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Today is the last day for undocumented students to apply for CSUN’s COVID-19 grant

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Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

June 9, 2020

Today is the last day for California Dream Act students with Assembly Bill 540 status to apply for CSUN’s COVID-19 emergency grant. The grant is intended to help undocumented students who were excluded from federal emergency relief. CSUN’s Dream Center, which assists undocumented students, ann...

President Harrison Q&A: CSUN fall 2020 fees will remain the same regardless of format

Logan Bik and Orlando Mayorquin

May 1, 2020

Here are the main takeaways from The Sundial’s Zoom Q&A session with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison this week. Cost of attendance will remain the same for the fall semester regardless of the format. (14:39) Harrison said that the price of tuition and campus fees for the fall 2020 semester will remain the same, regar...

Harrison updates Faculty Senate before ‘Zoom-bomber’ causes meeting to end early

Photo from the Faculty Senate meeting on April 30.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

May 1, 2020

President Dianne F. Harrison gave an update on commencement, federal emergency funding and the upcoming fall semester at Thursday’s virtual Faculty Senate meeting. The first part of the president’s report discussed the federal emergency aid and the university. Harrison said the requirements have...

CSUN planned to give federal relief money to undocumented students, now it can’t

CSUN planned to give federal relief money to undocumented students, now it can't

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 28, 2020

New guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education this week excludes Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and undocumented and international students from receiving any of the $22 million the federal government allocated to CSUN for student relief under the coronavirus aid bill. According...

CSU to suspend standardized testing requirement in the wake of COVID-19

CSU to suspend standardized testing requirement in the wake of COVID-19

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

April 26, 2020

The California State University system announced on April 17 that it will be suspending the use of standardized test scores for admission consideration during the 2020-2021 school year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This exception is only temporary, and applies to all CSU campuses for the fall...

President Harrison Q&A: Update on CARES Act grant eligibility

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 24, 2020

Main Takeaways The CARES Act grant application details have been delayed by at least another week as new federal guidelines bar undocumented students. New federal guidelines have delayed the release of details for the application process by another week. Under the new guidelines, only students...

CSUN employee tests positive for the coronavirus

One CSUN employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. Note: This photo does not represent where the employee works.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

April 24, 2020

A CSUN employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, President Dianne F. Harrison announced in an email Friday afternoon. In the email, Harrison stated the employee has not been on campus for more than a week. “I am saddened to share with you that a CSUN employee has tested positive for COVID-19....

AS Judicial Court rules against demand to redo AS presidential election

AS Judicial Court rules against demand to redo AS presidential election

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 22, 2020

The Associated Students Judicial Court ruled to uphold the results of the 2020 presidential and vice presidential election following an April 14 court hearing in which the plaintiff, former senator Rachel Bonilla, argued that the elections committee violated a clause in the AS Constitution that guarantees all students equal opportunities. “The election...

CSUN’s farmers market is closed; its vendors are adapting

CSUN's farmers market is closed; its vendors are adapting

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

April 22, 2020

Oono Sushi in Encino relied on farmers markets for business. Since the stay-at-home orders were implemented, they have lost 90% of their income. While farmers markets have been shutting down, restaurants nationwide have been struggling to stay open. Vendors, sellers and business owners have switched...

Zoom Q&A with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison

Logan Bik and Orlando Mayorquin

April 17, 2020

Below is a summarized version of the interview. It has been edited to fit a text format and is not a transcript. What is the university’s protocol when it is made aware that a member of the CSUN community has tested positive for the virus? We’ve established the practice of communicating wi...

AS allocates $20,000 to high-in-demand emergency grant

AS allocates $20,000 to the MataCare grant in response to COVID-19.

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus Editor

April 15, 2020

The Associated Students Senate voted unanimously on Monday, April 13 to approve the allocation of $20,000 to the MataCare grant, an emergency grant created by the university for students in great financial need. AS President Diana Vicente said donating to the grant was the best way for the organizat...

CSUN AS offers ‘Virtual Earth Month’

With the trails closed in LA County, Associated Students has created virtual tours of National Parks to celebrate Earth Month.

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus Editor

April 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shift in the university’s traditional week-long celebration to commemorate Earth Day this April. Associated Students and other entities on campus have collaborated to create a “Virtual Earth Month.” AS has announced online environmental workshops, digital tours of national parks and various inte...

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