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CSUniverse

Volume 8 | Summer 2021
In this issue: Views from visionaries

23: Stopping the hate
Feature: Follow in their lead
Voices: Lessons learned from crises​

Brenda Wong  

From the Editor

Brenda Wong  

At the CSU, which led higher education in boldly moving to virtual learning during the pandemic, students, faculty and staff will be returning to campus this fall, while some continue to participate in virtual classes. Leading effectively and enabling students to become leaders in their communities, state and the world are key pillars of the CSU. Take a look at this issue's Features department, where the chancellor, campus presidents and an alumnus explain and exemplify leadership. 

Hear in Voices what three campus administrators learned while managing in a crisis—whether it's a fire, pandemic or racial unrest. On that topic, future leaders—student body presidents on the 23 campuses—share what they plan to do to fight racial hate. 

Best of all, find out in Notables why philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, donated a whopping $135 million to four CSU campuses.

It's all here, in the CSUniverse.

Brenda G. Wong
Editor

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Features​​


leaders by example

Chancellor Joseph I. Castro passes along advice he received from mentors, and two CSU presidents share thoughts on the need for maritime professionals and being a “Geiger counter.”

AVoid the 'leadership trap'

tHE FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND CLEAn WATER 

A Chico State alumnus who's the first Black CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Water District is pushing for greater equity in an industry tainted by systemic racism and “poison water.” 

turning it on

SILENT NO MORE

Asian American Pacific Islander Desi students find at CSUN the courage to speak up, embrace their cultural identity and fight racial inequality.

VALIDATED AND RECOGNIZED

Notables

Four campuses get $135 million in donations. A new human rights center, and more. 

Events

In-person events such as homecomings and conferences are back.

Books

Faculty write about modern slavery, Mozambican food and retell a Tongva creation story.

Voices

Among administrative lessons learned from a crisis: empathy and equity-mindedness.

In Case You Missed It

Campus programs gain national recognition while alumni gain Oscars and Pulitzer Prizes.

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STOPPING THE HATE

Student body presidents at the campuses outline how they’ll go about addressing racial hate.

23 Voices. 1 Story.

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