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CSUSB professor writes on the record-breaking number of women who could be in Biden’s cabinet
Dec. 15, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science and FiveThirtyEight contributor, joined with FiveThirtyEight staff members Anna Wiederkehr and Nathaniel Rakich for an article about the record-breaking number of women who could be on President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet.

“The president-elect has chosen 11 people of color for Cabinet-level posts so far and has promised that his Cabinet will be the most racially diverse in history,” the article said. “And as of Thursday, Dec. 17, he has now chosen 10 women (compared with nine men) to serve in these positions as well. According to our research, if they’re all confirmed, it would break the record for the most women ever to serve in the 25 current Cabinet-level positions.  It also raises the possibility that Biden’s Cabinet could be the first in American history to include at least as many women as men.”

Read the complete article at “Updated: A record-breaking number of women could be in Biden’s cabinet.

Establishment of CSUSB's School of Entrepreneurship among 2020’s business news highlights
IE Business Daily 
Dec. 21, 2020 

A look-back article at 2020 from a business perspective included:

“In August, Cal State University San Bernardino launched its School of Entrepreneurship, the first of its kind on the west coast and one of only 15 worldwide.

“The school is designed for students who want to start their own business, said Mike Stull, an entrepreneurship professor at Cal State San Bernardino and the new school’s director. Enrollment is expected to reach 500 students in five years.

“‘Entrepreneurship is unique, and it’s becoming accepted as an academic discipline,’ Stull said. ‘If you’re a school, instead of just part of a department, it’s easier to chart your own course and create your own programs.’

“The Cal State San Bernardino School of Entrepreneurship oversees eight academic programs and has 20 full and part-time faculty. Most of whom already teach at the business school, according to Stull.”

Read the complete article at “2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19.”

CSUSB professor quoted in article about LA County prosecutor’s stance on sentence enhancements
Los Angeles Times
Dec. 18, 2020

The newspaper reported that among the sweeping policy reforms called for by Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón were to eliminate sentencing enhancements, which has met significant resistance. Enhancements can add several years to prison terms for defendants who meet certain conditions, such as those who are felons or gang members, or those who commit hate crimes or attack police.

That hard-line stance softened after a meeting Thursday night with members of the LGBTQ community and experts on hate crimes, said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, who attended the meeting.

Read the complete article at “George Gascón’s plans to overhaul prosecutions meet early resistance from judges, others.”

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