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"Best of" The Cleveland Stater, spring 2024 #1.

"Best of" The Cleveland Stater spring 2024 #1

In this edition of the “best of” The Cleveland Stater, we include stories on President Laura Bloomberg’s uncertain future at the university, and the celebration of life held for former CSU and Kent State University President Michael Schwartz, Ph.D.

In this edition of the “best of” The Cleveland Stater, we lead with President Laura Bloomberg’s uncertain future at CSU, following her decision to pursue the presidency of the University of Minnesota. We also report on the celebration of life held for former CSU and Kent State President Michael Schwartz, Ph.D. Our reporter shares their opinion on CSU’s crime prevention policies and how they might affect students. We report on the exciting night of poker and western myth that was CABsino. And lastly, we look at how CSU is celebrating Black History Month.

CSU President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D., and her alma mater, the University of Minnesota.

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Cleveland Stater reported the news that CSU’s President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D. had been selected as a finalist in the University of Minnesota’s search for their own president. President Bloomberg is among three finalists. We expect to learn more about her career’s trajectory in the coming weeks.

Read the full story: Bloomberg may be leaving CSU, selected as finalist in UMN president search


Former CSU president Michael Schwartz passed away on Jan. 2, 2024.

After Dr. Michael Schwartz passed away on Jan. 2, Cleveland State and KSU in early February held a joint celebration of his life and immense contributions to both universities.

Read the full story: CSU celebrates the life of former president Michael Schwartz


Students walking outside of campus amidst firetrucks.

In an intense retelling of her own experience, reporter Kat Magalski relates an encounter for which she wasn’t prepared. The story interrogates Cleveland State’s commitment to student safety and offers some advice to the administration and to students. 

Read the full story: Opinion - Safety last, ignorance first: the CSU motto? 


Students playing poker in the first floor of the student center.

Cleveland State’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) on Feb. 2 hosted its annual "CABsino," an event that mimics a casino, with this year's theme the American Wild West. Attendees enjoyed blackjack and poker (no real money changed hands), as well as the opportunity to win a raffle for various gifts. Refreshments were also provided. 

Read the full story: CSU’s Campus Activities Board hosts mock casino night 


A sign announces CSU’s Celebrate Black History Month event in the student center on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Cleveland State began Black History Month with a slew of events across campus, Feb. 1, inviting students to enjoy African-American cuisine, music and the opening of an exhibit called “Protest to Progress,” which tells the story of CSU, framed by the civil rights movement in Cleveland. BHM will continue beyond February at CSU, with events scheduled through May 4

Read the full story: CSU celebrates Black History Month with music, food and history 


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