Well said

“We did it!”

Campaign Chair Cynthia Lazares, ’76 Accounting, announcing the successful conclusion of Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University.

“Every great city needs a great university. Silicon Valley would not be the innovation center of the world if not for the power of the graduates of San José State.”

San José Mayor Chuck Reed at the 10th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

“Our tax code is incredibly antiquated. We have a tax code that was created in the Industrial Age. We need to update California’s tax code for the 21st century.”

California State Controller John Chiang at SJSU’s Economic Summit.

“In war, the cause of trauma is public, but you experience it personally. Trauma creates an aquarium effect. You live among other people, but they don’t know how you feel.”

Author Aleksandar Hemon speaking at the invitation of the Center for Literary Arts.

“In the 1970s, long, difficult marches were considered effective for gaining publicity for your cause. Today, marches are much shorter.”

Photographer, artist and organizer Jesús Manuel Mena Garza discussing his work at his presentation, A Chicano Photographer’s Journey from 1970 to the Present.

Jody Ulate

Jody Ulate, '05 MA English, is editor of the Washington Square blog and printed alumni magazine.

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