The Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. asked that the focus of his inauguration be on students, staff and faculty. University Historian Alan Ziajka who was responsible for coordinating the events said this inauguration ceremony is slightly different from past ones because there will be “more emphasis on students.” The inauguration celebration began Wednesday, Oct. 29 with a reception recognizing student research, creativity and service. A reception celebrating faculty work will be on Thursday, Oct. 30. A reception for staff will be on Friday, Oct. 31 after the inauguration Mass. Continue reading Pelosi, Newsom, Lee Will be at USF Presidential Inauguration
A few weeks ago, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a bill that would restrict the sale of consumer goods on all city property. The bill, conceived and drafted by board member David Chiu, would ban the sale of plastic water bottles under 21 oz. at all public events and by food trucks that are regulated by the city. Although many city citizens and environmentalists are rallying behind this bill in support, it does appear to be deeply flawed. The bill will only forbid the sale and use of plastic water bottles, and not other kinds of plastic goods and packaging. This raises the question: Is the ban even worth it after all?
Continue reading Staff Editorial: It May be Plastic, But It’s not Fantastic