Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events on campus and around Long Beach.

‘New Year Baby’ wins award from Jewish World Watch

Escaping death and erasing the past is what motivated Socheata Poeuv to film a documentary on the Cambodian Genocide, titled “New Year Baby,” that won her the Witness Award from the Jewish World Watch (JWW) organization. The purpose of the second annual Witness Awards is to acknowledge community leaders and[Read More…]

The Shake Out

The largest earthquake drill in American history is happening today at 10 a.m. across Southern California. More than 5.2 million people will participate in the “Great Southern California Shake Out,” to prepare themselves for the next “big one.” The Shake Out is based on a hypothetical 7.8 magnitude earthquake with[Read More…]

CSULB to trim resources in response to $66.3-million cut

The $66.3 million cut to the Cal State University system proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week will result in the curtailing of enrollment, hiring of new faculty and the number of courses offered at Cal State Long Beach, according to CSULB President F. King Alexander. Students may ultimately have[Read More…]

ASI Senate

 In an attempt to ensure the best possible resolution is adopted, the Associate Students, Inc. Senate once again postponed a final decision on the Textbook Rental Program. Proposed amendments to the tentative program urging the 49er Shops to establish “reasonable practices” and adequate guidelines were discussed at Wednesday’s ASI Senate[Read More…]

Studying a tectonic merry-go-round

The American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund selected an assistant professor from Cal State Long Beach for a $50,000 grant to research the relationship between California’s ever-moving tectonic plates and its oil-bearing basins. Nate Onderdonk, from CSULB’s Department of Geological Studies, received the grant to study the effect of rotating[Read More…]

Students living on campus required to get vaccine

Cal State Long Beach students living on campus must receive or prove receipt of meningococcal vaccination before they can enroll in classes next semester. Meningococcal is the bacterium that causes meningitis. The $90 vaccine, previously only recommended to students living on campus, is now mandatory. For those who didn’t meet[Read More…]

University Art Museum gets piece of Warhol legacy

To mark its 20th anniversary, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. has gifted 38,000 of Warhol’s original photographic works to galleries, art collections and college art museums across the country, including Cal State Long Beach’s University Art Museum. Polaroid celebrity portraits make up most of the 152-piece[Read More…]

Further cuts lie ahead for CSU system

Many are distraught over California State University Chancellor Charles Reed’s compliance to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s request for a $31.3 million reduction by the CSU system due to growing state budget shortfalls.   In special session last Thursday, Gov. Schwarzenegger said he plans further cuts for the CSU system. These proposed cuts,[Read More…]

Student’s felony weapons charges dropped

Felony weapons charges against Cal State Long Beach student Gregory Mitre were dropped on Friday after testimonial letters came out attesting to the defendant’s character. Mitre didn’t escape punishment altogether, but was given one semester of conduct probation by CSULB’s Judicial Affairs.  Anthony Salerno, Mitre’s attorney, said this was the[Read More…]

Youth vote called crucial component to Obama’s win

  Without the overwhelming support from American voters ages 18 to 29, Sen. Barack Obama would have likely lost his bid for presidency, according to the director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). According to national exit polls, younger voters supported Obama over[Read More…]

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