April 13, 2021
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 1:22 pm THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN IS HERE
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 4:51 pm Banishing Imposter Syndrome and Owning Your Greatness
  • 4:39 pm CSUDH campus bookstore never closed, so where are the students?
  • 8:31 pm 2021 ASI Elections: Low Turnout Doesn’t Dampen Incoming President’s Enthusiasm
  • 11:40 am VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: A look at some upcoming campus events
  • 9:00 am The Road of Endless Majors

The library has been closed since March 19/photo by Robert Rios

The few campus services that were open sporadically the last two weeks–including the Toro Computer Lab and the CSUDH pantry– are now closed until further notice.

CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham announced the closures of the lab and panty, along with services that were available in the Loker Student Union, in a 9:17 p.m. email last night to the campus community.

“Until further notice, the Toro Computer Lab, Toro Food Pantry, and services within the Loker Student Union are closed,” Parham wrote in his email. “In addition, campus facilities that are not in use or essential will be locked and remain so. However, please understand that although we are limiting access to our physical campus, the university remains operational, with instruction continuing in a virtual environment, and student services and ongoing business conducted via alternative means, where possible.

In addition to the closures, Parham also wrote that in light of the federal stay-at-home guidelines extended to Apil 30, CSUDH’s “summer sessions will be offered using alternative instruction modes of delivery.”

And there is a possibility the shadow of the coronavirus may extend even into the fall semester, per Parham’s note after the summer session note that: “Our Academic Affairs and Student Affairs teams will work on a transition strategy to support our fall 2020 incoming class.”

The closure of the computer lab, which is on the first floor of the campus library, will further impact those students who do not have reliable access to computers at home or wi-fi off-campus. That concern is far more acute at the high school level, but it’s a reality at CSUDH as well; in his email, Parham said the school’s laptop loaner program remains in effect. For information visit techloaner.csudh.edu,

As far as the closure of the pantry which had been moved into the meditation room in the LSU and re-opened last Wednesday, Parham said the campus basic needs program is ” working hard to explore alternatives. In the meantime, numerous community resources are available on www.csudh.edu/student-support/food-shelter/food-resources.

Here is the full text of Parham’s email, which was sent last night at 9:17 p.m.,

Dear campus community,

Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, the safety and well-being of the Toro community has been our main priority. We must continue to protect each other by supporting local, state, and national efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, as we have done thus far with all the adjustments made to sustain some campus operations and provide essential services. However, even those are now changing.

Consequently, in consultation with the Chancellor’s Office and based on current public health data, we are now taking added measures to reduce the number of people coming to campus.

Until further notice, the Toro Computer Lab, Toro Food Pantry, and services within the Loker Student Union are closed. In addition, campus facilities that are not in use or essential will be locked and remain so. However, please understand that although we are limiting access to our physical campus, the university remains operational, with instruction continuing in a virtual environment, and student services and ongoing business conducted via alternative means, where possible.

We fully understand the services provided by the lab, pantry, and union are vital to our campus community, and we are actively looking at different delivery methods to ensure that those most in need of food and technology are not further disadvantaged during this health crisis.

One way we can support students who have been using the computer lab is through our Technology Loaner Program, which offers computer and mobile hotspot devices for checkout. We are currently developing a method for distributing hardware while maintaining appropriate distancing recommendations, and will have a system in place shortly. Interested students should visit techloaner.csudh.edu for more information.

For food pantry clients, our Basic Needs program is working hard to explore alternatives. In the meantime, numerous community resources are available on www.csudh.edu/student-support/food-shelter/food-resources.

The decision to close these student services was not made lightly. Their importance to our students is the very reason that they have remained open on campus for so long after many other services have been moved off campus, and/or closed. However, in light of the continuing seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been advised to make this difficult decision.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation as it develops, and will provide additional resources for affected students as soon as they become available.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

With federal stay-at-home guidelines extended until April 30, the university will move forward with the following plans for summer:

  • CSUDH’s summer sessions will be offered using alternative instruction modes of delivery.  
  • Our Academic Affairs and Student Affairs teams will work on a transition strategy to support our fall 2020 incoming class.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding, and let us continue to do all we can to keep ourselves and our community safe and healthy!

Sincerely,

Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.
President

csudhbulletin

RELATED ARTICLES
LEAVE A COMMENT

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: