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Women graduating college, earning degrees more than men, study shows

Crystal Chwierut

February 26, 2014

There is an increasing gap between female college students and their male counterparts in terms of college preparation, enrollment and graduation in the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems, according to a recent report by the Campaign for College Opportunity. On...

California Faculty Association, CSU negotiations moving forward

Professor Nate Thomas,  from the Cinema & TV Arts Department is the Northridge CFA representative.

Devan Patel

February 10, 2014

Despite Gov. Jerry Brown failing to meet the CSU system’s budget request for the 2014-15 academic year, the relationship between the California Faculty Association (CFA) and representatives of the CSU remains positive as labor negotiations progress. Brown announced on Jan. 9 a budget increase of $142.2 m...

CalStateTEACH program adopts new Common Core standards

Illustration by Sarah Cascadden

Alex Vejar

February 9, 2014

An online teaching-credential program has revamped their curriculum to reflect the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for K-12 education in California “We were ready for the Common Core when the Common Core came,” said Sharon E. Russell, systemwide director of CalStateTEAC...

Research institute artifacts shed light on dam disaster

Research institute artifacts shed light on dam disaster

Vera Castaneda

November 12, 2013

CSUN's Anthropoligcal Research Institute (ARI) holds many historical artifacts. One of the projects the ARI is working on is called the "Forgotten Casulaties Project" which surveys the area of the St. Francis Dam disaster. In the video archeology graduate student Ann Stansell explains the backgroun...

Mexican border open to CSUN program

Mexican border open to CSUN program

Clarissa Corona

October 16, 2013

Tarah Davis, a graduate student studying art at CSUN recently visited Ensenada, Mexico, located south of San Diego through the CSUN Mexico Teacher Project. During the trip, Davis was exposed to a new culture that broadened her understanding of the world.“This trip was such a wonderful experience. I did not realize how differen...

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

Vera Castaneda

October 15, 2013

CSUN students, alumni, faculty and staff watched a Mexican baker recall seeing a mother comfort her wailing infant by feeding it Coca-Cola in a baby bottle on the screen of the Elaine and Alan Armer Theater. The documentary sneak preview “Let Them Eat Cake” juxtaposed images of poverty and malnutri...

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

Jake Fredericks

August 22, 2013

President Dianne Harrison hosted her second convocation at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Aug. 22. More than 800 people attended the celebration, filling the Great Hall to maximum capacity. "[Harrison's] speech was inspiring, motivating,” said Debra Hammond, executive director of the U...

Obama addresses educational improvements and jobs in State of Union speech

ReAnne Rogers

February 12, 2013

A “College Scorecard” where parents and students can compare schools as well as reforms to the Higher Education Act were some of the changes discussed during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Tuesday.The reform of the Higher Education Act would include altering factors t...

More choice in schools means better education

Michelangelo Landgrave

October 1, 2012

Libertarianism advocates respecting the liberty of people to pursue their own happiness to the extent that they do not infringe on the liberty of others. In the case of children, libertarians advocate strongly in returning to parents the freedom in choosing how to raise their children. Most moderate lib...

Forum details November tax initiatives

Agnes Constante

September 20, 2012

Continuous cuts made to California’s higher education system have resulted in ongoing increases to student tuition and fees, but two competing initiatives on the November ballot would earn revenue for schools by raising taxes, which could prevent further cuts. A forum on the November Tax Initiatives...

California budgets $1 billion more to prisons than higher education and leaves students hanging

Hansook Oh

September 19, 2012

Imagine a society that spends more money on keeping its prison system alive rather than educating their citizens. Imagine a society where you soon might have more youth spending time behind bars than behind the desk. There is no need to imagine this kind of society; this is our reality. Th...

Staff Editorial: Students need to improve activism for real change

Daily Sundial

August 26, 2012

                                        Many members of the editorial staff at the Daily Sundial have attended CSUN for at least four years. A few of us are graduate students. Like many of ...

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