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CSUs need ethnic studies program

CSUs need ethnic studies program

Calvin Ratana

November 3, 2013

Take up your picket signs, raise your fists and get your voices out, brothers and sisters; ethnic studies is yet again under attack and it is our responsibility to save it. According to an LA Times article, various CSU campuses are looking to trim costs and ethnic studies programs are bearing the brunt of the cuts...

CSUN offers scholarships to help students during tuition hikes

Nathan McMahon

September 24, 2012

>>>CORRECTION: The article reads that "students should have at least a 3.5 GPA." It should read, "Often, students should have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to qualify for a majority of the CSUN scholarships."<<<   Scholarships are a way for students to take some of the financial...

Staff editorial: The CSU will vote on three potential additional fees

Staff editorial: The CSU will vote on three potential additional fees

Daily Sundial

September 18, 2012

On Wednesday, the Cal State University board of trustees will vote on a series of resolutions that could raise tuition, including one that would raise tuition up to $372 per-unit for some students. These resolutions include immediate tuition hikes if Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 fails. However,...

Resources being preserved in light of budget cuts

Caitlin Martin

September 19, 2011

Budget cuts have affected more than just students trying to crash classes.  Administration has felt the pinch and are making changes to save resources and make them stretch. In January the governor’s office released the 2011-12 budget for the CSU system which called for an 18 percent reduction in state support.  Translated to monetary terms, about $500 million that ...

A.S. leaders pass resolution opposing California budget

Brandon Hensley

August 28, 2011

  Associated Students passed a resolution in July objecting to Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget approval that would cut at least $650 million from the CSU. A.S. has been historically politically neutral, but this administration sent a message to Sacramento and CSU leaders condemning cuts to h...

CSU budget updates

Andrew Lopez

July 2, 2011

Updated 7/2 Gov. Jerry Brown signed a balanced budget that will reduce state funding to the California State University by at least $150 million Thursday and will likely lead to tuition hikes for fall 2011. The additional $150 million will come on top of $500 million in cuts enacted in March, totali...

Gov. Brown vetoes budget aimed at cutting more funds from CSU

Andrew Lopez

June 25, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a budget proposal drafted by Democrats in the Legislature last Thursday that would cut billions in state funding, including an additional $150 million from the CSU. Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98 were sent back to the Legislature without approval from Brown after...

CSU announces more cuts to higher education

Reanna Delgadillo

March 23, 2011

The California State University (CSU) announced an extra $50 million will be added to $500 million in budget decreases among the 23 CSU campuses. These extra costs are being made because of mandatory costs such as energy and employee health premiums according to Erik Fallis, media  relations specialist...

Forget Waldo, where is our education?


September 21, 2010

Lately, I can’t help but picture this giant, animalistic creature of barbaric characteristics stomping around California snatching each and every communitycollege and university in its path, ripping the foundations of these institutions straight up off the ground, and taking bite after bite bef...

The freshman survival guide

Liana Hofer

August 22, 2010

My name is Liana, and I am a fifth-year senior. You may think that asking college freshmen to take advice from a fifth-year senior is a little like seeking moral guidance from Mel Gibson.  But I can assure you that I’ve picked up a few lessons since coming to CSUN in 2006, and I’ve seen my...

Daily Sundial endorses, ‘not with a bang but with a whimper’


March 29, 2010

This time in the academic year, as students eagerly await summer break, usually brings with it a self-induced withdrawal from all things “school” on the part of the CSUN student population. However, with higher  education statewide being threatened by unprecedented funding cuts, the CSUN community...

From one athlete to another

Jaclyn Rymer

March 25, 2010

It’s happened at universities like Washington, Arizona State and UC Irvine. Now Northridge is following the trend, claiming the budget crisis to be the culprit. So if you haven’t heard or read already, collegiate sports around the country are disappearing. About 30 CSUN student-athletes, with...

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