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3,637 graduating students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 registered to attend a 2021 commencement
ceremony on the weekend of May 22-23. Pictured are graduates from a past commencement ceremony.

University offers in-person commencement ceremonies for classes of 2020, 2021

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2021

CSUSM will hold five separate commencement ceremonies on May 22 and 23. Since last year’s commencement ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19, both the classes of 2020 and 2021 were invited to attend. Each...

Students discuss anti-Blackness in the Latinx community

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor May 14, 2021

The [email protected] Center and Black Students Center collaborated on “Anti-Blackness in the Latinx Community” on April 29, a Zoom conversation about colorism and racism in Hispanic culture. According to...

The Cougar Chronicle selects Tania Ortiz as the fall 2021 editor-in-chief

The Cougar Chronicle selects Tania Ortiz as the fall 2021 editor-in-chief

May 14, 2021

The Cougar Chronicle would like to announce that Tania Ortiz has been selected as the fall 2021 editor-in-chief. Tania received an associate's degree in communication from MiraCosta College in May...

The California Collegiate Athletic Association announced a return to play earlier this month. Pictured is men's soccer player Corbin Thaete, who said he is excited to return to competition.

Athletic conference announces return to play in fall

Brittney Scardina, Sports Editor May 14, 2021

The CSUSM Athletic Department and student athletes have received the news they have been waiting for all semester. Due to COVID-19, student athletes have not participated in competition since March 2020,...

The university plans to rename the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care to the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care after former president Karen Haynes. From left to right: CSU Board of Trustees member Adam Day, former president Karen Haynes, Darlene Shiley and former CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, pictured in May 2019.

CSUSM to add the name of retired president Karen Haynes to CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care despite her controversial history

Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor May 14, 2021

University officials plan to add the name of former president Karen Haynes to the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, named after the well-known philanthropist and longtime CSUSM donor Darlene Shiley. In...

Michael Schroder’s business expenses are currently subjected to an audit.

Former dean under criminal investigation

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

Michael Schroder, the former dean of extended learning, is now under criminal investigation by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for how he spent tens of thousands of dollars in university...

Students discuss how gentrification affects minorities

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor May 9, 2021

Gentrification is an ongoing issue that continues to affect minorities across the country. Staff from the CSUSM Black Student Center discussed how gentrification has personally affected them and educated...

Senior music students will complete their capstone projects virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured is Sarah Lehman singing.

Music majors complete senior capstones virtually

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2021

Ten music students specializing in vocal performance, composition, piano, bass guitar and more performed or will perform in three livestreamed recitals this month. An additional six music seniors performed...

VIDEO: Check out some of the latest news at CSUSM

May 6, 2021

Isaac Eddens is one of the two video editors for The Cougar Chronicle. He is in his third academic year at CSUSM majoring in art, media & design with a minor in video/film Production. Isaac plans...

VIDEO: CSU announces fall vaccine requirement, pending complete FDA approval

May 5, 2021

The CSU announced a vaccine requirement for a safe return to campus. To read the written story with more information, click here. Jose Valdovinos is one of two video editors at The Cougar Chronicle....

CSUSM is only permitting 2020-2021 graduates to bring two guests to prevent COVID cases from spreading.

Graduating students share thoughts on two-guest limit for commencement

Jaelyn Decena, A&E Editor April 30, 2021

CSUSM’s Office of the President sent out emails announcing that they are hosting a traditional in-person graduation ceremony on March 19. The graduation ceremonies will take place on May 22 and 23, planning...

Photo by Kat Parra, graphic by Carolyn Cheng

Campus Notes (4/28/21)

Anneliese Esparza and Isaac Eddens April 28, 2021

College of Business Administration dean to retire in June Jim Hamerly, dean of the College of Business Administration (COBA), will be retiring on June 30. Hamerly has served as COBA dean since 2014....

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