One of the things that makes USF such a great place to go to college is that it attracts some of the best faculty in the country. Many of my colleagues left tenure-track positions–some at Ivy League universities and other prestigious institutions—in order to teach here. There are a number of reasons for this, including USF’s location, mission, diversity, and the decent faculty salaries and benefits available. The latter factor is due in large part to the efforts of our faculty union — the USF Faculty Association — and its outstanding leadership. Continue reading USF Faculty Association’s Dubious Affiliation
On the last day of the USF Human Right’s Film Festival, women’s rights moved to the forefront. Domestic violence, oppression, and sexuality were just a few underlying topics that motivated the talented directors showcasing their work this past Saturday. Director Cecelia Montagut was able to capture  in her film “Women Under Suspicion.” Continue reading Spanish Women’s History Explored At USF Film Fest
The University of San Francisco will host a national conference Apr. 10 and 11 to examine the mission of Catholic Jesuit universities in relation to the growing presence of Muslim faculty, staff, and students on Jesuit campuses. This is the first ever national-scale conference for Jesuit institutions to discuss Christian-Muslim relations. Continue reading USF Prepares to host nationwide islamic conference for jesuit universities
Charlotte Perry-Houts is a Senior History Major.
In last week’s issue of the Foghorn, Professor Anthony Fels wrote an opinion piece criticizing classes and departments at USF for being “left-wing” and “politicized.” Fels argues that this university in general has too many faculty who “politicize” their course material, this problem perpetuates itself when such faculty and administrators are entrusted with hiring, and that “politicized” material should be saved for extracurricular opportunities offered here at USF, rather than the classroom.
University of San Francisco President the Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. is a man bridging many divides, be they bureaucratic, political, or ideological. As the individual tasked with overseeing the entirety of the university, he must attempt to please all sides while fulfilling the most pressing needs of the institution and ensuring its long-term success. Continue reading An interview with usf’s president on diversity, sex, sin, and what it means to be a Jesuit