By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Dr. Thomas Corrigan, assistant professor of Communication Studies, talked to faculty, staff, and students about the organizing and activism his local Indivisible group been involved in resisting the Trump agenda. He argued that such grassroots organizing can be seen as an "experiment" in communication studies, and he pointed to his group's #whereispaulcook campaign as an example of one such experiment. The event was organized by CSUSB's University Diversity Committee as part of the Yotie Talks lecture series. The goal of the event that took place on Wednesday, March 1, was to educate the audience about the multiple indivisible grassroots organization … [Read more...] about Culture Jamming and “Missing” Representative: What is the Point?
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster selected to replace Michael Flynn as President Trump’s national security adviser. McMaster is more than qualified for the job with a military background spanning over three decades per the statement released by whitehouse.gov and arcic.army.mil. He has served in the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq. McMaster also has an impressive educational background as a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. In addition, he received a PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also written an acclaimed book titled Dereliction of Duty. He is currently … [Read more...] about New National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Presidents of the CSU system, including President Tomás D. Morales, as well as the chancellor are visiting local churches in an effort to inform youths of the African American community about higher education. This is an annual event run by the CSU African American Initiative (AAI) during the month of February. The focus of the project is to assist young scholars, from high school and middle school levels, in preparing for their futures in higher education. Super Sunday will be held at Ecclesia Christian Fellowship in San Bernardino on Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Guests will receive insight regarding the college experience, and encouragement to … [Read more...] about CSU Super Sunday assists young students
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Judge Neil Gorsuch has been selected by President Donald Trump as a nominee to become the Secretary of the Supreme Court. On Tuesday Jan. 31, President Trump selected Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado to fill the Secretary of the Supreme Court position that has been vacant after the passing of Judge Antonin Scalia in early 2016. Compared to some of President Trump’s other nominees, Gorsuch was well received and respected by both parties. However, his nomination is under speculation from the Democratic side. Gorsuch is more than up to the task with a B.A. from Columbia University, a Law degree (J.D.) from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy … [Read more...] about Secretary of the Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch awaits confirmation
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Betsy DeVos awaits official confirmation on Monday, Feb 6. from the Senate for the position of Secretary of Education after the Senate Committee voted her through. The voting for DeVos’ confirmation in the Senate Committee was broadcast live through the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN). It took place Tuesday, Jan. 31, after an introduction and opening statement from the chairman of the committee, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander. Each senator in the committee cast his or her vote for DeVos. The results were 12 votes in favor and 11 votes against. Chairman Alexander had the deciding vote to put DeVos through. Much like the committee, … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos awaits Senate Confirmation
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| The Senate committee decision for Betsy DeVos's nomination for Secretary of Education was postponed to Jan. 31, after troublesome hearing for her confirmation. The hearing for DeVos took place last Tuesday, Jan. 17, before the Senate committee regarding her nomination for Secretary of Education. It was televised and also made available online by Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN). The Secretary of Education is responsible for—among with other duties—overseeing educational policies, managing Federal Aid banks and distributing millions in Pell Grants. All of these are directly related to federally-funded schools, including CSUSB. There … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education nominee
By Jarrod Walley |Staff Writer| Disadvantaged communities in San Bernardino will receive aid in water processes and treatment from the California State University (CSU) system and its $2.3 million program. The State Water Resources Control Board donated the grant to the entire CSU system; it focuses on the formation of programs and implementation of grants for students and faculty so that research can be done on the communities in need. "We use a tool called CalEnviroScreen; it’s a map, that shows us which communities are in need of assistance. Downtown San Bernardino is located in the high category on the map, so it is not just an agricultural/rural phenomenon, but an urban one as … [Read more...] about CSU Water Initiative