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Board of trustees express disappointment with Gov. Brown’s budget at first 2013 meeting

Board of trustees express disappointment with Gov. Brown's budget at first 2013 meeting

Andrew Lopez

January 22, 2013

This article has been updated with additional information. In the first California State University board of trustees meeting of 2013 held Tuesday, trustees expressed mixed feelings over Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-2014 budget proposal, which restores some funding to the 23 campus system...

Board of trustees discuss long-term funding plan for CSU system

Andrew Lopez

January 24, 2012

A sparsely attended board of trustees meeting Tuesday in Long Beach addressed potential problems the CSU is facing with Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget proposal. The long-term funding plan for the CSU proposed by Brown would begin increasing general funds by 4 percent each year starting fiscal year ...

More uncertainty in presidential search

Andrew Lopez

December 12, 2011

The possibility of campus visits for CSUN presidential candidates has been moved from January to the beginning of the week of March 12 because the search for a new president has been extended 90 days. “None of the process has changed at all,” said Steven Stepanek, advisory committee member and...

Restructuring for Student Production and Campus Entertainment presented at A.S. meeting

Andrew Lopez

December 7, 2011

A restructuring plan initiated by the Associated Student government for Student Production and Campus Entertainment (S.P.A.C.E.) is stirring controversy amongst the two groups. According to A.S. Vice President Sydni Powell, there are three possible recommendations that the A.S. senate could choose. Two ...

Daily Question: Where would you like to spend your holidays?

Andrew Lopez

December 5, 2011

A lot of people travel for the holidays, either to visit family or just break away from their routine for a few days.  Students can also take this time to recuperate from finals before they go back to school for the winter or spring sessions.  Where would you go, if money and other responsibilities...

Question of the Day: What class has most positively affected your life?

Andrew Lopez

November 29, 2011

We take a lot of classes at the University that we have to take, either for our major or for the General Education requirement. Students might wonder why an engineering major has to take a class in U.S. History or government. Some will leave you snoring, and some classes surprise us with their usefulness....

First annual conference explores hip-hop’s academic value

Thurz performing at the Hip Hop Conference. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Andrew Lopez

November 21, 2011

This weekend’s first annual academic hip-hop conference, “LA Hip-Hop: Beyond Gangster Rap” attempted to bridge the gap between the negative portrayals of the music genre and its beginnings as a grassroots form of self-expression. The workshops and lectures served to show that not only can hip-hop fuel a...

CSU board of trustees vote for tuition increase at meeting turned violent

CSU board of trustees vote for tuition increase at meeting turned violent

Andrew Lopez

November 17, 2011

CSU board of trustees voted to increase Fall 2012 tuition 9 percent while protesters turned violent outside after being removed from the Chancellor’s Office Wednesday. Trustees voted 9 to 6 to raise full-time undergraduate tuition by $498 a year, bringing the total annual cost to $5,970. ...

Resolution opposing unit cap discussed at AS meeting

Andrew Lopez

November 16, 2011

Associated Students senate members did not come to a complete agreement during their first reading of President Amanda Flavin’s proposed resolution opposing the 15-unit cap on spring registration announced last week. “It’s basically a response to the fact that students are being impacted by...

Wale gets back to basics on second full-length album

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records

Andrew Lopez

November 10, 2011

Shortly after leaving Interscope Records for not seeing eye-to-eye with his productionteam over the sound of his first album, rapper Wale has found a home with Rick Ross, founder of Maybach Music Group. With a trusted crew around him, Wale is determined to prove he is one of the most talented lyricists in a mu...

Joe Frazier’s legacy as important in sports as Muhammad Ali’s

In this 1971 file photo, Joe Frazier heads for a neutral corner, as a dazed Muhammad Ali struggles to stand during their heavyweight championship in New York City. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion, has died. He was 67. (Elwood P. Smith/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT)

Andrew Lopez

November 8, 2011

Boxing great Joe Frazier died Monday night of liver cancer at age 67. It’s likely the general public will remember him best as the fighter on the losing end in two of three fights against Muhammad Ali, including “The Fight of the Century” and the brutal classic “Thrilla in Manila.” And t...

CFA officially announce one-day strike to be held next week

Under the Higher Education Compact Agreement promised by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, state funding would have increased by nearly $1 billion over four years. Instead, the promise wasn't kept and funding began to be cut from the CSU. Courtesy of

Andrew Lopez

November 8, 2011

CSU faculty voted Monday in favor of a one-day strike on Nov. 17 at East Bay and Dominguez Hills campuses. There has never been a labor strike since collective bargaining began in 1983, according to the California Faculty Association (CFA), the voting entity. “Today is truly a historic day,”...

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