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CFA not an organizer for CSUN’s March 2 Day of Action

Ashley Soley-Cerro

March 3, 2011

Unlike last year’s “Day of Action,” the California Faculty Association (CFA) did not aid in organizing or sponsoring Wednesday’s student protest. CFA lecturer representative Antonio Gallo spoke at the protest in the afternoon in support of the students. He said it was important to build a...

CSUN students demonstrate during March 2 Day of Action for Education

Samantha Tata

March 3, 2011

CSUN’s protest against budget cuts to California’s higher education incorporated lessons from last year’s demonstration. The idea of education as a human right drew mixed reactions from the student body in the day-long protest Wednesday. The Oviatt Library lawn served as anchor for the protest.  From 10 a.m. until about 5 p.m., students, teachers and community membe...

Demonstrators voice concern for future CSU students

Khara Huberman

March 2, 2011

CSUN students protesting for March 2 Day of Action met up in front of the Oviatt Library after two groups split to march to the west and east side of the campus. The students are protesting increasing fee hikes and Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal to cut $500 million from education. Around 1...

LAPD and CSUN police out in force to monitor March 2 Day of Action protest

Juana Esquivel

March 2, 2011

Hundreds of Los Angeles Police Department officers filled the F10 student parking lot on the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street as a staging area for the March 2 protest against budget cuts and tuition increase. Gus Villanueva, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer...

Students protesting during Day of Action seek to educate others

Jessica Estrada

March 2, 2011

Students protesting hope to educate others about the budget cuts and the negative effects they are having on education. Brian De Guzman, 22, Asian American studies major and one of the student organizers, said there are people out on street corners trying to gather a bigger crowd. “This day...

CSU budget cuts protesters start marches on and around campus for Day of Action

Kristopher A. Fortin

March 2, 2011

The number of protesters gathering in front of the Oviatt Library began to gradually grow around 11:20 a.m. Students first began to gather in front of the library at 10:20 a.m. Bayramian Hall was one of the locations visited around this time by a group of protesters who passed by Admissions and Records ...

CSUN students will be protesting budget cuts and fee hikes on Wednesday

Brian De Los Santos

March 1, 2011

CSUN students are preparing to protest against budget cuts on Wednesday, March 2. The Activist Student Coalition (ASC) is organizing the Day of Action along with 13 other campus organizations that wish to further education. They plan to gather in front of the Oviatt Library at 10 a.m. and proceed...

Court proceedings against student protesters halted

Hansook Oh

February 17, 2011

The city has resolved to not continue pursuing criminal charges against five students arrested during March 4 demonstrations against budget cuts, due to new findings in the discovery process. Under a legal agreement called “informal diversion,” CSUN students Jose Gomez, 22, Justin Marks, 22...

CSUN protesters’ trial pending eleven months later

Antoine Abou-Diwan

February 16, 2011

Almost a year after last March’s “Day of Action” protests, in which an American Indian studies associate professor broke her arm, the trial for the students who were arrested has still not begun.  They appear in court today for a pre-trial hearing. CSUN students Anthony Garcia,...

CSUN professor discusses walkout and injury

CSUN professor discusses walkout and injury

Adolfo Flores

March 10, 2010

Professor Karren Baird-Olson took part in the walkout last thursday, March 4. She described it as a peaceful event until Olson said an officer who moved from the line police had formed in front of the demonstrators pulled her....

Professor injured during the March 4 protest speaks

Professor injured during the March 4 protest speaks

Yazmin Cruz

March 9, 2010

On the morning of March 4, Professor Karren Baird-Olson was teaching one of her American Indian Studies classes and gave students a choice to join in on the “Day of Action.” “I had learned through advertising that a demonstration was going to take place throughout the day,” Olson said. Ol...

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