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Accreditation team to evaluate CSUN’s standard of education

A.J. Circhirillo

September 14, 2011

CSUN is under a microscope this week as an accreditation team roams campus to see if the university is maintaining its standards of education. “One of the things that our provost said at the beginning of this process was that this is something that we have to do,” said Dr. Elisabeth Say, dean...

Monday Night Football preview

A.J. Circhirillo

September 14, 2011

The Pub on campus is hosting its third Monday Night Football event, offering students $2 off drink specials and a free raffle with the chance to win shirts, hats and other prizes, all season. “I was a former CSUN student, so I know the benefit of having a place to go and relax,” said Alberto Villaseñor. The...

Get your books the smart way

Sundial File Photo

A.J. Circhirillo

September 12, 2011

Summer is over, and the fall semester is in full swing. By this point you’ve waited diligently for your open registration, wore out your mouse button attempting to get your favorite teacher or filling a time slot in your schedule. Next it’s off to the financial aid office to wait in the l...

Peeping tom or safety net?

A.J. Circhirillo

September 6, 2011

Internet service providers may soon be required to retain all user information for up to 18 months under the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act (HR 1981) that passed through the House Judiciary Committee on July 28. If passed, the act will give government officials the ability to subpo...

College students drown in debt

Adrianne Lord, a 2010 CSUN almuna holds her two-year-old son, Tyler, and points to her bachelor's degree diploma. She will be paying for the student loans she acquired to pay off her education for the next 10 years. Photo Credit: A.J. Circhirillo / Daily Sundial

A.J. Circhirillo

August 31, 2011

Her son sits cross-legged in front of the TV. She gracefully walks the room putting away his toys and tidying up. Just above where her son sits is her diploma in a glass wooden frame. By the time she is done paying off her student loans, one son will be 12 and the other 10; she and her husband wi...

Online courses an alternative, not a replacement

A.J. Circhirillo

August 30, 2011

Laptops, smart phones and tablets have digitalized communication, entertainment, and now education through online courses. However, online classes are an alternative, not a replacement for traditional classroom learning, said Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, CSUN provost and vice president for academic affairs. “(Online...

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