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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.
“…and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6 Has a new moment arrived in our national conversation about guns? If there is momentum for change, we have high school students to thank. Their organizing power, passion, and information got the attention of policy makers in ways I have not experienced in the past.
When I think of 2017 the phrase that comes to mind is, "what a year!" So much happened, both good and bad, at The Beach. As the year comes to a close I'd like to share my thoughts and my gratitude with all of you.