Southeast : SAME OLD CSULB

Job resumes were on their minds Wednesday when Cal State Long Beach student senators voted overwhelmingly against changing the university’s name to Long Beach State.

Debate before the 13-1 vote had focused on perceptions that the suggested name was too informal to suit future employers.

"[Senators] felt that changing the name . . . would lessen the marketability of their degree,” student body Treasurer Alvaro Castillo said.

The proposal has simmered for years. It arose this semester as a way of distinguishing the school from others in the California State University system.


At least six other campuses--including San Diego State--have dropped the Cal State label.

At any rate, a name change probably would have faced difficult challenges. Any switch would have required approval by the Legislature.