to the story of Jewish Studies on campus
The positive picture for Jewish Studies at SFSU goes untold said Marc
Dollinger, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman chair in Jewish studies and
social responsibility, in an opinion piece that appeared in the Aug. 29 edition
of the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. While Dollinger deplores the tensions
between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel groups that occurred on campus in May
2002, he writes that the media coverage of those events "sensationalized
extremists at the cost of a more nuanced and accurate understanding of campus
life." Dollinger fills out the rest of the story: "A
comparative religion course on Judaism, Christianity and Islam fills to capacity
with representatives of all three faiths. Jews and non-Jews sit together and
debate the question of intermarriage in a class on the Jewish family. For the
first time ever, students can now graduate with a major in modern Jewish studies."
with your stomach
It's just part of the ongoing merger of pop culture and politics, said Francis
Neely, assistant professor of political science, during an Aug. 21
KRON4-TV report on Taco Bell's stunt to tie its products into the California
governor recall election. The fast-food chain has decided that all crunchy
tacos bought at its more than 1,000 California outlets will count as votes
for Arnold Schwarzenegger, soft chicken tacos are votes for Gray Davis, and
grilled burritos are votes for all the other candidates. "This is just
another example of the silliness of [the recall election]," said Neely. "I
don't think there's a great danger in affecting votes one way or another."
Richards -- Traveling the world
Johnetta Richards graduated from high school in Richmond, Va., her parents
her with a sleek set of Hartmann luggage and the
promise that "You are going to travel and learn about the world." She
proved them right -- and she's made learning-based travel possible for
dozens of students, too.
Richards, an associate professor of Black Studies, completed her
sixth visit to Africa with SFSU students.
the travel study classes as a way to help shatter the myths of Africa
Read the full profile on Richards
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awarded an additional $25,000 in March, and $336,956 in April and $8,198,433
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