Daily 49er

Seniors staying educated

Christie Kuo, Staff writer

December 2, 2008

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Tuesday morning, a group of white-haired people played with sticks between the two Health & Human Services buildings along Deukmejian Way at Cal State Long Beach.They were students in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a learning organization for seniors, participating of the longevity stick class, a Vietnamese style exercise.There presence on campus reflects a growing trend, according to a recent article in the...

Science Grant

Chelsey Finegan, Staff writer

December 2, 2008

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The Department of Science Education at Cal State Long Beach received a $945,222 grant to continue funding its science program with a local elementary school.The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC), with funds from the No Child Left Behind Act, awarded the grant to help improve science teaching in kindergarten through fourth grade at Bell Gardens Elementary School in the Montebello School District.The grant will pro...

GOP’s Chambliss wins Senate runoff (AP)

SHANNON McCAFFREY, Associated Press

December 1, 2008

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ATLANTA (AP)--Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss handed the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager to flex their newfound political muscle in Washington, winning a bruising runoff battle Tuesday night that had captured the national limelight. Chambliss' victory thwarted Democrats' hopes of winning a 60 seat filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. It came after a bitter month-long runoff against Democrat Jim Martin tha...

Military looks to accelerate Iraq pullout (AP)

LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

December 1, 2008

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Defense Secretary Robert Gates signaled a willingness Tuesday to forge ahead with two key priorities for the incoming Obama administration: accelerating the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and shutting down the Guantanamo Bay detention center. As the only Republican Cabinet member asked to stay on by President-elect Barack Obama, Gates told reporters that military commanders are looking at ways to more quickly p...

Legislature pressed for hasty budget solutions

Benjamin Zitney, News Editor

December 1, 2008

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency for California on Monday and called the Legislature into special session, ordering them make cuts or find new tax revenues amounting to $1.5 billion to $2 billion within 45 days.These adjustments to the budget will come in addition to the cuts proposed by Gov. Schwarzenegger in November, which included a $66.3-million cut to the CSU system.Cal State Long Beach President...

Boeing gives CSULB big bucks

Sandra Siagian, Staff writer

December 1, 2008

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Cal State Long Beach received $140,000 for student scholarships from the Boeing Company -- the largest grant the company gives to any institution.The Boeing Company is one of the world's leading aerospace companies and has been a large supporter of CSULB for the last couple of years. CSULB President F. King Alexander said in a press release that Boeing's financial support over the years has reached a total of nearly $3 milli...

Exploring Long Beach’s video art history

Exploring Long Beach’s video art history

December 1, 2008

The University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach will soon trace back the history of video art in Long Beach for a large-scale collaborative art project.The UAM will work with the Long Beach Museum o...

When Bigs meet Littles

Aarika Carter

November 24, 2008

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The Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Orange County is partnering with Cal State Long Beach in an effort to increase student awareness about the benefits of becoming a "Big."Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County needs college-aged mentors to join their program, especially positive male role models."There are hundreds of little boys waiting for Big Brothers," said Mary McPherson, an associate professor of the communica...