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CSULB students respond to commencement changes

CSULB students respond to commencement changes

February 20, 2018

Less than two weeks after Cal State Long Beach officials announced that the venue for the 2018 commencement would be moved and music removed, students organized a picketing event. A teary-eyed student...

Letter to the Editor: Academic Senate and Commencement

Norbert Schürer

February 18, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Daily 49er Editorial Bboard, Thank you for your excellent coverage of the ongoing controversy regarding the changes to  our CSULB commencement ceremonies. As chair of the Academic Senate, I am writing to let you know something you probably already realize: As you felt “a lack of communication between the administration and student body” in this instance, we felt a parallel lack of communication between administr...

CSULB brings the music back to commencement

CSULB brings the music back to commencement

February 11, 2018

After receiving backlash from students over the decision to cut live music and move the location of the Cal State Long Beach commencement ceremony, President Jane Close Conoley issued a statement on t...

Students rally online against CSULB’s 2018 commencement changes

Students rally online against CSULB’s 2018 commencement changes

February 8, 2018

Two days following the news that Cal State Long Beach’s commencement would be moving from the Central Quad to George Allen Field and go without live music due to budget cuts, over a thousand students had alrea...

Changes on the horizon for CSULB graduation

Changes on the horizon for CSULB graduation

February 6, 2018

Graduating seniors will be walking the commencement stage without the real-time bravado of graduation classic, “Pomp and Circumstance,” as live music has been cut from the budget this year, in additi...

Student scalpers are getting a wake-up call

Marilyn Ramirez, Opinions Editor

May 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

  It’s commencement season and we all know what that means: students have been scavenging for extra tickets, trying to give the whole family a chance to see what is undoubtedly a remarkable accomplishment. These students are given eight tickets each. The school claims that to be the limit, but due to the demand, the school opens a free ticket “sale” for students the week before graduation—which is great. T...