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CSUSB student and MSPA founding director featured on ABC 7’s All Good News segment


Feb. 18, 2023

CSUSB student Jeremy Saavedra and MSPA founding program director Sonia Otte were featured on ABC 7’s All Good News segment. They highlight Saavedra’s transition from truck driver to physician assistant and CSUSB’s upcoming MSPA program.

CSUSB professor quoted in article about whether or not robots will take over logistics jobs in the IE

Daily Bulletin

Feb. 20, 2023

Traditional warehouse jobs aside, Daniel MacDonald, Cal State San Bernardino economics department chair and associate professor, believes professionals will always have a place in the logistics industry.

Who is going to write the computer scripts that make sure orders get fulfilled?

Who will figure out supply chain issues?

Demand for these new types of jobs, McDonald says, is increasing in concert with automation.

“We have to learn,” he adds, “as we have in the past, because it’s not like we haven’t done this in the past, to work with robots, with artificial intelligence, to harness that productive potential and grow as a society and an economy.”

CSUSB professor explains why housing prices go up

San Bernardino County Sun

Feb. 20, 2023

One of the biggest concerns today is that there’s not enough housing to go around.

Daniel MacDonald, associate professor and chair of the economics department at Cal State San Bernardino, isn’t optimistic that will change.

“Even though the Inland Empire is a very fast-growing metropolitan area … we are approving less permits (for new houses) today than we did back in the year 2000,” he said.

That doesn’t bode well for closing the gap.

Multifamily housing is accounting for a growing share of the new homes, MacDonald said. Still, single-family houses comprised 77% of housing approved in 2021, down some – but not substantially – from 90% at the turn of the century, he said.

“Developers are finding it very difficult to build in this kind of political environment,” MacDonald said. “So we are just not building enough to satisfy the demand. That’s why prices go up.”

CSUSB director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism discusses the recent hate crime against orthodox Jewish people


Feb. 18, 2023

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, discusses the recent attack on orthodox Jewish people in Los Angeles, stating that while it is important, it is not surprising, since data shows that hate crimes are increasing.

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