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Letter to the Editor: UNAM is not a conspiracy

Daily Sundial

May 12, 2014

I am writing to correct several factual errors in Professor Acuña’s account in the May 7, 2014 Daily Sundial article about CSUN’s relationship with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).Chicana/o Studies was consulted on multiple occasions during the development of CSUN’s new Center on...

CSUN’s UNAM partnership could spell disaster

CSUN’s UNAM partnership could spell disaster

Professor Rudy Acuña

May 7, 2014

A recent speech by Asian American studies professor, Glenn Omatsu, reminded me of the importance of Asian American and ethnic studies in combating stereotypes. Omatsu is a pioneer in ethnic studies. For more than thirty years he has explored the rich history of Asian Americans, such as all Asians do not...

Chicano Studies Department “Dia de los Muertos” celebration to begin Thursday

Clarissa Corona

October 31, 2013

Me.E.Ch.A de CSUN and the Chicano Studies Department will have their annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on Thursday and Friday. The two-day celebration is based on tradition, beginning with the Noche de Ofrenda on Thursday night. Those who made altars to remember those they have lost will be able to ...

CSUN makes history with Chicano/a studies

CSUN makes history with Chicano/a studies

Melody Cherchian

October 10, 2012

  The department of Chicano/a studies at California State University, Northridge, is the largest of its kind in the nation. This fall semester is the department’s 43rd anniversary, celebrating 35 part-time and 25 full-time professors, 170 class sections, and a deeply-rooted history. CS...

Mural memorializes members of Chicano Studies Department

Mural memorializes members of Chicano Studies Department

Kat Russell

October 9, 2011

The mural in Jerome Richfield Hall room 130, was dedicated to Chicana/o studies teachers and faculty members who had died. Attendees shared stories and memories of those they lost. The mural project began about a year ago when senior Daniel Santana-Hernandez, Chicana/o studies and history major, took hi...

Professor’s passion for activism influences his art

Brian De Los Santos

March 16, 2011

Professor Harry Gamboa Jr.’s first masterpiece involved a couple cans of spray paint and a wall at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art which served as his canvas. In 1972, Gamboa and two other members of his art entourage, Asco (Spanish for nauseated), had asked a museum curator at LACMA why Chicano art was nonexistent in the museum and he told them Latinos did not partake in art but rather in gangs. The art group respond...

Chicano/a studies department holds walkout and teach-in to protest furloughs and tuition increase

Kimberly Krieger

February 4, 2010

Students and faculty in the Chicano/a studies department held a walkout and teach-in event Wednesday to raise awareness of the increasing budget cuts and faculty layoffs. David Rodriguez, chair of the Chicano/a studies department, and Theresa Montaño, co-chair of the California Faculty Assoc...

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