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Metrolink announces service reduction, CSUN suspends Metrolink shuttle service for month of April

A train

Alyssa Durant, Assistant Campus News Editor

March 26, 2020

Metrolink announced a new, temporary schedule and service reduction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The narrowed schedule will offer less train services when it goes into effect on Thursday, March 26. Updated departure times can be found on the Metrolink website. “In planning the temporary service reduction, we looked carefully at the ridership on each of our lines, and each of our trains,” said Metrolink CEO Stepha...

Three members of CSUN confirmed with COVID-19

An inside picture of Klotz Student health center

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Three CSUN community members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to an email sent to the campus by Dr. Yolanda Reid, director of the Klotz Student Health Center and Gregory Murphy, chief of CSUN Police Department on Wednesday. Two cases were confirmed by medical professionals, and one repo...

SRC and Wellness Center offering virtual programs amid closures

CSUN SRC

Miguel Gonzalez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

In response to the government’s “Safer at Home” order, CSUN’s Student Recreation Center and the Oasis Wellness Center announced their closure on March 18 until further notice. “We continue to make the health and safety of our campus community a top priority and will follow the recommendations...

Food pantries near CSUN

A drawing of canned food and other groceries

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 25, 2020

During the indefinite closure of schools, restaurants and entertainment venues to slow the spread of COVID-19, food options are becoming slim. California Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti both issued stay-at-home orders last week. The executive decisions mandated the immediate closures of businesses, except for thos...

Two CSUN students test negative for COVID-19

CSUN Student Housing Area

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 24, 2020

Two CSUN students have tested negative for COVID-19, according to a campus-wide email sent by President Dianne F. Harrison on Tuesday. The news comes six days after Harrison announced that two students were transported to a local medical facility for testing. The two students had been self-isolating...

Harrison announces postponement of commencement and addresses grade system change in email

CSUN Commencement

Jessica Canul, Reporter

March 24, 2020

In a campus-wide email, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced that commencement and honors convocation ceremonies have been postponed until late fall 2020. “Regrettably, this is happening throughout the CSU and necessary because of the statewide prohibition against large gatherings,” Harrison...

Internet options for students

A person typing on a laptop

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 23, 2020

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has asked broadband and telephone service providers to take the “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” for the next 60 days to ensure network resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of companies have pledged to waive late fees and open their W...

Harrison and White postpone retirements to deal with pandemic

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 21, 2020

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White and CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison will postpone their retirements through the fall 2020 semester, according to a press release published on the university’s public relations website. According to the press release, Harrison will continue in her current role ...

Two CSUN students being tested for COVID-19

CSUN Student housing area

Sloane Bozzi, Reporter

March 20, 2020

Two CSUN students are being tested for COVID-19 at local health facilities, according to a campus-wide email sent out by President Dianne F. Harrison on Thursday night. According to the email, both students had been self-isolating in CSUN’s student housing. Harrison’s email did not specify ho...

CSUN Food Pantry is closing “until further notice”

CSUN Food Pantry

Samantha Bravo, Reporter

March 19, 2020

The CSUN Food Pantry has announced on social media that they will close on Saturday, March 21 until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. The pantry, which is located on campus, provides free food and toiletries for CSUN students, faculty and staff. It services an average of 150 people a week, acc...

Virtual instruction will be extended through the rest of the semester

CSUN Oviatt library

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 18, 2020

The original time frame of March 23 - April 19 for remote learning and instruction has been extended through the entirety of the spring semester, according to an email from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison sent to all students, faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon. The extension applies to final exam...

CSUN extends deadline for parking permit refund requests

A parking lot

Orlando Mayorquin, Campus News Editor

March 14, 2020

CSUN’s office of Parking and Transportation Services is extending the first deadline for prorated parking permit refunds until March 17, in light of the cancelation of in-person classes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For many students, the cancelation of in-person classes until April 19 has elimin...

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