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Grad student released from prison in Iran

Danielle Directo

November 11, 2008

Communications grad student Esha Momeni was released by the Iranian government Monday after spending nearly a month in jail. Momeni was released from Evin prison at 5 p.m. in Tehran after the deed of her parents' home was taken as bail, according to Change for Equality. The student had been kept in sol...

Vigil to be held for imprisoned grad student

Danielle Directo

November 10, 2008

A vigil is being held to raise awareness on the arrest and imprisonment of Iranian-American grad student Esha Momeni, who was detained in Iran last month while she was working on her thesis project and is now being formally charged. Iranian authorities announced last Tuesday that the 28-year-old student i...

CSUN grad student Esha Momeni released from prison in Iran

Danielle Directo

November 10, 2008

Esha Momeni, the 28-year-old grad student that was arrested last month in Iran, has been released by the Iranian government after 25 days in jail. Momeni was released from Evin prison at 5 p.m. in Tehran after the deed of her parents' home was taken as bail, according to Change for Equality. The student i...

Iranian government confirms arrest of CSUN grad student

Danielle Directo

October 30, 2008

The Iranian government has confirmed the arrest of 28-year-old Esha Momeni, a grad student who was arrested on Oct. 15 in the Middle Eastern country while she was working on her thesis project. Hassan Ghashgaee, spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, told BBC Persian that the 'relevant departmen...

Imprisoned student wanted to break down stereotypes of Iranian women

Danielle Directo

October 27, 2008

When graduate student Esha Momeni left for Iran in September to work on her thesis project about the women's rights movement in the Middle Eastern country, her friends and colleagues were concerned about her safety. Friends of the 28-year-old Iranian-American student said they knew it might be risky,...

University working with government officials to assist in imprisoned grad student’s release

Danielle Directo

October 23, 2008

The university is working with government officials to assist in the case of 28-year-old Esha Momeni, a CSUN grad student who was imprisoned last week in Iran while she was working on a documentary film for her thesis project. Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, said ...

Grad student imprisoned in Iran

Danielle Directo

October 23, 2008

A 28-year-old communications grad student working on her master's degree thesis in Iran about the country's women's rights movement was arrested by Iranian police and detained without bail last week. Esha Momeni, who had been filming interviews of women's rights advocates in Tehran, was arrested Wednesday...

Communications grad student arrested in Iran while working on women’s rights documentary

Danielle Directo

October 22, 2008

Click here for updated story. A 28-year-old communications grad student working on her master's degree thesis in Iran about the country's women's rights movement was arrested by Iranian police and detained without bail last week. Esha Momeni, who had been filming interviews of women's rights advocates in ...

Shouldn?t morals always come into play?

Danielle Directo

October 8, 2008

Somewhere out there is a writer who got the idea of 'what's mine is yours' confused with 'what's yours is rightfully mine.' Several weeks ago a brown cardboard box full of magazines appeared outside of the Daily Sundial door. The question, 'Could this be Associated Students' latest incarnation of their ...

The Sundial, then and now

Danielle Directo

September 22, 2008

When the Sundial unveiled its first issue on Feb. 1, 1957, a large bold '?' greeted readers on the first issue's front page. 'Help, help!' read the masthead, encouraging readers to help name what was then the San Fernando Valley campus of Los Angeles State College's first student newspaper. The awar...

Jewish students celebrate Israel’s independence

Danielle Directo

May 7, 2008

Israel's 60th anniversary of independence was celebrated yesterday by Jewish students with Israel Fest 2008. The event, held in front of Bayramian Hall, featured free food and henna tattoos, along with information booths from non-profit, activist and on-campus organizations. Karen Kline, a graduating com...

Arrest made in UPA thefts, burglaries

Danielle Directo

May 7, 2008

An arrest has been made for the thefts that occurred at the on-campus housing last month. Kenneth Ray James Jr., 22, was arrested in suspicion of 10 thefts and burglaries at the University Park Apartments, said CSUN Detective Mark Benavidez. James was arrested after authorities were investigating a ...

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