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CFA and CSU to return to the bargaining tables in May

CFA and CSU to return to the bargaining tables in May

Tanya Ramirez

April 25, 2012

The California Faculty Association and the CSU will return to the bargaining table in early May. CFA faculty members across all 23 CSU campuses are engaging in online and in-person voting this week to give authorization for a CSU-wide faculty strike. The strike vote was a response to 20 months of failed negotiations between the CFA and CS...

Let’s stand up for education together: A California assemblyman’s work to save education

Contributor

March 12, 2012

By California Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield I was thrilled last week when thousands of students from across California rallied around the State Capitol to speak out against further budget cuts at our public universities.  I share their frustration with these cuts and encourage you, the students and un...

Students protest unit caps and freeze of permission numbers

Carl Robinette

January 29, 2012

More than 70 CSUN students led by members of Central American United Student Association, Students for Quality Education and MEChA marched through campus protesting in response to CSUN's decision to only allow graduating seniors to get permission numbers to add classes. “I want to see clarity a...

CSU budget coverage

Daily Sundial

December 12, 2011

Gov. Brown vetoes budget aimed at cutting more funds from CSU June 25th, 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 ...

CSUN to be without permanent president until March

Caitlin Martin

December 6, 2011

CSUN will not have a permanent president in place when classes start in the spring but rather an interim president will be in place until March, according to a CSU press release released Monday. "After conducting an initial resume review, the campus advisory committee as well as the trustees on the s...

Special CSU board of trustees meeting cancelled

Ron Rokhy

December 5, 2011

Correction: In the last paragraph of both the print and online versions of this story, Ashley Luke's name is misspelled. The CSU board of trustees announced the cancellation of its special committee meeting on presidential selection and compensation due to safety issues regarding a broken glass d...

Reasons for unit caps explained by CSUN and CSU officials

Reasons for unit caps explained by CSUN and CSU officials

Samantha Tata

November 10, 2011

CSUN students received an email earlier this week announcing new restrictions on spring registration, including a 15-unit cap and less class seats. The decision to tighten registration rules was implemented to avoid a $7 million penalty from the CSU by reducing students’ unit loads, according to cam...

Tuition will not be raised for Spring semester though trigger cuts likely

Andrew Lopez

October 3, 2011

Students will not be asked for more tuition to make up for what have been described as inevitable trigger cuts, set to slash another $100 million from California higher education if the state does not meet expected revenues by December, said CSU Chancellor Charles Reed. “I think the trigger will...

CSU to Research Comparable Averages of University Presidents’ Salaries

Ken Scarboro

August 30, 2011

After CSU presidents’ salaries came under fire in July, the system decided to compare the 23 campuses to national universities in an effort to gauge president pay at an Aug. 24 board of trustees meeting. At least four bills have been announced by state lawmakers that would put caps on president...

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 for attending CSUN skyrocketed from $3,350 in 2007 to $4,801 in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Costs are continuing to g...

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...

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