CSULB’s Instagram account has been inundated with comments calling for the university to address rumors of plans to build a parking lot on the land and a GoFundMe for legal funds to be used in an ongoing lawsuit against CSULB has raised thousands of dollars in the weeks since the first video posted.
Capt. John Brockie could not confirm the identity of the deceased man, but said he was about 72 years old.
For those left on campus, the few freedoms they had have mostly evaporated because of a COVID-19 outbreak.
A state department tasked with preserving historic landmarks criticized Cal State Long Beach in a recent letter for depositing soil from a construction zone on a parcel of Puvungna land that is sacred to local Native tribes.
The Long Beach health department has now found a total of 15 cases of COVID-19 among Cal State Long Beach students and another nine cases from non-students who all went to social gatherings off campus, officials said.
The local university ranks seventh in the nation among roughly 1,500 universities in terms of social mobility, which means socioeconomically disadvantaged students are able to better their financial situation after graduation.
The strike was started by a Pennsylvania professor earlier this month after tweeting her interest in creating a strike similar to the NBA for educators and students.
The lawsuit claims that CSU project developers did not consult with the appropriate native tribes before moving the soil onto the Puvungna site.
Elbee, pronounced “L-B,” answers to they/their/them, hails from Belmont Shore and has a jersey number of 49.
CSU Long Beach is trying to take over sacred land of Native Americans, and Gov. Newsom should help permanently protect the prehistoric site.