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CSUN tries out two new freshmen programs

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July 28, 2005

Summer Sundial Recently launched programs in Academic Affairs and Student Development will try to more adequately prepare new CSUN students for the transition into college and help stave off what have historically been poor first-year retention rates. The two most visible programs for first-time fres...

CSUN online program puts 70 courses on fall schedule

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July 27, 2005

Work, convenience, freedom, gas prices; students have many reasons for taking online classes. Sascha Jones, sophomore English and psychology major, works 40-plus hours a week, has a fianc?, a new puppy to take care of, and typically takes 18 units during the regular semester. With her busy schedule, Jo...

Universal health care clears hurdle in California

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July 27, 2005

A bill that would provide all California residents with health care at no additional cost to the state has been approved by the State Senate and has moved to the Assembly, where it will face a final vote before being sent to the governor. The California Health Insurance Reliability Act, authored by ...

G-8 Summit gives few answers to big problems

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July 27, 2005

Eight leaders from the world's wealthiest industrial powers held their annual meeting recently, and I'm left with one burning question: why? The G-8 Summit is a meeting where world leaders gather to discuss various issues and deal with some of the major economic and political concerns facing their nation...

Save Our State protests best fought with a cold shoulder

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July 27, 2005

No one can stop Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise from "being in love." That press-happy love stunt is an unstoppable machine that has the support of Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Studios, DreamWorks and Mr. Top Gun himself. Anti-immigration protests on the other hand -- perhaps that is an area where w...

L.A. museums flaunt new exhibits for summer

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July 27, 2005

Summer is in full swing, and several Los Angeles museums are opening their doors to showcase new exhibits for visitors. The Petersen Automotive Museum opened its "Presidents, Popes, and Potentates: Cars of Heads of State" exhibitJune 18. Museum Curator Leslie Kendall said the vehicles on display belonged...

Summer classes teach DJs, super spies and poker

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July 27, 2005

Summer is a time that people take advantage of by watching the latest blockbusters, lying out in the sun or visiting the beach. But why not make a change of pace by dipping your feet into something other than the pool and discovering your inner Beastie Boy or Sydney Bristow in some of the most unique ...

Higher Education Act up for reauthorization in September

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July 27, 2005

The presumed September reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act will likely have implications for CSUN students who receive Pell Grants or Perkins loans, and especially those who take summer classes. Diane Ryan, director of FinancialAid and Scholarships, said that although the act technica...

Matador briefs

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July 27, 2005

CSUN soccer teams announce competitive 2005-06 schedules The CSUN men's and women's soccer schedules were announced last month, with both teams facing tough competitors this coming season. The men's team has scheduled 20 games, five of which are against teams that made the 2004 postseason, with two of ...

California faculty union increases dues

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July 27, 2005

Representatives from the California Faculty Association voted to increase faculty dues beginning in the June 2005 pay period. According to John Travis, CFA president and Humboldt State University political science professor, the CFA assembly overwhelmingly passed the increase of 1/10 of 1 percent fo...

Bill would allow CSUs to offer new doctorates

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July 27, 2005

A bill that would allow the California State University to offer new independent and joint doctorate degrees has cleared one of its final stages and will now face a vote in the state Assembly. State Senate bill 724, authored by Sen. Jack Scott, D --Pasadena, was approved by the Assembly Committee on...

A.S. leaders prep for fall by hiring whole new crew

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July 27, 2005

Those walking into the Associated Students office in the middle of July may expect to hear the sounds of crickets chirping, as only a small percentage of CSUN students take summer classes every year. Instead, the office reflects a family gathering, with laughter and familiar faces showing up as consta...

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