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Study: Latino students perform better with close ties to faculty

Adolfo Flores

August 26, 2008

While all students can benefit from close faculty ties, Latino students majoring in science, math and technology perform better and are more likely to stay in that field when they have close faculty ties. The results come from a study published by the USC Rossier School of Education. "The purpose of our s...

Increase in international students enrollment expected

Adolfo Flores

August 26, 2008

Watching U.S. corporations establish themselves in his native India, Daman Singh decided that they were more likely to hire someone with a U.S. degree. Singh is one of the 2,162 international students who applied to attend CSUN this year. While the number of international students won't be certain f...

Financial aid hurt by budget cuts

Adolfo Flores

August 25, 2008

In his freshman year, Danny Santana received financial aid, took out two loans to cover housing and worked part-time. Yet this CSUN student's bank account is negative $149. Like many students he's feeling the crunch despite Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's May revision of the state budget, which restored ...

Nomination of Mukasey for attorney general approved

Adolfo Flores

November 8, 2007

The nomination of Michael B. Mukasey to become the next U.S. attorney general was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday despite his refusal to say whether he thinks waterboarding is illegal. Mukasey would become the U.S. attorney general if the Senate votes to confirm the nomination next week...

New bill offers 2008 tuition prices to future students

Adolfo Flores

March 6, 2007

Assemblyman Jim Beall is attempting to pass a bill, introduced Jan. 18, 2007, that would allow Californians to buy tuition at today's price and use it in the future, when tuition costs will most likely be higher. AB 152 is a pre-paid tuition program in which contributors can purchase units based on ...

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