Welcome to the blog sponsored by Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence at the University of San Francisco, where researchers, scholars, and artists provide their expertise, opinions, and insights into some of the most relevant issues of our times. We hope that the blog entries engage, provoke, and even entertain you.

Our comment policy

Our goal is to provide you with an informative blog showcasing a variety of voices. We hope the CRASE blog inspires you to join in the discussion and to comment on our posts from time to time. Updated information on the subject of the post, opinions that advance a debate on the subject of the post, and factual corrections are most welcome.

Please keep in mind that we may not publish a comment or we may choose to edit a portion of a comment, if it: (1) harasses or insults writers, blog subjects, or other commenters – or is likely to offend other readers; (2) consists of cut-and-paste talking points;  (3) is off-topic; (4) advertises/promotes a product or service; (5) exposes the private data of others; or (6) contains personal contact information, including email, of the author or others. We also will not approve comment spam.

Please also be aware that comments are approved when a moderator is available to do so. If a comment is posted late at night or early in the morning, it may be several hours before it is approved.

Entries on the CRASE blog are not official statements

The entries represent the personal views of their respective authors. They are not intended to be official statements from USF or CRASE.

Entries on the CRASE blog should not be republished without attribution and a link to our site.

Please contact the editor for permission at CRASE@usfca.edu.