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Obama carries big fundraising lead into final months

Christina Cocca

September 10, 2012

With the 2012 presidential election around the corner, the majority of donors who make the candidates' campaigns possible are out in the open for the voting public. Barack Obama has raised more than $348 million ($348,413,128), while Mitt Romney has raised more than $193 million ($193,373,762). Most...

Polls, partisan politics and hot-button issues: A look at what’s online

Christina Cocca

September 10, 2012

For nonpartisan information on political candidates, voters can check out any of the following websites and blogs in no particular order: Ratings/Voter Trends FiveThirtyEight – This blog tracks voter approval ratings, electoral vote distributions and forecasts of polling data and economic statistics. ...

CSUN seeks to inspire new class

CSUN seeks to inspire new class

Christina Cocca

September 9, 2012

Award-winning author Chitra Divakaruni offered the 2012 freshman class a few inspiring words on the Oviatt lawn Thursday at the Freshman Convocation. “If you allow it, college will transform you,” Divakaruni said. “My hope is that you’ll be on the lookout for amazing stories, and that you...

Communications and marketing mastermind, Stacy Lieberman, leaves CSUN

Communications and marketing mastermind, Stacy Lieberman, leaves CSUN

Christina Cocca

August 29, 2012

>>CLARIFICATION: "CSUN Today" will launch this week, not on Aug. 27. And Lieberman is not solely responsible for the positioning platform, she assisted in its development. Stacy Lieberman, associate vice president of marketing and communications at University Advancement for CSUN, annou...

President Harrison first two months spent meeting the Northridge community

Christina Cocca

August 27, 2012

Since assuming her new role as president of CSUN on June 11, Dr. Dianne Harrison has had a busy summer. Harrison’s calendar included meetings with the university community, departments, faculty and staff (more than 1,100 contacts), Associated Students, leadership, students at convocation (more than...

Students and faculty praise new wait list feature

Christina Cocca

August 24, 2012

After CSUN’s new wait list feature was added over the summer, reactions from students and faculty showed satisfaction and relief with more enrollment openings into classes. For the Fall 2012 semester, the wait list has moved 3,492 students into 4,455 open seats in classes according to Todd Wolfe,...

Klotz health center can be helpful resource to students

Christina Cocca

August 24, 2012

As the pitfalls of the economic system pressure college students to fend for themselves, CSUN supplies an oasis in the desert of the dramatic health insurance debacle: The Klotz Student Health Center. The Klotz is a two-story brick building located on a quiet hill on the east side of campus. Upon entry, students are greeted with a smile and ma...

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