2020: The Year in Review
The top 10 USF stories, plus the year in photos
As we say farewell to 2020, we invite you to review the year — in stories and in pictures. These are 2020’s most read stories by students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff, starting with the No.1 article:
- Road to Reopening. It’s important to know this story was published May 22 — what seems like a lifetime ago. Although USF outlined a tentative plan to reopen in the fall, city health officials and the university later decided it would not be safe to do so because of COVID-19.
- Eat Like a Don. This feature explores the culinary scene that connects us at USF, with a list of 150 alumni-owned and operated restaurants, cafes, bars, and wineries in the Bay Area and beyond, from USF Magazine’s first Food & Drink Issue.
- Coffee Kings. In this USF Magazine feature, we learn the story of two former USF students who founded Starbucks and went on to own Peet’s.
- USF Makes Princeton Review’s 2021 Top Colleges. The university is one of 386 colleges and universities recognized by the Princeton Review as a top university in the U.S.
- Stopping the Next Pandemic. As the world moved in mid-February to begin tackling the coronavirus, Netflix released a documentary featuring USF alumni working to prevent a catastrophic outbreak.
- USF Donates Medical Masks, Equipment to Hospitals. The university donated much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) to local hospitals in San Francisco that were caring for COVID-19 patients.
- New Year, New Progress on Campus Construction. In January, readers enjoyed learning more about the new Lone Mountain dining hall, as well as a new student residence hall that was under construction on Lone Mountain. Both are now nearly complete.
- 14 People to Know on Campus. Here are the people who help students make the most of their time at USF.
- How Big a Risk is COVID-19? Jeremy Howard and Rachel Thomas, USF data scientists, talked about the significant threat the virus posed —on March 11. Howard went on to start the #Masks4All movement.
- How to Cook at Home. Tips and tricks from USF’s favorite French chef during COVID-19 shutdowns.