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TSA tightens airport security after 9/11

TSA tightens airport security after 9/11

Reanna Delgadillo

September 7, 2011

Airplane security has been tightened, heightened and strapped since Sept. 11, 2001, when the mode of transportation became the weapon of choice. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was formed in November 2001, putting officers on patrol for the security of the transportation systems, including airports, according to their website...

CSU has not begun search for new CSUN president

Reanna Delgadillo

May 12, 2011

The Board of Trustees will be responsible for selectiving CSUN’s new president. Erik Fallis, CSU media specialist, said the news of President Jolene Koester’s departure was made public when she sent her letter. “At some point the Board of Trustees will do a search,” Fallis said. “We are...

CSU prepares contingency plan in case tax extensions aren’t approved

Reanna Delgadillo

May 12, 2011

The Board of Trustees has outlined a contingency plan to battle a proposed “all cuts” budget that includes wait listing student applications and increasing tuition by 32 percent in addition to the 10 percent already approved for 2011-12 school year. The contingency plan as it stands now includes...

California Dream Act inches closer to reality

Reanna Delgadillo

May 10, 2011

Students who meet in-state tuition requirements are closer to getting financial aid. The bill is on its way to the governor’s desk. AB 130 was passed by the state assembly and is now moving to the senate. Its companion bill, AB 131, has been put into suspension. AB 130, authored by Assemblymember...

CSUN President Jolene President to step down

Reanna Delgadillo

May 9, 2011

Dr. Jolene Koester announced her retirement as president of CSUN. In an email to the CSUN community, Koester said she is stepping down and retiring December 2011. In her message, she highlighted some of the university’s achievements in her more than 10 years as president. “Our graduati...

CSUN builds virtual computer lab

Reanna Delgadillo

May 9, 2011

CSUN’s Information Technology (IT) has stepped into the modern era of computing and now has made available to all students, faculty and staff a virtual computing lab (VCL) that allows them to log in and use software from any computer in any location. In an email interview, IT executive analyst Danita...

Graduate students work as counselors in on-campus clinic

Reanna Delgadillo

May 2, 2011

The Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic is an institution that allows graduate students to work in a fully operational clinic serving the public around CSUN. The clinic is a part of a part of the Marriage and Family Therapy program for the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the Michael...

CSUN appoints new vice provost

Reanna Delgadillo

April 28, 2011

Dr. Cynthia Z. Rawitch, vice president of undergraduate studies, will be taking over the vice provost position at CSUN. Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president of academic affairs along with a search and screening committee appointed Rawitch to the position, which she will begin in August. Rawitch...

Senate Bill 8 to make colleges more transparent

Reanna Delgadillo

April 24, 2011

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would increase transparency of auxiliary organizations and foundations that perform government functions throughout California’s higher education system. Senate Bill 8, authored by state Senator Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, was passed by a...

Underwood Family Farms offers sustainable produce to CSUN community

Underwood Family Farms offers sustainable produce to CSUN community

Reanna Delgadillo

April 21, 2011

Monday mornings start bright and early for Robbie Denny, but she doesn’t have to combat early morning traffic. What she deals with is the slight chill in the morning air and the repeated calls of the rooster as she prepares her produce stand at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark. She wouldn’t have it any other way. “This is my 19th year working with Underwood Farm...

The natural cosmetic industry gains popularity

Reanna Delgadillo

April 21, 2011

Sophomore Jennifer Perdomo, 20, said she does what she can to get into the new green movement. “I try as much as I can, like recycling and bringing water bottles from home and refilling them. I try as much as possible, its hard,” Perdomo said. The political science major said she tried Bare Es...

Conference at CSUN will discuss factors affecting education

Reanna Delgadillo

April 18, 2011

CSUN will host the “CSU: The Next 50 Years” conference April 22 in the Valley Performing Arts Center lecture hall.  It will address how the university will adapt to changes in the coming years while trying to serve the state. The conference will feature keynote speakers such as CSU Chancellor...

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