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Campus Notes (4/10/21)

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2021

University announces in-person commencement ceremonies for classes of 2020, 2021 CSUSM announced that they will hold five commencement ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 22 and 23.  Each...

The library's goal is for all textbooks to be free in the future.

Library promotes textbook affordability

Melanie Ramirez, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

This story was updated on April 8. A previous version of this story attributed quotes to Toni Olivas that should have been attributed to Olivas, Holly Hampton and Lauren Magnuson because they collaborated...

VIDEO: Cougar Showcase Ep. 4: Dr. Merryl Goldberg

March 30, 2021

Dr. Merryl Goldberg is a professor in the School of Arts at CSUSM, as well as a former saxophonist for the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Learn more about Dr. Goldberg's musical journey and passion for musical...

ASI held several events of the last few weeks in preparation for their upcoming elections.

ASI holds elections virtually

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor March 14, 2021

The ASI elections for the 2021-22 academic year will be held solely online. In past years, candidates for ASI positions campaigned both on campus and virtually through platforms such as Instagram. Due...

While CSUSM has been mainly virtual since March 2020, enrollment has stayed steady.

CSUSM enrollment stays at normal levels despite pandemic

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2021

Even while some other universities are facing declining enrollments in the time of COVID-19, CSUSM’s enrollment has remained steady throughout the pandemic.  According to Associate Vice President...

The library’s exhibit on the pandemic hopes to capture and document this historical moment for future generations.

CSUSM library unveils exhibit to document pandemic

Sonya Vargas, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been collectively felt on a global scale. Throughout San Diego County, various archivists have been putting together materials from a communal perspective to...

Interim Medical Director of CSUSM's Student Health & Counseling Services Dr. James Chun discusses vaccine distribution and campus reopening.

CSUSM medical director discusses vaccine distribution and campus reopening

Christopher King, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

With vaccines coming out, some students are hoping that CSUSM may be an ideal location to receive their shots, but for places like Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS), the ability to give out...

People wait in line to get a COVID-19 vaccine at the CSUSM Sports Center on Jan. 31.

Vaccine supersite opens at CSUSM

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2021

To see this story in video form, click here. As part of the effort to fight COVID-19 in the region, San Diego County has begun to operate a vaccine supersite center at CSUSM.  Beyond providing a...

The Academic Senate voted to expand the credit/no credit (CR/NC) grading option for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Academic Senate alters credit/no credit policy

Anneliese Esparza and Richard Ho February 9, 2021

The Academic Senate passed a resolution on Wednesday to expand the credit/no credit (CR/NC) grading option for the 2020-2021 academic year. The resolution passed with 57 votes for, three against and one...

A Cougar Pantry staff member assembles a bag of groceries. The Cougar Pantry will reopen on Feb. 17.

ASI Cougar Pantry temporarily suspended, to reopen in mid-February

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

To see this story in video form, click here. ASI Cougar Pantry will not resume food distributions until Feb. 17, according to an update posted on their website. The Cougar Pantry did not hold distributions...

CSUSM’s annual security report showed that there was a net increase in reported crimes and violations of state and local drug, liquor and weapons laws in 2019 compared to the previous year.

Annual security report shows increase in reported crime

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

To see this story in video form, click here. CSUSM’s annual security report revealed that 2019 had a net increase in reported crimes and violations of state and local drug, liquor and weapons laws...

ASI canceled their Cougar Pantry for the remainder of the fall semester, a decision some students disagreed with.

ASI suspends Cougar Pantry distributions, drawing criticism from students

Ariana L. Kitts, News Reporter December 23, 2020

ASI announced on Dec. 4 that they are canceling Cougar Pantry distributions for the remainder of the fall semester because an ASI team member tested positive for COVID-19.  ASI cannot disclose...

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