The Sundial

CSUN tech fair attracts industry pros and home enthusiasts

Marissa Wallace

June 29, 2012

The information technology department hosted the second annual Technology Fair at CSUN, Wednesday, to a huge room filled with electronics and tech enthusiasts from all over the state. This event was geared for the professional math and science tech wizard and for the everyday gadget fans who enjoy learning about new advances and trends in technology. ...

CSU starts selection process for new chancellor with public hearing

Thomas Mancuso

June 28, 2012

The first public forum for the California State University chancellor selection process was held in Long Beach today. The process to choose a new chancellor has been drastically changed for the selection of outgoing chancellor Charles Reed's replacement by including public opinion in the decision making process. Public opinion was not con...

CSUN student sets his sights on a career in documentary filmmaking

Thomas Mancuso

June 27, 2012

CTVA major Mike Alfuso grew up with a musically inclined middle class family in an elite Tustin community, but his parents taught him that modesty goes a long way. “I grew up in Tustin, California, where money was everything,” said Michael Alfuso, “but it meant nothing to my family.” Alfuso works for CSUN as a videographer shooting short trailers ...

Supreme Court rules on Arizona immigration, life sentencing for convicted minors and campaign finance

Thomas Mancuso

June 26, 2012

The United States Supreme Court issued three important rulings yesterday, securing immigrant rights in Arizona, extending leniency to convicted minors and protecting campaign contributor's freedom of speech. Arizona v. United States of America, which was ruled in favor of The United States, addressed the Arizona stat...

Senate advances bill to increase Pell Grant Award

Marissa Wallace

June 25, 2012

The U.S. Senate Appropriations committee passed an education spending bill this month that will raise the maximum Pell Grant by $85 and would give $100 million in funding to the National Institutes of Health in 2013. The bill would allow for a slight increase in Pell grants from $5,550 to $5,635 beginning in...

Online wait listing comes to CSUN

Online wait listing comes to CSUN

Breanne Racano

June 24, 2012

Many CSUN students have experienced the frustrations of trying to enroll in classes they need before they fill up. Until now the only option students had was to hope for an open spot that has not been grabbed before their enrollment appointment. Starting this fall an electronic wait list syste...

Joe Biden leads national financial aid transparency conference

Marc Evangelista

June 22, 2012

Earlier this month, Vice President Joe Biden and other national leaders met with 10 colleges and universities who made a commitment to provide understandable financial data about their higher education investments. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Director of the Consumer Financial Protection...

Los Angeles Free Market brings free exchange to Northridge

Los Angeles Free Market brings free exchange to Northridge

Elisa Rosenthal

June 22, 2012

The grand opening of The Los Angeles Free Market, a completely free store, took place yesterday at the Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Citizen Center, less than one mile from CSUN. The Los Angeles Free Market is a community and donation based environmental group ran exclusively by volunteers. Participants are advocates of a self sustaining...

Killer Kale Recipe healthy and delicious

Alexandra Riggle

June 21, 2012

For 33 years I was convinced leafy green vegetables like kale, chard, and Brussels sprouts were reserved for Jack LaLanne types obsessed with juicing and calisthenics. Then I became that juicing-obsessed health nut and discovered what I suspected all along: kale juice is awful.  But, I didn’t give...

CSUN science department granted $2.38 million to increase minority access to research

Mansour Mozafari

June 21, 2012

California State University Northridge has been granted $2.38 million by the National Science Foundation to promote diversity in the science department by providing financial aid to under-represented minorities. As part of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program, grant...

CSUN student fights for immigrant rights

Naomi Ogaldez

June 21, 2012

Born in, Morelia Michoacán, Mexico, 25-year-old CSUN student Juan Quevedo is undocumented – one of the many hurdles that he has encountered in his race of life. While some squandered their gifts and privileges of birth, Quevedo had to go the extra mile. Now he is striving to be an example for many gen...

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