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"This is not to just punish those who are offending, but to save the animals."
Assemblyman Lloyd Levine on a new law that makes it a crime to leave animals unattended in vehicles during dangerous conditions. The bill cites research by Jan Null, adjunct professor of meteorology, who found that on an 86-degree day, in just five minutes, the temperature inside a parked car can rise to 132 degrees, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 18

"It’s the opposite of ‘Survivor.’ Nobody gets kicked off."
Nettie Kelly, director of SF State’s Tall Ship Education Academy, which provides young women with the opportunity to challenge themselves and grow emotionally and intellectually while living aboard a 110-foot ship, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 14

"I’m hugely proud of that achievement."
Actor Delroy Lindo on completing his bachelor’s degree at SF State in 2004, partly to set a good example for his young son, New York Daily News, Sept. 18

"It was a great feeling, wondering if I was the first person who read this since 1937."

Professor Joel Schechter on finding a lost masterpiece of Yiddish theater in the National Archives, a play by Jacob Bergren of the Roosevelt-era WPA Federal Theater Project. Schecter adapted the play into the College of Creative Arts musical "Stars: A Yiddish Theater Revue in English," J., The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, Oct. 27

"The midterm was not exactly a walk in the park. I think it engendered feelings of horror."

English Professor Sara Hackenberg on her students’ reaction to a test in "The Vampire Tradition in Literature, Film and Television, 1797-2006." The new course examines symbolism and allegory in various fictional works where vampires have a starring role, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 28

"His mayoralty was the critical break point."

Richard DeLeon, professor of political science, on liberal George Moscone, who opened City Hall to women, gays and minorities, helping influence the city's reputation as a left-leaning region, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 30



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