Dr. William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Released the Following Statement Providing an Update on the Investigation into the Death of Armando Villa and Resulting University Action:
We would like to once again express our deep condolences to the family and loved ones of Armando Villa. Following Armando’s tragic death while on a fraternity-sponsored hike in the Angeles National Forest, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) announced that we would conduct a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding Armando’s untimely death while participating in Pi Kappa Phi fraternity activities.
In addition to this administrative investigation, we are currently reviewing all applicable policies and procedures to ensure that the university’s zero-tolerance policy on hazing is clearly understood and followed. We are deeply committed to protecting the health and safety of all students. Read the complete statement.
The sexual revolution has seen women progress from the secretarial pool to being presidents of corporations and universities. While there is still room for improvement, women are making inroads in fields never thought possible just decades ago, except in a few areas — including the building trades. Continue reading about the study.
Spending a summer away from home is often a highlight of college life, but rarely does it involve participating in seminars and lab research at an Ivy League university across the country. For Caroline Arellano-Garcia, a senior biotechnology major at California State University, Northridge, such an experience only enhanced her college years. Continue reading about the HSCI Internship Program.
Starting this fall, California State University, Northridge’s Department of Pan African Studies officially will be renamed the Department of Africana Studies. The 45-year-old department, one of the oldest state-supported black studies departments in the nation, will take on the new name to bring consistency with the name of the department and the degree earned and provide the department an opportunity to “rebrand” itself. Continue reading about the newly renamed Department of Africana Studies.
KCSN/Los Angeles, which broadcasts from the campus of California State University, Northridge, is throwing an appreciation event later this month to thank its many contributing supporters and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic Beatles’ film “A Hard Day’s Night.” Continue reading about the KCSN screening.