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CSU budget cuts protesters start marches on and around campus for Day of Action

Kristopher A. Fortin

March 2, 2011

The number of protesters gathering in front of the Oviatt Library began to gradually grow around 11:20 a.m. Students first began to gather in front of the library at 10:20 a.m. Bayramian Hall was one of the locations visited around this time by a group of protesters who passed by Admissions and Records ...

CSUN students are met by police as they come out to protest in Day of Action

Aimee Lastrella

March 2, 2011

CSUN students are participating in a Day of Action by protesting the the recent tuition hikes and budget cuts to the CSU and UC systems. The march started at 10 a.m. in front of the Oviatt Library. Police can be seen throughout the campus and nearby streets. One large group of officers was seen at the Vons grocery store on Nordhoff S...

Portions of G3 parking structure reserved for tonight’s VPAC performance

Alison Geller

March 1, 2011

Parts of the G3 parking structure will be reserved this afternoon for the sold-out Joan Rivers performance at the Valley Performance Arts Center (VPAC). The department of police services sent an e-mail advising the CSUN community of the temporary closure. Because the performance begins at 8 p.m.,...

Parking structure G3 reserved for tonight’s performance at VPAC

Antoine Abou-Diwan

February 8, 2011

The top three levels of the G3 parking structure on the east side of campus are closed for tonight’s performance of the Russian National Ballet’s performance of Swan Lake at VPAC.  In an e-mail to students, the department of police services asked students to seek alternative parking facilities starting at 3 p.m., in order to reduce parking congestion....

Los Angeles county tracking homeless population

Nikki Erinakis

January 26, 2011

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is conducting a count of all the homeless people in the county this week. An estimated 29,000 people were recorded as homeless in the area, according to a 2009 factsheet provided by LAHSA.  It said the Metropolitan Los Angeles area has the highest density...

Students outraged over CSU Board of Trustees approved a five percent tuition increase for the spring semester

Adria Brodie

November 10, 2010

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a two-step tuition increase equaling 15 percent and adopted the 2011-12 budget requesting financial support from the governor and legislature in a boost of $379 million. Students will pay an additional $105 (5 pe...

G-3 parking structure closed today for special VPAC performance

Adria Brodie

November 1, 2010

Levels three through five of the G-3 parking structure located off of Zelzah Street will be closed to CSUN students today for a Valley Performance Arts Center (VPAC) event. Pamela Bock, director of marketing and communications for VPAC, said there will be a second beta test tonight for the acoust...

Sierra Quad area near Oviatt Library gets vandalized

Antoine Abou-Diwan

September 29, 2010

The Department of Police Services reported that 40 to 50 students from various fraternal and sorority groups participated in a food fight in the Sierra Quad area late Tuesday and early this morning. Lynn Wiegers, executive director of Physical Plant Management (PPM), said they were alerted by commot...

Students and campus workers battle the heat

Britten Fay

September 27, 2010

Classes and work don’t go on hold just because CSUN is being blasted with furnace-like heat. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the San Fernando Valley, with temperature highs ranging from 107 to 111. Some students have taken advantage of the misters at the bookstore...

Chatsworth fire

Yazmin Cruz

September 13, 2010

Update: The fire has been knocked down. (3:03 p.m.) Two to three acres are burning in Chatsworth. Matt Levesque, an inspector with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said no homes are threatened by the fire. Both the L.A. county and city units are on scene. Levesque said the county fire depar...

Student collapses inside Subway in the USU

David Saakyan

September 10, 2010

At approximately 1:32 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 09, 2010, the CSUN Department of Police Services was contacted about a student who fainted while at Subway in the University Student Union (USU). Police officers and paramedics arrived shortly at the site to assist the student. Since the incident was a medical...

California Faculty Association releases report revealing mismanagment of public, private funds

Yazmin Cruz

August 25, 2010

The California Faculty Association (CFA)  has released a report that shows public and private funding, such as those generated by revenue operations like auxiliary organizations, have been mixed. The report states the CSU Chancellor's Office, including the CSU system's executive vice chancellor and...

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