“What the Eyes Don’t See” a compelling, though sobering, campus reading selection for our times

It was a real treat for me to join a recent Zoom webinar to discuss this semester’s campus reading program selection, What the Eyes Don’t See, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Dr. Mona is a pediatrician, public health advocate and immigrant who practices in Flint, Michigan. Her book brilliantly shines a spotlight on the water crisis there, revealing how children were exposed to dangerous levels of lead.

SJSU’s participation in City of San José 2020 Resident Satisfaction survey

The City of San José has launched its annual Resident Satisfaction Survey, an effort led by the City Auditor’s Office. For the second year in a row, the San José State campus community is invited to take part in this important initiative, with support from the Knight Foundation. I hope you will join me in doing so.

Helping the campus community to connect and contribute through the “Spartan Bridge”

Continuing my in-depth look at our Transformation 2030 strategic plan goals and the university’s progress on achieving them, I will now explore Goal 4—“Connect and Contribute.”

Embracing technology while being mindful of its perils

How can higher education most effectively make use of today’s technology? It is a straightforward question, yet stunningly complex at the same time. At SJSU, we embrace technological innovation and are especially keen to look at ways in which technology can help our students and our campus operations. At the same time, however, I have been examining the more challenging aspects of technology, particularly as they relate to colleges and universities.