The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

A portrait of President William Covino, from the Cal State LA website.

BREAKING: President Covino announces retirement

Victoria Ivie, Managing Editor August 18, 2022

On August 18, President William Covino announced he will be retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year. He will retire in June 2023. Covino made his announcement at the end of the 2022 University...

Students walking on campus.

Breaking: Cal State LA classes will move online for the first three weeks of the spring 2022 semester

Mia Alva, Managing Editor January 4, 2022

According to President William A. Covino in a campus email, classes for spring 2022 will be on temporary remote instruction for the first three weeks of the semester.  Public health experts told Covino...

Main walkway on campus some students are pictured walking.

Cal State LA students call for more online classes next semester

Mia Alva, Managing Editor November 17, 2021

Many students at Cal State LA are not thrilled that the majority of classes offered next semester will be in-person.  “I started this petition because if not me, then who?” said Nicolette Elia,...

An American flag, California flag and military flags on the stage of the U-SU plaza where the Veterans Ceremony took place.

Cal State LA honors veteran students

Anna Kuchison, Intern Reporter November 11, 2021

“Being in the Air Force opened a lot of doors for me,” said Itzel Barakat. “And in a way, it's given me a second chance.”  Barakat served as an aviation operator in the U.S. Air Force. She...

Photo shows a cloud of smoke in the sky near campus.

BREAKING: ‘Alhambra Fire’ has Cal State LA students worried 

Mia Alva, Cornell Chuaseco, and Erick Cabrera September 30, 2021

Students on campus were surprised to see a cloud of smoke caused by the “Alhambra Fire” that has now escalated to Major Emergency status. No injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have been...

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

Cal State LA graduates share mixed feelings on the new in-person commencement plans

Mia Alva, Managing Editor May 29, 2021

Alejandra Illingworth, a 2021 communication disorders graduate, said that she remembered being initially upset about the original plans for commencement. “When the university announced the plan with...

illustration of people throwing their grad caps in the air

University announces graduation ceremonies will be postponed

Tahiti Salinas and Mia Alva May 5, 2021

After hearing “heartfelt feedback” from students and others in the community, the two graduation ceremonies will be postponed, according to an email to the UT from the Office of Communications and...

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After the vaccination: Questions and experiences from Cal State LA students

Mia Alva, Social Media editor April 27, 2021

Now that all individuals age 16 or over are eligible to be vaccinated in Los Angeles County, Cal State LA students share their vaccination experiences and pending questions. In an informal survey with...

Illustration of school with vaccines

BREAKING: Vaccinations required for next semester

Tahiti Salinas, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

In a simultaneous announcement, California State University (CSU) joined the University of California (UC) in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone accessing campus facilities during the Fall 2021...

A screenshot of the recent virtual Associated Students Incorporated, Board of Directors meeting. President Covino and others are on screen.

Breaking: Covino announces steps toward an in-person commencement for Class of 2021

Marisa Martinez March 25, 2021

Updated March 25: Aaron Castañeda's graduation has been corrected. President William A. Covino announced that the Cal State LA administration will be looking for an outdoor venue in order to have...

Dr. Joseph I. Castro, who is currently serving as the eighth California State University chancellor. Castro previously served as the president of Fresno State University since 2013. CSU press released image.

New CSU Chancellor addresses student concerns about fees and tuition

Catherine Valdez and Rosio Flores March 17, 2021

Tuition costs, mandatory recreation and other fees for on-campus activities and services — some of which aren't as accessible during the pandemic — were addressed by Chancellor Joseph I. Castro during...

Black jacket that says the word dreamer.

Dreamers look forward to President Biden’s new immigration policies

Briana Munoz, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

Members of the Cal State LA community who are part of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program said they breathed a sigh of relief when they found out about President Biden’s plans for immigration. The...

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