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CSUN’s Klotz Student Health Center expanding to new location

Samantha Tata

February 22, 2011

The University Student Union Board of Directors allocated the soon-to-be vacant fitness center’s space to a wellness center, the satellite facility of the Klotz Student Health Center’s Wellness Center. Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, director of the Klotz Student Health Center said some of the c...

CSUN fraternities raise money for Autism Speaks at hot dog eating contest

Samantha Tata

February 17, 2011

CSUN’s Interfraternal Council (IFC) held a hot dog eating contest Tuesday to benefit Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest advocacy group for autism research. Through chapter participation and on-site donations, IFC raised the largest campus donation this year of $1,960 for ...

A.S. allocates supplemental funds to ASO, LGBTA

Samantha Tata

February 16, 2011

A.S. allocated additional funds to African Student Organization (ASO) and LGBTA from an account of "unassigned contingency funds" which holds $80,000, said Vahan Khodanian, director of finance. ASO received $800 for a Black History Month benefit concert to supplement their $6,000 budget while LGTBA...

CSUN A.S. senate seats still unoccupied

Samantha Tata

February 16, 2011

Two of the eight vacant senate seats were filled by Associated Students over the past two weeks and the remaining are expected to be assigned by mid-March, said Paige Andrews, A.S. director of personnel. Junior Anthony Castro, 21, was appointed Tuesday Feb. 8 to represent the college of health and...

CSSA to Bring Students’ Insurance Concerns to Washington, D.C.

Samantha Tata

February 9, 2011

The A.S. Senate heard a special presentation Tuesday from the California State Student Association (CSSA) that addressed the statewide student government organization's plans for health care reform on campuses. Christopher Chavez, president of CSSA and CSU Long Beach student, said the Obama admini...

A.S. allocates extra money for CSUN’s Black Graduation

Samantha Tata

February 9, 2011

A.S. passed a motion to exceed allocation limits and approved a $3,500 grant for the Black Graduation Committee by a vote of 14-1 Tuesday. Black Graduation, a CSUN event established in 1972, is a commencement ceremony used to highlight and celebrate the achievement of minority students,...

New CSUN Club Receives Backlash

Samantha Tata

February 2, 2011

For the second week in a row, dissenting voices made themselves heard before the AS Senate regarding a potential new club on campus. The introduction of Salvadorian American Leadership and Education Fund (SALEF) to CSUN's campus has been met with strong opposition from faculty and students in the ...

CSUN professor’s book debunks common myths about ‘natural’ ingredients

Samantha Tata

February 2, 2011

CSUN chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has authored a new book hoping to dispel the common misconceptions that products labeled “natural” are inherently benign and exposure to antioxidants, supplements and cosmetics cannot harm the body, despite the lack of scientific evidence to support these claims. “I...

A.S. considers allowing two of its workers to serve on senate

Samantha Tata

February 2, 2011

A.S. will make policy exceptions to allow two employees to serve on the senate in what President Conor Lansdale said is a “frequent occurrence.” “A.S. is a hybrid of student government and a board of directors for a non-profit,” Lansdale said.  “This allows us to be flexible and suspend...

CSUN faculty discusses urinating professor

Samantha Tata

January 30, 2011

CSUN’s Mathematics department faculty met Friday in Live Oak Hall to discuss the ongoing investigation of professor Tihomir Petrov. Petrov faces two misdemeanor counts of urinating in public, and is scheduled to be arraigned in San Fernando Superior Court on March 3. He taught at UC Irvine from...

CSUN professor accused of urinating on a colleague’s door gets extension

Samantha Tata

January 27, 2011

The CSUN mathematics professor accused of urinating on a colleague’s door was granted a 30-day arraignment extension today in San Fernando Superior Court. Mathematics professor Tihomir Petrov, 43, faces two misdemeanor counts of urinating in public. “We’ve requested this extension in order...

First AS Meeting Reflects on Past, Concentrates on Future

Samantha Tata

January 26, 2011

The Associated Students reflected on prominent news that occurred over winter break and related it to CSUN's future during their first meeting of the semester Tuesday in the Grand Salon. The shooting in Arizona and the arrest of a former CSUN student in possession of explosives on campus were connected as relevant...

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