This past week, USF hosted members from 24 of the 28 American Jesuit universities. Two full days and the entirety of the Fromm complex was dedicated to discussing an increasingly pressing issue: the presence of Islamic and Muslim culture on Jesuit campuses.
On Apr. 10 and 11, the overall objective was to examine the evolution of the mission of Catholic Jesuit universities in light of the growth of Islamic studies and the increase in Muslim faculty, staff, and students on campus. Continue reading 24 of the 28 US Jesuit Colleges and Universities Discuss Islam
The University of San Francisco wears its diversity on its sleeve. From walking tours and university brochures to college ranking websites, USF is lauded as one of the most diverse colleges in the nation. Onlookers would expect the campus and community of USF to be a utopia of cultural exchange and intermingling. However, many students have had a distinctly different experience. Continue reading International or Domestic: Bridging the Gap
Some 413 years after the first recorded performance of “Twelfth Night”, USF’s Performing Arts and Social Justice Department took their own shot at Shakespeare for their Spring Mainstage show, via a faithful reproduction of the classic play. The key challenge of performing Shakespeare to a modern audience, who may be familiar with Shakespeare only through adaptations or traumatic memories of translating iambic pentameter in high-school, is transcending the playwright’s trademark verbosity with skillful acting. There’s plenty of that here, thanks to a cast of fifteen student-actors more than capable of captivating performances. Continue reading TWELfTH NIGHT is quite alright
In the two weeks before Spring Break, USF hosted the 14th annual Global Women’s Rights Forum. The event, spread over the course of four evenings, was coordinated by Professor Dorothy Kidd, chair of the media studies department, and Professor Elizabeth Friedman of the politics department. Each evening was intended to pose interesting and relevant questions in relation to modern women’s rights, not only in the United States, but across the globe. Continue reading Global Women Rights Forum: Empowering Strong Women
As students of The University of “The Best City Ever”, we’re surrounded by some of the most expensive stores in the country, but we’re also living in one of the best cities for thrift shopping. All it takes to be a successful thrift shopper is an attention to detail, plenty of energy to look through seemingly countless racks, and knowing where the best stores are. Continue reading Save While You Shop: San Francisco’s Trendiest Thrift Stores