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CSUN signs MOU with Central China Normal University

Ashley Soley-Cerro

August 26, 2012

Participating in an international exchange program to China became easier for CSUN students after President Harrison signed an agreement with the Central China Normal University, Wednesday Aug. 15.   Although CSUN already had 44 partnerships with institutes of higher education in China, this was the first wi...

Q&A with President Harrison on the future of CSUN

Q&A with President Harrison on the future of CSUN

Ashley Soley-Cerro

August 26, 2012

Q. One of your stated goals before you started CSUN was to start an ad hoc group (a focus group), did that ever come to fruition and have you had any meetings? A. We have our first meeting today and it includes faculty, staff, faculty from the senate, some department chairs and a student. It’s...

Increase in students with disabilities coincides with decreased funding

Ashley Soley-Cerro

May 8, 2012

Looking back on Spring 2011, Quan Luong realizes now he couldn’t handle 18 units without help.   The former journalism major who has epilepsy registered seven classes – and six units more than the minimum for full-time enrollment – due to the priority registration he received through the CSUN Disability Resources and Educational Services.   DRES offers ...

New President Dianne Harrison makes first official campus visit

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 27, 2012

Clarification: President Jolene Koester's salary in 2011 was $295,000, not $361,387. The  $361,387 salary, as reported by sacbee.com, is gross pay. Gross pay includes overtime, bonuses, housing allowances, sick leave payout, vacation payout and multiple other forms of cash compensation, according to the web...

Dianne Harrison discusses her new position as president of CSUN

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 22, 2012

Dianne F. Harrison, current president of CSU Monterey Bay, has been named the fifth president of CSUN. “For any new president, (what is) front and center is to listen and learn. To have an agenda wouldn’t be good – I need to find out what your campus needs,” Harrison said. “My priority is...

Additional class seats become available to graduating seniors

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 1, 2012

An unknown number of class seats became available this week to accommodate graduating seniors, said Vice Provost Cynthia Rawitch. “We thought we were able to serve the demand for those most in dire need, graduating seniors, and that clearly was not done, so we decided we at least have to open enough...

College of Arts, Media and Communications opens class seating

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 1, 2012

Deans and associate deans met with Vice Provost Cynthia Rawitch Monday to discuss the possibility of increasing the number of full-time equivalent students (FTES) to accommodate graduating seniors. The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communications will begin to open seats today, said Robert Bucker,...

Registration for the SRC available online and across campus

Ashley Soley-Cerro

January 25, 2012

CSUN’s new Student Recreation Center is expected to welcome thousands of students who are anticipating its opening today, according to officials. With  a goal of 10,000 registered students before it opens, the center has already seen 4,500 students signed up for its services. Recreation Director Aida...

Biology professor dies after emergency surgery

Ashley Soley-Cerro

January 24, 2012

>>>Correction: Coyle-Thompson earned her bachelor's and master's degree at CSUN and PhD at UCLA. CSUN biology professor Cathy Coyle-Thompson died Tuesday morning after an emergency surgery Monday night to fix a tear in her stomach, according to her sister in an e-mail sent to the biology department...

Q & A with Jolene Koester

Q & A with Jolene Koester

Ashley Soley-Cerro

December 8, 2011

Daily sundial: What is your proudest moment at CSUN? Jolene Koester: There are lots of them though. I feel really proud when I walk across campus, particularly at a class change – I love that. Just do that sometime and look around you. First of all, we are as multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic ...

Occupy L.A. raided by LAPD

Occupy L.A. raided by LAPD

Ashley Soley-Cerro

December 1, 2011

LAPD raided the Occupy LA encampment with little warning just after midnight on Wednesday, arresting 292 protesters. A selected media pool was created by LAPD Monday during the encampment’s first eviction attempt, so only reporters that were chosen by LAPD could document the night. No independen...

Class to host Occupy CSUN concert

Ashley Soley-Cerro

December 1, 2011

Students from Professor Gigi Hessamian's Communications 323 class are hosting a music and Occupy awareness event this Saturday in the Plaza Del Sol, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The set includes CSUN student bands, "10,00 steps" and "Rebel Vibe," as well as local band "The Ifficials," and possibly memb...

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