District 4 Special Election Inspires Rush for Supporters

New reports on campaign contributions in San Jose's District 4 special election become public next week.

The special election to succeed former San Jose Councilman Kansen Chu—and by extension his temporarily appointed fill-in Margie Matthews—takes greater shape next week, when candidates must file their first campaign disclosure forms for 2015. But what have they been doing in the meantime?

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Task Force: Hate Crimes a Symptom of San Jose State Campus Climate

San Jose State University officials and LaDoris Cordell, the retired judge and independent police auditor who heads a hate crime task force, respond to a report that cleared the university of any wrongdoing in dealing with allegations of hate crime.

In 2011, a sociology professor released a study on campus climate at San Jose State University that noted problems with minorities feeling singled-out, isolated and discriminated against—sometimes even by faculty. The report’s author, Susan Murray, offered three recommendations: require diversity training for all staff and teachers, establish an office of campus diversity and incorporate diversity research into the tenure process.

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