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.
Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University
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.
Here’s what Washington Square readers have to say.
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.
SJSU alumni stay connected by sharing their latest news
Honoring Spartans who have passed away.
We need you, the university’s alumni, to be part of our ongoing efforts to embody and empower true inclusion and equity.
Stacey Johnson has made it her mission to “speak actively for women.”