President’s Message

E Pluribus Unum

Dear Campus Community, Elections have winners and losers. This has been true throughout the history of our democracy. In my decades of voting, I’ve been alternately exhilarated and depressed depending on outcomes. This experience has taught me that the same United States that elects Democrats in one election chooses Republicans (or Independents or Green Party, […]

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Resources Available to The Beach Community

Dear Students, In my walks across campus following last week’s presidential election, many of you expressed concerns about potential policy changes in the new administration that could negatively affect you or your families. As I said in my email to the community on Monday, Long Beach State is proud to be a diverse, secure and […]

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We Are ONE BEACH

Dear Campus Community, Our recent national election has created significant anxieties and uncertainties among some members of our community. Even in these early days we can anticipate changes in policies that might disadvantage or threaten the security of some of our students, faculty and staff. We will be prepared. Violence targeted at undocumented, Muslim, Jewish, […]

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Freedom of Speech at The Beach

Dear Campus Community, Last Friday, Provost Jersky, Dean Parker-Jeannette and I had a productive and open meeting with about 40 faculty and staff members from the College of The Arts. The topic under discussion was free speech and arts censorship. I enjoyed the robust discussion and hope that the faculty and staff in attendance felt […]

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Response to Claims of Censorship

Dear Campus Community, My decision leading to the cancellation of the NWC performance at the Carpenter Center this year came after much deliberation and feedback from faculty, students, and community members. Last year I welcomed the same performance to the Carpenter Center. My thoughts then were that it would generate thought-provoking conversations about race relations. […]

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