Issues of safety for minority students addressed at Board of Trustees meeting

Audience members and the Board of Trustees fell silent during a public comments period Wednesday as Anthony Lawson played a clip of his brother deliver a speech about what it means to be a man. “A man … takes care of the people around him and not just himself,” the voice on the recording said. “To be a man is to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery... It is to feel, when setting one’s stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world … Being a man of the 21st century isn’t about the quantity of one’s life but the quality of how you treat others in your life.” The voice belonged to David Josiah Lawson, a Black Humboldt State University student who was killed in Arcata, California on April 15, 2017. His murder remains unresolved and his family has visited various California State University campuses to raise awareness for the safety of minority students. Supporters of the Justice for Josiah movement, who donned the eponymous white shirts with David’s face on the front, riled behind Anthony and his mother Charmaine Lawson as they spoke to the

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Students for Quality Education rally at CSU Board of Trustees meeting to fight tuition hike

Over 30 students and faculty congregated around the doors of the California State University Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach Tuesday morning. As the crowd waited for the Board of Trustees meeting to begin, they stood in solidarity against the latest tuition hike. While it will be another two months of deliberation before the board officially votes on the proposed $288 increase, members of the California Faculty Association and Students for Quality Education were present not only to protest the increase but to offer a proposition to the trustees during the public comments section of the meeting — to ask California legislatures to increase funding. “We're here to express our concerns and to ask for them is to join us April 4,” said Courtney Yamagiwa, an organizer for the student group and Cal State Long Beach senior double majoring in consumer affairs and German studies. The group has organized an action in Sacramento to ask members of the legislature to give more funding in state universities. According to Elizabeth Chapin, manager of public affairs for the Office of the Chancellor, the trustees requested an additional $263 million in state funding for the 2018-19 school year. Since Governor Jerry Brown only approved

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