Statement on Campus Conversations with Chancellor White on CSU General Education Changes — 10/4/18
To the Campus Community:
Yesterday, CSUN hosted CSU Chancellor Timothy White and Executive Vice Chancellor Loren Blanchard in conversations with faculty leadership and students regarding general education (GE) at CSUN and across the 23-campus CSU system. Specifically, we spent time listening and discussing the reasons giving rise to changes in CSU Executive Order 1100-Revised (EO 1100-R), including improving graduation rates, addressing equity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color, and promoting consistency throughout the CSU. Read the complete statement here.
A Reminder About Support Resources in the Wake of Kavanaugh Hearings
To the Campus Community:
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week regarding allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh has accelerated the national conversation about sexual harassment and assault. For many, hearing and watching Dr. Ford’s painful account of her assault has stirred up difficult memories of their own.
Indicative of the impact of these hearings is the surge in reports of sexual misconduct. For instance, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reported a 201 percent spike in calls on the day of Dr. Ford’s testimony as well as “unprecedented wait times” for its online chat.
At the same time, we know that sexual assault continues to be grossly underreported; and while reasons for not reporting are unique to each individual, common reasons involve fear of not being believed, fear of reprisal, social stigma and trauma-related effects. There is no wrong time for a survivor to come forward. Read the complete message here, which includes resources available to survivors of sexual assault.
Fifteen students were honored at the annual CSUN Alumni Association Scholarship Luncheon and received scholarship awards of $2,000 each. Continue reading about Alumni Scholarship Recipients.
Five “phenomenal” female scholars and activists will be honored for their achievements in their respective industries at California State University, Northridge’s 13th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards in November. Continue reading about the CSUN Phenomenal Women award.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore will answer questions from California State University, Northridge students on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in his first forum on a college campus since being named LA’s chief law enforcement officer this summer. Continue reading about the LAPD Chief's Forum.
If you could connect with the person you are going to be in 20 years, would you modify your behavior today to ensure that the future you would be living a healthy life? The answer appears to be yes, according to research by California State University, Northridge psychology professor Abraham Rutchick. Continue reading about Thinking About Your Future Study.
“The Traders,” a new novel by California State University, Northridge journalism lecturer Scott Shibuya Brown, was selected as a fiction finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Continue reading about CSUN Lecturer Scott Shibuya Brown.