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A.S. grants nearly $5,000 to university organizations

A.S. grants nearly $5,000 to university organizations

Elizabeth Ohanian

October 7, 2013

Associated Students (A.S.) allocated money to three different organizations during Monday’s meeting. They allocated $1,025 to Pi Kappa Phi for their “War of Roses” event. According to Pi Kappa Phi’s website, this event is a weeklong competition between all of the sororities on campus, with a winner crowned in the end. A.S. also al...

Governor Brown signs new bills increasing student trustee votes on the BOT

Champaign Williams

September 29, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed two bills that will allow CSU student trustees a greater voice in the decisions made regarding CSU campuses. The newest bill, Assembly Bill (AB) 447,  allows students to vote at every board of trustees (BOT) meeting. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Das Willi...

Chancellor Timothy White holds student press conference for student media on all 23 campuses

Chancellor Timothy White holds student press conference for student media on all 23 campuses

Darko Debogovic

September 29, 2013

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White held a student press conference Sept. 27 at the Dumke Auditorium in Long Beach to discuss enrollment growth, student success programs, online concurrent enrollment safety and health. “I don’t think there is a single one-size-fits-all ...

CSU board of trustees provide solutions to eliminate bottleneck courses

CSU board of trustees provide solutions to eliminate bottleneck courses

Champaign Williams

September 25, 2013

Efforts to eliminate “bottleneck” courses through technology were proposed for the 2014-2015 school year at the CSU board of trustees (BOT) meeting Tuesday afternoon. Ephriam P. Smith, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, introduced the Committee of Educational Policy, which wo...

CSU Health Insurance Education Project aims to teach students about healthcare reform, new California health insurance exchange

Hansook Oh

September 17, 2013

<<< CORRECTION: The Chair of the Department of Health Sciences is Dr. Anita Slechta, not Dr. Bethany Rainisch. Dr. Slechta was interviewed for the story, not Dr. Rainisch. Over the three years since congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, changes in health care poli...

CSU Chancellor Timothy White chats with CSUN students, faculty

CSU Chancellor Timothy White chats with CSUN students, faculty

Michael Arvizu

September 9, 2013

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White visited CSUN on Monday for a town hall meeting and a subsequent campus tour that reflected a theme of candidness and sparked conversation among students and faculty. White’s visit to CSUN included a town hall meeting at Plaza del Sol Perform...

CSU Chancellor is coming to visit CSUN

CSU Chancellor is coming to visit CSUN

Trevor Stamp

September 4, 2013

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White is coming to host his first town hall meeting at CSUN on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The meeting is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as anyone else who wants to attend from within the community. All who attend will have the opportunity to ask White questions if they so desir...

Associated Students Vice President Talar Alexanian excited to begin double-duty as a senator and the first CSU student trustee from CSUN

Associated Students Vice President Talar Alexanian excited to begin double-duty as a senator and the first CSU student trustee from CSUN

Alex Vejar

September 3, 2013

Ever since high school, Talar Alexanian has been trying to make a difference in her community. “I tried to take whatever opportunities came my way and I loved every minute of it,” she said. “I enjoyed getting to know my high school campus and that’s why that’s the same spirit I brought with me when I came to CSUN.” That determination ultimately l...

CSU launches new online course program in all 23 campuses

CSU launches new online course program in all 23 campuses

Michael Arvizu

August 25, 2013

This fall students enrolled in any of the 23 CSU campuses will have access to a selection of online classes as part of a system wide effort to alleviate congestion in high-demand courses. The online courses offered are part of the Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment Program (ICE). It was launched...

CSUN A.S. vice president elected CSU student trustee, the first in history

Michelle Dominguez

August 25, 2013

Talar Alexanian makes history after being inaugurated as an official member of the California State University Board of Trustees, a first for CSUN. It took six months of multiple interviews before CSUN’s Associated Students vice president received the good news. Alexanian was interviewed by a...

The truth about CSUN’s administrators

The truth about CSUN’s administrators

Shaleeka Powell

May 7, 2013

CLARIFICATION: The below article and chart refer to administrators as "faculty." Faculty members are those who teach, and while some administrators are also faculty members, not all administrators have held both positions. Administrators are also known as Management Personnel Plan (MPP) administrators. As p...

Educators take many steps to get into CSUN classrooms

Megan Diskin

May 6, 2013

As part of the Daily Sundial’s “Investigation Into Education” series, the process of hiring and screening for faculty was explored, including evaluations and background checks. After someone has been offered a position, they must go through a background check and disclose any criminal convict...

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