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A.S. Presidential election results in a tie

Cynthia Gomez

April 11, 2008

After the 232 votes that were lost in the A.S. elections because of technical difficulties in the online voting, the elections continue to shock students and A.S. officials because of the 811-811 tie between the two slates (Educate, Empower, Enhance (E3) and Students First) running in the A.S. president/vice pr...

A.S. presidential election finishes in a tie, 811 to 811

Cynthia Gomez

April 11, 2008

After the 232 votes that were lost in the Associated Students elections due to technical difficulties in the online voting, the elections continue to shock students and A.S. officials because of the 811-811 tie between the Educate, Empower, Enhance (E3) slate and the Students First slate. "You're not going...

A.S. slate leaders debate on student issues prior to elections

Cynthia Gomez

April 8, 2008

Approximately 30 students attended the A.S. presidential and vice presidential debate at Plaza Del Sol last Wednesday as the leaders of each slate elaborated on issues affecting the university and students. Candidates were given two minutes for an opening statement and two minutes to respond to questi...

Presidential candidates debate student issues, potential fee increases

Cynthia Gomez

April 3, 2008

Candidates running for AS president and AS vice president reached out to students at Plaza Del Sol yesterday where they debated expressed their reactions and thoughts on issues affecting students. var uslide_show_id = "5df0fc99-388f-4a4e-a598-70c76466a655";var slideshowwidth = "468";var linktext = "...

Professors talk on AIDS epidemic in South Africa

Cynthia Gomez

March 26, 2008

Approximately 22.5 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2007, the website for HIV InSite indicates. About 5.5 million people are HIV-positive and about 380,000 people are expected to die this year in South Africa because of AIDS. In order to inform students about people li...

CSUs unite at meeting to plan protests of budget cuts

Cynthia Gomez

March 15, 2008

The California State University Board of Trustees held a meeting on March 12 to discuss Gov. Schwarzenegger's $386 million budget cut proposal in the CSU system. Representatives of the California Faculty Association and California State Student Association attended the meeting in Long Beach to discus...

CSU campuses meet to discuss Gov.’s budget cut

Cynthia Gomez

March 15, 2008

An all-campus budget summit was held on March 13 in the USU Grand Salon in order to inform CSUN students, faculty and other members of the community of the impacts of Gov. Schwarzenegger's proposed $386 million budget cut in the California State University system. The summit is one of the many budget me...

CSU nursing doctorate pitched by Calif. senator to increase workforce

Cynthia Gomez

March 12, 2008

As California faces an increasing need for nurses in the workforce, Sen. Jack Scott (D-Pasadena) has introduced Senate Bill 1288, which would authorize the California State University system to independently award doctorates in nursing practice. The degree program would require training nurses for advan...

A black journalist’s journey

Cynthia Gomez

March 6, 2008

Erin Aubry Kaplan, a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, discussed the local media and her experiences as a black journalist in the first series of lectures presented by the Center for Southern California Studies at CSUN. "Erin's someone who has written very eloquently about the transformation of South ...

Power of suggestion linked to memory distortion

Cynthia Gomez

March 4, 2008

UC Irvine psychology professor Elizabeth Loftus presented a lecture and a PowerPoint presentation titled, "What's the Matter with Memory," on Feb. 21. The lecture focused on memory and memory distortion. "It think it's understanding an aspect of how the mind works and professor Loftus is very well-know...

Nanotech observers consider its impact on health and safety

Cynthia Gomez

February 27, 2008

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health invited students, professors and other members of the public last Wednesday to the 2008 Environmental and Occupational Health Technical Symposium, "Nanotechnology: Science and Safety." Approximately 200 people attended the event, which focused o...

Genetic counseling program affected proposed budget cut

Cynthia Gomez

February 26, 2008

The genetic counseling program at CSUN is being affected by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed $312.9 million cut to the CSU system budget. The program stopped accepting new students in 2008 due to the proposed budget cut, upsetting CSUN students and professors in the program. "First, I was just horri...

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