SF State in the News 2022

A selection of recent stories about the San Francisco State University community that have appeared in the media.


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January

SF State School of Art’s first Latinx Chair Victor De La Rosa was profiled for his efforts to build diversity and inclusion into the classroom. KTVU 1/25/2022

SF State Professor emeritus Jeffery Paul Chan was remembered in an obituary. The Rafu Shimpo 1/25/2022

The legacy of Bay Area artist and alumnus Sam Tchakalian is explored in an article. Hyperallergic 1/25/2022

Alumna Christine Williams was hired as vice president and senior underwriting specialist by Santa Rosa-based Summit State Bank. North Bay Business Journal 1/25/2022

SF State research into the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans was mentioned after the San Francisco Police Department released data showing a major increase in attacks against the Asian American community. NBC News 1/25/2022; ABC News 1/25/2022; Associated Press 1/25/2022; US News & World Report 1/25/2022 (This article by the AP was reposted in more than 10 news outlets.)

 


School of Art Director Victor De La Rosa discussed incorporating diversity and inclusion into his curriculum. KTVU-TV 1/23/2022 (Clip not available.)

Lecturer of Public Health Robin Flagg commented on a proposal to expand a San Francisco health care program to the entire state. San Francisco Examiner 1/24/2022

Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk commented on recent participation by undocumented citizens in New York City’s local elections. The Washington Post 1/24/2022

Associate Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an op-ed about growing migration crises and humanitarian emergencies at the borders in the U.S. and Europe. Richmond Times-Dispatch 1/24/2022 (This article was originally published in The Los Angeles Times.)

Alumna Kathy Littles is the new provost at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 1/24/2022

SF State was mentioned in an article about a new universal basic income pilot project. The Sun 1/25/2022; The Fresno Bee 1/24/2022

 


 

Professor of Humanities Mary Scott commented on her participation in a rally protesting the Castro Theatre’s conversion into a live events venue. San Francisco Chronicle 1/23/2022 (This article was published by four media outlets.)

Assistant Professor of Public Health R. David Rebanal commented on student health and safety during the surge of the COVID-19 omicron variant. The Hanford Sentinel 1/23/2022; Santa Maria Times 1/23/2022; Lake County Record-Bee 1/22/2022 (This article was originally published in CALMatters.)

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on a dispute between supermarket workers in Colorado and their employer. KUNR-FM 1/21/2022

The adoption of Asian American studies curricula in the 1960s at SF State was mentioned in an article about advocates working to make it a requirement for schools to teach about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. NBC News 1/7/2022

 


Assistant Professor of Public Health R. David Rebanal commented on student health and safety during the surge of infections from the COVID-19 omicron variant. CALMatters 1/21/2022

Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk commented on a recent tweet about undocumented immigrant voting rights made by Republican Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson. CNN 1/21/2022 (This article was published in 22 news outlets.)

Professor of Management Ronald Purser was quoted in an article about improving workplace mental health. Forbes 1/20/2022

Student Manmit Singh commented on the CSU’s decision to add caste-based discrimination to its non-discrimination policy. The Press Democrat 1/20/2022; The Chronicle 1/20/2022 (This article was originally published in The Los Angeles Times.)

Student Jisselle Yanez was interviewed about College Spaces from Different Places, a group she co-created to help other students with visual impairments. The Reporter 1/20/2022

SF State is one of 16 CSU campuses to participate in the College Core program, an initiative designed to connect students to scholarships and work experience. California State University 1/20/2022

 


Assistant Professor of Political Science Rebecca Eissler commented on U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent meeting with Senate Democrats to discuss how to pass multiple voting rights bills. KTVU-TV 1/19/2022

Professor Emeritus of Counseling Stuart Loomis died Jan. 17. Bay Area Reporter 1/19/2022

Student Manmit Singh commented on the CSU’s decision to add protection against caste-based discrimination to its non-discrimination policy. The Week 1/20/2022; Los Angeles Times 1/20/2022; The Wire 1/20/2022 (This topic was discussed in 17 news outlets.)

Alumna Asma Eschen, who was active in efforts to help people in Afghanistan, died Jan. 6. Marin Independent Journal 1/19/2022

SF State is one of 45 colleges statewide to participate in the College Core program, an initiative designed to connect students to scholarships and work experience. KRON-TV 1/19/2022

 


Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the murder of an Asian American woman in New York City as another tragic example of the rise in violent crimes against Asian Americans spurred by the pandemic. KTVU 1/19/2022

Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on a dispute between supermarket workers in Colorado and their employer. KUNR 1/19/2022 (Clip not available online.)

Alumnus and leader of a Sonoma County musical group for seniors Sid Gordon passed away at 95. Press Democrat 1/18/2022

Alumna and journalist Lori Teresa Yearwood chronicles the trauma she experienced while homeless in an essay about homelessness and the toxicity of the White Savior Complex. Mother Jones 1/18/2022

SF State is one of 45 colleges statewide to participate in the College Core program, an initiative designed to connect students to scholarships and work experience. KTVU 1/19/2022 (Clip not available online.)

SF State is mentioned as one of the first universities in the nation to establish an Asian American Studies department in an article about more universities making Asian American studies courses a requirement. Yahoo!News 1/18/2022

 


Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung commented on the need for unity in the Asian American Pacific Islander community in a story about Michelle Alyssa Go, a Bay Area woman who died after being pushed onto the tracks of a New York subway. KTVU-TV 1/18/2022

Professor Emeritus of History Joseph E. Illick was quoted in an article about how photojournalists have changed their coverage of crises since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Forbes 1/17/2022

Professor and Chair of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan wrote an op-ed about the success of a unionizing campaign by workers at a Starbucks in Buffalo, New York. The Hill 1/17/2022

Professor and Chair of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about unionization efforts in multiple fields. KUNC-FM 1/15/2022

Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Charles Egan contributed to a new exhibit about the history of Angel Island. Nichi Bei Times 1/1/2022

Student Kuinini Manumua discussed the personal impact of the recent underwater volcano eruption near Tonga. San Francisco Chronicle 1/17/2022

Findings on plant reproduction by SF State researchers was cited in an article about the “world’s oldest fossilized flower bud.” The Sun Best 1/17/2022

 


Professor and Chair of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about a unionizing campaign at a Starbucks in Buffalo, New York. The New York Times 1/14/2022; The Seattle Times 1/14/2022 ; Honolulu Star-Advertiser 1/14/2022 (This article was originally published in The New York Times, which has a paywall. It was republished in four news outlets.)

Writer Mary Clare Griffin, an alumna, was interviewed about writing and cooking. Idaho Mountain Express 1/14/2022

 


Professor Emeritus of Management Mitchell Marks discussed inflation of consumer goods in the U.S. KTVU-TV 1/12/2022 (Clip not available online.)

Professor of Africana Studies Dorothy Tsuruta commented on the minting of a new U.S. quarter commemorating the late poet Maya Angelou. KRON-TV 1/12/2022

Kevin Umaña, an alumnus, will be a juror for an annual competitive exhibition put on by the Springfield Art Museum of Springfield, Missouri. Joplin Globe 1/12/2022

The 1960s SF State student group Third World Liberation Front was mentioned in an article about students at Dartmouth College advocating for an Asian American studies program. The New York Times 1/13/2022 (This article has a paywall.)

 


Associate Professor of Geography and Environment Jennifer Blecha was mentioned in an interview with her wife, who is the new priest at Trinity Episcopal Church in Litchfield, Minnesota. Hutchinson Leader 1/12/2022

San Francisco Convention Facilities Director John Noguchi, an alumnus, recently announced his retirement. The Rafu Shimpo 1/11/2022

The establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies at SF State was mentioned in an article about how scholars are responding to advocacy against Critical Race Theory. YES! 1/11/2022

 


Professors of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo and Valerie Soe’s involvement with the Facebook group the Auntie Sewing Squad was mentioned in an interview with the group’s founder, Kristina Wong, on an episode of “The Laura Flanders Show.” WIPB-TV  1/10/2022
Research by Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk was cited in an article about New York’s decision to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. Bloomberg Quint 1/10/2022
The adoption of Asian American studies curricula in the 1960s at SF State was mentioned in an article about advocates working to make it a requirement for schools to teach about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Yahoo! 1/7/2022 (This article was originally published by NBC News.)
 

Professor of Cinema Daniel Bernardi discussed why “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry gave San Francisco an important role in the series. SF Gate 1/9/2022

Student Californian Ash was profiled in an article about TikTok influencers. The Sun 1/7/2022

Photojournalism student Ashley Hayes-Stone discussed returning to campus after studying remotely during the early part of the pandemic. El Observador 1/7/2022 (This article was originally published in CalMatters.)

Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Roundtable Philip Nguyen, an alumnus, was profiled. SF Gate 1/8/2022 (This article was originally published in the San José Spotlight.)

The creation of a Black studies curriculum at SF State in the 1960s was mentioned in an article about a book on the history of the Black arts movement in the south. The Nation 1/10/2022

The creation of an Asian American studies curriculum at SF State in the 1960s was mentioned in an article about advocates working to make it a requirement for schools to teach about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. NBC News 1/7/2022 (This article was published in three news outlets.)

The University’s decision to delay in-person classes for the Spring 2022 semester due to increased COVID-19 infections in California was discussed in multiple articles. KALW 1/10/2022; ABC 7 1/10/2022; San Francisco Examiner 1/7/2022

 


The University’s decision to delay in-person classes for the Spring 2022 semester due to increased COVID-19 infections in California was discussed in multiple articles. KCBS Radio 1/7/2022; KTVU-TV 1/6/2022; SFGate 1/6/2022 (This topic was covered by six news outlets.)

Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Sybil Yang commented on “tip baiting,” a trend in which customers offer delivery drivers higher tips for faster delivery. WNBC-TV 1/6/2022 (This article was published in eight news outlets.)

Associate Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an op-ed about growing migration crises and humanitarian emergencies at the borders in the U.S. and Europe. Star Tribune 1/6/2022 (This article was originally published in The Los Angeles Times.)

Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Melissa Camacho commented on the passing of television legend Betty White. Bay Area Reporter 1/5/2022

Lecturer of Humanities Peter Richardson was interviewed about his new book “Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road to Gonzo.” Nob Hill Gazette 1/5/2022

Professor and Chair of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about Google’s union-busting methods. Shepherd Express 1/3/2022

Dean of Ethnic Studies Amy Sueyoshi wrote an editorial about Critical Race Theory. Nichi Bei 1/2/2022

Professor and Chair of Labor and Employment Studies John Logan was quoted in an article about public support of unions. Focus Magazine 11/1/2021

Alum Shaylyn Martos wrote an article about their experience as a person of color pursuing a degree in journalism. KQED 1/6/2022

Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Roundtable Philip Nguyen, an alumnus, was profiled. San José Spotlight 1/5/2022

Alum “Sis” was interviewed about an upcoming stage performance in Rodgers & Hammerstein's “Oklahoma!.” Windy City Times 1/5/2022

Alumni Janet Varney, Cole Stratton and David Owen, who founded the annual comedy festival SF Sketchfest, discussed postponing the festival due to COVID-19. San Francisco Chronicle 1/5/2022

Alumnus Peter Coyote is a narrator on an audio tour of artist Ruth Asawa’s public work. Nichi Bei 1/2/2022

 


Nader Mehravari, a research fellow for the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at SF State, discussed traditional foods eaten on Shab-e Yalda, the Iranian celebration of the winter solstice. Honolulu Star-Advertiser 1/2/2022 (This article was originally published Dec. 6, 2021, in The New York Times.)

Student Marjorie Blen discussed her experience studying remotely during the early part of the pandemic on the podcast series “Pandemic Campus Diaries.” EdSurge 1/4/2022

SF State hosted a virtual screening of “Agents of Change,” a documentary about student protests in the 1960s. The Guardsman 12/8/2021

 


Student Marjorie Blenlead discussed advocating for new remedial course requirements at community colleges in California. Inside Higher Ed 1/4/2022

Alumna Lori Teresa Yearwood, who is a reporter covering the nonprofit Economic Hardship Project, wrote an op-ed about her experience being homeless. The Salt Lake Tribune 1/2/2022  (This article was originally published in The New York Times.)

A study by researchers at SF State on the effects of having a creative hobby was referenced in an article. Washington Times-Herald 1/2/2022

 


Lecturer of Criminal Justice Studies James Dudley commented on recent dash- and body-cam videos from the San Ramon Police Department of a man mauled by a police dog. San Francisco Chronicle 1/3/2022 (This article has a paywall.)

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Richard DeLeon’s Progressive Voter Index was cited in an article about voter demographic data for San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle 1/3/2022 (This article has a paywall.)

Associate Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an op-ed about growing migration crises and humanitarian emergencies at the borders in the U.S. and Europe. Los Angeles Times 1/2/2022

Photojournalism student Ashley Hayes-Stone discussed her experience returning to campus in fall 2021. San Francisco Chronicle 1/2/2022 (This article has a paywall.)