The Sundial

University sued by former employee for discrimination

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Dede Ogbueze

May 2, 2018

A lawsuit filed against Cal State University, Northridge last June by a former university employee alleges race discrimination, harassment, retaliation and failure to accommodate disability. The complaint accused Marketing and Communications Director of Programming, Jorge Martin, of harassment and...

Editorial: The importance of cultural studies

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Dede Ogbueze

November 1, 2017

Phrases like “global awareness” and “human diversity” dominate the description of the CSU’s GE requirement. The text goes on to explain the necessity for an education that reaches beyond limitations of major or field. Yet, new requirements of CSU’s Executive Order 110...

How students organized ‘week of action’ to protest Executive Order 1100

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Dede Ogbueze

October 25, 2017

“Wildfire” is what students nicknamed their sprawling efforts Monday to spread awareness about a week of protests and political actions designed to combat Executive Order 1100, a policy that has led to confusion and dismay across the CSUN campus. Several hundred flyers, emblazoned across campus ...

CSUN faculty senate votes to not comply with Executive Order 1100

Gloria Rosario Peral, a Chicano Studies Master's student, tells her personal story to the Faculty Senate in opposition to executive order 1100. Peral said she was the first person in her family to graduate college in her family and that Chicano Studies helped her to find her way in life.

Dede Ogbueze

September 29, 2017

The CSUN faculty senate voted Thursday to not comply with Executive Order 1100. The order would have eliminated a portion of the general education requirement that includes comparative cultural studies. The vote was taken near the end of the senate meeting after several faculty members and studen...

Two cars collide at corner of Nordhoff and Lindley

small black car appears to have crashed, front-first into a building

Dede Ogbueze

September 20, 2017

Two cars were severely damaged after colliding into each other at the intersection of Nordhoff and Lindley.Kevin Melendez, one of the drivers involved, said he was making a left turn onto Nordhoff when a black Buick sped through a stop light and slammed into his red Subaru. After hitting the Subaru, t...

Trump supporters met with opposition by students before freshman convocation

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Dede Ogbueze

September 14, 2017

Two men wearing “Make America Great Again” hats had to be escorted away from the Oviatt Lawn by campus police Thursday after a confrontation with a group of over 50 students.   What began with a few people disagreeing with them, eventually led into a huge shouting match. Rene Novoa, one ...

Outpours of support come in wake of Trump’s decision to end DACA

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Dede Ogbueze

September 6, 2017

President Trump announced Tuesday that he will gradually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the executive order signed by Barack Obama in 2012 that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children to obtain work permits. Currently, student-workers who are...

White nationalist rally leaves one dead, dozens injured

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Dede Ogbueze

August 12, 2017

What began with neo-nazis, white nationalists, and alt-right members marching through the University of Virginia with torches lit, chanting "blood and soil!" Friday night, ended with one woman and two state troopers dead after a violent Saturday afternoon. Friday night white nationalist organizations...

Cultural graduation ceremonies championed by graduates

People gather for the Aztlan graduation ceremony at csun

Dede Ogbueze

May 11, 2017

For cultural groups who have been systematically discriminated against in the United States, college graduation ceremonies can be purposed as an event of solidarity and support, as a young person completes their life as a student and begins their life as a “real” adult. “Graduation is about...

The Countdown: We made it (to the end of the semester)

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Dede Ogbueze

May 8, 2017

This episode is dedicated to all the current and former college students who know what it's like to grind through a long semester. It's a tough ride that can take quite a lot out of you.  This week Dede and Henry reflect on their spring 2017 semester and a few guests give their input as well. Hopefully...

The unfortunate repercussions of public shaming

Photo shows a class demonstration of public shaming, while the teacher and the class jokingly tease one student he pretends to cry

Dede Ogbueze

April 11, 2017

With a concerned look on her face and a low tone of voice, professor Lisa Riccomini shared an unfortunate anecdote of her college days. "I had a professor in graduate school who ruled by public shaming." Riccomini said. "He would call out students, attack their assignments, point out what they did wrong...

The Countdown: A conversation about stereotypes

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Dede Ogbueze

April 10, 2017

Whether it pertains race, religion, music preference or political affiliation there are often broad generalizations that accompany our personal identity. During this episode of The Countdown, Dede and Henry discuss the implications of the many different stereotypes that face communities. Enjoy.

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