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“Reading at home, it gets hard to focus. You get an email or a text and it’s hard to get back into it. This class helps me get through that.”

— Master’s student Joelle Thomas on the innovative course “The Reading Experiment: The Power of the Book,” built around five-hour sessions of uninterrupted reading, March 6, 2019

“It has been a very surreal experience ever since I received the notification. In fact, I had to read it a few times to make sure I was reading it correctly.”

— School of Music Professor Jassen Todorov on learning that he’d won the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest with his picture of recalled cars in the Mojave Desert
CampusMemo, Dec. 17, 2018

Aerial shot of an airplane and hundreds of cars in the desert

“Sisterhood doesn’t mean that we’re the same.
It doesn’t mean our struggles are the same.
It doesn’t even mean that we have to like each other.
But it is about viewing our struggles as interconnected.”

— Assistant Professor of Management Veronica Rabelo on on how race and gender affect workplace relationships
Women at Work, a Harvard Business School podcast, Nov. 19, 2018

“I’m dedicated to serving young people. I teach because it’s important students learn to think critically. That’s the most important thing I teach in my classroom.”

— Lecturer of Art Kathy Zarur (right)
San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 27, 2019

Kathy Zarur

“She had an amazing ear. She was a great lyric poet. She had poetry in her.”

— Nightboat Books Publisher Stephen Motika on Professor Emerita of Creative Writing Kathleen Fraser, who passed away Feb. 5
San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 11, 2019