June 23, 2020
Volume 5, Edition 26
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CSUN Honors Six Graduates with Special Recognition

Of the more than 11,700 Matadors eligible to graduate from CSUN in May, six individuals were singled out for special recognition as outstanding graduating students. This year’s Wolfson Scholar, the highest honor awarded to a graduating senior, was Omar Ullah of Palmdale, who wants to become a primary care physician for traditionally underserved members of his community.


As It Elects a New Chair, CSUN Foundation Board Reflects on America’s Long Fight for Justice

The CSUN Foundation, the nonprofit responsible for accepting and managing university-related philanthropic funds, announced the election of a new board chair and directors. Philanthropic support of CSUN totaled more than $70 million during the term of outgoing chair Robert Myman ’67 (Political Science), left. The new chair is Robert D. Taylor ’82 (Engineering), right, a private equity investor and management consultant whose work has focused on increasing economic opportunity and racial justice in Los Angeles and nationally.

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The rainbow flag outside the CSUN Pride Center.

Pride 2020 Finds LGBTQIA+ Community Fighting on Several Fronts

June is usually a time for parades and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and embracing one’s identity. But students and staff of the University Student Union Pride Center say a series of historic events in 2020 has re-focused the attention to the work still to be done, including fighting discrimination in health care and protecting Black transgender individuals.

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Focus on Students


Invitation to Share Comments with the Oviatt Library Name Working Group, 10 a.m.-noon, June 24

Last fall, President Dianne F. Harrison commissioned a working group to review the question of whether the University Library should continue to carry the name of former Interim President Delmar T. Oviatt. Questions about Oviatt’s past arose in spring 2019 when a group of students expressed their belief that Oviatt was a “racist and oppressive figure” who was “…a persistent opponent to the creation and existence of cultural studies during the period of his tenure as President.” The working group is now comparing Oviatt’s attitudes and actions against our current vision, values and mission. Members of the CSUN community are invited to share their information, thoughts and opinions on the matter during a Zoom meeting of the working group on June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. Written comments may be emailed to oviattlibrarynamingcommittee@csun.edu.

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There’s Still Time to Register for CSUN Summer Classes

This year, summer session is offered in a virtual format. The third and final session begins July 8.

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Congratulations to the CSU Class of 2020!

Chancellor Timothy White joins some of the California State University’s alumni in congratulating the class of 2020. Welcome to the “Made in the CSU” family.

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Spring 2020 Transcripts Available

Official transcripts for students enrolled in Spring 2020 classes are now available. Order by mail or online.

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Matador Moments Winners Capture First-Year Memories

Students had the opportunity to participate in the online Portfolium Challenge “Matador Moments: First Year Stories.” Winners were recently announced in three categories: video, written word and photos/original art.

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