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iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

    We live in a time where just about everything is done via one or more of our smart devices. We rely on them to tell us what we’re supposed to be doing, for research and for simple, often mindless, entertainment. It’s safe to say much of our lives are run and organized by […]

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Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

In the wake of the ethnic studies debacle at Cal State Los Angeles, educators believe the forecasted change in California’s demographic profile represents a significant event and could become a catalyst for debate, not only in diversity reform throughout all levels of education, but in hiring practices. In Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-2015 budget summary, Latinos were […]

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Students, staff talk what college means to their lives, careers

Students, staff talk what college means to their lives, careers

It is no secret that attending a degree-granting university benefits students in the long run when it comes to monetary factors. But a recent study by the Pew Research Center suggests that a college education leads students to many other benefits in addition to earnings. Forty-five percent of millennials end up married if they earned a […]

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Women graduating college, earning degrees more than men, study shows

There is an increasing gap between female college students and their male counterparts in terms of college preparation, enrollment and graduation in the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems, according to a recent report by the Campaign for College Opportunity. On average, women graduate at a rate of five to eight percent higher than […]

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California Faculty Association, CSU negotiations moving forward

California Faculty Association, CSU negotiations moving forward

Despite Gov. Jerry Brown failing to meet the CSU system’s budget request for the 2014-15 academic year, the relationship between the California Faculty Association (CFA) and representatives of the CSU remains positive as labor negotiations progress. Brown announced on Jan. 9 a budget increase of $142.2 million for the CSUs, which is nearly 60 percent […]

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CalStateTEACH program adopts new Common Core standards

CalStateTEACH program adopts new Common Core standards

An online teaching-credential program has revamped their curriculum to reflect the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for K-12 education in California “We were ready for the Common Core when the Common Core came,” said Sharon E. Russell, systemwide director of CalStateTEACH, an 18-month online program that allows students to earn their […]

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Research institute artifacts shed light on dam disaster

Research institute artifacts shed light on dam disaster

CSUN’s Anthropoligcal Research Institute (ARI) holds many historical artifacts. One of the projects the ARI is working on is called the “Forgotten Casulaties Project” which surveys the area of the St. Francis Dam disaster. In the video archeology graduate student Ann Stansell explains the background of that incident and the artifacts found relating to it.

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Mexican border open to CSUN program

Mexican border open to CSUN program

Tarah Davis, a graduate student studying art at CSUN recently visited Ensenada, Mexico, located south of San Diego through the CSUN Mexico Teacher Project. During the trip, Davis was exposed to a new culture that broadened her understanding of the world. “This trip was such a wonderful experience. I did not realize how different the […]

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“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

CSUN students, alumni, faculty and staff watched a Mexican baker recall seeing a mother comfort her wailing infant by feeding it Coca-Cola in a baby bottle on the screen of the Elaine and Alan Armer Theater. The documentary sneak preview “Let Them Eat Cake” juxtaposed images of poverty and malnutrition against images of lavish pastries […]

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President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

President Dianne Harrison hosted her second convocation at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Aug. 22. More than 800 people attended the celebration, filling the Great Hall to maximum capacity. “[Harrison's] speech was inspiring, motivating,” said Debra Hammond, executive director of the University Student Union. “It gave us a push toward the start of […]

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Obama addresses educational improvements and jobs in State of Union speech

A “College Scorecard” where parents and students can compare schools as well as reforms to the Higher Education Act were some of the changes discussed during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Tuesday. The reform of the Higher Education Act would include altering factors that determine which colleges receive certain types of federal […]

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More choice in schools means better education

Libertarianism advocates respecting the liberty of people to pursue their own happiness to the extent that they do not infringe on the liberty of others. In the case of children, libertarians advocate strongly in returning to parents the freedom in choosing how to raise their children. Most moderate libertarians are willing to accept state funding […]

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