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Construction across campus continues despite budget cuts over the years

CLARIFICATION: The lead paragraph has been changed to reflect that bonds, donations and funds have helped with construction costs. Construction across campus continues through the...

Text messages and peer mentoring help the college transition

In a recent paper published by two Harvard graduate students, it was found that the use of text messaging and peer mentoring kept students...

Several lawns on campus to be replaced with plants

CSUN’s Physical Plant Management is in the process of replacing certain lawns with native plants to reduce the cost of water and maintenance. James Sutton,...

Proposed university would grant degrees without holding classes

Assemblyman Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) proposed a new bill suggesting a fourth university system in California, which would be called the New University of...

Public colleges left out of Cal Grant funding proposal

A new bill has been introduced by Assembly members Beth Gaines and Mike Morrell that would return Cal Grant awards to the full amount...

I.T. warns of potential breaches to prevent monitoring of emails

CSUN continues to closely monitor incoming emails  in the midst of persistence by hackers who break into servers.After a cheating scandal hit Harvard,  a...

Tax on cigarettes aims to increase financial aid for CSU and...

A new initiative has been proposed to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes in an effort to raise money for financial aid...

Study finds CSU students among those with lowest loan debt

A recent study found that CSU students have one of the lowest debt levels in the nation, with CSUN averaging $16,172, slightly lower than the CSU...

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes $125 million for CSU budget

CORRECTION: Cynthia Rawitch was listed as provost. Rawitch is vice provost, while Harry Hellenbrand is provost. The "May revise" will happen after Gov. Brown...

Asperger’s syndrome now a part of larger ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’

The newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, will not include Asperger’s syndrome, the American Psychological Association announced...

Four people shot dead in Granada Hills

>>>UPDATE 8:40 a.m.No additional information has been released on the victims, according to LAPD's media relations, and no weapon or suspect has been found.Ed...

Blues Project sheds light on darkness

The CSUN community gathered on the steps of the Oviatt Library Wednesday night for a candlelight memorial honoring those who ended their own lives...