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Alumni Jose Antonio Vargas Featured in the Time magazine

“For now, the U.S. has embraced the dreams of upwards of one million young people. They aren’t illegal, foreign kids anymore. They are American kids.”

— Jose Antonio Vargas (B.a., ’04) in his essay “how obama’s new policy affects Undocumented Youth — and Me,” Time, June 18, 2012

 

 

 

“I joke with my kids that the zombie apocalypse is starting at my house.”

 

Beekeeper Mark Hohn shows his bee zombie experiment.Photo by Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times

— Beekeeper Mark Hohn on finding “zombie bees” in washington, a discovery that expands the range of the parasitic infection first discovered at Sf State by professor of Biology John Hafernik, The Seattle Times, Sept. 24, 2012

 

 

"I just wanted to do something big, something that would be kind of unbelievable.”

 

— Matt Reise (attended ’08-’10) on building a hovercraft inspired by the Delorean in “Back to the future,” and taking it for a spin in McCovey Cove during the World Series, Bloomberg Business Week, Oct. 25, 2012

 

“In popular culture, it’s seen as a Chicano movement, not as the multiethnic alliance that it actually was.”

 

— Associate Professor of history Dawn Bohulano Mabalon on the influence of Filipino workers and labor organizers in the farm labor movement made famous by Cesar Chavez, The New York Times, Oct. 18, 2012

 

“By cooking, you’re sustaining someone’s life. It’s a very powerful but overlooked way of achieving diplomacy.”

 

Mourad Lahlou poses for his book cover.

 

 

— Mourad Lahlou (B.A., ’93; M.A., ’95), owner of Moroccan restaurant Aziza, on being appointed a “culinary ambassador” by Secretary of State hillary Clinton. the new role will find him cooking for visiting dignitaries from North Africa, KQED, Oct. 22, 2012

 

 

 

“I came here precisely because it has such a vibrant poetic scene. San Francisco is the city of poets.”

— Professor of Latina/Latino studies Alejandro Murguia on his appointment as San Francisco’s sixth poet laureate, San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 2012

 

 

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