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LGBTQ students on new school rules: ‘It’s clear our lives aren’t important’
The Sun/Southern California News Group
Aug. 28, 2023

In an article about local school boards adopting policies regarding parental notification and their students’ gender/sexual identity, according to new report by Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, hate crimes against the LGBTQ community rose 52% last year in 42 major cities. Hate crimes against gender non-conforming people, including those in drag, rose 47% during the same period and anti-transgender hate crimes rose 28% during the same period. The data is part of a report that was presented Friday, Aug. 25, at the August meeting of the California Commission on the State of Hate.

The report was also cited in the SCNG article, “California leaders encourage people to report amid rise in hate crimes, and pledge support to victims,” on Aug. 27.

Trump doesn’t look so invincible in post-debate polls
The Washington Post
Aug. 27, 2023

Meredith Conroy, associate professor of political science, was quoted in an analysis of the Aug. 23 debate for Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential election.

The day after the debate, she said, “Candidates willing to go after Trump last night (Nikki Haley, Chris Christie, Mike Pence) didn’t get punished.” Indeed, not only did all three expand the group willing to consider voting for them, but their net favorable ratings all went up.

San Bernardino to open small business resource center
IE Business Daily
Aug. 28, 2023

Anyone interested in starting a small business in San Bernardino will soon have a resource available to them that will help them get started. The city and Cal State San Bernardino have formed the Entrepreneurial Resource Center, which will be located in 5,000 square feet of office space known as Studio D in downtown San Bernardino, according to city and university officials.

The downtown location in the heart of San Bernardino’s business district will give fledgling entrepreneurs better access to the resources they will need to manage their start-ups. If it works, it will also increase the number of businesses within the city and give them a better chance of succeeding, said Mike Stull, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and School of Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino.

CSUSB geology professor explains how sinkholes form
KDFX/KESQ Palm Springs
Aug. 25, 2023

Kerry Cato, professor of geology, was interviewed for a segment on rainstorm-related sinkholes in the Coachella Valley. The area experienced road damage from storm-related sinkholes when Tropical Storm Hilary passed through the region on Aug. 20. Cato said such phenomenon is unusual in the valley given its geology that includes a layer of bedrock, which is resistant to sinkholes. The way roads are constructed however, was attributed to the cause of the valley’s road damage.

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