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GRADUATION IN MEMORIAM: David Josiah Lawson was supposed to be walking across the stage on Saturday, May 18 to be awarded his diploma from Humboldt State. Instead, Charmaine Lawson will be symbolically receiving it on her son’s behalf.

David Josiah Lawson, a 19-year-old Criminology and Justice Studies major, was murdered at a party near campus in April 2017. His murder remains unsolved, despite a criminal grand jury investigation and continued demands for resolution from his family and the community, including CFA.

To listen to a podcast featuring Charmaine Lawson and learn more about justice for David Josiah Lawson, click here.

BOARD PREVIEW: Faculty and students will be at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting May 21-22 to highlight the need for resolution in the murder of David Josiah Lawson and ongoing needs surrounding campus safety for students of color, and to offer faculty perspective on issues Trustees will be discussing.

The CSU Board of Trustees agenda includes discussions of a proposal to increase CSU application fees to $70 (up from $55), as well as announcement of new campus presidents at Humboldt and San Francisco, building names, public-private partnerships, and a legislative update.

Click here to review the agenda and to watch the meeting via livestream on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22.

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT: An updated Lecturer Unemployment Rights Supplement Guide is now available for viewing and download.

The guide, which provides information and resources for Lecturers who are applying for unemployment benefits between terms and/or have been denied benefits, has been updated to reflect changes in the state EDD online application.

Please note: Lecturers who wish to obtain unemployment benefits should file for unemployment the day after the last official date of their Spring 2019 academic term, not when you file your grades if before the end of term.

More information for Lecturers is available on the Lecturers Council homepage.

MAY 22 MOBILIZATION: Stand with us on May 22 at the State Capitol as we mobilize for public education alongside our fellow pre-K-12 and higher ed colleagues.

Click here to learn more and to RSVP. Bus transportation is being provided by CTA.

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