Category: Fall 2013

The Power of Acceleration

The power of Acceleration

During the seven years of Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University, more than 30,000 individuals, 2,396 corporations and 200 foundations gave to support every department on campus—from the University Library to Athletics. More than $53 million was contributed to student scholarships and fellowships during the campaign. Many Silicon Valley companies contributed to programs that provide student internships. $17.3 million was contributed to facilities such as labs and smart classrooms. Donors contributed the funds to make our move to the Mountain West Conference possible. $74 million was raised to support our faculty members. Giving to San José State is an expression of pride in the university that inspires...

From our readers

From our readers

Washington Square welcomes letters to the editor. Here’s what our readers have to say.

Chasing the blaze

Rim Fire: Chasing the blaze

As firefighters struggled to contain this summer’s Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Craig Clements and his students were on the scene.

Students attack cybersecurity

Class discussion!

Hackers, beware: San José State’s new offerings in cybersecurity and big data just made your job a little harder.

Garcia mid-clip in his dorm with fellow Spartan Aaron Dennings.

The long and short of it

Pedro Garcia, senior broadcasting major, has scheduled as many as 10 haircuts a day between classes, homework and his part-time gig at Cumulus Radio.

computer algorithm-generated patterns

The art of algorithm

Tyson Frederick employs an early 20th century, Austrian thought-experiment in quantum mechanics to explain how he creates his art.

Wes Schweitzer

Student-Athlete Wes Schweitzer

San José State starting offensive tackle Wes Schweitzer was about to join the Marine Corps when he got the first of seven scholarship offers to play college football.