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CSUN commencement changes outrage students

CSUN commencement changes outrage students

Shira Moskowitz

December 9, 2013

Despite student outcry and concerns, CSUN graduates will officially be required to conform to the use of a ticketing system as well as participate in combined college commencement ceremonies. “These changes are happening,” said Dr. William Watkins, vice president of Student Affairs. This will be...

International enrollment at U.S. colleges continues to go up

International enrollment at U.S. colleges continues to go up

Shira Moskowitz

December 4, 2013

Although 19-year-old Fiasal Alkhamees, a CSUN international student from Kuwait studying engineering, says he is homesick, he is thankful he has the opportunity to get an American college degree. “When I will get my degree from CSUN, it will mean I will have a U.S. degree, so when I go back to Kuw...

A new study shows minorities have a more positive outlook when it comes to higher education

A new study shows minorities have a more positive outlook when it comes to higher education

Shira Moskowitz

November 25, 2013

For Vanessa Gonzalez-Hernandez, a junior majoring in deaf studies, receiving a college degree is not just about education alone, it is also about making her parent’s dreams come true. “All my parents want is for me to be a university graduate,” she said. “Once I graduate from a un...

Sexual assault continues to be a problem on college campuses

Sexual assault continues to be a problem on college campuses

Shira Moskowitz

November 20, 2013

Despite a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires college campuses to notify every sexual assault case to the U.S. Department of Education, colleges nationwide have admitted that they have underreported the number of cases in recent years. The lack of action by colleges has raised ...

Spring 2014 graduation may combine college ceremonies and limit attendees, parking with ticketing system

Spring 2014 graduation may combine college ceremonies and limit attendees, parking with ticketing system

Shira Moskowitz

November 4, 2013

For the first time in over 10 years, CSUN is considering to put a limit on the number of guests each graduating student can bring to their commencement ceremony in 2014 as well as limiting the amount of parking that will be available. While changes are not yet finalized, guests will have to be ticke...

Dreamers continue to fight for immigration rights and reform

Dreamers continue to fight for immigration rights and reform

Shira Moskowitz

October 29, 2013

A group of nine undocumented individuals from the U.S. voluntarily crossed the border into Mexico this past summer to protest U.S. deportation policies and to help urge the passing of the Dream Act, a federal policy that, if passed, will provide a pathway to citizenship to those who were brought to the U.S. as chil...

CSUN professor sparks a debate regarding academic freedom of speech for professors

CSUN professor sparks a debate regarding academic freedom of speech for professors

Shira Moskowitz

October 15, 2013

CSUN mathematics professor David Klein has spent years defending his right to express his views about boycotting the state of Israel. His name was recently brought up during the CSU board of trustees meeting regarding the legality of his website. While CSUN students are known for utilizing their First Amendment rights to openly...

California becomes tenth state to give undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses

Shira Moskowitz

October 3, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the AB 60 bill into law today at Los Angeles City Hall, making California the 10th state to give undocumented immigrants the right to obtain a drivers license. The controversial bill was passed by California legislators last week and is said to give 1.4 million undocumented immigra...

Undocumented immigrants can soon apply for driver’s licenses in California

Undocumented immigrants can soon apply for driver’s licenses in California

Shira Moskowitz

October 1, 2013

California legislators recently signed AB 60, allowing about 1.4 million undocumented immigrants the right to obtain a California driver’s license. “My father was stopped and detained for driving without a license and consequently, he was deported,” said David Gonzalez, an 18-year-old undocumen...

Study reveals college students want to have an impact on the world

Shira Moskowitz

September 26, 2013

Despite unemployment rates in California being at a high of 8.7 percent, college students are determined to find jobs where they can make a difference, according to a recent study. The study, published by Net Impact, looked at 1,726 people, who were either graduating college students about to enter the job...

CSUN alumni reunite for annual Founders’ Day celebration

CSUN alumni reunite for annual Founders’ Day celebration

Shira Moskowitz

September 20, 2013

Former students, faculty and staff gathered today for CSUN’s annual Founders' Day celebration, a day dedicated to honoring alumni and paying tribute to 30 CSUN inductees who were commemorating 50 years since graduating from what was once known to them as the San Fernando Valley State College. Greet...

Study reveals that majors, not institutions will pay off more for college students

Study reveals that majors, not institutions will pay off more for college students

Shira Moskowitz

September 18, 2013

New graduates who hold bachelor’s degrees in the same major make the same amount of money regardless of the institution they attended, a recent study found. The study, published by College Measures, collected data from Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and concluded which majors ...

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