Feb. 2, 2021
Volume 8, Edition 14
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President Beck Holds Listening Tour as She Takes the Helm

Erika D. Beck, CSUN’s newest president, is spending her first 100 days in office on a listening tour — meeting with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders — in an effort to understand the opportunities, and challenges, the campus faces.


CSUN Celebrates Black History Month Virtually

CSUN will celebrate Black History Month with numerous events that highlight the accomplishments and contributions of the Black community. The theme is “Celebrating Black Excellence: Resiliency and Creativity in the Digital Space.” On Feb. 26, renowned intellectual Cornel West of Harvard University will join the CSUN community for a virtual event.

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Group photo of EOP Valera Resilient Scholars Program members in 2019.

EOP Valera Resilient Scholars Program Changes Lives, Opens Doors for Former Foster Youth

Alumnus and notary pioneer Milt Valera and his wife, Debbie, recently committed more than $11 million for programs across the campus, including an endowment and scholarship for the EOP Valera Resilient Scholars Program, which provides a safety net for college students who grew up in the foster care system.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Associated Students Passes Senate Bill to Condemn Anti-Semitism on Campus

CSUN showed its support for the more than 4,000 Jewish students, faculty and staff at the university, as student government organization Associated Students passed a resolution condemning any and all forms of anti-Semitism on campus. The resolution, spearheaded by AS Senator Jonathan Hay, adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s official definition of anti-Semitism.

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Pandemic Opened ‘Pandora’s Box’ When it Comes to Privacy and Technology, CSUN Nazarian College Professor Says

CSUN marketing professor Kristen Walker, an expert on technology and data privacy who teaches in CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, said being forced to work and attend school in a virtual environment has “opened a Pandora’s Box” that will change our approach to the use of technology and raises concerns about data privacy and information sharing.

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