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Volume 61, Number 25    March 10, 2014         

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Focusing on the possible
In a Feb. 27 Christian Science Monitor article Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith commented on President Obama’s announcement of the "My Brother’s Keeper" task force focusing on the challenges faced by young black and Latino men. "It's symbolic, in the sense that it says, 'I know and I care and I'm going to do something about it within the limited means that I have,'" Smith said. "He probably can do that without getting too much flak from the right."

Connections add up
On March 1, the Marin Independent Journal reported on the joint project between SF State and San Rafael City Schools to develop math and science training, as well as professional development for the school's teachers. Professor of Mathematics Eric Hsu, who will oversee the program, commented for the article. "The state is really emphasizing the connection between math, science and engineering. It's a really healthy challenge for us to explore the connections between the disciplines," Hsu said. Over the last few years in a similar program in the San Francisco Unified School District, "students have been doing better on state tests, so there is some promise."

Lost gem
A March 3 commemoration by CNN on the passing of their reporter -- and SF State alum -- Lateef Mungin, included remarks by Professor of Journalism Yvonne Daley. "He was a gem of a human, wrote like an angel, had the heart of a warrior, was true to his values, overcame so many obstacles to become a star reporter at CNN," Daley wrote. "It is his friends' and family's loss, but also our loss, journalism's loss."


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