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Cal State East Bay in the News: January 2022

  • BY Cal State East Bay
  • January 5, 2022

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.  

Why did CSU add caste to its discrimination policy? Because apartheid was hiding there in plain sight

An op-ed from alumnus Prem Pariyar shining light on his experience and why a change to the CSU’s discrimination policy was necessary. (January 31, 2022 | SF Chronicle)

Colleges and universities across the US are moving to ban caste discrimination

Recent alumnus Prem Pariyar was a vocal advocate in helping get the CSU’s anti-discrimination policy tweaked to include caste protections. (January 30, 2022 | CNN)

UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University, Cal State East Bay to resume in-person class Monday

Cal State East Bay is one of several Bay Area universities planning to return to in-person classes after starting the semester virtually. (January 26, 2022 | East Bay Times)

Students Could Get $500 Cash Each Month Under New Proposal. Here’s Why.

If the pilot project proposal is passed, Cal State East Bay would be one of five campuses piloting a universal basic income program. (January 24, 2022 | Fresno Bee)

How California Districts Seek to Recruit, Retain Black Teachers Amid Shortage

Alumnus Michael Obah shares his experience as a Black teacher and why he changed careers to teach. (January 21, 2022 | EdSource)

Cal State System Adds Caste to Anti-Discrimination Policy in Groundbreaking Decision

A Cal State East Bay alumnus was one of the biggest advocates for this policy change. (January 20, 2022 | LA Times)

New State Program to Give Select California Students $10,000 Through Service

Cal State East Bay is one of 45 universities selected to be part of a historic program to provide college students with a debt-free path through service. (January 19, 2022 | KRON-4)

California’s Next Attempt at Universal Basic Income Could Be on College Campuses

Cal State East Bay is one of the campuses under consideration for the pilot program. (January 14, 2022 | LA Times)

Why COVID Disruptions at California Colleges and Universities Differ From March 2020

President Cathy Sandeen is one of several leaders of California colleges and universities to give perspective on how the recent surge of COVID cases is affecting classes and campus operations. (Ed Source | January 14, 2022)

High calculus failure rates thwart students across CSU

Julie Glass, chair of the math department, shares how the university has transformed its calculus classes to strengthen students’ basic math skills. (January 12, 2022 | Ed Source) 

Q&A: Doctor Address COVID-19 Concerns Amid Omicron Surge

Arnab Mukherjea, chair of Cal State East Bay’s public health department, shared thoughts on how to stay safe during the current COVID-19 surge, when it might end and what the future may look like. (January 12, 2022 | NBC Bay Area)

How to Make the Most of an Unlimited PTO Policy

Management professor Kaumudi Misra discusses how companies implement “unlimited PTO” and what it means for employees. (January 11, 2022 | Fatherly)

COVID: Cal State East Bay To Begin Spring 2022 Semester Under Remote Learning Due To Omicron Surge

Cal State East Bay is the latest college campus to delay the return of in-person classes. (January 6, 2022. Additional sources: KRON, LA Times, Bay Area News Group, San Francisco Chronicle).

Advice for Returning to School Amid Surge

Arnab Mukherjea, chair of Cal State East Bay’s public health department, gives advice for parents on how to keep kids safe at school during the current Omicron surge. (CBS News | January 5, 2022)

4 fatal freeway shootings that occurred in Oakland since May remain unsolved

Criminal Justice professor Cory Lepage discusses the difficulty of solving freeway shootings. (ABC-7 | January 5, 2022)

The Great Resignation: Why are People Leaving Their Jobs?

Management professor Kaumudi Misra gives insight on why so many people are seeking new employment opportunities. (NBC Bay Area | January 4, 2022)