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Cal State East Bay in the News: August 2021

  • BY Cal State East Bay
  • August 1, 2021

Each month the Cal State East Bay News Center will share the media articles featuring the university and its faculty, staff and students. Check back as more articles are added to this running collection. 


Dublin Unified Solidifies New Superintendent’s Cabinet

Cal State East Bay alumnus David Wildy is appointed as the new chief technology officer of the Dublin Unified School District. Pleasanton Weekly | August 1, 2021

San Francisco’s City Employee Vaccine Mandate is Not a First in America 

Cal State East Bay’s Chair of the Department of Public Health, Arnab Mukherjea, talks about the contagious delta variant, the importance of following local mask mandates, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine. KPIX | August 1, 2021

What Fall Will Look Like on College Campuses

President Cathy Sandeen discusses what to expect this fall semester at Cal State East Bay. NBC Bay Area | August 3, 2021

‘We Are in a Race’: With Delta Variant Cases Spiking, Oakland Continues Vaccination Push

Arnab Mukherjea, chair of the Department of Public Health at Cal State East Bay, emphasizes how getting the COVID-19 vaccine is crucial to slowing down the spike in cases and hospitalizations due to the delta variant. Oaklandside | August 3, 2021

Menlo-Atherton Volleyball Coach Bryant Tran Proving Quite the Workhorse

Bryant Tran, former Cal State East Bay student, discusses managing a full-time job with his passion for coaching the Menlo-Atherton volleyball team. The Daily Journal | August 4, 2021

Risks of the Delta Variant for Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated People

Cal State East Bay’s Chair of the Department of Public Health, Arnab Mukherjea, examines the risks of the delta variant, especially for unvaccinated people. Healthline | August 6, 2021

Op-ed: An Alternative to Mental Health Alarmism

A talk with Loretta Breuning, Professor Emerita of Management at Cal State East Bay, explores her theories about human brain chemistry and habits of a happy brain in this op-ed. Women’s Radio | August 6, 2021

Getting the Covid shot: California State University Students React to Vaccine Mandate

A Cal State East Bay alumna and student discuss the COVID-19 vaccine mandate at CSU campuses. EdSource | August 6, 2021

Cal State deadline could lead to unvaccinated students on campus and missed classes

Kabir Dhillon, Cal State East Bay’s Student Body Vice President, discusses the Cal State vaccination requirement deadline. Cal Matters | August 10, 2021

Children of immigrants at the heart of effort to reach Oakland's unvaccinated communities

Alexa Rivas, Cal State East Bay student in the public health department, shares her experience with persuading reluctant family and friends to get the COVID-19 vaccine. San Francisco Chronicle | August 11, 2021

Big Changes for Move-In Days at CSU East Bay, San Jose State

A look at the changes Cal State East Bay and other universities have made for on-campus living in COVID times. NBC Bay Area | August 12, 2021

Fake COVID vaccine card sales are ramping up online, cybersecurity expert says

Cal State East Bay and other employers share their plans to ensure proper reviewing of vaccination cards.  ABC-7 | August 12, 2021

Move-in day at Cal State East Bay different this year

Mark Almeida, Cal State East Bay’s director of student housing, discusses this year’s Move-in day and the Covid-19 safety measures put into place. KTVU | August 12, 2021

In the largest Afghan enclave in the US, frustration, heartbreak and 'a sense of mourning'

Farid Younos, a retired professor at Cal State East Bay, speaks on the unrest in Afghanistan from his perspective of being both Afghan and American. CNN | August 14, 2021

Time To Unify

An opinion article about the importance of mass vaccination with a quote by Arnab Mukherjea, Cal State East Bay’s chair of the Department of Public Health. The Transylvania Times | August 16, 2021

The Show - Must Go On

Eric Kupers, professor of Theatre and Dance at Cal State East Bay, talks about organizing and the significance of the inaugural Inclusive Performance Festival. Health News Digest | August 17, 2021

Pfizer vaccine wins full FDA approval; Bay Area leaders predict more mandates

Michael Stanton, a professor of public health at Cal State East Bay, discusses the Pfizer vaccine getting FDA approval. San Francisco Chronicle | August 23, 2021

What FDA's Full Approval for Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Means

Michael Stanton, a professor of public health at Cal State East Bay, discusses the Pfizer vaccine getting FDA approval and what that means for the future of the pandemic. NBC Bay Area | August 23, 2021

Tom Krasovic: Dodgers getting bullpen lift from Alex Vesia

Cal State East Bay alumnus Alex Vesia shares his journey and experience with being a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Tribune | August 23, 2021

Bay Area universities have lots of COVID protections. Could they still become hotspots? 

President Sandeen shares lessons learned from the past academic year and the importance of giving students and employees options. San Francisco Chronicle | August 25, 2021

Should Bay Area residents be worried while waiting for boosters?

Dr. Arnab Mukherjea, a professor of public health at Cal State East Bay, reassures vaccinated people and looks forward to COVID-19 vaccine boosters. San Francisco Chronicle | August 26, 2021

BottleRock and Outside Lands are coming back despite delta. Here's what we know about the risks 

Michael Stanton, a professor of public health at Cal State East Bay, examines the risks of large events in the midst of the Delta variant. San Francisco Chronicle | August 26, 2021

East Bay school district considers vaccine mandate for students 

Professor of public health at Cal State East Bay, Michael Stanton, speaks on effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine and the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s vaccine mandate. San Francisco Chronicle | August 30, 2021