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Podcast highlights work of CSUSB Project Rebound
Higher Ed Rewired
March 1, 2022

California State University podcast Higher Ed Rewired featured Cal State San Bernardino’s Project Rebound in its latest episode. Project Rebound is a program that assists formerly incarcerated individuals who want to enter and succeed at CSUSB. It is one of 14 within the CSU system.

Annika Anderson, associate professor of sociology and CSUSB Project Rebound’s executive director; Paul Jones, program director; and project alumni Robert Sandoval and Marta Barreto were among those interviewed.

Higher Ed Rewired is a production of the CSU and showcases inspirational stories from higher education faculty, researchers, landscape of postsecondary education.

Listen to the full episode at “Project Rebound: Redeeming Lives Though Education.”

CSUSB director of School of Entrepreneurship featured on Southern California Business Report
KMET Radio
March 1, 2022

Mike Stull, director of the School of Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino, was the featured guest on the Southern California Business Report, a show dedicated to highlighting successful businesses and the people behind them in Southern California. Stull discussed what entrepreneurship is, the work of the school and its students, the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship and other related topics.

Listen to the interview at “Southern California Business Report Mar 1 2022.”

CSUSB professor comments on increase in white supremacist activity in Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 2, 2022

Pennsylvania has seen a significant increase in white supremacist stickers, fliers, and other literature promoting hate, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. The ADL couldn’t definitively say why Pennsylvania saw such a jump while New Jersey saw a significant decline in reported incidents.

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, which tracks hate crimes in the United States and abroad, offered some possibilities.

“Wherever there’s active leadership, we see this,” he said of hate groups. “And it’s oftentimes done by a small number of people to get the kind of publicity that they crave.”

Levin said groups will often travel in a region to make it seem as though they have more members and encompass a larger geographic area than they do.

But while a history with hate groups can be an indicator of future spread of propaganda, Levin said investigating these incidents can be a deterrent to perpetrators, possibly explaining New Jersey’s drop.

He pointed to then-New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal releasing data in April 2021, showing 1,400 bias incidents in the state from the previous year. The FBI would label fewer than 400 of those incidents as hate crimes, saying others lacked evidence or didn’t rise to “intimidation.”

Still, officials had already sounded the alarm.

“Why go speeding when the radar guns are out?” said Levin. “You can just go next door. And Pennsylvania is a less densely populated state, so there are more places to do it.”

Read the complete article at “Pa. saw a big increase in reports of white supremacist propaganda last year, but it’s not clear why.”

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