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Cal State East Bay in the News: May 2022

  • BY Cal State East Bay
  • May 2, 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. 

Racism in the Age of Social Media

Professor Nolan Higdon spoke about how social media perpetuates racist ideas, such as the Great Replacement Theory. (May 17, 2022 | NBC Bay Area)

Tech, business and legal experts weigh-in as CA's 'Women on Boards' law ruled unconstitutional

Professor Kaumudi Misra shared her perspective on the importance of diversity as the “women on boards” law is ruled unconstitutional. (May 17, 2022 | MSN)

East Bay firefighters cancel prescribed burn due to windy conditions

Professor Tony Marks-Block discusses the importance of prescribed burns in preparation for wildfire season. (May 16, 2022 | ABC-7)

Dan O'Dowd Senate campaign targeting Tesla's self-driving cars

Professor Nolan Higdon weighs in on strange campaign ads from O’Dowd. (May 14, 2022 | KPIX)

Newsom announces record California budget surplus of $97.5 billion

Economics professor Kai Ding thinks Governor Newsom’s plan for the state’s budget surplus will help low-income families. (May 13, 2022 | KPIX)

‘You Owe Me’: Songwriter Accuses Former Publishing Exec of Leveraging His Power for Sex

Professor Lynn Bowes-Sperry weighs in on power dynamics in harassment-related issues. (May 12, 2022 | Billboard)

California Drought Outlook: Interview with Prof. Elena Givental

Elena Givental, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, discusses the state’s drought and how residents can help save water. (May 10, 2022 | KTVU)

Mother of 3-Year-Old Girl Who Died at SJ Church Talks About Daughter in Video

Christopher Moreman, chair of philosophy and religious studies, discusses the rarity of tragies like this. (May 10, 2022 | NBC Bay Area)

Local doctor discusses importance of COVID-19 testing as cases rise

With COVID cases on the rise again, Public Health Chair Arnab Mukherjea discusses the importance of testing regularly. (May 4, 2022 | KPIX)

Roe v. Wade: Bay Area LGBTQ+ community worries rights could be threatened next if abortion is banned

Professor JK Tran weighs in on what the Roe v. Wade decision could mean for LGBTQ+ rights. (May 4, 2022 | ABC-7)

CNN+ was just the latest failed attempt of the cable news trailblazer to remain relevant

History and media studies professor Nolan Higdon is the author of a piece about the fall of CNN+ and legacy media. (May 3, 2022 | The Conversation)

COVID Outbreak: At Least 65 Los Gatos High Students, 9 Staff Members Test Positive in Past 2 Weeks

Professor of Public Health Michael Stanton gives actions to take when there is a COVID spike. (May 3, 2022 | NBC Bay Area)