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Cal State East Bay in the News: October 2021

  • BY Cal State East Bay
  • October 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. 


Warriors security Jonathan Amey Jr. gets a G League tryout

The former Cal State East Bay student landed a professional tryout, even though his most recent playing experience was intramural games on campus. (Associated Press | October 30, 2021)

Florida Bars State Professors From Testifying in Voting Rights Case

Professor Emeritus Henry Reichman weighs in on a case involving academic freedom. (New York Times | October 29, 2021)

Are Health Orders on Restaurants Too Much or is In-N-Out Taking a Political Stance?

Professor of business management Lynn Bowes-Sperry discusses the controversy over the popular In-N-Out Burger food chain not enforcing local vaccine mandates. (NBC Bay Area | October 28, 2021)

Plans to change an Oakland park's name to acknowledge Indigenous land stirs debate

Albert Gonzalez, a professor of anthropology, discusses a possible name change for Peralta Hacienda Community Park. (San Francisco Chronicle | October 19, 2021)

Former SLP student is now Cal State East Bay president

The California Speech Language Hearing Association published a Q&A with President Sandeen in which she shared her past experiences and goals for Cal State East Bay. (CSHA | October 15, 2021)

Students, parents rally to save Hayward elementary school

Robert Williams, dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies, weighs in on the Hayward Unified School District’s plan to close several schools. (KTVU | October 13, 2021)

SF Giants' signing of Jake McGee led to Dodgers trading for Cal State East Bay's Alex Vesia

Alumnus Alex Vesia, a Dodgers pitcher, is profiled ahead of the decisive fifth game of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants. (San Jose Mercury News | October 14, 2021)

Why students back in class are struggling with behavioral issues

Professor of public health Michael Stanton shares expertise on the increased aggression and behavioral issues in school children who have returned to the classroom this year. (KRON-4 | October 6, 2021)

A Closer Look at Facebook Whistleblower's Testimony

Lecturer of history and media studies Nolan Higdon gives expert opinion on the significance and ramifications of Frances Haugen's testimony to Congress about Facebook algorithm and privacy concerns. (NBC Bay Area | October 5, 2021)

Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce on Asian Pacific America

Cal State East Bay ethnic studies professor Jennifer Tran, who is also executive director of the Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce, discusses a program awarding grants to small business owners. (NBC Bay Area | October 4, 2021)

Zuckerberg mentor, Facebook investor support allegations company incentivized hatred, polarization

Computer science chair Levent Ertaul discusses the poor choices Facebook has made that led to its recent criticism and whistleblower testimony. (ABC-7 | October 4, 2021)

East Bay Institute Working to Record California's Disappearing Plants

Cal State East Bay’s Green Biome Institute is attempting to collect the DNA of all California plants on the verge of extinction, with the goal of saving them or at least creating a record of their existence. (NBC Bay Area | October 1, 2021)

Cathy Sandeen is on a mission to make sure that no student gets left behind

Cal State East Bay President Cathy Sandeen discusses her vision for the university in this profile piece. (San Francisco Business Times | October 1, 2021)