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“It was just a little pet project that developed a life of its own.”

Jeff Schwartz, who created FogCam — the world’s first webcam — with fellow SF State grad student Dan Wong in 1994. (The University took overmaintenance of FogCam this fall after it looked like the service might shut down.)
SFGate, Aug. 18, 2019

“Apparently, I don’t have the gene that makes me embarrassed at asking for help. I just asked everybody.”

— Professor of Geography & Environment Max Kirkeberg, who raised more than $1 million during his 23 years of involvement with AIDS Walk San Francisco
SF State News (, Aug. 1, 2019

“In a world where chaos and hate reign, colleges and universities,whole societies unto themselves, are natural leaders. And their campuses be seen as natural public sanctuaries for a country in need of safe and sane spaces.”

— Lecturer of Journalism Emil Guillermo
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Aug. 14, 2019

“We will not allow this to be covered up.”

— SF State alumna Annette Bening (B.A., ’80) as California Senator Dianne Feinstein in the film “The Report,” about efforts to investigate CIA interrogation techniques after 9/11

Annette Bening

“The average ticket for an anti-homeless we found is. Do homeless people have $150?  No, they don’t. So these citations just add up and create a cycle of debt.”

— Assistant Professor for the School of PACE (Public Affairs & Civic Engagement) Dilara Yarbrough on her study of the city’s homelessness laws
NTD News, Aug. 21, 2019