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Solidarity with Chiitaanibah Johnson

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American Indian Strudents Association September 15, 2015

During a meeting held by the American Indian Student Association, members were asked about how they felt about the event that occurred at California State University, Sacramento. On Sept. 1, Chiitaanibah...

CSUN’s UNAM partnership could spell disaster

Margarita Nieto, professor of Chicana/o studies, and Javier Rico, a professor from UNAM, speak at an event commemorating Octavio Paz, a Mexican writer. This was the first event of the CSUN-UNAM partnership and the Center for Mexico and Latin American studies. File photo/Daily Sundial
Professor Rudy Acuña May 7, 2014

A recent speech by Asian American studies professor, Glenn Omatsu, reminded me of the importance of Asian American and ethnic studies in combating stereotypes. Omatsu is a pioneer in ethnic studies....

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

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Devan Patel March 4, 2014

In the wake of the ethnic studies debacle at Cal State Los Angeles, educators believe the forecasted change in California’s demographic profile represents a significant event and could become a...

Raise your voices: Ethnic studies needs students to stand up

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Calvin Ratana February 17, 2014

Cal State Los Angeles’s Academic Senate meeting last month must have had a tense atmosphere as over 100 students, community members and activists jammed the room. But why are so many people attending...

CSULA protest could impact CSUN ethnic studies courses

A protest at Cal State LA disrupted the Feb. 4 Academic Senate meeting. Students, faculty and others voiced their concerns about the Senate voting against making sure at least one ethnic studies course is part of the general education requirement. (Photo courtesy of Timmy Truong)
Devan Patel February 16, 2014

As Cal State Los Angeles students and faculty anxiously await Tuesday’s Academic Senate vote on their proposal to include at least one ethnic studies class as a general education requirement, CSUN...

CSUs need ethnic studies program

CSUs need ethnic studies program
Calvin Ratana November 3, 2013

Take up your picket signs, raise your fists and get your voices out, brothers and sisters; ethnic studies is yet again under attack and it is our responsibility to save it. According to an LA Times...

CSUN proves to be most diverse of CSU system

CSUN proves to be most diverse of CSU system
Lucy Guanuna March 19, 2013

After breaking ground by founding the nation’s first Central American studies program and one of the first Chicana/o studies programs, CSUN continues to have one of the largest and most diverse selection...

CSUN students and faculty create a documentary giving insight to effect of Arizona ethnic studies ban

CSUN students and faculty create a documentary giving insight to effect of Arizona ethnic studies ban
Mercedes Richardson November 27, 2012

When Arizona outlawed Mexican-American studies last year, CSUN students and faculty participated in protests and captured the struggle of schools and communities in the documentary "Outlawing Shakespeare:...

CSUN community reacts to CSULA’s ethnic studies dispute

Sharon Hardwick February 10, 2011

While the Asian American Studies program at California State University, Northridge is thriving, students and faculty at California State University, Los Angeles are baffled by the administration’s decision...

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