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One World Festival features CSUN Jazz Ensemble

Members of CSUN Jazz ensemble get ready for One World Art and Music Festival with late-night rehearsal. Photo credit: Carl Robinette / Daily Sundial

Carl Robinette

April 18, 2012

CSUN Jazz students will be in the company of international artists from across several different genres of music at the One World Art and Music Festival in Simi Valley on Saturday and Sunday. The two-day festival is a celebration of multiculturalism with a diverse line-up ranging from the classical pia...

CSU looking for vendors to host Cal State Online program

Carl Robinette

April 16, 2012

The CSU and its Technology Steering Committee are looking for vendors to provide infrastructure for the proposed Cal State Online program, issuing an invitation for vendors to offer their services, at Planetbid.com on April 2. Cal State Online is an initiative that was started in 2011 by the committ...

Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for 21st Century Universities encourages online education

Illustration by Abby Jones / Art Director

Carl Robinette

April 16, 2012

Colleges around the world will have to change their business and credentialing models to adapt to emerging technology if they want to maintain their importance, according to computer science professors at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Online learning is continu...

CSUN carpools to CicLAvia

A mob of cyclists at CicLAvia wait for traffic to cross at the corner of Spring and 5th Streets in downtown Los Angeles on April 15. Photo credit: Carl Robinette / Daily Sundial

Carl Robinette

April 16, 2012

CSUN students and other members of the community rode bicycles into downtown Los Angeles to participate in the city’s fourth CicLAvia event Sunday. The city sanctioned event shut down 10 miles of city streets from the east end of Hollywood to East Los Angeles, making way for cyclists, pedestria...

New hours restrict fashion students access and creativity

Carl Robinette

April 11, 2012

  Apparel and design students at CSUN, worried that new limitations on lab access this semester would make it difficult for them to complete class projects on time, have delivered a petition to their dean to restore longer lab hours. Previously, the Department of Family and Consumer Science...

Sydni Powell and Christopher Woolett tentatively win A.S. elections

Associated Students candidate Emmanuel Martinez hands his mic to the opposing candidates, Sydni Powell and Christopher Woolett. Sydni Powell's mic stopped working while answering a question.

Carl Robinette

March 30, 2012

Next fall, the new president of CSUN’s Associated Students will be Sydni Powell, according to unofficial results from the March 28 and 29 elections, which showed they won by a landslide. Powell, the current vice president of AS, appears to have defeated her opponent Emmanuel Martinez by a vote of...

Both presidential candidates agree that football is not priority for CSUN

Carl Robinette

March 27, 2012

Both presidential candidates for the associated student government promised to increase accountability and transparency of the A.S. in order to build more unity among students, and both sides said they would oppose creating a football program at CSUN in the current economy. Candidates were give...

CSUNPD and DMV enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act

Carl Robinette

March 16, 2012

CSUN police teamed up with 13 investigators from the Department of Motor Vehicles on February 23 to target those misusing Americans with Disabilities Act placards on campus, according to Christina Villalobos, public information officer for CSUN police. The task force, which also included four CSUN...

CSUN police arrest two juvenile suspects on bicycle theft charges

Carl Robinette

March 13, 2012

CSUN police arrested two juveniles in connection to a bicycle theft outside the Oviatt Library Monday after a witness reported suspicious behavior to police around 5 p.m. Police arrived at the scene within minutes and found the two suspects in possession of bolt cutters and other tools assumed to ...

Pedro Noguero highlights shortcomings of No Child Left Behind Act at CSUN

Dr. Pedro Noguera speaks at his lecture

Carl Robinette

March 12, 2012

Policy makers in the U.S. are focused too much on ranking public schools based on standardized tests scores, said urban sociologist Pedro Noguero in his lecture at  Oviatt Library’s presentation room Monday night. The lecture titled “Unleashing the Power of Your Imagination: Education, Power and Social Chang...

Traditional backpacking trip leads to helping orphans in Cambodia

Carl Robinette

March 8, 2012

Her first trip to Southeast Asia in 2009 had been planned as a typical college backpacking trip, but it would eventually alter the course of CSUN communications major Rona Attia’s life. Attia, 24, stumbled upon an orphanage near the town of Siem Reap in Cambodia during her trip, and she spen...

Students for Quality Education join the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education

Students for Quality Education join the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education

Carl Robinette

March 1, 2012

A crowd of about 300 students, faculty and other staff rallied in front of CSUN’s Oviatt Library to protest CSU budget cuts and tuition hikes, led by Pan African studies major, Justin Marks and members of Students for Quality Education at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, in conjunction with the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education....

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