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  • January 19CORONAVIRUS DAILY UPDATE: 7,902 new cases, 186 dead in L.A. County

CSUN vaccine site administers 2,400 vaccines on first day

A worker at the CSUN COVID-19 vaccine distribution site prepares to administer a vaccination on  Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Vaccinations are issued to the recipient while they are sitting in their car.
Trevor Morgan, Contributor January 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines were administered at CSUN today just days after Los Angeles County announced the campus as a distribution center. The Pfizer vaccines were only given to healthcare workers, who...

Activists organize car caravan protest for unhoused community on MLK Day

An activist speaks through a bullhorn during the car caravan protesting for the unhoused community on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020.
Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2021

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, activists gathered on Skid Row for a “freedom ride” car caravan to protest homelessness in Los Angeles and to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement leader’s birthday. The...

Recounting former CSUN President Harrison’s eight years in office

Recounting former CSUN President Harrison's eight years in office

During her eight years as CSUN’s president, Dianne F. Harrison has encountered a variety of ups and downs, such as handling budget cuts, navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing the...

L.A. County will open CSUN as a COVID-19 vaccination site for priority groups

L.A. County hopes to vaccinate 4,000 healthcare workers a day at mass vaccination sites across the county.
Logan Bik and Emily Holshouser January 15, 2021

L.A. County announced CSUN will become one of five new vaccine sites beginning Tuesday. Although the site will be using the campus' B1 and B2 parking lots, the university is not involved in the operations...

Gov. Newsom announces 2021-22 state funding for CSU, UC systems

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state's funding for the Cal State University and University of California systems during a briefing on Friday.
Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor January 8, 2021

During a briefing on Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state of California will invest $786 million into the California State University and University of California systems — $425 million...

Former CSUN men’s volleyball player was present at US Capitol insurrection

Former CSUN athlete James McMillan played on the men's volleyball team during the shortened COVID-19 season last spring, according to CSUN Athletics. CSUN also clarified via an Instagram comment that McMillan was not an enrolled student.
Andres Soto and Tiago Barreiro January 7, 2021

Editor's note: The story was updated on Jan. 8 at 6:11 p.m. The original version of this story reported that McMillan was no longer a CSUN student and had withdrawn on Nov. 25. CSUN said in a statement...

COVID-19 Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new reopening plan for schools

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Dec. 30.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor December 31, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease...

Pacoima residents, community call for action against Whiteman Airport

Two scorched cars are seen in front of residential homes after a single-engine plane crash near Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Cali., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Neighbors pass by the cars days after the accident that left the pilot dead.
Monserrat Solis, Assistant Culture Editor December 30, 2020

Eva Avalos-Benitez ran and fell away from the flames that threatened her home as she and her grandson escaped through the back with the help of their neighbors, her hair and sweater covered with debris....

California to receive over 600,000 doses of Moderna vaccine in coming weeks

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in Los Angeles County as of Dec. 23.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor December 23, 2020

Los Angeles County has the highest number of cumulative cases in the United States, while multiple other counties in California see a rise in the number of cases per capita. The Centers for Disease...

USU Board of Directors determines plans for reallocating unexpected $1.2 million surplus

USU Board of Directors determines plans for reallocating unexpected $1.2 million surplus
Jazmin Navarrete, Reporter December 22, 2020

The University Student Union’s 2020-2021 fiscal year budget resulted in a surplus of $1.2 million from additional student fee revenue. The USU Board of Directors and the management team have discussed...

CSUN Student Housing residents required to participate in monthly COVID testing starting January

CSUN Student Housing residents will be required to undergo monthly COVID-19 testing starting from Jan. 11.
Michaella Huck, Culture Editor December 22, 2020

In an email sent out to CSUN housing residents Tuesday afternoon, students were notified that those who live in the University Park Suites and Apartments will be required to take monthly COVID-19 tests...

Fauci: Vaccines should allow CA colleges to teach in-person next fall

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has served as the nation's top infectious disease expert during the coronavirus pandemic, will stay on when President-elect Joseph Biden takes office. Photo by NIAID via Creative Commons
Maddie Beck, CalMatters December 19, 2020

While coronavirus cases are surging across California and overwhelming intensive care units, the country’s top infectious disease expert said today he’s “cautiously optimistic” that college students...

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