The Sundial

Bush is abusing authority by spying on citizens

Mike Siciliano

May 19, 2006

Originally Published March 28, 2006 The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer," said former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1973. It seems President Bush, or "King George," as Time Magazine writer Andrew Sullivan appropriately described him, took a bit of a history...

View of life that lacks cell phone communication

Mike Siciliano

May 19, 2006

Originally Published April 5, 2006 I have always viewed myself as a strange person, but there is one characteristic that causes me to view myself as an anomaly in today's world: I have never owned a cell phone. That's right; I have functioned for 22 years without one. I take delight in being anonymously as...

A.S. voting precedent for student ceremonies passed

Mike Siciliano

May 15, 2006

The Associated Students passed a resolution May 9 that changes the precedent for funding student commencements. Under the new language, the A.S. Senate could increase or decrease the amount of funds given to student graduation committees by a three-fourths vote, said Safa Sajadi, A.S. vice president...

$8.9 million cut in PAC budget advised

Mike Siciliano

May 15, 2006

A state governmental body has recommended to the California State Legislature that $8.9 million in state funding be reduced from the budget for the performing arts center planned to be built at CSUN. The Imagine the Arts Center, formerly known as the Valley Performing Arts Center, is a 1,700-seat facility ...

Koester undergoes second performance review

Mike Siciliano

May 8, 2006

The CSU system is conducting its second three-year review of CSUN President Jolene Koester since she took office in 2000. Under CSU policy, presidents at every campus are required to undergo a performance evaluation every three years by the chancellor and the Board of Trustees, said Clara Potes-Fellow, director ...

Summer faculty pay rates settled

Mike Siciliano

May 1, 2006

The university provost announced April 20 a new summer term agreement that affects how faculty are assigned courses and receive pay under the new Year-Round Operations schedule. After more than three months of debate between the CSU and the California Faculty Association about YRO conditions, both side...

CSUN American Indian student numbers questioned

Mike Siciliano

April 7, 2006

American Indian students are underrepresented on campus, said Tim Belfield, former president of the American Indian Student Association. CSUN has not kept accurate information about the actual number of American Indian students on campus, said Karren Baird-Olson, coordinator for AIS and professor of sociol...

Same-sex marriage still mostly illegal in U.S.

Mike Siciliano

April 6, 2006

Despite the many attempts to challenge laws banning same-sex marriages, the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to rule on the constitutionality of the topic and set a nationwide precedent, said Christopher Shortell, professor of the Political Science Department. Shortell, who teaches courses in constitutional law and j...

A look into a life without cell phone communication

Mike Siciliano

April 4, 2006

I have always viewed myself as a strange person, but there is one characteristic that causes me to view myself as an anomaly in today's world: I have never owned a cell phone. That's right; I have functioned for 22 years without giving people access to me 24 hours a day, and I have no plans to change th...

Bush abusing authority by spying on citizens

Mike Siciliano

March 28, 2006

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer," said former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1973. It seems President Bush, or "King George," as Time Magazine writer Andrew Sullivan appropriately described him, took a bit of a history lesson from the infamous Nixon-adm...

Assembly bills could protect student speech

Mike Siciliano

March 23, 2006

Two bills that could expand the rights of student publications were introduced to the California Legislature recently. The bills, sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, were written to protect the free speech rights of students who write for college publications. Assembly Bill 2581, autho...

Numbers rise in Greek community

Mike Siciliano

March 15, 2006

Fraternity and sorority involvement on campus has increased by about 100 students since the 2004 - 2005 school year, said Jamison Keller, activities coordinator for fraternity and sorority life in the Matador Involvement Center. "(CSUN currently has) about 1,100 students involved in fraternities and soror...

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