CSUN philosophy student Gahren Moradian, accused of allegedly claiming to have a gun in the Oviatt Library on Sept. 27, appeared in the North Valley Municipal Court on Thursday. Thursday’s scheduled preliminary hearing was moved to a later date after Judge Lloyd Nash denied Moradian’s lawyer to move the trial into the evidence-gathering phase. Moradian waived his right to a speedy trial and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 15.
CSUN students received an email earlier this week announcing new restrictions on spring registration, including a 15-unit cap and less class seats. The decision to tighten registration rules was implemented to avoid a $7 million penalty from the CSU by reducing students’ unit loads, according to campus officials. If CSUN does not scale back to Spring 2011 levels of full-time equivalent students, the campus could incur a multi-million dollar penalty. Without that threat, there would be no need for the… Read more
Police apprehended a suspect who ran across six lanes of traffic and onto campus Thursday after leading police on a car pursuit. An LAPD motorcycle officer attempted to pull over an erratic driver near Nordhoff Street and Etiwanda Avenue at about 5:45 p.m., said Captain Kris Pitcher of Devonshire LAPD. When the responding officer ran the suspect’s plates, they came back as code 37, or a stolen vehicle, Pitcher said. The suspect, a minor wearing a dark tank top and… Read more
>>>UPDATE Sept. 28 3:30 p.m.: CSUN philosophy student Gahren Moradian, 22, of Burbank has been identified as the suspect who claimed he had a gun on campus Tuesday prompting a shutdown of the Oviatt Library. >>>ORIGINAL: The suspected gunman whose suspicious behavior prompted the Oviatt library to close Tuesday is in custody after turning himself into police, said Carmen Ramos Chandler, CSUN director of news and information. A man, whose identity has not been released, came forward shortly after 8… Read more
>>>UPDATE 9:03 p.m.: The suspect turned himself in, said Carmen Ramos Chandler, director of news and information. He is currently in custody with CSUN Police, said Christina Villalobos, special assistant to the chief of police & public information officer. >>>UPDATE 8:40 p.m.: The suspect has been apprehended and is in custody, according to an automated phone message from CSUN. >>>UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: The bomb squad and K-9 unit have left the Oviatt Library. >>>UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: CSUNPD, LAPD and the… Read more
The search for CSUN’s next president is running behind schedule thanks to a restructuring of the selection process by CSU officials, who will vote on the proposed changes Sept. 20 and 21. Recent controversy over president salary raises and simultaneous tuition hikes prompted the board of trustees to renovate compensation and selection policies. California State Student Association (CSSA) asked student government on the 23 CSU campuses to draft their approval or rejection of the proposed changes. A.S. President Amanda Flavin… Read more
A magnitude-4.2 earthquake shook the Southland Thursday afternoon about 4 miles east-southeast of Newhall, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The first shake hit at 1:47 p.m., followed three minutes later by a magnitude 2.0-aftershock. Students reported feeling the quake, along with Angelenos in Hollywood and Van Nuys, according to Facebook statuses. Buildings in Los Angeles are built to withstand a quake of this magnitude, which could knock books off shelves and break windows, USGS geophysicist Jessica Sigala… Read more
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