Passing of Adjunct Professor, Reese Erlich

Reese Erlich, Adjunct Professor of Journalism at the University of San Francisco, passed away on April 6, 2021 after battling cancer. In addition to teaching at USF and other Bay Area universities, Reese worked in journalism for over 45 years. His career spanned from staff writer and editor to print and broadcast freelance reporter. He was a published author, he wrote a column for The Progressive, and he appeared in televised documentaries. In his final column for The Progressive, published just three weeks ago, he wrote, “I hope I’ve helped explain some complicated world issues you might not otherwise have understood. I hope the activism earlier in my life and my writing and speeches later have helped bring about progressive change.”

There will be a Zoom memorial service for Reese Erlich in the next few weeks. If you are interested in attending his virtual memorial service, please sign up here to receive more details.

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The university community extends its heartfelt sympathy to Reese's family, friends, colleagues, and students.