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CSUN research aided by use of hundreds of animals

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

He died when he was only two months old. He never had a chance. His death was not unexpected; members of his family have been dying young for almost 30 years. CSUN Rat #KG3L1#5 died 63 days into his young life. He was part of the university's spastic Han-Wistar rat colony, a small group of rats tha...

CSUN’s profitable connection to porn goes high-tech

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

David Yohe is a businessman who wants to change the world. Yohe, a senior CTVA major, said he dreams of selling everyone in the United States a little black box that would bring any movie, television show, or video ever made to his customers anywhere in the world at anytime. And he's starting with ...

Closing faculty-level pay gaps no simple task at CSUN

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

Following a three-year freeze in salary increases caused by state budget cuts, CSUN continues to struggle in closing a salary gap between associate and assistant professors that is partly caused by their being hired at different times. Due to cost-of-living and market changes, newly hired assistant pro...

A.S. President: October election results a ‘mockery’

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

The Fall 2005 Associated Students election, held Oct. 25 and 26, was the center of discussion at the organization's senate meeting on Nov. 1 as members discussed low voter turnout. Although the total count of voters in the election has not been officially established yet, the number was about 600 stude...

Freshman Adjustments

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December 12, 2005

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CSUN community affected by Katrina’s wrath

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

Kristin Mancina, an English major who recently transferred from Louisiana State University, had been at CSUN for one week when Hurricane Katrina hit her hometown and changed her life forever. "All I was seeing (on TV) were people digging themselves out of their attics with axes, and I couldn't get ...

Gravity of budget cuts weighs down science, math college

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

Operating with an already reduced budget, the College of Science and Mathematics will soon face additional expenses as it switches to Year-Round Operations and changes its general education requirements in Fall 2006. College officials said that because of increased summer enrollment and new lab require...

Noise, traffic near construction site annoy Greeks

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

Morning and afternoon noise and traffic caused by the construction of two condominium complexes on Halsted Street between Zelzah and White Oak avenues have caused concerns for some sorority and fraternity house residents. "Our house starts shaking from the bulldozers tearing up the ground," said Rober...

Students baffled by missing online-class professor

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

Students from two Pan-African studies and two urban studies and planning online classes were left confused and without a professor when she stopped communicating with them after the fifth week of classes, according to the students and school officials. Lisa Richardson, professor of urban studies an...

Two men pose as students to sell off-campus event tickets

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

During the first week of the semester, two individuals allegedly posing as students interrupted classes to sell tickets to off-campus events, according to professors in the Marketing and Sociology departments. He said professor Donald Robertson was teaching his Ethnic Diversity in America course in t...

California drivers have never been more annoying

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

Many of you are well-aware of all the crazies that inhabit our state's fine freeways. You drive with them every day, contending with their foibles and follies as you speed down the highway (or in the case of the 405, crawl). Often, we refer to these fine examples of vehicular malfeasance with a strin...

CSUN cuts benefits, offers raises to retain interpreters

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2005

In an effort to retain services of its American Sign Language interpreters, the National Center on Deafness will increase the hourly salary of its interpreters and cut benefits to stave off the high number of interpreters leaving CSUN to work for private companies. "We are optimistic," said Terry Piper, v...

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