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CSUN student is involved in traffic collision at busy intersection near the university

Antoine Abou-Diwan

April 20, 2011

A two-vehicle collision Tuesday shortly before 6 p.m. on Nordhoff Street just west of the intersection of Nordhoff Street and Reseda Boulevard left one person hospitalized.  Witnesses said a silver Toyota Tacoma was speeding west on Nordhoff Street when it collided with a tan-colored Saturn sedan. ...

CSUN protesters’ trial pending eleven months later

Antoine Abou-Diwan

February 16, 2011

Almost a year after last March’s “Day of Action” protests, in which an American Indian studies associate professor broke her arm, the trial for the students who were arrested has still not begun.  They appear in court today for a pre-trial hearing. CSUN students Anthony Garcia,...

Parking structure G3 reserved for tonight’s performance at VPAC

Antoine Abou-Diwan

February 8, 2011

The top three levels of the G3 parking structure on the east side of campus are closed for tonight’s performance of the Russian National Ballet’s performance of Swan Lake at VPAC.  In an e-mail to students, the department of police services asked students to seek alternative parking facilities starting at 3 p.m., in order to reduce parking congestion....

CSUN administration reacts to student’s recent arrest

Antoine Abou-Diwan

January 23, 2011

In a brief e-mail statement to students on Friday, William Watkins, vice president of Student Affairs, called on CSUN students to help support students who may be experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. “My experience is that students are often the first to observe concerning changes...

Former CSUN student pleads not guilty to felony charges of possession of explosive materials and having gun on campus

Antoine Abou-Diwan

January 14, 2011

UPDATE: In an e-mail to the CSUN community sent late Friday afternoon, university President Jolene Koester said communication and cooperation between the university and family helped in dealing with the situation. "While the immediate threat has been removed from the campus, and the student is no...

Former Oviatt Library Dean Norman Tanis dies

Antoine Abou-Diwan

December 8, 2010

Norman Tanis, former dean of the Oviatt Library has died.  He was 81. Tanis died Nov. 28 at TLC Hospice in Moorpark from complications with Alzheimer’s disease, said his daughter, Laura Tanis. Tanis began working at CSUN in 1969 as director of the library and was soon named dean. He launched...

Students for Quality Education shows display of CSU fee increases in front of the Oviatt

Antoine Abou-Diwan

December 1, 2010

Correction: In the story “Students illustrate CSU fee hikes” published Dec. 2, it stated Assembly Bill 656 would place a tax on oil companies which would be applied toward education, if passed. Senate Bill 330 would provide transparency. Both bills were not passed. The Students for Quality E...

CSUN dorms see increase in burglaries

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 29, 2010

There has been a marked increase in burglaries in campus housing this year, the Department of Police Services reported. The Department of Police Services said four dorm burglaries were reported in 2009.  Twenty-three burglaries have been reported this year, they said, almost six times the number...

Unified We Serve partners with campus community to collect items for donations

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 18, 2010

Unified We Serve concluded its second annual clothing and food drive Wednesday. The organization collected food, clothing and books for underprivileged families in the San Fernando Valley and displayed the items on the steps in front of the Oviatt Library. “We want to show the campus the...

CSUN’s Bike Collective hosts bicycle repair station

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 16, 2010

Free tune-ups for students, faculty and staff were offered as CSUN’s Bike Collective set up a bicycle repair station in the Sierra Quad Tuesday afternoon. Most bikes simply needed to have their brakes adjusted and air added to the tires. “We think it’s important to...

Police teaches CSUN community how to detect suspicious packages

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 8, 2010

The Department of Police Services released a statement last week reminding the CSUN community how to recognize and handle suspicious mail and packages. The statement was made on the heels of last week’s international mail bomb plot.  It lists a number of traits that suspicious packages possess and asks that police services be notified immediately if a packag...

‘Ballad of Baby Doe’ serves as a reminder of love in tough times

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 4, 2010

In spite of a slow start on its opening night, “The Ballad of Baby Doe” hit the mark. The latest production from the department of music and department of theater is an American folk opera about success, failure, love and faith.  It is a story about one man’s boom-and-bust in America’s west. “The...

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