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Head of academic affairs out, search for new provost begins

CSUN campus letter statue surrounded by grass and trees

Kianna Hendricks

March 14, 2018

In the same week Reggie Theus and Brandon Martin were fired, President Harrison announced Dr. Yi Li will no longer be provost.Provost Li, will become the Executive Special Assistant to the President for International Affairs after three years in the position. Li will assume the new position on July 1...

Coup de Trump

Illustration shows a sillouette of donald trump's face with an american flag print

Ryan Mancini

May 11, 2017

Arguments have been made throughout academia toward the likelihood of a termination to Trump's presidency. Recent weeks have now raised the dark suspicion that his administration will bring about a fascist regime unlike even the more imperial of presidencies (Trump's idol, Andrew Jackson, for one).Historian Timothy S...

Trump cabinet appointees concern students, professors

Ben Carson shakes hands with Donald Trump

Ryan Mancini

December 8, 2016

Donald Trump has made his final preparations to his cabinet, causing concerns among the American people, according to ABC News.With the recent addition of former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as the intended Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Trump is close to finding candidate...

Election month-down: Trumplandia

donald trump speaks at the podium for an event hosted by the company carrier

Ryan Mancini

December 7, 2016

While Americans remain in this honeymoon period with the remaining month under the tired eyes of Barack Obama, the new era of truth can already be observed. Whether it is "Hamilton," flag burning or Saturday Night Live, the frustration of an old man soon to be inhabiting the White House is already...

How students are coping with Donald Trump’s win

Downtown LA is crowded with anti-trump protesters

Ryan Mancini

December 5, 2016

Donald Trump's election victory has prompted some students to deny the results, but this has pushed others to call out their peers for their course of action."I believe that there are some that have truly grasped what has happened and others that mainly shrugged it off with the idea that 'oh, it's no b...

Election month-down: with the October surprise comes overdue urgency

Trump and Clinton shake hands after debate

Ryan Mancini

November 2, 2016

Well, it did get worse.For some reason, it took ridiculous comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump 11 years ago to fundamentally break his campaign. This tape has been called the definitive October surprise of this election year. In the last two debates, Democratic candidate Hi...

Election Month-down: the unanticipated start

Comic shows presidential debate with Trump and Clinton

Ryan Mancini

October 2, 2016

With an election such as this, the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is both a noxious reminder this election is still ongoing and that it's almost over. Or it may be the start of something worse. Either way, this debate surely showed it. Trump has found...

Politics on campus brings different opinions

Image of a cartoon donkey, matador, and elephant

Genna Gold

April 18, 2016

As the 2016 political race continues, US citizens are not thrilled with their options for president. "The way I see it, Hillary would keep the status quo, Trump would essentially have an authoritarian regime and Bernie's way of wanting to run the nation would crash and burn," Uriel Rico, 20, political...

Election 2016: the messy catastrophe

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Ryan Mancini

September 18, 2015

Welcome to the second GOP debate, sloppy and painful. I was surprised to make it out alive. This debate symbolized a cresting high as the craziness commenced, until it met its undeniable climax evoking God, presidential code names and Ronald Reagan. The 11 candidates stood before Reagan's iteration...

Faculty and students celebrate at the grand opening of the Learning Commons

Faculty and students celebrate at the grand opening of the Learning Commons

Calvin Ratana

October 4, 2013

Thursday afternoon marked the official opening of the Library Learning Commons that was made available to students this semester. “I’ve been asked many times what is the Learning Commons?” Mark Stover, dean of the Oviatt Library said. “Well it’s a place for students to study, learn and explore. And they can drink coffee now.” The library’s first fl...

CSUN president welcomes students and faculty in convocation address

CSUN president welcomes students and faculty in convocation address

C. Megan Diskin

August 23, 2013

CSUN President Dianne Harrison welcomes back students and faculty in her second convocation address and focuses on several main goals for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Vice presidential candidates debate for their first and last time

Christina Cocca

October 11, 2012

>>CORRECTION:  Biden said although he personally believes “life begins at conception,” he refuses to impose that belief on others, not Romney as stated in the story. Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan met for their first and only vice presidential debate for th...

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