Daily 49er

Chancellor defends 10 percent CSU fee increase

Matthew Mesa, Benjamin Zitney

May 9, 2009

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A 10 percent fee increase for the California State University system will be voted on by the board of trustees Tuesday at the Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach.CSU Chancellor Charles Reed defended his recommendation for the fee increase in a teleconference on Thursday, saying the state's "economic meltdown" made an increase in student fees a difficult but necessary choice.The possible $306-per-year increase — which wo...

Students bring sack lunches, restaurants pack up

Students bring sack lunches, restaurants pack up

Kylee Delgadillo, Contributing Writer

May 9, 2009

Filed under Features, News

Due to the economy, students are packing their lunches more frequently and on-campus restaurants are feeling the strain.Cal State Long Beach eateries are offering more specials to encourage student purchases...

Housing director deals with unlikely dilemmas

Housing director deals with unlikely dilemmas

May 9, 2009

Swine flu and methamphetamines and marijuana busts, oh my!Carol Roberts-Corb, the new director of Housing and Residential Life, started at a busy time for Cal State Long Beach residential life.During Roberts-Corb's f...

Students celebrate their Fiesta

Students celebrate their Fiesta

May 6, 2009

Cal State Long Beach students Tim Chantarangsu and Jonathan Nafarrete were each handed a set of keys to a Ford Fiesta, a fuel-efficient car that is not currently being sold in the United States.Both students ...

Student ethnographic films premiere

Nori Kato, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2009

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Anthropologists are discovering new methods to tell the story of humanity and, after finding their niche in visual anthropology, some students are learning that the mysteries of humans did not end at the Great Pyramids of Giza, but have perpetuated much closer to home than they thought.As part of a yearlong course to create a short film, students have entered the Society for Visual Anthropology/AAA Film, Video and Interacti...

Rags 2 Rhythms Hip Hop Fashion Show dances its way to campus

Karla Sosa, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2009

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The University Student Union Program Council is hosting their ninth annual Rags 2 Rhythms Hip Hop fashion show today at the USU Ballrooms.The platform is already set up and models have been rehearsing trying to perfect their looks. The show is expected to have at least 500 people in attendance. Last year's show was so popular that people weren't able to get tickets.This fashion show caters to underground lines in that most of ...

Film professor’s production addresses fear of death

Film professor’s production addresses fear of death

May 5, 2009

With its unique theme and opportunity for the audience to meet its star cast, "The Caterer," a play written by Cal State Long Beach film professor Brian Alan Lane, has been sold out at every show.Featuring the actor...

‘Bloody’ student loan battle removes private lenders

‘Bloody’ student loan battle removes private lenders

May 5, 2009

Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander's struggle with private lenders and a reluctant Congress over student loans has come to an end in what he described as a 15-year fight on a "bloody battlefield."Beginning in fall 2...