolyn Dunn accompanied a Los Angeles Times review of her play "The Frybread Queen" on March 9. Frybread is "basically the pizza of Native Americans… Much of the government food commodities given to Natives were substandard… Frybread originally represented colonization. Now it’s become a cultural identifier," Dunn explained. "The wives (competing to be frybread queen) are from other tribes… (their monologues) serve as each woman’s chance to plead her case. Why her culture is the best. Why her frybread is the best."

 

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