Daily 49er

More problems call for more money

Sophia Lepore, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Filed under CSU, News

A proposed increase in tuition has yielded mixed reactions from Cal State Long Beach students.   “I’m very anti-tuition increase,” said fifth year international studies major Marian Abboud. “It’s the state’s responsibility to find state funding, they always keep talking about raising tuition being a solution, but they need to find funding from other places to put into education.”   In its...

CSULB President awarded NAACP Higher Education Award

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Filed under Campus, CSU, News, Today

California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley received a Trailblazer Award in higher education from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Long Beach chapter last Thursday. “President Conoley was nominated for her work at the university and for continuing and enhancing relationship, service and support to the Long Beach NAACP and the community at large,” said Naoimi Rainey,...

AB-798 lowers costs of college textbooks through $3 million accessibility program

Jahnelle Washington, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2015

Filed under CSU, News, Today

With rising costs of college attendance, many students struggle to afford textbooks. While renting and buying older editions of required course materials barely remedy costs, a new bill aims to cut costs by 30 percent. Governor Jerry Brown signed the College Textbook Affordability Act, or AB 798, into legislation on Oct. 8. Authored by District 14 assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, the bill encourages campuses, faculty and staff to inco...

CFA begins ‘Fight for Five’ strike authorization vote Monday

CFA begins ‘Fight for Five’ strike authorization vote Monday

October 20, 2015

With upraised fists, campaign banners and chants that could be heard across campus, the California State University, Long Beach chapter of the California Faculty Association opened voting Monday to authorize a strike. The strike vote came about after final budget negotiations with the Cal...

CSU and CFA faculty salary mediations closed Thursday

Micayla Vermeeren, Assistant News Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under CSU, News, Today

Formal mediation between the California Faculty Association and the California State University system on the topic of salary increases for CSU faculty has officially failed. On Thursday, the two parties met in Sacramento to make one last attempt at closing the gap between the CFA’s 5 percent salary increase request and the standing CSU offer of a 2 percent increase. CSU released a statement late Thursday stating,...

CSU web conference talks budget and labor

Micayla Vermeeren, Staff Writer

September 21, 2015

Filed under CSU, News, Today

A web conference between the California State University system and student media on Friday allowed both parties to discuss shared concerns between all 23 universities.   Three CSU representatives shared information on the upcoming year’s budget, student fees and labor relations.   Storm, the CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget, kicked off the conference by delving into the details of both this...

Town hall to discuss changes to President’s Scholars program

John Broadway, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

Filed under Campus, CSU, News, Today

Community members and concerned students will gather at the California State University, Long Beach Anatol Center on Friday to discuss the proposed changes to the school’s President’s Scholars program. Future president’s scholars at CSULB will soon face changes to the scholarship program that reduce the amount of aid offered in order to allow more students in, according to a statement from President Jane Close Cono...

FAFSA due date moves up to October

Alex Berman, Staff Writer

September 15, 2015

Filed under CSU, News, Today

Students applying for financial aid through the federal government will have shorter deadlines to turn in all the required documents, according to a new press release from the White House. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid deadline will be pushed up by two months, effective starting in 2016, according to the statement. According to the press release, the changes made to FAFSA will make financial aid more ...