“V” is for independence from the industrial food system. “V” is for reducing the number of gas-guzzling miles needed to grow and deliver food to America’s dinner tables. “V” is for spreading urban sustainability. “V” is for the revival of victory gardens that has taken root in San Francisco, thanks in no small part to the work of Amy Franceschini, assistant professor of visual arts at the University of San Francisco.
As freshman Lauren Chinn begins classes at the University of San
Francisco, she is already familiar with her major in computer science,
thanks to a USF-sponsored program aimed at female high school students.
Senior Claire Crowley remembers sobbing in the Johannesburg airport as
she waited to depart from a summer study trip in South Africa a year
ago, wondering how she would ever afford to return to the continent
that had enthralled her. Now she can, as the winner of a Gilman
San Francisco's inner-city Catholic schools have gone without nursing and health care services for years, but graduate nursing students from the University of San Francisco's School of Nursing hope to end that drought by taking up the call to minister to those most in need.
As many as two million households will be affected by the subprime
mortgage debacle: their homes foreclosed on, their equity lost, and
their credit histories tarnished, perhaps permanently. How much of that
could have been averted if those mostly low-income mortgage applicants
had received better counseling before signing on the dotted line?
The University of San Francisco is stepping up efforts to reduce its
environmental impact, with initiatives to cut bottled water consumption
on campus, improve recycling, and increase the amount of solar power
generated by photovoltaic cells.