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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...

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...

Read Edition 14 of The Cougar Chronicle (5/12/21)

Read Edition 14 of The Cougar Chronicle (5/12/21)

May 12, 2021

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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: 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....

The CSU announced plans for a vaccine requirement, as long as one of the available vaccines becomes fully approved by the FDA.

CSU announces fall vaccine requirement, pending complete FDA approval

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021

To watch a video version of this story, click here. The CSU system announced in an April 22 press release that faculty, staff and students accessing campus locations will be required to be vaccinated...

VIDEO: Cougar Showcase Ep. 5: John McAndrew

April 27, 2021

CSUSM student John McAndrew talks about his passion for collecting records (he currently has over 1,200). Brian Gallegos is a photography/graphic design intern for The Cougar Chronicle. He is currently...

VIDEO: CSUSM celebrates graduates with parade and commencement ceremonies

Jose Valdovinos, Video Editor Intern April 26, 2021

CSUSM's plans to recognize the classes of 2020 and 2021 include a graduation parade on May 21 and in-person commencement ceremonies on May 22-23. Jose Valdovinos is one of two video editors at The Cougar...

The Academic Senate is calling for Craven Road, Craven Circle and Craven Hall (pictured) to be renamed because of their namesake’s past comments about undocumented immigrants.

Academic Senate endorses renaming building, streets named after late state legislator William Craven

Anneliese Esparza, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

The Academic Senate voted to rename a building and streets named after the former Republican state legislator William Craven in their April 7 meeting. The senate resolution pointed to Craven’s past comments...

Photo by Kat Parra, graphic by Carolyn Cheng

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...

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