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CSUN stands to lose $3.5 million

Danielle Directo

February 23, 2009

The California State University system could face an additional $50 million in spending cuts if the state does not receive enough funding from the federal stimulus plan. CSUN, which had a budget of $312.8 million for 2008-2009, has already lost $6.6 million due to $97 million in cuts made to the CSU f...

Struggle over passing budget leaves CSU in uncertainty

Danielle Directo

February 19, 2009

Lawmakers ousted one Senate Republican leader and held an emergency Capitol sleepover but have failed to reach an agreement on how to fix the $42 billion budget deficit. Meanwhile, the California State University system continues to wait in uncertainty to find out its share of spending cuts. The CSU has n...

Communications grad student still unable to leave Iran

Danielle Directo

January 19, 2009

CSUN communications grad student Esha Momeni, who was arrested and jailed in Iran in mid-October of last year, is still unable to leave the Middle Eastern country after a travel ban against her was renewed. Iranian Judiciary spokesperson Alireza Jamshidi told AFP January 13 that the ban was reissued ...

State-funded Projects on Hold Due to State?s Deficit

Danielle Directo

January 19, 2009

CSUN's dream of housing one of the San Fernando Valley's first major venues for music and theatre was put on hold as a result of the state's approximately $42 billion budget deficit. Construction on the $125 million Valley Performing Arts Center, along with a new science building, was put on at least ...

UAW strikes at CSU campuses postponed

Danielle Directo

December 10, 2008

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union announced strikes at CSU campuses will be postponed pending negotations over fee waiver benefits between the CSU and the union of Academic Student Employees (ASEs). The UAW Local 4123, which represents the CSU's 6,800 ASEs, announced Tuesday they would hold off on st...

Union of Academic Student Employees announce strikes at CSU campuses

Danielle Directo

December 9, 2008

After the Cal State University system and the Union of Auto Workers (UAW) failed to reach an agreement over fee waivers, the Union of Academic Student Employees (ASEs) announced a strike beginning at 7 a.m. today. The UAW proposed full fee waivers for its student members, which the CSU estimated woul...

?Right to conscience? rule obstructs women?s rights

Danielle Directo

December 9, 2008

The Bush administration is once again trying to chisel away at Roe vs. Wade. President George Dubya announced last week his plan to pass a resolution to the 'right to conscience' rule, which currently protects doctors, health providers and medical institutions who receive federal funding from being dis...

How to keep your body and budget in shape

Danielle Directo

December 2, 2008

It's old news that the economy is in less-than-stellar shape, and the last words many people want to hear paired with that 'e-word' are 'downturn', 'crisis' and 'depression.'' However, just because personal finances can't be exercised as freely during hard times doesn't mean your body needs to suffer to...

Suspect arrested in connection to bicycle thefts

Danielle Directo

November 25, 2008

A man was arrested last week ?in connection to about 30 bicycle thefts spanning from August to November of this year. Craig Varner, 46 and a non-CSUN student, was arrested Nov. 20 by CSUN police responding to a call made by a CSUN staff member who witnessed suspicious activity, said Christina Villalobo...

Iranian-American grad student faces difficulties returning to U.S.

Danielle Directo

November 19, 2008

Though Iranian officials announced that grad student Esha Momeni would be allowed to return to the United States after being released from a nearly a month in jail on bail, close friends disputed this report and said the student has not been permitted to leave Iran. Croatian news site javno.com reported ...

Vice president of administration and finance officially appointed

Danielle Directo

November 18, 2008

Tom McCarron has been appointed vice president of Administration and Finance and chief financial officer (CFO) of CSUN. McCarron, was previously serving as interim vice president of Administration and Finance as of last November and was officially appointed to the position Jan. 1, 2008 after his prede...

Vigil draws supporters of imprisoned grad student

Danielle Directo

November 13, 2008

Roughly 200 students, faculty and staff gathered at the steps of Oviatt Library Wednesday evening to show their support for Iranian-American grad student Esha Momeni, who was released Monday from prison in Iran. Momeni's sister, CSU Long Beach student Raha Momeni, and close friend, Hassan Hussain, were amon...

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