Posted by the San Jose Mercury News Dec. 24, 2013.
(Editor’s note: The following editorial praises a collaboration among the city, university and community.)
On Christmas Day, we have a tradition of honoring what we see as the greatest civic gift to our community in the past year. Often it’s a matter of recognizing a gift that’s been giving for years but jumps out because of a stellar accomplishment.
So it is that we finally honor CommUniverCity, an eight-year partnership of San Jose State, the city and — most important — neighborhoods that surround the campus. It is the very ideal of a town-gown collaboration rarely seen in university neighborhoods and certainly not in San Jose until visionaries like Terry Christensen and Dayana Salazar made it happen.