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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...

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: 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...

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...