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East Bay Times Covers Moving Commencement Speech By Actor, Alumnus Mahershala Ali

East Bay Times logoEast Bay Times columnist Gary Peterson reported on actor and SMC alumnus Mahershala Ali’s captivating commencement address to the Saint Mary’s class of 2016.

The Telegraph Quotes Professor Barbara McGraw On Representation of India in State Text Books

The Telegraph (logo)The Telegraph, the largest circulated English daily in Eastern India, quoted Professor Barbara McGraw in a story about a state education commission decision on replacing references to India with “South Asia” in California K12 textbooks.

THE WEEK Picks Lysley Tenorio’s 'Monstress' Among Best Books On Identity

THE WEEK logoIn THE WEEK, Native American novelist, poet and short-story writer Sherman Alexie selects English Professor Lysley Ternorio’s book Monstress among his top books on identity.

CBS-5 Interviews SEBA's John Gruenstein About Bay Area’s Shrinking Middle Class

CBS-5 / KPIX-TV logoCBS5/KPIX-TV interviewed SEBA Economics Lecturer John Gruenstein about a new report from the Pew Research Center that shows a shrinking middle class in the Bay Area.

Library Dean Pat Kreitz Discusses Generational Learning Styles in Delta's Sky Magazine

Delta Sky Magazine logoDelta Airlines' Sky Magazine interviewed Dean of Library and Academic Resources Patricia Kreitz about the learning styles of millennials in the feature story "Higher Learning Across Th

Catholic Voice Reports on Mission & Ministry's Skid Row Immersion Trip

Catholic Voice logoThe Catholic Voice reports on the Mission and Ministry Center’s recent immersion trip to Skid Row in Los Angeles. The immersion trip provided seven SMC students with opportunities to gain a better understanding of the plight of homeless youth in LA.

KCBS Discusses Humpback Whales With Biology’s Douglas Long

KCBS News Radio logoKCBS news spoke with Biology Professor Douglas Long about increased sightings of humpback whales in San Francisco Bay.

2016 Valedictorian Says Family's Immigrant Experience Sparked Journalism, Social Justice Interest

Evelyn Minaise, 2016 Valedictorian

Twenty-one-year-old Evelyn Minaise, an outstanding student majoring in politics and the editor-in-chief of the Collegian, Saint Mary’s College’s student newspaper, has been selected as the valedictorian for the 2016 graduating class.

Journal of Management Publishes Study on Corporate Political Activity By SEBA's Michael Hadani

A new research study, co-authored by Saint Mary’s College Management Professor Michael Hadani, reveals how some companies have been successful in blocking corporate social responsibility (CSR) proxy proposals by engaging in corporate political activity and receiving preferential treatment from the Securities and Exchange Commission.