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CSULB enrollment crunches with economy

Antoinette Luzano, Staff Writer

February 4, 2009

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Approximately 2,000 fewer prospective first-time and transfer students may be admitted to Cal State Long Beach for the fall 2009 semester compared to last fall.The enrollment changes were planned to offset taking more students in previous years than the university can fund."We're kind of victims of being the 'nice guy,'" CSULB Vice Provost David Dowell said.There were approximately 50,000 CSULB freshman applicants and 1,000 tr...

Souper Bowl comes to CSULB

Souper Bowl comes to CSULB

February 4, 2009

Protestant Campus Minister Adele Langworthy spent the previous night preparing three large Crock-Pots of soup from scratch. Now that the room was supplied with enough refreshments, bowls, and spoons, al...

Fiscal ‘stages of life’ puts economic crisis into context

Matt Brown, Staff Writer

February 4, 2009

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While many hope the economy will soon reverse its downward course, one expert anticipates that our current situation will last into 2012.Harry Dent, who spoke at an on-campus economic forum on Tuesday, cautioned that it might not be until 2017 before we see major improvements in the economy. Dent, author of "The Great Depression Ahead," said the biggest reason for our failing economy is the lack of consumerism in older gener...

Fiscal crisis threatens ASI positions

Randi Johns, Staff Writer

February 4, 2009

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"First of all, I want you all to take a deep breath," began Associated Students Inc. Executive Director Richard Haller at Wednesday's Senate meeting.Some student-held positions that are funded by ASI are being threatened by a reduction of student enrollment and exacerbated by the current budget crisis, according to Haller.As student enrollment has decreased, so have the student-paid fees for ASI while other expenses, such...

Auctioning t-shirt art for a vision to help others

Auctioning t-shirt art for a vision to help others

February 3, 2009

It started with a canceled trip to Kenya -- 60-typed letters and $3,000 later, students Skylar DeVoogd, Stuart Wieten and Devin Week were on their way to Peru.After months of planning, civil unrest ended t...

El Reflejo gains readers among CSULB students

El Reflejo gains readers among CSULB students

February 3, 2009

The staff members of El Reflejo, an alternative media outlet at Cal State Long Beach, work to call attention to issues and bring together the ideas and art of the community.The mission of El Reflejo is ...

Large donations bestow ‘margin of excellence’

Kendra Ablaza, Staff Writer

February 3, 2009

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Despite the economy's dismal state in the last half of 2008, Cal State Long Beach was able to raise almost $6 million more than it did during the same time frame of the previous fiscal year, according to Michael Losquadro, Associate Vice President of Development.During the months of July to December in 2008, charitable contributions including two $5 million gifts -- one from an alumnus and the other from an anonymous dono...

Parking permits stolen from three vehicles parked on campus

Brian Cuaron, Video Editor

February 2, 2009

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Three Cal State Long Beach students had their vehicles burglarized while parked on campus last week, and coincidently each case involved stolen parking passes."We find it very interesting that each of these cases included the loss of the parking permit," said Stan Skipworth, chief of the University Police Department.Skipworth said the department didn't know if the same criminal was involved in all three break-ins.In Parking...