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“When I was in art school, I loved going to a museum because it gave me an opportunity to sit in a quiet room that was filled with art and mediate. I miss that and hope we’re able to preserve that experience as part of the future of museums.”

—Kate Eilertsen (education credential, ’91), recently named acting executive director of the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, on the future of museums.
Napa Valley Register, Aug. 26, 2020

“We shifted really quickly from being ‘crazy rich Asians’ and the ‘model minority to being ‘crazy infected Asians’ and being the perpetual foreigner.”

—Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies and co-founder of the Stop AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Hate website Russell Jeung on pandemic-related prejudice against Asians Hate website
Business Insider, Aug. 5, 2020

Abstract illustration of rainbow-colored people with hands extended

“Humans will not let this overwhelm the need for connection. I do believe the strength of that need, based on human nature, is stronger than the fear of a pandemic.”

—Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto on whether greetings like high-fives and handshakes are gone for good
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 2, 2020

“It’s interracial, it’s intergenerational, it’s interfaith, it’s building. It seems in many ways to be leaderless. … I find optimism in that in ways that I never imagined.”

—Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger on Black Lives Matter, which was co-founded by SF State alumna and Lecturer Alicia Garza (M.A., ’17)
“NFL Total Access,” July 2020