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Cal State LA hits highs and lows in its graduation rates

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Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

Cal State LA is at the very bottom in four-year graduation rates in 2019 for freshmen out of all the CSU universities. On the upside, it saw significant improvement in its two-year graduation rate among transfer students that same year.  The UT analyzed data of graduation rates at the 23...

BREAKING: Cal State LA students offered ‘credit/no credit’ option

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Marisa Martinez and Joshua Letona

April 7, 2020

Cal State LA students can breathe a sigh of relief as the campus made the decision to give students the choice to be graded on a "credit/no credit" basis for the spring 2020 semester.  Undergraduates and graduate students have until May 9 to change to the new grading system. The decision came aft...

Time to Talk: Ep. 2

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Adrian Bennett de Avila, Marisa Martinez, Joshua Letona, Richard Tzul, and Joshua Mejia

April 6, 2020

In this episode of “Time to Talk,” GEM student leaders discuss the first reported case of COVID-19 at Cal State LA, and ways to avoid “cabin fever” while California is self quarantining. Today, Adrian Bennett de Avila station manager for Golden Eagle Radio and sports editor for the Universit...

Faculty ‘Zoom’ into online classes

Faculty ‘Zoom’ into online classes

Isaac Gutierrez and Rosio Flores

March 31, 2020

Hands-on classes are feeling the impact of Cal State LA’s online shift.  Tanya Kane-Parry, a Theater and Dance professor, however, was able to find the bright side in the switch to online classes: An opportunity for aspiring actors to practice self-taping.  “We are looking at holistic lea...

BREAKING: Second reported COVID-19 case at Cal State LA

BREAKING: Second reported COVID-19 case at Cal State LA

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 30, 2020

A second reported case of a Cal State LA student with COVID-19 was announced via a school wide email on Monday. “The student has not been on campus for nearly three weeks, days before starting to experience symptoms, and has not physically been in contact with anyone in our community since that tim...

First week back: Cal State LA students react to moving to online classes

First week back: Cal State LA students react to moving to online classes

Tahiti Salinas and Joshua Letona

March 29, 2020

“Who would’ve thought that we would have a pandemic in the middle of the semester? Nobody,” said liberal studies major Jorge Luis Ortiz. After the first week of online classes, students are adjusting to classes without face-to-face interaction. Students have had mixed feelings with the transition as s...

BREAKING: Cal State LA student tested positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Cal State LA student tested positive for COVID-19

Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

A school-wide email announced that a Cal State LA student has tested positive for COVID-19. The email, sent by Nancy Wada-McKee, the vice president for student life, said “the student is recovering at home in self-isolation and feeling better.” As determined by the school’s medical director, there is no he...

BREAKING: Cal State LA gets a new provost: José Luis Alvarado

BREAKING: Cal State LA gets a new provost: José Luis Alvarado

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

 Four months after former Cal State LA provost Lynn Mahoney left, the university will see its next provost and vice president for academic affairs in José Luis Alvarado.  In a university wide email, President William A. Covino introduced Alvarado to the community. He credited the hire to his experience as the ...

Time To Talk: Ep. 1

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Adrian Bennett de Avila, Richard Tzul, Joshua Letona, and Marisa Martinez

March 27, 2020

Today Adrian Bennett de Avila, Golden Eagle Radio’s station manager and University Times sports editor, Joshua Letona, GER program director and UT entertainment managing editor meets up with UT News Managing Editor, Richard Tzul and Editor-in-Chief Marisa Martinez to discuss the COVID-19 issues tha...

Graduating seniors saddened over commencement announcement

Graduates of Cal State Los Angeles's Arts and Letter Department wave to their family, friends, and supporters during the 2019 Cal State LA Commencement

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2020

What was meant to be one of the most educationally fulfilling semesters of their college careers has turned into a COVID-19 nightmare. President William A. Covino announced last week in a campus-wide email that commencement would no longer be held in spring due to the threat COVID-19 poses.  Gra...

BREAKING: Housing residents required to move out

BREAKING: Housing residents required to move out

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

Cal State LA students currently living in on-campus housing are required to move out by Monday, Mar. 23. The move comes under the guidance of Governor Gavin Newsom regarding the coronavirus pandemic.  Only students who rely on housing such as international students and Guardian Scholars will be exempt a...

CCAA officially cancels the remainder of 2020 spring sporting events

Thomas Chavez (5) during a baseball game on March 2, 2020.

Adrian Bennett de Avila, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

California Collegiate Athletic Association officials canceled the rest of the CCAA 2020 spring athletic season effective immediately, after a consultation with the CCAA Presidents/Chancellor Board on Wednesday. This followed earlier cancellations by the NCAA of winter and spring championships.  For...

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