October 2010

Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial to Life, Oct. 24-28


The Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial to Life, a cross-campus display at California State University San Marcos, will commemorate the deaths resulting from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now in their 7th and 9th years. By remembering individual Iraqi and Afghan civilians and U.S. military personnel who were killed in the wars, the memorial calls on viewers to consider the cost of war in terms of human lives, across and beyond national boundaries.  All events are free and open to the public.

  • Monday through Thursday, Oct. 25-28: Memorial on display across campus.
  • Sunday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m.: Dedication ceremony, Library Plaza.
  • Monday, Oct. 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Memorial to Life Evening Program with speakers and performers, Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Grand Salon.
  • Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 26 and 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m.(Uuniversity Hour):  Speakers and performers on the outdoor stage, Library Plaza.

Sponsored by the CSUSM Human Development Club and organized by a group of concerned CSUSM students.

University Hour programs will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 26 and 28, from  12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

Sponsored by the following groups at California State University San Marcos — Human Development Club, a co-curricular grant from Student Life and Leadership, the USUAB fund, the Cross Cultural Center, and the Women’s Studies Department.

For additional information, contact Rachel James, project coordinator, atjames030@cougars.csusm.edu, or Professor Linda Pershing, Faculty Coordinator,Lpershing@csusm.edu, 760 750-8008.

Judge Orders Military to Stop Enforcing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’


Adam Levine
October 12, 2010

A federal judge ordered Tuesday that the U.S. military stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Judge Virginia Phillips ordered the military “immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced” under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

To read the story at the CNN web site, click here.

For additional reporting on this story, click the links below.

Federal Judge Bars Enforcement Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,  The Wonk Room, October 12, 2010

Judge Bars DADT Enforcement,   Advocate.com,  October 12, 2010