Quarterly Dean’s Letter

Dean’s Letter – November 2017

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November 17, 2017 Warm greetings from North Gate Hall: Fall is here, the air is crisp and fresh and, thankfully, the sharp smell from the devastating fires to the north of us has faded. Even while we remain in a defensive crouch–alongside many of you in this bizarre political culture,...

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Dean’s Letter – June 2017

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June 21, 2017 Warm greetings from North Gate Hall: After a raucous year of political shocks, which continue to raise tough questions about the kind of journalism the times demand, it’d be nice to report that we’re all getting some year-end repose under the friendly Northern California sun, admiring the...

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Dean’s Letter – March 2017

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March 30, 2017 Warm greetings from North Gate Hall: Keeping up with the flood of news about our students, teachers and alums is one of the true pleasures of this job. The latest happenings include a continuing cascade of honors for our journalists, a two-week Robert Frank photography show that brought...

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Dean’s Letter – November 2016

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November 16, 2016 Warm greetings from North Gate Hall: The fall term is hurtling toward an unusually eventful close. The electoral outcome not only triggered fevered talk about press failings, social media power, and the need for a courageous Fourth Estate. It also touched off several nights of raucous street...

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