California State University System's proposed tuition increase is scheduled to take place in the 2018-2019 academic year, and with that date drawing near, the CSUSB Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) has launched "Scan Me Before It Costs You" to help students fight the hike. This digital campaign involves the placement of various signs on campus that say "Scan Me Before It Costs You" with a QR code. Once the code is scanned using an iOS device camera or application, it will direct users to the ASI website stoptheincrease.org where they can learn more about the increase and how to take action against it. The QR codes can be found on lawn signs, posters, and handouts that ASI has … [Read more...] about ASI launches digital campaign to combat tuition increase
By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees approved a $270 tuition increase to take place fall 2017. According to a statement released from the CSU Office of the Chancellor on March 22, the tuition increase will “generate $77.5 million for student success initiatives.” “If our advocacy efforts do not result in adequately funding the trustees’ budget request, the revenue generated by this increase will allow us to add faculty, courses, advisors and other resources to improve students’ opportunities for success,” said CSU Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Steve Relyea. At CSUSB, students have felt the impact of … [Read more...] about More scrambling around for increased tuition
By Emily Anne Espinosa |News & Politics Editor| Since Trump’s Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States was announced on Jan.27, several campus community members have responded in disagreeance. California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White released a CSU Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Jan. 30, stating “When something threatens our ability to think beyond our borders and learn from the world as a whole, we will oppose it.” “When something impacts anyone in our CSU community—especially the most vulnerable—it impacts us all. Therefore, we oppose the divisiveness of the recent executive order, and … [Read more...] about Campus stance against “ban”
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
By Josh Adamson |Staff Writer| I am celebrating CSUSB's imminent switch over from quarters to semesters. The change cannot happen soon enough. The quarter system is an archaic, compressive and needlessly dense approach to the organization of higher education. Quarters represent a dying way of scheduling the academic year. Only 14.7 percent of universities use the quarter system, while 71.2 percent use semesters, according to an article by Inside Higher Ed. The same article also notes that the number of colleges that utilize the semester system increased from 62 percent to 70 percent between 1990 and 2001. Such findings are not surprising in light of the benefits of … [Read more...] about Quarters are going away. It’s about time.
By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| The disbandment of our Coyote Tennis team left the window open for a club to establish themselves around the sport of tennis. Pack Tennis Club is hosted by students who seek for new and returning members for the sport. The club offers new and experienced tennis players an opportunity to improve their game by training and competing with fellow Coyotes. Information gathered from the club's Facebook page has indicated there are 14 members currently. Susan Proakatok is the president of the club at CSUSB. “Tennis experience isn't required; the club is for all students, regardless of experience. Some of our members can teach tennis, too," said … [Read more...] about Tennis Club.
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| It is finally a done deal. But is it a good one? The California Faculty Association (CFA) and California State University (CSU) officials have reached a "tentative agreement." The agreement came as a result after CFA members threatened to strike across CSU campuses. "This agreement represents a strong step forward for salary stability for the faculty and their families," said CFA president Jennifer Eagan, according to CFA. "We are happy about this fair agreement, and are delighted that we will be teaching and mentoring our students next week," added Eagan. In my opinion, the deal is a bad one for the CSU professors in the classrooms. It is not enough. … [Read more...] about CFA agreement not enough!
By Jennifer Martinez |Staff Writer| The California Faculty Association (CFA) is preparing a five-day strike in April that can potentially affect the quality of education for students. All 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will go on strike if the CFA does not reach an agreement with CSU management concerning fair wages. “When faculty pay is low and the number of students we each try to teach is high, the CSU cannot attract and retain the best teachers,” said CFA President Jennifer Eagan. Students are struggling to afford the costs of attending college. The CSU must shift system priorities to better align with its core mission of accessible, affordable and … [Read more...] about CFA ready to strike
By Elle Carlos | Staff Writer | Chancellor Timothy White discussed upcoming goals for the 2016-17 academic year on Jan. 26, at his State of the CSU address. White focused on the need for CSU’s to close the achievement gap, the rate between white and minority student graduates. “I am acknowledging that empowering historically under served, low-income, first-generation and English-as-a-second-language communities demands more of our time, attention and resources. It requires our best thinkers and best doers,” said White. With the ongoing budget negotiations for the coming year, students can be reassured that tuition will not increase within the upcoming … [Read more...] about Grad rates addressed
By Manuel Sandoval |Assistant News Editor| CSUSB's online criminal justice graduate program ranked number two in the nation for having the best value. According to Valuecolleges.com, this is the third time this academic year that CSUSB placed on the "Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs of 2016.” "We have been ranked numerous times. I am pleased and proud of what our criminal justice department does here at CSUSB," said Larry K. Gaines, criminal justice department chair. This past August the criminal justice online master of arts degree was listed at No. 17 in SuperScholar’s “50 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs 2015,” and No. 20 by U.S. News & … [Read more...] about CSUSB Criminal Justice Program Ranked No. 2 in Nation