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Founded in 1949, Long Beach State came of age during a period of massive social, political, and cultural change. As our young university was growing and expanding, the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s was also gaining momentum and increasing its efforts to dismantle barriers to equality. To a remarkable extent, the scholarship, activism, and, yes, persistence of women has fundamentally shaped who we are as an educational institution.
Once again, I am reaching out in the wake of a senseless tragedy. This one, a massacre at a nightspot popular with students, has touched other campus communities in Southern California.
We cannot turn our backs to history or the evidence: the Zero Tolerance policy damages children, families and communities
As we approach the end of another academic year, I've been reflecting on some of our triumphs and challenges. Thoughts I'd like to share with you.
George Deukmejian
With yesterday's passing of former Governor George Deukmejian, the state of California, the city of Long Beach and our campus lost a leader, a great public servant and a friend. He died in his Long Beach home at the age of 89.
A Closer Look: Long Beach State is more than the beach.