Spring/Summer edition of SF State Magazine now online

Man in red shirt climbing a granite wall far off the ground

Photo courtesy of Samuel Crossley

Issue highlights bold thinking in classrooms and on cliffsides

In April, San Francisco State University announced its first comprehensive fundraising campaign, titled “BOLD Thinking.” The latest issue of SF State Magazine shows that same theme in action, highlighting the bold thinking of faculty, students and alumni — and how they’re turning that thinking into action.

The cover story profiles alumnus Samuel Crossley, who took a leap from campus to cliffside as part of a film team that documented an audacious climbing feat and won an Oscar in the process. Other feature articles draw attention to a new Comics Studies Minor, a prolific namer of fungi on San Francisco State’s biology faculty and the many generous donors who have contributed to the “BOLD Thinking” campaign.  

In an interview in the same section, President Leslie E. Wong reflects on his seven years leading SF State and shares his perspective on what’s in store for the University after his July retirement.

The online issue also features a story on student activists pushing the public health world to recognize the impacts of police violence; a Q&A with a professor who’s making computer science more inclusive; a student’s journey from homelessness to hope; and a collection of achievements from SF State alumni. Read those stories and more at magazine.sfsu.edu.

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