Campus leaders discuss the steps they are taking to further support students-in-need in the virtual setting. “We always want students and faculty to have good communication; to help students however much we can and make sure that they are in an environment where they can best learn and live,” said Dr. Daria Graham, Dean of Students. Following the CDC guidelines on the pandemic, all of the CSU campuses have been operating virtually this 2020-2021 academic year with very limited classes held in-person. Dr. Graham shares some details about the kind of communication she does on a normal work day from home. “I received 177 emails in just two days,” says Dr. Graham. She would read … [Read more...] about Gaps in access, sense of belonging, and equity continue to affect students in the virtual learning environment
The CSU system has begun the 2020-2021 fiscal year virtually. With many challenges come many changes, one of which being the athletics program. Athletes are not required to return to campus, thus making the department operate differently than usual. When asked about this transition, Athletic Director Shawn Farrell says, “It is times like these that our support is stronger than ever.” Pat Walsh, Head Athletic Trainer, says, “We were looking forward to getting athletes back in the training room to maintain the general health of our students. Little did we know that we were not going to be able to work with them at all.” Walsh takes the lead on physical therapy with student athletes and … [Read more...] about CSUSB Athletics adapt to changes in practice routines
Paying student fees for services not being used this pandemic and several other issues were discussed during the virtual press conference of the new CSU Chancellor, Dr. Joseph Castro on September 30. Having worked as the President of the CSU Fresno campus since 2013, he will begin his role as Chancellor on January 4, 2021. He is also credited as the first Mexican-American Chancellor to be appointed and will become the eighth Chancellor of the CSU. The event was moderated by Michael Uhlenkamp, the Senior Director of Public Affairs for the CSU outputs of the Chancellor. He instructed student reporters on how to raise their hands through Zoom so that they may be selected to have their … [Read more...] about Press conference held for new CSU Chancellor
The CSUSB Student Health Center is an integral part of Cal State San Bernardino. Campus health centers, in general, are a necessary part of the CSU system. Student fees are also a necessary part. For the 2018-2019 school year, each CSUSB student was charged $86.93 dollars for each quarter that they were enrolled. 19 percent of the student population used Health Center services this year. “Especially with school, sometimes health tends to be the last priority,” Health Educator Melissa Acuna said. “Taking care of your health now and learning the foundations really carries on into adult life.” For all the services that the Health Center does cover, there are some that are missing. If you … [Read more...] about A look at the CSUSB Health Center
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.