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M.E.Ch.A. de CSUN hosts first meeting via Zoom

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán, also known as M.E.Ch.A., was established as a national activist group in the late 1960s.

Melanie Gutierrez, Reporter

September 6, 2020

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan de CSUN hosted their first meeting of the fall semester via Zoom on Friday to greet their new members for the semester and set goals as an organization. A group of approximately 15 students and faculty were in attendance. Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztl...

Harrison announces campus action plan for improving diversity, equity and inclusion for CSUN’s Black community

Protestors raise their fists in support of the Northridge Black Lives Matter protest at CSUN in Northridge, Calif., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. President Harrison sent out an email detailing CSUN's 10-point Campus Action Plan that aims to improve diversity, inclusion and retention of Black students, faculty and staff.

Sloane Bozzi, News Editor

September 1, 2020

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced a new campus action plan aimed at improving diversity, equity and inclusion for Black students, faculty and staff on Monday. The campus action plan’s goals include creating an inclusive campus environment and diversifying the student body and workforce...

AS Chief Justice Isaac Shafa addresses CSUN’s Jewish community’s concerns

AS Chief Justice Isaac Shafa, an active member of CSUN’s Chabad Jewish Student Center, expressed that some of CSUN's Jewish community,

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

September 1, 2020

Associated Students Chief Justice Isaac Shafa spoke candidly during the open forum portion of Monday’s senate meeting, addressing the recent anti-semitic attack of the University of Delaware’s Chabad Center. Shafa said it has raised tensions among Jewish CSUN students who make up 10% of the campus popu...

AS “Creating Your Fall 2020 Experience” event addresses challenges with engaging students in fully-virtual format

Associated Students, along with the University Student Union and the Matador Involvement Center, hosted the

Daniel Mendez, Reporter

August 31, 2020

Student involvement looks different this year. With virtual class instruction and few opportunities to be on campus, Associated Students has been reimagining student life through a fully-virtual presence. AS hosted a virtual event, “Creating Your Fall 2020 Experience,” in conjunction with the...

New state guidelines restrict CSUN campus housing to students without housing alternative

CSUN Student Housing are making changes to be in compliance with the new guidelines issued by the state and county, which defines which students should be offered on-campus housing.

Orlando Mayorquin, News Editor

August 19, 2020

CSUN will only offer campus housing to students without another housing option in compliance with new state and county health department reopening guidelines. According to the new guidelines, universities should also reduce the number of its housing residents sharing a restroom. Eligible CSUN housing residents who had ...

A look at CSUN’s COVID-19 protocols for fall semester’s on-campus classes

Classes wont look the same this semester, with limited in-person classes and specific measures in place to ensure everyone's safety.

Devin Herenda, Contributor

August 14, 2020

On June 28, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison released information regarding on-campus plans for the fall 2020 semester. CSUN has permitted around 230 courses to return to CSUN’s campus after an extensive approval process by the health and safety officers, university deans, an academic affairs tas...

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...

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