By Rachel Rundengan |Opinions Editor| CSUSB ranked No.12 in U.S. for the criminal justice graduate program by College Choice. A national ranking service has listed CSUSB’s online criminal justice master’s degree program No.12 among 50 other colleges and universities, such as University of California Irvine and Arizona State University, just to name a few. CSUSB is also the only CSU to make its “Best Online Masters in Criminal Justice Degree Programs, 2016.” A Master of Arts (MA) in Criminal Justice is available entirely online and is nearly identical to the on-campus program. The only difference is that the online students must take a comprehensive exam at the end of the program in … [Read more...] about CSUSB criminal justice top 12 in U.S.
By Anthony Silva |Staff Writer| While CSUSB student debt ranks among the highest in the state, California’s college students will reportedly graduate with some of the lowest debt levels. The Institute for College Access and Success released its 2013 report on student debt and California ranked as the state with the second lowest average debt. Overall, the average college graduate borrowed $28,400. This was a two percent increase from the $27,850 average reported in 2012, according to the Institute’s report. Some states, including New Hampshire and Delaware, reported debt increases of up to 10 percent. In California, the average debt for a college graduate was $18,656 and … [Read more...] about Student debt highest at CSUSB
By Aimee Villalpando |Staff Writer| Divest Harvard is one of over 400 campaigns at universities across the nation calling for endowments in fossil fuel companies to be terminated, according to divestharvard.com. Harvard currently has $34.6 million invested in the top 200 fossil fuel companies, which is the largest university endowment in the world. Endowments, as defined by the 2012 California State University’s (CSU) Philanthropic Report, are funds to be retained and invested for income-producing purposes. Members of Divest Harvard believe higher education institutions serve as investments in the future of their students and their communities and should not be supporting … [Read more...] about Group seeks to withdraw investments from fossil fuels
By Ivanna Carlos |Staff Writer| Nowadays, many students are taking longer than they had hoped to earn their college degree, making the four year plan seemingly impossible. Its become uncommon for many college students to graduate within the typical four year time frame. The CSUSB website includes a headline link that promises incoming freshmen, who sign a commitment contract, they can graduate in four years. These obligations include signing a four year pledge contract, promising to register for 15 units every quarter, and staying aware of the pledge obligations. "I am starting my sixth year at CSUSB and it is definitely not what I intended," said student Suna Haddad. Most … [Read more...] about Timely graduations grow uncommon
By Nic Gibbs |Staff Writer| I do not often side with students who whine and complain about life being difficult. However, everywhere I turn I feel like this campus is trying to squeeze another dime out of my pocket. I have spent six years as a college student and although I am about to graduate I am leaving poor, tired and without the prospect of a job. There is a morale problem on this campus and I think it is time our administration start paying attention and doing something about it. The college campus is supposed to work for us, not against us. So the question I want to ask is: Why can’t the campus be more creative in increasing the morale on campus? I suggest that … [Read more...] about CSUSB, give us a freebie