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SF State students, faculty, campus community to
watch election returns, provide analysis Nov. 7



Matt Itelson
SF State Office of Public Affairs & Publications
(415) 338-1665



Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


About 250 students, others will attend open class session on key state, national, local elections

WHAT: A San Francisco State University class, "California: The Promise vs. the Reality in the 2006 Election," will hold a special session on Election Night, Nov. 7, in which students will watch election returns on a big screen television and a panel of faculty experts from the Political Science Department will provide real-time analysis of the California gubernatorial election, U.S. congressional elections, and statewide and Bay Area ballot initiatives.

The unique two-unit course -- facilitated by SF State College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean Joel Kassiola and Special Projects Coordinator Kathryn Johnson -- is a guest lecture series designed to help the campus community and the public better understand elections, political campaigns and campaign issues. The course explores the historical and present-day realities of the "California Dream" and the future of the state in a national and global context.


  • Robert Smith, professor of political science;
  • Francis Neely, assistant professor of political science;
  • David Lee, lecturer of political science and executive director of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee;
  • Erin Scholnick, lecturer of political science;
  • Al Schendan, lecturer of political science;
  • Marcelo Gerab, undergraduate political science major; and
  • John Wong, undergraduate political science major.

Moderator: Joel Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

About 250 students and other community members.

WHEN: 7 - 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006

WHERE: Jack Adams Hall, Terrace Level of the Cesar E. Chavez Student Center, on the SF State campus, located at 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue) in San Francisco.


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