• Today's Protests on Capitol Hill
    Today, January 6, 2021, the United States Congress gathered to certify the 2020 Presidential Election. This act is an important, if largely ceremonial, part of our nation’s democratic process. Some lawmakers indicated in advance that they planned to issue formal objections to the recent presidential election. Though many anticipated that organized protests would also take place during today's proceedings, what we are now seeing unfold on Capitol Hill has been met with alarm and concern.
  • Celebrating SJSU’s Fall 2020 Graduates While Looking Ahead To The Holidays
    As we near the end of a difficult 2020, we have two end-of-year occasions—fall graduation and our extended holiday break—to which we can look forward. Each offers us a welcome respite from the challenges we have faced these past nine months.
  • Update on efforts to address systemic racism on campus
    Sparked by heartbreak, outrage, and protests following the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, in June our campus turned inward to address institutional racism in the wake of the recent attacks against Black/African American individuals in our nation. We vowed to develop actionable plans to address systemic racism on our campus in the short-term and long-term. As we approach the end of the calendar year, I would like to share some highlights about our progress.
  • Gratitude and best wishes for a safe, restful and healthy long weekend
    In the midst of so many challenges—including the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the State of California last week—we now have an opportunity to refresh and recharge over the upcoming holiday break. For many of us, the long weekend is a time for reflection, connection and for giving thanks for what we have.  
  • An Historic Election Draws to a Close
    Today, November 7, 2020, is an historic day for the United States and for the democratic principles we hold dear. In addition to electing the nation's 46th president, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., we will now have - for the very first time - a woman holding the second highest office in the land. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, is, of course, a Californian and Bay Area native, and her Jamaican and Asian Indian ancestry symbolizes the rich diversity and possibilities of our nation.