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CSU prepares contingency plan in case tax extensions aren’t approved

Reanna Delgadillo

May 12, 2011

The Board of Trustees has outlined a contingency plan to battle a proposed “all cuts” budget that includes wait listing student applications and increasing tuition by 32 percent in addition to the 10 percent already approved for 2011-12 school year. The contingency plan as it stands now includes...

CSUN hosts conference that discusses the future of California’s public education amidst budget cuts


April 23, 2011

Students demanded a question and answer session with CSU Chancellor Charles Reed in an event held at CSUN. Reed obliged. “CSU: in the next 50 years” addressed education issues at the conference held at the Valley Performance Arts Center. CSUN hosted a day of discussions regarding education policies of the CSU system. Among faculty, staff and other educators from various CSU campuses, Senator Alex Padilla (D-San ...

Conference at CSUN will discuss factors affecting education

Reanna Delgadillo

April 18, 2011

CSUN will host the “CSU: The Next 50 Years” conference April 22 in the Valley Performing Arts Center lecture hall.  It will address how the university will adapt to changes in the coming years while trying to serve the state. The conference will feature keynote speakers such as CSU Chancellor...

CSUN graduation rates rising but still low

Jessica Estrada

March 17, 2011

Although initiatives enacted by the university have increased graduation rates, CSUN’s rates are still low compared to other public universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported the national graduation rate for first time full-time students was 55.7 percent for the six-year...

CSU launches initiative to study high-performing schools in disadvantaged areas

Reanna Delgadillo

February 6, 2011

The California State University (CSU) and business owners statewide have undertaken the task of reforming the California K-12 public school system by gathering data and practices from high-performing schools that reside in impoverished neighborhoods to help other schools in the state and educate new ...

A.S. makes finances top priority

Samantha Tata

January 26, 2011

Associated Student's top priority this semester is finances in light of Governor Brown’s budget cut proposal to the UC and CSU systems. “It makes me shudder to think that this cut is a best case scenario,” said Tom Piernik, A.S. university advisor during the A.S. meeting.  “The CSU is putting...

Gov. Brown’s budget cut to affect CSU funding

Ashley Soley-Cerro

January 23, 2011

CSU officials sound hopeful for the future of CSU schools, despite a $500 million cut in state support an 18 percent reduction, announced in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2011-2012 budget proposal. CSUN Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, said he understands that facing a...

Tuition increase to affect students, professors

Jackie Holmes

December 9, 2010

In November the California State University (CSU) system approved a $105 fee increase for students in the spring and a total of $444 for the next year, equaling $222 per semester. Students were alerted of the fee increases through notices on their portal. Theresa Montaño, California Faculty Association...

SB 1440 makes transition from community college to CSUs easier

Reanna Delgadillo

December 9, 2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into action a new Senate bill that will help reform the transfer process from California community colleges (CCC) to California State University (CSU) schools. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) authored SB 1440, also known as the Student Transfer Achievement Reform...

CSUN students honored with Rosebud awards at CSU Media Arts Festival

Katie Donahue

December 6, 2010

Eight CSUN students took home honors at the annual California State University (CSU) Media Arts Festival in early November. The festival, which took place at CSU Fullerton Nov. 6, recognizes the work of students in media arts programs throughout the CSU system. Jamie Yukich, a senior film product...

Grant helps students get teacher credentials through college of education

Christina Toroyan

December 1, 2010

CSUN’s College of Education will implement a program that will help high-need students attain higher education to become teachers. Along with five other CSU campuses, CSUN will share a $3 million grant that will help students get their degrees. CSUN will get approximately $300,000, which will be...

Students for Quality Education shows display of CSU fee increases in front of the Oviatt

Antoine Abou-Diwan

December 1, 2010

Correction: In the story “Students illustrate CSU fee hikes” published Dec. 2, it stated Assembly Bill 656 would place a tax on oil companies which would be applied toward education, if passed. Senate Bill 330 would provide transparency. Both bills were not passed. The Students for Quality E...

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