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CSUSB professor co-wrote column on Democrats’ election strategy focusing on policy

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, co-wrote a column with Lee Drutman, senior fellow in the political reform program at New America, on why Democrats’ belief that policies win elections may be short-sighted.

“In political science, there’s a large body of research that examines how policy shapes politics,” they wrote. “The broad takeaway is that policy matters — a lot — but not in the ways that political pundits often think it does. Rather than helping parties win the next election, research suggests that major policies remake the political landscape in ways that reverberate far into the future — including changing expectations of government and creating new voter constituencies. This, in turn, can shape future elections.”

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CSUSB awarded $3 million grant to create cyber apprenticeships
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The National Security Agency has awarded Cal State San Bernardino’s Cybersecurity Center a $3 million grant to build up cyber talent in the state – specifically in the inland region – through a variety of approaches, including apprenticeships, and to bring more cyber employers to the area.

The NSA grant, which is considered an economic development program, will help fund the center’s efforts to increase the cyber workforce by encouraging students to consider careers in the cybersecurity field. The project is in partnership with the Riverside Community College District’s LAUNCH Apprenticeship Network, San Bernardino County Schools, and the company Tomorrow’s Talent.

“Our goal is to ensure that students in high school, community college and four-year institutions have a direct path into the cyber apprenticeship pipeline as well as internships and, ultimately, jobs,” said Tony Coulson, executive director of the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center and a professor of information decision sciences in the university’s Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration.

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