The Sundial

Title IX videos: Not enough safety?

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Samantha Fuller-Hall

March 27, 2018

Each semester, as it comes time to register for classes, one unifying barrier stands in our way - the Title IX rape prevention training videos. The first semester in which one is expected to sit through awkward reenactments and uncomfortable testimonies is unpleasant enough, but then it comes back ag...

California Higher Education disapproves of Betsy DeVos

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Josselyne Rivas

February 4, 2017

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education has expressed discontent with the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. In a statement, the CFHE, which is an organization made up of faculty, students and community groups across the nation, outlined their disagreements on their websit...

First employee working to end sexual violence across 23 CSU’s

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Kanako Miyazaki

March 29, 2016

The California State University system's first system wide Title IX compliance officer is focusing on increasing security of the 23 campus communities and protecting students from sexual violence. Her official job description is to work to "end sex discrimination and sexual violence within the CSU...

Student raped inside of her dorm in University Park

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Manny Araujo

September 30, 2015

A CSUN student was raped inside her dorm early Saturday morning, CSUN’s Department of Police Services reported.According to the Department of Police Services, the victim met the assailant at an off-campus party and returned with him to her dorm at the University Park Apartments. Shortly after, th...

Visualizing Title IX’s impact

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Thomas Gallegos

July 23, 2015

Title IX turned 43 years old this past June. The federal initiative, which sought to incorporate equality within every facet of collegiate life, has indeed improved opportunity and diversification on college campuses nationwide. Schools must prevent and respond to all forms of gender-based violence...

Deadline approaches for students to complete “Agent of Change”

Dena White

April 16, 2015

Last month, students received an email from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D. requiring completion of "Agent of Change," an online education course that provides information about sexual violence and provides opportunities to practice skills for preventing sexual violence, or have a hold placed on...

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