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A.S. budget ‘consistent’, will increase

Samantha Tata

May 11, 2011

As of their final meeting of the academic year, the Associate Students senate had $12,729 in their unassigned contingency fund and $21,905 in their academic related resource fund and will see their budget increase next semester. Director of Finance Vahan Khodanian said that although the fiscal year...

CSUN A.S. closes year by voting against two resolutions

Samantha Tata

May 10, 2011

A.S. senate voted against two resolutions drafted to express their official stance, a rare occurrence for the body that generally approves all memos put before them. “We’ve had an actual discussion,” said Senator John Biltz, after back and forth contemplation was over.  “I usually assume everything will pass but we have progressed some and gotten into su...

Students present financial projections to USU

Samantha Tata

May 9, 2011

Correction: It was stated that business and marketing graduate students presented a business plan for CSUN's Bicycle Co-op to the USU Board of Directors. In fact, graduate and undergraduate business and marketing, and engineering students presented an independent academic project about a feasibility study for a bike shop. Business and marketing masters students presented futur...

Have you experienced “Facebook depression”?

Samantha Tata

May 4, 2011

Ask most young people today if they manage a page on Facebook and they’ll respond positively. But the growing online presence of young people may not be so communal. Spending an exorbitant amount of time on Facebook may actually be depressing its users, said Dr. Gwenn O’Keeffe, a Boston-area...

CSUN A.S. to draft proposal for tax extensions

Samantha Tata

May 4, 2011

A.S. Academic Affairs Committee is drafting a proposal that will be submitted to legislative officials across California in response to the refusal by legislatures to include a tax-extension measure on the June ballot. Some of the funds from those hypothetical tax extensions would be used to close...

A.S. seats still open after spring elections

Samantha Tata

May 3, 2011

Although the spring election drew a historically high voter turn-out, several student leadership positions remain unfilled. Elections, held on campus and online during April 13 – 14, garnered 2,509 votes for the presidential candidates and 2,220 votes for the constitutional amendment changing bi-yearly...

‘American’ creatively looks into the life of comedian Bill Hicks

Samantha Tata

April 28, 2011

Finally comedy fans are able to spend a little more time with Bill Hicks. Hicks has been described as the greatest comedian you’ve never heard of, and one of the most prolific comedians the United States has ever produced. A rather lofty title earned by a man who died at 32 years old of panc...

University meets to brainstorm CSUN IT masterplan

Samantha Tata

April 28, 2011

Students expressed a desire for increased technology that incorporates their smart phones and other portable information devices, commenting on the kinds of tools they’d like to see available for students in a forum organized by CSUN’s Information Technology (IT) department. IT has been devel...

CSUN robotics team makes world tournament playoffs

Samantha Tata

April 27, 2011

CSUN’s Vex Robotics Team placed 14 of 35 their first time competing in the international tournament that pits robots from universities in Mexico, Brazil, China, New Zealand and the United States against one another. CSUN sent four representatives to the Vex Robotics World Championship in Kissimmee, Fla., in April, where they battl...

CSUN students cannot appeal elimination of financial aid if over 150 units

Samantha Tata

April 27, 2011

A.S. Academic Affairs Committee unsuccessfully proposed the creation of an appeals process against the elimination of financial aid eligibility for students with 150 units.  Prior to the change, students were able to receive financial aid up to 180 units. “It’s geared more towards non-traditional...

CSUN USU allocates space for three groups

Samantha Tata

April 26, 2011

University Student Union (USU) board of directors allocated space in the student union for a veterans’ resource center, bicycle co-op and an LGBTQ resource center, the representatives of which appeared in droves to the make their case before the board Monday. The tenants must submit a detailed p...

A.S. allocates money to pay for fundraiser for Japan earthquake victims

Samantha Tata

April 20, 2011

Associated Students allocated $1,500 to fund the HOPE for Japan benefit concert in a motion that allowed them to indirectly provide aid to the country which has been devastated by massive earthquakes, tsunamis and seeping nuclear radiation from damaged plants for months. The concert will show...

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