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CSUSB Palm Desert Campus plays role in bringing writers festival to students
NBC Palm Springs
Feb. 27, 2020

The station aired a segment on the recent Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, which this year gave high school and college students an opportunity to share in the festival’s book discussions when it livestream to Rancho Mirage High School and the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus. The livestream gave hundreds of students the chance to hear authors at the festival share their work.

At the Palm Desert Campus, Juan Delgado, CSUSB professor of English, led discussion with students. “It’s been life changing” for the students, he said. “They’ve been telling us how important it is to be exposed to such incredible writers and intellectuals.”

Watch the segment at “NBCARES: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival.”
CSUSB professor comments on what to do when harassed on dating apps
USA Today
Feb. 27, 2020

If a person is continually harassing you on a dating app, Kelly Campbell, professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino says police can be a resource. If you find yourself on the receiving end of digital harassment, she recommends capturing evidence with the use of screenshots and by noting dates and details of the incidents.

Campbell acknowledges each situation is unique and a person should do what’s appropriate for them. This writer is a self-identified avoider, for example, who immediately unmatched a person who opened with an explicit message about using her body. Did I do myself a disservice by abstaining from communicating my dissatisfaction?

“Everyone has to do what’s right for them,” Campbell says. “The reason I’m not gonna just let it slide is because then I’m internalizing what just happened, and it’s in my body, and it’s in me, and it’s not right for that person to have had an effect on me in that way.
“For (some) it may feel more appropriate to say nothing and to just block them,” she adds. 

Read the whole article at 'What to do if you experience harassment on dating apps.'

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