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CSUN PD receives low rankings, Chief says results are ‘not scientific’

Devan Patel

May 7, 2014

Despite receiving yet another dismal rating from the latest Statewide University Police Association (SUPA) leadership survey, CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin and university officials are satisfied with the state of CSUN Police Department (PD) while questioning the validity of the survey. The survey...

Anthropologist explores link between social bonding and exercise

Anthropologist explores link between social bonding and exercise

Devan Patel

April 23, 2014

  Emma Cohen, a professor at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, discussed her research on the correlation between social bonding and group exercise today in the Grand Salon. The lecture, Brains, Brawn and Social Bonds: Evolutionary and ...

Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

Devan Patel

April 21, 2014

In an effort to meet the goals outlined in the campus sustainability plan, CSUN’s Department of Student Housing and Conference Services is experimenting in a few new ventures, including the creation of a new themed living community (TLC) called the Matasphere, and the participation in the Campus ...

Students ‘Meet the Dogs’ at CSUN police department K-9 event

Students ‘Meet the Dogs’ at CSUN police department K-9 event

Devan Patel

April 16, 2014

The CSUN Police Department, along with other local law enforcement agencies, hosted “Meet the Dogs,” a fundraising benefit for the police department’s K-9 unit Wednesday at Bayramian Lawn. Captain Alfredo Fernandez, head of the CSUN PD K-9 Unit, said the event serves as a way to introduce t...

Heartbleed Bug poses no threat to student or faculty email accounts

Heartbleed Bug poses no threat to student or faculty email accounts

Devan Patel

April 15, 2014

As websites and Internet users scramble to assess vulnerability to the Heartbleed Bug, information technology officials have assured CSUN students and faculty that their sensitive information is safe. The Heartbleed Bug is otherwise known as CVE-2014-0160. It is named after the OpenSSL extension in which Go...

Online voting, burger truck spark increased AS election participation

Online voting, burger truck spark increased AS election participation

Devan Patel

April 2, 2014

As voting for the AS elections concluded April 2 at 6 p.m, members have seen a dramatic increase in voter participation as a result of Tuesday’s Habit Burger truck giveaway and the transition to complete online voting. Taylor Davis, sophomore communications major, said there was quite a noticeable...

CSUN’s university costs analyzed down to the dollar

CSUN’s university costs analyzed down to the dollar

Devan Patel

March 25, 2014

It’s easy to get lost in the financial statements of CSUN, let alone any other institution of higher education. After all, the previous academic year’s report of financial activity runs 105 pages, 97 of which contain either summaries of financial activity or financial statements of all departments o...

Police department restructures, officer promoted, more night patrol

Devan Patel

March 17, 2014

The CSUN Department of Police Services (CSUN PD) has undergone a slew of changes since the beginning of the year, including a salary increase for its officers and the reorganization of leadership roles to provide better around-the-clock management for the campus. Anne Glavin, CSUN chief of police, said ...

Environmental symposium raises renewable energy awareness

Devan Patel

March 6, 2014

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) held their Ninth annual symposium to raise awareness about environmental changes and renewable energy production. Professors from CSUN and UCLA led lectures on various environmental changes. Representatives from the LA County Department o...

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Devan Patel

March 4, 2014

In the wake of the ethnic studies debacle at Cal State Los Angeles, educators believe the forecasted change in California’s demographic profile represents a significant event and could become a catalyst for debate, not only in diversity reform throughout all levels of education, but in hiring practic...

myCSUNtablet initiative? More like myCSUNiPad

myCSUNtablet initiative? More like myCSUNiPad

Devan Patel

March 4, 2014

Correction: The emails sent to students now say an iPad with iOS7 is required. Emails that mentioned iOS6 were being sent before iOS7 was available.  Regardless of how anyone feels about the use technology has in the learning environment, it is here to stay. The myCSUNtablet initiative represents a growing trend as universities...

CSULA protest could impact CSUN ethnic studies courses

CSULA protest could impact CSUN ethnic studies courses

Devan Patel

February 16, 2014

As Cal State Los Angeles students and faculty anxiously await Tuesday’s Academic Senate vote on their proposal to include at least one ethnic studies class as a general education requirement, CSUN faculty have stressed the importance of these courses while expressing appreciation for CSUN’s commitm...

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