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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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CSUN professor Nate Thomas crafts his own destiny amid hardship

Aimee Martinez, Reporter March 17, 2023

As a child, Nate Thomas’ father often took him to see films like “Gone with the Wind.” Together they marveled at the movie stars on the screen, watching from the theater’s balcony. The Jim Crow...

Photo shows students lined up before they graduate

Less Funding, Less Resources, Less Students of Color in the CSU System

Josselyne Rivas January 18, 2017
The first in a series of reports by the California Faculty Association outline how California funding cuts have been negatively impacting students for over 30 years
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CSU managers’ salaries ‘prioritized’ over teachers’, report finds

City News Service March 24, 2015

LONG BEACH (CNS) - Over the past decade, the California State University system increased its spending on managers and supervisors by 48 percent, while spending on teachers grew by just 25 percent, according...

California Faculty Association reaches tentative agreement for new contract

Alex Vejar October 23, 2014

The California Faculty Association (CFA) reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract on Oct. 17. Members of the CFA will be able to vote on the agreement between Nov. 1 and Nov. 9, according...

Negotiations between the CSU and faculty

Negotiations between the CSU and faculty

Asher Silberman February 12, 2014

In today's news: Negotiations continue between the CSU and the faculty over salaries and workload. Matador News reporter Emerald Zellers talks to CSUN Cinema & Television Arts professor Nate Thomas...

Professor Nate Thomas,  from the Cinema & TV Arts Department is the Northridge CFA representative.

California Faculty Association, CSU negotiations moving forward

Devan Patel February 10, 2014

Despite Gov. Jerry Brown failing to meet the CSU system’s budget request for the 2014-15 academic year, the relationship between the California Faculty Association (CFA) and representatives of the...

Pension Reform Act impacts state employees

Pension Reform Act impacts state employees

Shaleeka Powell January 21, 2013

Newly hired state employees must pay 50 percent of their pension due to the Public Employee Pension Reform Act, which requires employees and employers to pay equal amounts of the employees' pension...

Faculty members march along Victoria Street in front of Cal State Dominquez Hills in protest to unpaid raises and quality of education for students on Thursday Nov. 17. Anthony Carpio / Daily Sundial

Faculty and staff hold one-day strike at CSU Dominguez Hills

Anthony Carpio November 21, 2011

“We’re all part of the same thing” After talks with the CSU and holding an informational picket at all 23 CSU campuses, CFA President Lillian Taiz rallied about 80 faculty members and students...

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CFA holds informational picket in fight against CSU

Anthony Carpio November 9, 2011

A fair contract and salary adjustments brought out a group of CSUN faculty members and a few students for an informational picket Tuesday afternoon. The picket, with about 30 to 35 participants,...

Under the Higher Education Compact Agreement promised by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, state funding would have increased by nearly $1 billion over four years. Instead, the promise wasnt kept and funding began to be cut from the CSU. Courtesy of

CFA officially announce one-day strike to be held next week

Andrew Lopez November 8, 2011

CSU faculty voted Monday in favor of a one-day strike on Nov. 17 at East Bay and Dominguez Hills campuses. There has never been a labor strike since collective bargaining began in 1983, according to...

California Faculty Association to hold strikes after failing to reach agreement with CSU over salary raises

Anthony Carpio October 5, 2011

Faculty members at two CSU campuses will hold day-long concerted actions after failing to come to an agreement with the CSU over salary raises. Cal State Dominquez Hills and Cal State East Bay will...

CSUN tuition below national average, still growing fast

Andrew Lopez July 14, 2011

Tuition and fees for CSUN have increased by over 43 percent the last few years due in part to budget cuts, making it the ninth largest growth for a public, four-year university in the country. The cost...

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