Cal State Fullerton and Dominguez Hills students and faculty conduct sit in
FULLERTON, Calif.—A group of 50 California State University Fullerton and Dominguez Hills students and faculty are conducting a sit-in today at the Fullerton campus' administration building to protest cuts to the university system's budget.
The sit-in was begun by 20 Fullerton students at 9 p.m. Monday in Langsdorf Hall, following a meeting with university President Milton Gordon, where he was asked to sign the "Declaration to Defend Education,'' or write a joint statement.
Instead, Gordon wrote his own statement supporting education.
Students remained on the second floor of the building after the meeting because Gordon "was unwilling to work with them on a joint statement they all could support,'' students said in a release.
Students from California State University Dominguez Hills arrived at the Fullerton campus to join the sit-in at 11:30 p.m. Monday and California State University Los Angeles students were expected to arrive at 10 a.m. today.
Campus police said they would not remove them and locked the doors for entry at 10 p.m. Monday, planning to reopen the doors in the morning. The doors were open for students to leave the building.
"We're making our periodic checks to check on their wellbeing,'' CSU Fullerton campus police Sgt. Thomas Higgs said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Cal State Board of Trustees today named a Cal State Fresno administrator as the new president of Cal State Los Angeles and appointed the interim president at Cal State Dominguez Hills to the permanent position.
William A. Covino, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Fresno, said he was honored by the appointment and looked forward to moving to Los Angeles.
The GAP program, part of the “My Gangfree Life” anti-gang mission, reported positive gains at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Carson City Council. Since 2002, GAP (Gang Alternative Program) has distributed more than $250,000 in Carson, promoting anti-gang activities and recently allocated $10,000 for the city’s elementary schools as part of its “Step Up” after-school initiative.
Artworks ranging from giant posters, rebranding identity, packaging and web design to mixed media assemblage, ceramic sculpture, and paintings—all created by 40 California State University, Dominguez Hills, studio art and design graduates—will be featured in two exhibits with the combined title of “Annual Student Art and Design Exhibitions: B.A. Graduates” in the University Art Gallery.
There is lots of buzz about our nation’s “economic recovery” in these first weeks of 2013. The stock market has been rising, some would say even soaring. We postponed the fiscal cliff crisis, albeit only for a few weeks—March is the new deadline.
Discussions of the fiscal cliff also include discussions about ways to change Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to save money. One of the proposals is to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70.
After all, some argue, there is nothing magic about 65 or 67, so why not push the rate up to 70?
The difference is the kind of work we do. I can’t imagine that I will ever stop talking and writing, advanced age notwithstanding.