One hundred pounds of California coastal flowers fill the sacred land’s space. Talks of potential ceremonial housing are ongoing.
On the walls of Liberal Arts 5, yellow posters pile up like tiles a few feet behind Prospector Pete. The famous 49er mascot, which has recently been a topic of contention among members of the campus community, was eclipsed by the colorful pieces of paper that read "I appreciate and respect you." Last Thursday, Cal State Long Beach launched a linguistic landscaping project featuring the title of the campaign written on posters in different languages. According to an email by the Provost Brian Jersky, the campaign will continue over the course of the year and will travel around campus. Viewers who capture the QR codes on their smartphones will be led to audio or video files of the speaker or signer on the poster. The campaign was devised by Craig Stone, director of the American Indian studies program, and Alexandra Jaffe, chair of the linguistics department. According to the CSULB department of linguistics website, the goal of the project is to "make all members of the community feel appreciated and respected.” The project coordinators currently serve as members of President Conoley’s Inclusive Excellence Commission, a group that aims on eliminating barriers to success and plans against systemic difficulties that affect