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Commencement Conundrum: Lack of communication leaves students confused

Commencement Conundrum: Lack of communication leaves students confused

February 11, 2018

Less than four months away from 2018 graduation, thousands of Cal State Long Beach seniors were shocked to have the rug pulled out from under them after learning that live music would be cut from the cer...

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...

American Indian Studies honors students to the beat of a drum

American Indian Studies honors students to the beat of a drum

May 21, 2017

American Indian Studies professor Craig Stone handed four graduates an eagle feather that was blessed and sung over while a multigenerational group — featuring elder gentlemen and a young boy — beat a larg...

Chicano Latino Graduation sees additional ceremony

Miranda Andrade-Ceja and Yasmin Cortez

May 19, 2016

Filed under Campus, CSU, Events, News, Uncategorized

The Cal State Long Beach 27th Chicano Latino Graduation introduced a second ceremony to accommodate the high volume of Latino graduates. The two ceremonies took place at the Walter Pyramid on Sunday. Both ceremonies totaled nearly 700 students, though the total number of Latino graduates is upwards of 3,000 students, according to Latino Student Union Vice President Emelyne Camacho. Camacho is a Chicano and Latino Studies...