The Sundial

University response to Mel Gibson letters

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April 30, 2007

The April 11 and 12 issues of the Daily Sundial contained letters expressing various points of view related to a campus visit by Mel Gibson on March 22, 2007. As is appropriate in academic matters, I am responding on behalf of President Jolene Koester and Academic Affairs, including Dean Elizabeth Say a...

CSUN welcomes new VP of administration and finance

Melanie Saxe

April 30, 2007

As the new Vice President for Administration and Finance, Randy J. Harris has spent the last couple of weeks working 13 to 14 hours a day, making sure he is armed with as much knowledge as possible, in order to make the right decisions. New to the job as of April 2, his job entails making sure the ...

Professors discuss celebrity culture

Bejan Siavoshy

April 30, 2007

The second part of the Humanities Department's "Teaching and Learning in the Age of Media Spectacle and Celebrity Culture" panel discussion took place on Wednesday in the Whittsett room in Sierra Hall. Six professors discussed culture, violence and genocide with a room packed full of students and facul...

Letter to the Editor

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April 30, 2007

Dear Editor, To offer a differing view of the Armenian Genocide is a pretty certain way to invite intense hostility, indeed professor Stanford Shaw of UCLA had his house firebombed for doing so. Several professors have been forced out of their jobs. Worst of all was that in 1993 the greatest historian...

First year for Baha’i faith club sees increase in student members

Aruen Sood

April 30, 2007

The Baha'i faith is a fast-growing independent world religion that even has its own club here on campus. Ali Riazati, the president of the club said, "the Baha'i religion is working toward the creation of an ever-advancing, sustainable world civilization." Riazati also explained why the Baha'i faith...

PASADENA: A RICH ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

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April 30, 2007

var uslide_show_id = "bfa6993d-912b-44db-be3d-f9d293951ce5";var slideshowwidth = "468";var linktext = ""; Nestled in the San Gabriel Valley lies Pasadena. Home to the Rose Bowl and the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena exudes history. If you are not from the San Gabriel Valley, you may not ...

Judges cross-examined at CSUN

Kari Thumlert

April 30, 2007

Political science students and the community were given a rare chance to cross-examine Los Angeles Superior Court judges and a member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association to learn more about the courts and the legal system at the University Student Union's Grand Salon on Thursday night. The nine judg...

Track athletes continue to break school records

Debby von Winckelmann

April 30, 2007

The men and women of the CSUN track and field team have posted many fine performances this season and lead the Big West in several events. This outdoor season has also produced two new school records by the women's team, one on the track by senior Deanna Goodwin in the 400-meter dash and the other in...

English 436: Rape your alma-mater

Jillian Ballard

April 30, 2007

When English professor Joseph Thomas got back to his car on Monday he was pleasantly surprised to find his green Mini Cooper, located in Lot B-2, covered with Post-it notes. His car gained a lot of attention with the colorful array of Post-it notes which had quotes handwritten on them. The car's windows we...

Dysfunctional U.S. system of voting needs reform

Darya Riyahi

April 30, 2007

Either due to the unnaturally complicated and often overlooked electoral college, or because we simply cannot count votes, the 2000 presidential election put in office a president the majority of voters did not elect and set in motion events that have altered the course of history. Was the case of F...

Anti-aging, fountain of youth may be more than ancient myth

Jeremy Foster

April 30, 2007

It is written that Alexander the Great roamed the world searching in vain for it. The 13th century English philosopher and scientist Francis Bacon thought he could possess it by ingesting small amounts of gold, pearl and coral. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's search for it in 1513 lead him to di...

Social security future bleak with Bush’s new appointment bias

Kari Thumlert

April 30, 2007

At the beginning of his second term, President Bush emphasized the stance that Social Security reform would be a top priority of his Administration as Social Security is "going broke," but a proposal that he has since introduced failed with some Americans, and now a recess appointment he has made ha...

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