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Final exam schedules change each semester

Final exam schedules change each semester

Rhiannon Williams, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, News, Today

Finals begin Monday. Wondering why finals schedules switch between full-week and split-week, the Daily 49er asked Michael Blazey, the interim director of academic facilities, a few questions about the...

ASI adds more SPOTs: Re-evaluating teacher evaluations

Mindy Lockhart, contributing writer

May 7, 2015

Filed under ASI, Campus, News, Today

One teacher evaluation during a semester at California State University, Long Beach is not enough, according to Associated Students, Inc. senate.   The ASI senate passed a resolution Wednesday to introduce new online professor and instructor evaluations that will be conducted throughout a semester.   The online Student Evaluations of Teaching will allow students to provide feedback for their professors...

Crunching the numbers for CSULB colleges

Gene Kumagai, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Funding is a perpetual problem at all universities, but the various academic colleges at California State University, Long Beach are sharing the burden equally. Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Dowell said via email that the budget allotted to colleges is heavily dependent on how many students enroll in each department. “We work hard to distribute funds equitably,” Dowell said. According...

Graduation and retention rates among Latino students in California examined

Madison Moore, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2015

Filed under Campus, CSU, Features, News

As the first family member to attend college, Berenice Contreras had to learn everything on her own. From financial management to preparing to move to Long Beach, attaining a higher education was unfamiliar territory. The CSULB Graduation and Retention Rate report from 2014 found that 43 percent of Latinos who enrolled in fall 2009 graduated in five years, compared to 61 percent whites and 49 percent Asian Americans. Contreras,...

Night of Relaxation encourages students to unwind

Night of Relaxation encourages students to unwind

May 5, 2015

At the apex of the student stress season, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be hosting an event to promote relaxation to let students unwind. Night of Relaxation will take place on Wednesday...

Parking spaces will be added to employee lot 7 at CSULB

Parking spaces will be added to employee lot 7 at CSULB

May 4, 2015

In order to accommodate the lack of desired faculty spaces, 100 parking spots will be added to employee lot 7 off of Seventh Street in. “We’ve heard from many people for a while that there’s more...

ASI resolution protects transgender students

Mindy Lockhart, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2015

Filed under ASI, Campus, News, Today

Students will now be able to register under a preferred name. The Associated Students Inc. Senate passed a resolution Wednesday to allow students to use a preferred name in California State University, Long Beach class roster sheets, Beach Board and student ID cards. The original intent of the resolution was to shield transgender students from being “outed” when professors or lecturers call their legal names during...

Training centers look to centralize with relocation

Training centers look to centralize with relocation

April 27, 2015

Employees of the Child Welfare Training Center at California State University, Long Beach home will vacate the Foundation Building on State University Drive at the end of June. The center hosted one...