Per a White House proclamation signed on Oct. 17 by President Donald J. Trump, Fresno State’s national and state flags will fly at half-staff through Friday, Oct. 18, in as a mark of respect for the longstanding public service of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, who died earlier today of complications from long-standing health problems. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion, was 68.