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Starting Over, Part 1: Every exit is an entrance
Black Voice News

Part 1 of a series on a formerly incarcerated individual reentering society included an interview with Annika Anderson, executive director of Project Rebound at Cal State San Bernardino and associate professor of sociology. Project Rebound, which has chapters at campuses across the state, aims to reduce recidivism by supporting pathways to a college degree and a career.

Anderson emphasized that societal stigmatization of a criminal record means that people are labeled by their actions. It becomes their main identity instead of just part of it, she said. She recently reviewed a book, “Beyond Recidivism: New Approaches to Research on Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration” by Andrea Leverentz, Elsa Y. Chen, and Johnna Christian, that discussed what works and doesn’t work when it comes to reentry.

“The important takeaway is that reentry programs can minimize the risk of reoffending, but it’s through the identification of individuals’ issues and accompanying needs,” Anderson stressed.

Cal Poly Humboldt president: Keep Title IX claims behind closed doors
The Times-Standard (Eureka)
Sept. 12, 2022

Brittany Bloodhart, associate professor of psychology at California State University at San Bernardino, was one of the experts interviewed by The Times-Standard about a Title IX case at Cal Poly Humboldt. She and Alexandra Zelin, associate professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, said it is highly unlikely for a person who has experienced sexual harassment or assault to make a false report or to seek out media attention for personal gain.

A speech made by the Cal Poly Humboldt president during the past week seemed to imply those who experience sex-based discrimination or harassment should refrain from going to the media and keep the process behind closed doors.

An anonymous survey of academics across universities found that 80% of people who reported experiencing sexual harassment or assault pretended it didn't happen, didn't say anything to anyone, tried avoiding the person or handled it in a similar way, Bloodhart said. Less than 20% said they told someone or reported it to the university.

"We tend to believe these myths, regarding sexual harassment," Bloodhart said, "that people, women in particular, might make up sexual harassment in order to either get ahead in their own profession or to retaliate or discredit someone they don't like, even though the research doesn't support it."

Haddock named CSUSB president’s chief of staff
IE Business Daily
Sept. 11, 2022

Bryan Haddock has been named chief of staff for Cal State San Bernardino’s office of the president. Currently chair of the university’s kinesiology department, Haddock will be the link between the president’s office and the university, while insuring President Tomás D. Morales receives all necessary information.

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