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.
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.
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.
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Reading poetry can be an exercise in perspective taking, slowing down to see and listen to each word and how it interacts with its neighbors.
Publications from SJSU alumni and faculty authors.
Honoring Spartans who have passed away.
Stacey Johnson has made it her mission to “speak actively for women.”
As a professional woman athlete, Malloy confronted—and often defied—common stereotypes about gender and sport.
“Setting kids up to be successful is probably one of the greatest feelings in the world, those adults in your life, those coaches that really go unnoticed in the world, they are the ones who have a lot to do with helping kids.”
“I love being able to have an impact on young people in an area where I feel like I have the most expertise. Sport is a great equalizer.”
“To see women perform at high levels, and to hear those women speak and present themselves, I think changes a lot of people’s opinions and outlook on women,” says Gay MacLellan, ’83 MA Kinesiology. Learn how the former fencing champion and pioneering international referee has applied her athletic prowess to life beyond sport.
Tracy Hanson, ’93 Kinesiology, LPGA golfer, supports athletes who face significant obstacles, including abuse and performance acceptance, in their pursuit of sport.
Record-setting gymnast Thomasina Wallace, ’12 Kinesiology, says that “twenty percent [of the sport] is talent and 80 percent is how mentally prepared are you to perform your routines while others are judging you.” Learn how she overcame injuries and defied stereotypes during her career at SJSU.
“Small acts of defiance make change,” says Carolyn Lewis, ’70 Kinesiology, Teaching Credential. The four-sport collegiate athlete became a coach and athletics administrator and helped create SJSU’s Gender Equity Plan.
Margaret Jenkins, ’25 Education, threw discus in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam as a member of the first ever women’s track and field team representing the United States. Jenkins belongs to a tradition of Spartan woman athletes who have set records on and off the field.