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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...

Oviatt name removed from CSUN library, lawn effective immediately

In an email sent on Friday afternoon, President Dianne F. Harrison announced Oviatt Library will be renamed to University Library effective immediately.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor December 18, 2020

The Oviatt Library will be renamed the University Library, President Dianne F. Harrison announced on Friday. The Oviatt name will be removed from the lawn as well. Harrison said CSU Chancellor Timothy...

CSUN’s religious organizations close out the semester with holiday events

Rabbi Chaim Brook, the third from right, of the Rohr Chabad House hands out Hanukkah gift bags with his kids to the CSUN Alpha Epsilon Pi house.
Brian Lewis, Reporter December 17, 2020

As the fall semester draws to a close, students are still struggling with extraordinary changes brought on by COVID-19. For some students, on-campus religious organizations that have typically operated...

Virtual resources for CSUN students to tackle finals week

Students will be taking their finals virtually this week.
Brandon Darmiento, Reporter December 10, 2020

The fall semester has brought with it some unique challenges as students continue to navigate their classes online. Zoom lectures and Canvas assignments have amounted to CSUN’s completely virtual finals...

CSU forecasts fall 2021 semester to be held in-person

As California expects to receive about 300,000 COVID-19 vaccines by mid-December, the CSU has announced they expect the fall 2021 semester to be held in-person.
Sloane Bozzi and Logan Bik December 9, 2020

The California State University system announced on Wednesday that they anticipate the fall 2021 semester will be held in-person across the 23 campuses, a decision that will impact nearly 500,000 students...

AS votes to distribute $135,000 of surplus fees to basic needs programs

After weeks of discussion, AS votes to disperse $135,000 surplus to campus organizations, grants and scholarships.
Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor December 9, 2020

During their last meeting of the semester on Monday, the AS Senate voted to approve the finance committee's recommendation to authorize the use of $135,000 of surplus AS fees to fund current students'...

Empty campus photo series: Keeping up with the custodians, groundskeepers

David Ramos, a CSUN custodian, prepares to mop outside of the CSUN Campus Store on Nov. 17, 2020. Ramos , who has been employed as a custodian at CSUN for 23 years, said he loves CSUN and he misses the campus community.
Chris Torres, Photo Editor December 4, 2020

With the semester coming to a close and most classes being online, CSUN students have been deprived of on-campus learning and peer interaction. However, there is still a community presence on campus. The...

AS to vote on $5 student rebate for excess fees

With a $412,000 surplus, AS is deciding how to split up the funds for next semester.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor December 1, 2020

Patrick Bailey, the executive director for Associated Students, presented the budget for the fall 2020-21 fiscal year to the Associated Students Senate on Monday, explaining how the budget was developed,...

The CSU extends priority application deadline to Dec. 15

With the CSU extension, new students are able to apply two weeks later than originally anticipated.
Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor December 1, 2020

The California State University system announced on Tuesday that it would extend its fall 2021 priority application deadline to Dec. 15 to accommodate students during the coronavirus pandemic. The original...

CSUN student teachers help create online classroom for LAUSD students

CSUN student teachers have nearly finished their fall semester of teaching online.
Caitlin Cook, Contributor November 30, 2020

The pandemic has created a new classroom environment in both primary and secondary education. For CSUN students who are also learning how to teach elementary school children, the task is twofold. Students...

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