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The current pandemic seems to offer little in the way of silver linings.  It’s been a health, economic, and social disaster for hundreds of thousands of people, and it’s been made even more unbearable by the simultaneous reckoning around racial injustice.  What it has allowed for, however, is a chance to learn new skills and, perhaps, new things about ourselves.
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As we approach the fall semester, I write to offer you a few updates. New policy adopted by the California State University requires that you attest to having been immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, if you plan to access campus facilities this fall.
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We are currently working with the Chancellor's Office about how we and other campuses may implement revised safety policies. We will communicate applicable changes for the Beach community as soon as this process concludes, which includes conferring with our labor unions.
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The CSU system has relaxed its general travel restrictions introduced during the pandemic. CSULB is following suit.
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Earlier today, the California State University and the University of California announced our joint intent to require students, faculty, and staff to possess proof of a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition for participating in on-campus instruction and/or co-curricular activities or accessing campus facilities.
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President Conoley comments on verdict in the Chauvin trial
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President Conoley's update on our outlook for further "repopulation" of campus by Beach staff and administration.
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President Conoley has announced a number of important staffing changes and new initiatives in support of Beach 2030.
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In a heartfelt message, President Conoley shares reflections on recent violence and historical biases, and challenges the Beach community to “make the difficult and personal journey to develop true empathy for all.”
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We have been engaged in intensive planning for the 2021-22 academic year. I'm pleased that this fall we will continue our progress toward "Reuniting The Beach," offering 4,276 course sections with a full or hybrid in-person component (roughly 47% of the total).