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Auto bailout stalled

AP

December 11, 2008

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- With time growing short, the $14 billion auto industry bailout bill stalled in the Senate on Thursday as Republicans demanded upfront concessions from the United Auto Workers as the price for their support. UAW and auto industry officials were in talks with key Republicans and Democrats at the Capitol, although it wasn't clear what, if any, givebacks the union was willing to discuss. The developments unfolde...

Professor aims study at improving production of pharmaceuticals

Reema Abboud, Staff writer

December 11, 2008

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A Cal State Long Beach chemistry professor plans to apply his past research to the process of pharmaceutical production with the help of a $60,000 research grant.The Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award named assistant chemistry professor Xianhui Bu one of five award recipients nationwide, awarding him the grant.Along with undergraduates, graduates and research technicians, Bu discovered new forms of porous crystals that ha...

Senate denounces budget cuts, looks to next year

Chelsea Robertson, Staff writer

December 10, 2008

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Although the Senate cannot directly affect the budget cuts, it intends to urge legislative powers to make higher education a top priority, and to continue to adequately fund the CSU system.Senators passed a resolution to oppose the proposed budget cuts to the California State University system for the upcoming fiscal year. This recent budget proposal may ultimately result in a 10 percent increase in student fees, reductio...

CSU pay raises

Frances Vega, Assistant City Editor

December 10, 2008

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The California State University system came under scrutiny in several news reports saying top administrators were receiving large pay raises as campus budgets were downsizing.Since the CSU board of trustees released its annual report on vice presidential salary adjustments and appointments last month, stories have emerged in the San Francisco Chronicle and other news sources criticizing CSU Chancellor Charles Reed for appro...

Survivors to speak Friday

Reema Abboud, Staff writer

December 10, 2008

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Gerda Siefer owes her life to her father's personal network. As a child in Nazi Germany, her father's connections enabled her to go into hiding with a Polish woman living with false papers. Siefer was responsible of taking care of the entire family while the Polish woman went to work. But years later, when the war ended, she was left stranded without a family.Siefer will speak at the Holocaust Survivor Luncheon at the Alpert ...

Hall of Science will allow more extensive research

Hall of Science will allow more extensive research

December 10, 2008

Along with many science professors displaced by the destruction of Peterson Hall3, Laura Kingsford, the dean of natural science at Cal State Long Beach, eagerly awaits completion of the Hall of Science, th...

UAW strike postponed

Antoinette Luzano, Assistant News Editor

December 9, 2008

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The strike called for today by the UAW Local 4123 of the United Auto Workers, a union representing Cal State University academic student employees, was postponed late Tuesday.State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will meet with the UAW and the CSU to help the two groups reach an agreement for the union's upcoming contract. The strike, which was to begin at 7 a.m., may still be possible depending on the result of ...

California workforce hungry for college grads

California workforce hungry for college grads

December 9, 2008

California employers are looking for more college-educated workers than ever, but too few graduates are entering the state's workforce to satisfy increasing demand, according to a study released this we...