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CSUN police investigate mass shooting threat

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Agustin Garcia

December 13, 2018

CSUN police have begun investigating reports of a mass shooting threat being made against CSUN on Wednesday, Dec. 5. CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin stated in a press release that they are aware of the message, “Mass shooting in Sierra Hall 12/12/18,” written on a wall in Sierra Hall, along with...

Faculty Senate votes against implementation plan of EO 1100-R

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Agustin Garcia and Madison Parsley

December 7, 2018

The Faculty Senate voted 44 to 20 in not participating in the implementation of Executive Order 1100-Revised (EO 1100-R) on Thursday. Faculty expressed concerns over the lack of data that supports the resulting changes of EO 1100-R. “I cannot vote to support President Stein’s ruling on my colleague’s...

Former CSUN student opens fire in Thousand Oaks bar

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Agustin Garcia

November 8, 2018

A former 2016 CSUN student killed at least 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant, and wounded up to 15 others at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks before taking his own life, authorities stated. The mass shooting began around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday night when the former student, identified...

Former CSUN employee sues CSU Board over discrimination

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Agustin Garcia

October 17, 2018

A former CSUN employee is suing the CSU Board for an excess of $25,000 in damages after claiming to be wrongfully terminated in June and having his freedom of speech restricted. Former Director of University Communications Jorge Martin is suing the CSU Board of Trustees for gender, race, color and...

Crime blotter 7/31-8/21

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Agustin Garcia

August 22, 2018

July 31, Tuesday At the Bookstore Complex, an unknown suspect graffitied the west side sidewalk. A victim's bicycle was stolen by an unknown suspect between July 20 to 30 at 18418 Dearborn St. Four individuals were informed and warned by a CSUN officer about the campus skateboarding policy at 11:...

Student-athlete arrested for alleged sexual assaults

Agustin Garcia

August 3, 2018

CSUN police arrested a student on suspicion of multiple sexual assaults on Friday and are asking for anyone who may have been victimized by him to contact the police. A press conference was held announcing that 19-year-old CSUN athlete Davis Moreno-Jaime had been arrested. "Let me say, particularly...

Biology professor Maria Elena Zavala shares historic research on plant cells

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Agustin Garcia

November 15, 2017

CSUN biology professor Maria Elena Zavala was named the first Latina Fellow to be elected to the American Society of Cell Biology for her research in plant cells. The American Society of Cell Biology is an international inclusive community of biologists who study cells while advancing scientific discoveri...

An insight into the effect of music on student-athletes

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Agustin Garcia

October 28, 2017

It is common to hear music at stadiums prior to a sports game and this is largely due to the positive effect music can have on athletes. The common ritual of listening to something while being physically active is something that CSUN student-athletes do as well. In an article published by PBS, researcher Costas Karageorghis shared the various ...

Crime Blotter 10/17-23

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Agustin Garcia

October 24, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017A suspect at University Park Apartments 9 stole a bicycle that was secure with a cable lock between 8:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vandalism occurred at Eucalyptus Hall on the third floor of the men's restroom when a suspect used silver and gold paint to write graffiti.Oct. 19, 2017 A victim had his backpack ...

Students boycott Executive Order 1100 by not purchasing anything on campus

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Agustin Garcia

October 24, 2017

CSUN students boycotted the university on Tuesday by urging the campus community not to purchase anything on campus, and instead provided drinks and food for students. This comes in the wake of CSU Chancellor Timothy White proposing a change in the general education requirements with Executive Order...

Technology helps improve student learning

Agustin Garcia

October 19, 2017

CSUN faculty have been offering unique ways to use different technologies to help enhance students' learning. This year’s CSUN eLearning displayed several demonstrations on how faculty are using technology to help students get an advantage in the classroom or before hitting the field. Sally Spencer, directo...

Book column: CSUN published authors

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Agustin Garcia

October 15, 2017

1. “Letters Between Us” English Professor Linda Rader Overman, the author of “Letters Between Us", wrote a story based in the 1960s about writer Laura Wells's search for self-identity and lost friendship while being exposed to sex and drugs. Wells attends the memorial service for her...

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