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Administrators reflect on Hellenbrand’s impact

Administrators reflect on Hellenbrand’s impact

Candice Criss

January 18, 2015

  On Jan. 9, President Dianne Harrison officially announced Harry Hellenbrand’s decision to step down as the university’s provost. Hellenbrand has been providing services to CSUN for 11 years, and has chosen to step down after this academic year, as opposed to his initial plan to l...

Provost Harry Hellenbrand to step down at end of academic year

Provost Harry Hellenbrand to step down at end of academic year

Andrew Martinez

January 9, 2015

Provost Harry Hellenbrand will step down as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the end of the academic year, President Dianne Harrison announced in an email Friday afternoon. Hellenbrand, who intended to step down in June 2017, made the decision over the winter break "tha...

CSU faculty receive email urging discretion on political talk

Christina Cocca

October 21, 2012

An email sent from CSUN Provost Harry Hellenbrand urged faculty to refrain from using class time to discuss political matters. The email sent on Sept. 26 said former CSU Chancellor Charles Reed asked Academic Affairs to remind faculty that “using the classroom to inform students about Proposition...

Reasons for unit caps explained by CSUN and CSU officials

Reasons for unit caps explained by CSUN and CSU officials

Samantha Tata

November 10, 2011

CSUN students received an email earlier this week announcing new restrictions on spring registration, including a 15-unit cap and less class seats. The decision to tighten registration rules was implemented to avoid a $7 million penalty from the CSU by reducing students’ unit loads, according to cam...

CSUN tuition below national average, still growing fast

Andrew Lopez

July 14, 2011

Tuition and fees for CSUN have increased by over 43 percent the last few years due in part to budget cuts, making it the ninth largest growth for a public, four-year university in the country. The cost for attending CSUN skyrocketed from $3,350 in 2007 to $4,801 in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Costs are continuing to g...

Professor’s editorial in LA Times supporting tuition increases sparks silent demonstration

Armando Ruiz

December 9, 2010

Concerned CSUN students gathered outside the door of an economics class Wednesday afternoon as part of a silent demonstration. Students came out in response to an Op-Ed article Professor Shirley V. Svorny wrote for the L.A. Times titled, “Make College Cost More.” The article that was publishe...

CSUN library holds retirement party for Oviatt dean

Blanca Gomez

November 30, 2010

Colleagues, friends and students were present in the Jack and Florence Ferman Library Presentation Room Monday evening for the retirement celebration of Susan Curzon, dean of the library for 18 years. In the entrance of the room a student helper was taping a video memento for Curzon for anyone...

CSUN professor removes Thailand sex tourism content from website after community indignation

Krista Daly and Kimberly Krieger

April 25, 2010

Under pressure from the CSUN community, tenured economics professor Kenneth Ng removed content from his website that focused on sex-tourism in Thailand. Provost Harry Hellenbrand released a statement Friday saying that Ng, after considering the “deleterious effect it had on the university’s...

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