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Debate over death penalty crime deterrence continues

Daily Sundial

February 21, 2005

Whether the death penalty is an effective deterrent to crime is a question that has many seeking to change it or get rid of it completely. Eric Greene, special policies assistant for the American Civil Liberties Union, said he believes the death penalty is a form of cruel and unusual punishment th...

Reasoning out brand name markups

Daily Sundial

February 21, 2005

Brand name products tend to have marked-up prices, even if the products are the same or similar in appearance to lower-priced versions. "What makes a brand name more expensive has a lot to do with prestige pricing, the development of the product where more money and research goes into it, commanding a ...

USU, parking structure on track

Daily Sundial

February 21, 2005

Setbacks on campus construction are only temporary, said Jason Wang, associate director for Operations and Services for the University Student Union. "I like to think about (the building of the USU) as a tornado waiting to happen, in a good way," Wang said. "It's just a matter of time before everything c...

CSUN sees slight decrease in international student enrollment

Daily Sundial

February 21, 2005

Carol McAllister, international evaluations supervisor at CSUN, has been on a continual, intensive search. She has walked the campuses of Pierce College and Santa Monica Community College, searching and sifting for as many assets as she could find. Several college and university staff members in th...

Hughes brothers visit CSUN to discuss ‘Dead Presidents’

Daily Sundial

February 21, 2005

CSUN hosted an evening discussion with filmmakers Allen and Albert Hughes following the screening of one of their sophomore directing projects, 'Dead Presidents,' at the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater Feb. 14. The twin brothers began by addressing the issue of black exploitation in films, and discusse...

Faculty housing plan proposed

Daily Sundial

February 21, 2005

To help recruit and retain faculty that may be otherwise disinclined to relocate to Southern California because of the high cost of living, CSUN is proposing to build faculty and staff housing on campus, said Harold Hellenbrand, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. "(CSUN) get(s) turned do...

California faculty and students propose CSU budgetary goals

Daily Sundial

February 17, 2005

During a telephone conference Wednesday, California Faculty Association President John Travis and Communications Director Alice Sunshine addressed three goals they have for the CSU system: a reduction in student fee hikes, more money for enrollment growth, and more hiring of full-time faculty. In J...

Matador Involvement Center fosters student involvement on campus

Daily Sundial

February 17, 2005

The Matador Involvement Center offers students a chance to participate in over 200 campus activities, helping them more involved at CSUN. "(MIC has) been around for a full year and started as a place for students to get their paperwork taken care of, get advisement, gain leadership skills and a place ...

When illegal drugs become study aids

Daily Sundial

February 17, 2005

With a 3.4 grade point average in his fourth year as a pre-med student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Eric, 21, is at the top of his academic game. He has interned at two reputable hospitals, including Cedars-Sinai. He currently holds two part-time jobs, is involved in clinical research and...

Workers’ compensation costs on the decline

Daily Sundial

February 17, 2005

The costs of workers' compensation in California is declining due to reforms that now require employees to receive treatment from doctors who are part of a medical establishment that is associated with each place of employment. The change, which took effect in April 2004, prohibits workers from receivi...

Fewer minority students accepted at UC campuses; numbers climbing for CSUs

Daily Sundial

February 17, 2005

The number of African American and Latino students accepted to the University of California system has been steadily declining since 1996, when California voters banned affirmative action, according to a report by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute in October 2004. The report is part of a report serie...

Audiences confine themselves inside ‘Yaneura’

Daily Sundial

February 17, 2005

Playwright and director Yoji Sakate and his theater company Rinko-Gun combined dark humor while tackling a Japanese social issue in the film "Yaneura" meaning "Attic." The film was originally created three years ago and highlights a problem in Japan called "hikikomori" or "withdrawn," where teens and ad...

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