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Letter to the Editor: Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley responds

Jane Close Conoley

February 12, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Last week the Daily 49er wrote an article about the 2018 commencement changes. A quote from me stating that ‘we were the class of 2018 and it (commencement) was a disaster’ was an unfortunate attempt at humor. This phrase, especially when taken out of context, did not in any way reflect my true thoughts and feelings about this year’s ceremonies. For this inaccuracy, I sincerely apologize to students, faculty and staff....

Letter to the Editor: Response to President Conoley

Diane Stumpp

February 11, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I was perplexed and perturbed after reading the article in the Feb. 6th issue in the Daily 49er, written by Lauren Martinez, titled "CSULB Academic Senate Discusses Proposed Budget Cuts" which announced that there are no funds for live music for the Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremonies at CSULB.   These are the questions that come to mind, as a proud parent of a Class of 2018 CSULB student:   1) How ...

Letter to the Editor: President Jane Close Conoley Needs to Reinstate the Tradition that is Graduation

Jonathan Garza, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Life at Cal State Long Beach is pretty good; or at least it was until President Jane Close Conoley announced drastic changes to the commencement ceremonies. Among the changes are plans to move the ceremonies from the Quad to George Allen Field. Conoley told Academic Senate members that budget cuts caused these changes and the school would be saving $100,000. “We have to save money on something and we don’t want...

Net neutrality hangs in the balance

Net neutrality hangs in the balance

December 5, 2017

The internet we have all grown up with is now in danger by the people we elected to watch over it. And our generation — the millennial generation — needs to make its voice heard. We have known the ...

Promoting social justice

Liam Brown, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Injustice can affect anyone, at any time. Current social justice issues, including the NFL protests that target racial injustice, expose the deeply flawed systems that we often take for granted or overlook. My idea of social justice is the assignment of merited rewards to groups who are marginalized and assignment of punishments to those who marginalize such groups. Some of the social groups marginalized today include wome...

Would professors accept CFA statistics?

<em>Would professors accept CFA statistics?</em>

Carol Perruso, Associate Librarian for Journalism & Social Work & Collection Development Officer

April 18, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

With a much-deserved 10.5 percent faculty raise over the next two years nearly a reality, hopefully the posturing that accompanies all labor disputes is behind us. But the barrage of numbers thrown out d...

<em>A letter to the guys I play rec ball with</em>

A letter to the guys I play rec ball with

March 21, 2016

As if walking into the gym and seeing no girls playing on the courts wasn’t disheartening enough, the disdain in your eyes that screams “I hope she doesn’t ask to play” almost stops me in my trac...

Letter to the Editor: Althea Waites

Althea Waites, Keyboard Faculty

March 20, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

After several months of deliberation and soul-searching, I have decided to go on strike along with my colleagues at Cal State Long Beach and numerous faculty members at California State University campuses throughout the state. This was certainly not an easy decision for me because I am deeply committed to teaching and mentoring the students I work with, and I am concerned about how this action will affect them. I am also t...