It took courage, commitment and focus on a bigger picture to take a stand for civil rights and to demand equal treatment.
Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University
The two-time Olympic gold medalist shared coach Bud Winter’s sprinting techniques with athletes worldwide.
Noel understood that challenging the racial, economic and political status quo under the glow of an international spotlight came with great risk.
EOP at San Jose State originated alongside the Olympic Project for Human Rights and the growing Chicano movement.
Through all of the changes she has witnessed over the past 50 years, Noel’s core belief in the power of education remains intact.
How do movements such as #MeToo, #NeverAgain, #BlackLivesMatter and #TimesUp gain traction? SJSU professors and experts weigh in.
Silicon Valley has disrupted its way into a housing crisis, one so severe that the workers needed to power tech’s growth engine are being priced out of a future here.
Speech pathologist Pamela Wiley, ’72 Communication Studies, created the Spectrum Shield training program to pair law enforcement with young men with autism.
Catherine Koanja, ’18 Nursing, had to help her mother read medication labels as a child. As a nurse she plans to advocate for health literacy.
Physics and Astronomy Professor Peter Beyersdorf’s research helped detect gravitational waves for the first time in 2015.
Paul Thiebaut III, ’09 Economics, is the founder of 10 Books a Home (10BH), a nonprofit tutoring service for nearly 200 low-income families in the Ravenswood City School District.
Rycenga’s research on abolitionist educator Prudence Crandall (1803–1890) has provided an early example of how education can be a catalyst for social change.
Watch a video on the challenges and opportunities facing woman athletes today.
SJSU steps up the graduation experience.
Alumna Yvonne Escalante’s philosophy as a craftswoman and SJSU Art and Art History lecturer helped to shape the meaning of the university’s new ceremonial mace.
Learn about SJSU’s efforts to eliminate food insecurity and how to participate in and support the Inspiration to Innovation gala.
San Jose State Chief Diversity Officer Kathy Wong(Lau) shares tips for creating an inclusive workplace culture.
Marketing Professor Marilyn Easter and Alora Frederick, ’18 Business Administration, founded the G.o.A.L. program to create an inclusive space for Spartans.
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