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KCBS Radio News: Lack of Diversity in Tech Industry

KCBS Radio News: Lack of Diversity in Tech Industry | USF in the News | Scoop.it

KCBS Radio reports on the Rev. Jesse Jackson's visit to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholders meeting to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.


USF's Vice Provost Mary Wardell-Ghiraraduzzi spoke with KCBS Radio News about Jackson's strategy and why people of color need to be part of the booming tech industry.

University of San Francisco's insight:

Dr. Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi has been working in various roles in higher education administration for the past 18 years and is currently part of leadership at the University of San Francisco. Working with faculty, staff and students, and diverse communities through the San Francisco Bay area, she promotes an understanding of diversity as core to a holistic and sustainable higher education organization. 

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USF Law Professor Bill Hing On Sanctuary City Policies as Good Policing

USF Law Professor Bill Hing On Sanctuary City Policies as Good Policing | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Sanctuary cities are back in the news, thanks to Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids. The raids come only weeks after President Trump signed an executive order requiring that federal funds be withheld from sanctuary cities."

 

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"University of San Francisco law Professor Bill Hing identified sanctuary policies across the country. According to Hing, sanctuary policies “are adopted as measures of good policing.” Police departments have found that sanctuary policies can improve trust in police."

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KTVU Mornings on 2: USF's African American History Celebration Hosts Civil Rights Leader

Reverend Jesse Jackson ​ visited USF on Feb. 8 discussing ​a number of topics including his drive to diversify Silicon Valley and his take on the Trump Administration.
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Tech's Lack of Diversity Is Increasingly Seen as a Civil Rights Issue

Tech's Lack of Diversity Is Increasingly Seen as a Civil Rights Issue | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"On Feb. 8, Buckley-Becknell attended a community conversation between Rev. Jesse Jackson and Dr. Clarence B. Jones Sr., former speechwriter, attorney, and advisor to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as part of USF’s African-American history celebration.

At the event, which was attended by more than 600 people, she asked Jackson if he had any tips on how to navigate the explicit and implicit biases of the tech industry."

 

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"Rev. Jesse Jackson says the fight for minority representation in Silicon Valley is part of the fourth phase of the civil rights movement."

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KRON 4 News at 8: Jesse Jackson Acknowledges Warren's Silencing a Crude Act of Power

During his visit to USF, Reverend Jesse Jackson calls the silencing of Senator Warren a "crude act of raw power," making his point that Sessions should…
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KNTV-SF (NBC): USF Provost Don Heller on Donald Trump's Threat to Cut Funding to UC Berkeley

Provost Heller says that cutting funding to UC Berkeley would take an act of Congress and would be difficult for President Trump to do.
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KGO-SF (ABC): USF Opposes President Trump's Immigration Crackdown

USF asks President Trump to allow its 100 undocumented students to be able to stay in the country.
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USF's Anthony Ribera on how Police Outside Oakland Deal with Ghost Ship-Style Hazards 

USF's Anthony Ribera on how Police Outside Oakland Deal with Ghost Ship-Style Hazards  | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"At least three major Bay Area cities have guidelines to address dangers posed by unsanctioned and unsafe properties when police officers or other city employees stumble upon them."

 

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"Policing expert Tony Ribera, director of the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at the University of San Francisco, said that in common practice there should be no instance in which a police officer sees dangerous living conditions and doesn’t report them to building code officials."

 

[Via @sfchronicle]
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USF Professor Bill Hing on San Francisco's Sanctuary City Status Under Trump

USF Professor Bill Hing on San Francisco's Sanctuary City Status Under Trump | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"San Francisco became the first city to legally challenge Donald Trump’s executive order demanding “sanctuary cities” to abandon their sanctuary policies or face losing federal funding."

 

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“This is a city that does not like to be bullied,” said Bill Hing, director of the Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic at University of San Francisco’s School of Law."

 

[Via @elteco]

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks on Senate Republicans at Talk Hosted by USF

Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks on Senate Republicans at Talk Hosted by USF | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"The Rev. Jesse Jackson, speaking in San Francisco on Wednesday, blasted Republican leaders for silencing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor when she tried to use the words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife to oppose President Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General."

 

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"Jackson — appearing at a Black History Month forum at the University of San Francisco with the Rev. King’s former lawyer and adviser, Clarence B. Jones Sr. — accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of exercising a “crude act of raw power” to hush Warren Tuesday night."

 

[Via @SFGate]

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USF Cafeteria Run by Bon Appetit Management Co. Reaps Benefit of Local Beef Company Merger

USF Cafeteria Run by Bon Appetit Management Co. Reaps Benefit of Local Beef Company Merger | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"For all you hear about local, pasture-raised meat on Bay Area menus and farmers’ markets, it’s still a relatively niche product."

 

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"Mindful Meats supplies 4,000 pounds of beef per quarter to public schools and 8,000 pounds per quarter to health care providers. It just made a deal to provide 3,000 pounds a week to supply ground beef and patties to seven Northern California colleges, including University of San Francisco, whose cafeterias are run by Bon Appetit Management Co., which has a commitment to spend at least 20 percent of its food budget on local food."

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USF Assistant Professor Monika Hudson on the Importance of Credit Cards for New Businesses

USF Assistant Professor Monika Hudson on the Importance of Credit Cards for New Businesses | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"How important are credit cards to new business owners?"

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"Critical - credit cards are regularly used for cash flow purposes, especially when capital equipment purchases are needed."

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KOMO-AM (Radio): USF Law Dean Questions Whether Democrats Will Block Nomination

USF School of Law Dean John Transviña suggests that Judge Neil Gorsuch could encounter problems with the Judiciary Committee in the process of filling the…
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College Pitcher Returns to Mound After Heroic Effort for Dying Mom

College Pitcher Returns to Mound After Heroic Effort for Dying Mom | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Joey Carney, who interrupted his college baseball career last season to help his terminally ill mother, made his return to the pitching mound Saturday."

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KGO-TV ABC7 ​News: USF Law Dean ​Discusses the Continuation of Trump's Travel Ban

USF Law Dean John Trasviña observes the three-judge panel discussing the harm of lack thereof that the state of Washington would put forth in the judicial…
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New Research from USF Professor: Confidence Edges Lower Among Silicon Valley VCs in Q4

New Research from USF Professor: Confidence Edges Lower Among Silicon Valley VCs in Q4 | USF in the News | Scoop.it

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index® for the fourth quarter of 2016, registered 3.81 on a 5-point scale— a dip from the previous quarter’s index. 

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NBC Today in the Bay: USF Hosts Prominent Civil Rights Leaders for a Black History Month Conversation

USF ​hosted Reverend Jesse Jackson and Dr. Clarence Jones for a community conversation ​on Feb. 8.
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ABC7 News: USF ​Board of Trustees Issues Resolution in Support of DACA Students

USF leaders ask the Trump administration to allow its undocumented students to stay, having volunteered their information to the government as part of the Dream Act.
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ABC7 News on KOFY: During Visit to USF, Rev. Jesse Jackson Applies Civil Rights Tactics From the Past to Present

At USF talk, civil rights icon Reverend Jesse Jackson was critical of Senate leadership and shares a key lesson he learned from Martin Luther King; "our future…
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USF Professors Comment on Black Bloc Protest Tactics at UC Berkeley

USF Professors Comment on Black Bloc Protest Tactics at UC Berkeley | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"It was the first black bloc for Neil Lawrence, a third-year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He had demonstrated with Black Lives Matter and seen people in bandannas show up at events and smash things. But after the Berkeley College Republicans announced controversial Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos would be speaking on campus, Lawrence decided it was time for a more aggressive form of protest. “It became clear to me and my close friends that the tone of living in America is changing, and in order to stop being scared, we started organizing,” he says. “I, a transgender Jew, don’t have a problem with violence against fascists.”

 

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"What people on both sides of this argument need to understand is that black bloc isn’t a group; it’s just a tactic. Those who do it wear black, sometimes between layers of “civilian” clothes so they can slip in and out of their protester ensembles. They often carry gear that is defensive (masks to protect against tear gas), offensive (Molotov cocktails) or both (a placard that can double as a shield). They attack storefronts and clash with police in a “hit and run” style, University of San Francisco associate professor Jeffrey Paris has written. There is no formal network of people and no set principles, just a belief that demonstrating peacefully doesn’t accomplish nearly as much as a flash of rage. A 2008 guide published online by CrimethInc., a network for anonymous collective action, says, “Don’t get caught! Stay safe(r) and smash the state!” A black bloc “communiqué” from 1999 says, “A storefront window becomes a vent to let some fresh air into the oppressive atmosphere of a retail outlet…. A building facade becomes a message board to record brainstorm ideas for a better world.”

 

[Via @Newsweek]

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USF Professor Stephen Zunes on Fordham University's Ban of Palestinian Group

USF Professor Stephen Zunes on Fordham University's Ban of Palestinian Group | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Although Students for Justice in Palestine went through all the required procedures and obtained approval from the student government, Fordham University in New York has prohibited the group's recognition as a student organization. The move raises serious concerns not only regarding Fordham's commitment to justice, long a priority for Jesuit universities, but also regarding its students' rights to free speech and association and the spirit of an open university that protects free inquiry."

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"A little over 15 years ago, I represented the University of San Francisco at a series of regional and national conferences on the role of justice in Jesuit higher education. One of the aspects of this tradition we emphasized was the important role served by student groups addressing issues of justice in both the United States and around the world, even if not everyone agreed with their specific policy objectives or style of organizing."

 

[Via @NCROnline]

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Rev. Jesse Jackson on Trump’s Immigration at USF Visit

Rev. Jesse Jackson on Trump’s Immigration at USF Visit | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized President Donald Trump for his crackdown on immigration during a speech Wednesday in San Francisco, where legal battles over two executive orders are underway."

 

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"During a talk at the University of San Francisco, the civil rights leader and political activist said providing sanctuary for refugees is a moral issue and denounced the construction of a wall along the Mexican border."

 

[Via @sfexaminer]

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Condoleezza Rice, in SF talk, says Trump and nation must adjust

Condoleezza Rice, in SF talk, says Trump and nation must adjust | USF in the News | Scoop.it

The United States is in “uncharted territory” with President Trump, a man with no experience in public service who has “never even sniffed government,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday in a talk at the University of San Francisco.

 

When the moderator of Thursday’s talk, Jeff Silk of the money management firm Fisher Investments, finally brought up Trump toward the end of the conversation, Rice teased, “I wondered when you were going to ask.”

 

She acknowledged that diplomacy was something he needs to work on, noting that as secretary of state she was constantly aware of the importance of language, both for herself and the president she advised.

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Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Visits USF

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Visits USF | USF in the News | Scoop.it

USF’s African American History Celebration Hosts Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

 

Who: Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) Coalition will visit the University of San Francisco (USF) on Wed., 2/8.

 

What: USF’s African American History Celebration presents civil rights leader Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. for a community conversation along with Dr. Clarence B. Jones Sr. The event includes a one-on-one interview with Rev. Jackson and Dr. Clarence B. Jones Sr., a former speechwriter, attorney, and advisor to the late Martin Luther King Jr. and Diversity Scholar at USF. The two will discuss a wide-range of topics, from Rev. Jackson's role in shaping Black history to his take on the Trump administration and Jackson's drive to diversify Silicon Valley.

 

When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 11:00am-12:15pm

 

Where: McLaren Conference Center, on USF’s main campus

 

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KGO-AM (Radio): USF Law Dean Suggests Topics ​of Scrutiny for Nominee

USF School of Law Dean John Transviña suggests that the issues of excessive executive authority and the separation of powers will be under high scrutiny when…
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