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CSUN’S Model United Nations team wins award in D.C.

The CSUN Model UN team stands outside the National Model United Nations conference in Washington D.C. after winning the Outstanding Delegation Award in October. Courtesy of Renae Gaydos

Irene Moore

November 8, 2011

After months of preparation, CSUN’s Model UN team won the Outstanding Delegation Award in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23. The National Model United Nations conference took place over a five day period. Ten students were handpicked by Dr. Peter Kappas from the political science department to represent the un...

Social media spawns new age of information sharing in Arab Spring protests

Irene Moore

October 27, 2011

It only read four words: “Stephen has been shot.” Samuel Clayton read on his phone the words that stopped him, he says, and silenced him in the midst of gunfire and tear gas explosions. Clayton, 36, of Seattle, was taken to the forefront of a political and social revolution Jan. 13, in what...

Radical and mainstream Islam topic of conversation at campus lecture

Irene Moore

October 19, 2011

A representative from an organization whose mission is stated as cultivating a better understanding of the difference between mainstream and radical Islam lectured on campus Wednesday to a couple dozen students and faculty, some of whom challenged her assertions. Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, president of...

CSUN student spoke to Moradian seconds before Oviatt Library evacuation

Irene Moore

October 4, 2011

The CSUN student charged with felony criminal threat spoke to another student moments before a campus-wide alert was sent Sept. 27 notifying students that a man on campus indicated he had a gun. The police report from CSUN Police Department was released the same day as President Jolene Koester sent...

CSUN student held for questioning by police after Oviatt shutdown

Irene Moore

September 28, 2011

CSUN philosophy student Gahren Moradian, 22, of Burbank was being held for questioning by the Los Angeles county police department Wednesday after he turned himself in to authorities following reports of a man claiming to have a gun in the Oviatt Library. CSUN police have not provided additional information...

Higher education officials meet to deal with California’s struggling economy and lack of state funding

Irene Moore

September 21, 2011

Higher education officials brainstormed ways to deal with California’s funding crisis and the future relationship between strapped schools and the state’s economy. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom led the work group last week and focused on the derailing public school systems, which are facing their lowest...

Tropical oasis at CSUN example of sustainable green energy

The CSUN subtropical rain forest project was the first of its kind at a university in the United States. According to Physical Plant Management, the site is projected to save the campus $14.5 mil dollars over 25 years. Photo Credit: Irene Moore / Daily Sundial

Irene Moore

September 18, 2011

It was only a lunch break.  Eating on the future grounds of CSUN’s rain forest may have seemed uneventful to the workers that built the 13,000 square foot tropical oasis.  Little did they know they accidentally transplanted a tiny seed that would soon grow out of control in an environment that ...

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