Sharing CSU’s Response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Decision

San José State University has a proud tradition of supporting social justice and speaking out against harmful inequities, including in access to health care. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade is a jarring rebuttal of those values.

Report from SJSU’S Task Force on Community Safety and Policing

Today, I am pleased to share the Report and Recommendations from the Task Force on Community Safety and Policing. It is a comprehensive and thoughtful work, one that provides an important framework for addressing critical issues of campus safety and policing.

Transforming undergraduate education through REP4 and Lurie College initiatives

One of the more exciting developments taking place this summer has been the launch of the national REP4 initiative, an alliance of six higher-education institutions—including San José State—who all share an ambitious goal of transforming education. 

Reflections on the Chauvin trial verdict

Many of us have just heard the news about the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. Though we have waited anxiously for a significant jury verdict many times before, today’s outcome was different. In this trial and for each count, Derek Chauvin was found guilty. For many of us, this moment is a relief but also bittersweet.

Latest updates on our efforts to address systemic racism at SJSU

Many of us are reeling and distraught, and others are also on edge as the trial involving the killing of George Floyd continues to unfold. In this context, and as I noted in a December 2020 message, we are committed to developing tangible, actionable plans on issues surrounding systemic racism. Today, I write to offer an update on the efforts and actions we have taken at SJSU to address anti-Black systemic racism on our campus.