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CSU Students March for Higher Education

By the CSU Public Affairs Team

On March 22, 2010, the California State Student Association (CSSA) of the CSU and the Student Senate of the California Community Colleges organized and led a march to the steps of the State Capitol. Thousands of students ensured that their call for a reinvestment in public higher education was heard loud and clear in Sacramento.

Students lead the march with a banner that proudly proclaiming they are "Made in the CSU." From left to right: Edward Fillinger (Pomona), Sean Connelly (Maritime), Joaquin Beltran (Los Angeles, ASI president), Stephanie James (East Bay), and Dunixi Guereca (Maritime). Courtesy CSU Public Affairs

Students lead the march with a banner that proudly proclaiming they are 'Made in the CSU.' From left to right: Edward Fillinger (Pomona), Sean Connelly (Maritime), Joaquin Beltran (Los Angeles, ASI president), Stephanie James (East Bay), and Dunixi Guereca (Maritime). Courtesy CSU Public Affairs


TRIO program students from West Hills Community College have one clear message, 'No More Cuts.' Courtesy CSU Public Affairs

TRIO program students from West Hills Community College have one clear message, 'No More Cuts.' Courtesy CSU Public Affairs


California Maritime Academy students help direct and cheer on the thousands of marchers. Courtesy CSU Public Affairs

California Maritime Academy students help direct and cheer on the thousands of marchers. Courtesy CSU Public Affairs


For hours, students practically encircle the State Capitol–voicing, chanting, singing and drumming their message. Courtesy CSU Public Affairs

For hours, students practically encircle the State Capitol–voicing, chanting, singing and drumming their message. Courtesy CSU Public Affairs


Standing room only, as the crowd gathers on the north steps to hear from students, faculty, administrators and legislators.  Courtesy CSU Public Affairs

Standing room only, as the crowd gathers on the north steps to hear from students, faculty, administrators and legislators. Courtesy CSU Public Affairs


CSU student speakers share their inspiring stories of adversity and triumph. From upper-left to lower-right: Steve Dixon (Humboldt, CSSA president), Joy Masha (Dominguez Hills, ASI president), Yiemi Lopez (Sacramento), Bridgette Dusson (Sonoma), and Roberto Torres (Sacramento, ASI president). Courtesy CSU Public Affairs and CSSA

CSU student speakers share their inspiring stories of adversity and triumph. From upper-left to lower-right: Steve Dixon (Humboldt, CSSA president), Joy Masha (Dominguez Hills, ASI president), Yiemi Lopez (Sacramento), Bridgette Dusson (Sonoma), and Roberto Torres (Sacramento, ASI president). Courtesy CSU Public Affairs and CSSA


Russel Statham, CSU trustee and Fresno State student, calls on those at the rally to continue being advocates for the restoration of state funding for public higher education. Courtesy CSSA

Russel Statham, CSU trustee and Fresno State student, calls on those at the rally to continue being advocates for the restoration of state funding for public higher education. Courtesy CSSA


John Tarjan, CSU Academic Senate chair and professor at CSU Bakersfield, tells students that the faculty stands with them. Courtesy CSU Public Affairs

John Tarjan, CSU Academic Senate chair and professor at CSU Bakersfield, tells students that the faculty stands with them. Courtesy CSU Public Affairs


One community college student's sign offers a bleak assessment of a future without a reinvestment in public higher education, 'California: Access Denied.' Courtesy CSU Public Affairs

One community college student's sign offers a bleak assessment of a future without a reinvestment in public higher education, 'California: Access Denied.' Courtesy CSU Public Affairs

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