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Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

City News Service

February 5, 2015

By Christi Parsons (TNS) WASHINGTON — The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed to marketing and sales, according to senior officials. “We should be able to encourage those innovations,”...

Study raises concerns about toxic oil and gas emissions in California air

Study raises concerns about toxic oil and gas emissions in California air

City News Service

February 3, 2015

By David Hasemyer (TNS) The infrared video showed an eerie scene: waves of volatile chemicals floating from the vent pipes of an oil-and-gas processing plant in the Lost Hills region of Kern County, Calif. The gas wafting into the air looked like heat shimmering off asphalt on a hot summer’s day. The...

Obama’s budget would cut crop insurance subsidies

Obama’s budget would cut crop insurance subsidies

City News Service

February 2, 2015

  By: Lindsay Wise/TNS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget plan finds $16 billion in savings over 10 years by slashing federal funding for crop insurance programs. The proposed cuts aren’t going over well with farmers or lawmakers from agriculture states. The budget...

Community College Chancellor anounces 15 campuses to offer B.A’s

Community College Chancellor anounces 15 campuses to offer B.A’s

Kathleen Johnson

January 22, 2015

  The California Community Colleges Board of Governors met on Tuesday in Sacramento to discuss the baccalaureate degree program, a program intended to change the expectation of obtaining higher education in California. Today, the state consists of 112 community colleges, which until now have only offered a two-...

Defense in Alkadi murder asks for more time

Defense in Alkadi murder asks for more time

Nicolette Hinojos

January 21, 2015

Agustin Fernandez was charged with murder on Oct. 20 last year in connection with the murder of Alkadi and his defense asked for a preliminary hearing set in April 2016 citing new and incoming evidence. "I already received a packet of new evidence and there is still much discovery I am waiting on,"...

Obama’s State of the Union lays out plans for the next two years

Obama’s State of the Union lays out plans for the next two years

Ryan Mancini

January 21, 2015

  President Barack Obama used the 2015 State of the Union address to acknowledge the nation's ongoing economic improvements in the years following the 2008 recession, which defined the start to his presidency. "The shadow of crisis has passed, and the state of the union is strong," Obam...

Three CSUN students arrested in downtown LA protests

Lisette Rosales

November 26, 2014

Three female CSUN students were among a total of 167 adults arrested yesterday in downtown LA following protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. The three students, who are a part of the student chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (MEChA), are currently being detained...

Breaking Bi Talk Poses Questions About Our Binary System

Macie Bennett

November 19, 2014

Bi can mean so much more than just a sexual orientation, it is a whole world of terms in existence to label society into a binary box. This is just one concept being challenged in one of many talks held during Trans Awareness Week. An intimate audience gathered to hear Orion Block, CSUN Pride Center...

Science, trans identity focus of debate during Trans Awareness Week

Candice Criss

November 18, 2014

The use and misuse of science and data in regards to transgender and transexual individuals was the topic of choice during the “Taking Trans Identity Back from Science” discussion on Monday in the USU’s Grand Salon room. This discussion was just one of the many events that will take place during...

CFA votes to ratify bargaining agreement with CSU

Alex Vejar

November 10, 2014

>>CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the CSU Board of Trustees set to vote on the CFA agreement on Nov. 13, rather than Nov. 12. The tentative agreement between the California Faculty Association (CFA) and the California State University (CSU) was ratified by CFA...

Day of the Dead bridges the gap between this world and the next

Day of the Dead bridges the gap between this world and the next

Michael J. Arvizu

November 3, 2014

They processed quietly, silently. Each step was measured, landing softly on the concrete ground. They numbered about 100, and made their way through some of the busiest parts of campus –– the Sierra Center, Oviatt Library, Matador walk. The procession stopped pedestrians in their tracks,...

Experts discuss ways to create a more stable, clean environment

Allessandra Lopez

October 30, 2014

When it comes to energy, most people don’t realize how costly it can be. From using water, electricity, air conditioning, refrigerators, and washer and dryers, it can be quite expensive. Legislators and proponents of clean technology met Thursday morning in the Northridge Center at the University...

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