The Grunion

Celebrating the end of 2020 has a unique energy, given the series of catastrophes that have haunted us world-wide, nationally and statewide. Disease, racial injustice, climate change with resulting wild fires, and economic instability have all been at the center of our concerns for at least …

Traditionally, November is a month devoted to the expression of gratitude for the blessings of the previous year. Perhaps it is more challenging in a year that features a worsening global pandemic, blatant racial injustice, a crushing recession, violence, natural disasters and heated partisa…

Our Cal State Long Beach campus will look different this fall. Only a fraction of students, faculty and staff will be on campus for essential work and essential studies. All employees who can work remotely will work remotely.

The Beach has been in non-stop planning and acting mode since early March, when we quickly moved to remote instruction and staffing to keep everyone safe while ensuring the educational progress of our students.

Over the past few years, we have introduced a number of innovative academic programs that are quite forward-looking and match new professional and research areas. Some seem, now, particularly relevant to our pandemic existence.

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to recalibrate our lives and adjust to new ways of doing things, including many of the things we long took for granted. Gathering with family members, working at our jobs, or merely enjoying the neighborhoods we live in are far dif…

One of Cal State Long Beach’s greatest contributions to the public good has been its role in enhancing students’ social mobility. Last month, it was announced that CSULB ranked No. 7 nationally on the latest Social Mobility Index (SMI) — an annual report measuring the extent of a college’s o…

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