Daily 49er

Blackboard will get beached by 2010

Antoinette Luzano, Assistant News Editor

March 10, 2009

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The platform that powers Cal State Long Beach's online course and organization management system, BeachBoard, will soon change to improve functionality.Blackboard Academic Suite, which currently operates BeachBoard, will be phased out over the summer and eventually replaced by spring 2010 by a learning management suite from ANGEL Learning Inc.This summer, a few classes will act as "pilot courses" in testing the new platfor...

‘Legacy’ loses in online vote

‘Legacy’ loses in online vote

March 10, 2009

The Beach Legacy Referendum, a proposal by Cal State Long Beach's Athletic Department to increase student fees by $95 per semester starting fall 2010, did not pass in the two-day online student vote.Approx...

Vehicles vanish as thefts rise

Brian Cuaron

March 10, 2009

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A wave of an "unusually high amount" of vehicle thefts and attempted auto burglaries, which included one car chase, recently hit Cal State Long Beach in a 14-day period."There are times when all of the programming and patrol work … are tremendously effective," said Stan Skipworth, chief of University Police. "And then sometimes there are those very rare instances [when] these things do occur."Five vehicles were stole...

Student engineers place third in national competition

Student engineers place third in national competition

March 9, 2009

Cal State Long Beach's Construction Engineering Management Design/ Build Team closed out this semester's competition season by placing third at the Associate General Contractors National Student Championships.The te...

Film studio falls out of escrow

Antoinette Luzano, Staff Writer

March 9, 2009

Filed under News

The deal between The Boeing Company and Long Beach Studios LLC to turn a former Boeing manufacturing plant into a film studio has fallen out of escrow, leaving it incomplete and with the possibility of a sale by the end of the month.Long Beach Studios plans to turn the former plant into a production studio that would provide internship opportunities and two soundstages that would be available to Cal State Long Beach film stu...

Designing puzzle pieces

Designing puzzle pieces

March 9, 2009

Cal State Long Beach's annual junior design show, "Works In Progress," features past and present concepts of 21 interior design, engineering and architecture students who were admitted into CSULB's im...

Film studio deal falls out of escrow

Antoinette Luzano

March 9, 2009

Filed under News

The deal between The Boeing Company and Long Beach Studios LLC to turn a former Boeing manufacturing plant into a film studio has fallen out of escrow, leaving it incomplete and with the possibility of a sale by the end of the month.Long Beach Studios plans to turn the former plant into a production studio that would provide internship opportunities and two soundstages that would be available to Cal State Long Beach film stu...

WASC accreditation process

Matthew Mesa, Staff writer

March 8, 2009

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Diversity and collegiality were heavily discussed at an open forum Thursday for Cal State Long Beach students, faculty, staff and a team representing the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.CSULB's diversity among students was, for the most part, praised while collegiality was universally commended — especially during an economic downturn — at the hour-long forum.Michael Carbuto, associate director and chi...