February 24, 2020
  • 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]
  • 5:18 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 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
  • 7:12 pm Toros Bit by Coyotes on Senior Night
  • 8:41 am In His Directorial Debut at CSUDH, Jozben Barrett Mounts a Giant of the American Stage
  • 9:45 pm Toro Softballers off to a Dominant Start
  • 11:09 am Bulletin Wins Four Awards in Statewide College Journalism Competition
Story tips, concerns, questions?

Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. William Franklin talks at Space Town
Hall. Photo taken by Dayzsha Lino.

By Dayzsha Lino, Staff Writer 

Amid concerns over the current state of the Student Success Hub, university administrators hosted a town hall meeting on Thursday in LSU Ballroom C for students, staff and faculty members to discuss much-needed improvements on the third and fourth floors of the Leo F. Cain Library.  

The hub was intended to, house student-oriented organizations and programs displaced by ongoing campus construction including the  demolition of the Small College Complex last spring. There are 18 new tenants ,six on the fourth floor including the Dymally Institute and 12 on the third floor,  along with faculty office cubicles and the Bulletin newsroom.

Most of the third-floor organizations are clustered into the northwestern part of the floor, including  CalFresh, EOP the Career Center and the Women’s Resource Center.

The close proximity means crammed conditions, but the lack of doors and walls that are usually no higher than 4-feet means a lack of privacy. That is an aggravation for all the groups but a few. such the Women’s Resource Center, ETE, and EOP rely heavily on one-on-one interactions between peer mentors and students; keeping them private is imperative for confidentially purposes but is hard to do in the current configuration.

In particular, the WRC sees a lot of students dealing with difficult circumstances like domestic violence. With the current set-up, staff is concerned that many women will not want to share their problems, which one person called a disaster in terms of  the WRC’s mission to help people immediately.

Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. William Franklin, one of the speakers at the town hall, said he believes mott of the issues surrounding the hub were not addressing concerns of future tenants who predicted the privacy problems.

“We did not leverage their expertise,” Franklin said, “We didn’t listen to the people who complained about the third floor.” 

Vice Provost Ken O’Donnell said his biggest complaint is the layout makes it hard to get one’s bearings. 

“When you walk around that third floor, you don’t know whose group you’re in,” O’Donnell said.

Both short-term and long-term solutions were discussed. The short-term plans include moving some of the programs to different floors of the library and rearranging certain parts of the Student Success Hub. For instance, GWIE will be relocated to a vacant location on the fourth floor, and the Writing Center will be joined by Supplemental Instruction. 

As a long-term solution, Vice President of Administration and Finance Ron Coley proposed a plan to move some of the organizations in Welch Hall to a building that he intends to purchase on 1299 E Artesia Blvd. This would allow programs that are in the library to utilize space in the Welch Hall.  

Franklin believes that these changes will eventually lead to a campus that is “much more intentional, much more inclusive, and more collaborative.”

csudhbulletin

RELATED ARTICLES
LEAVE A COMMENT

%d bloggers like this: