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$1M in Federal Funding Proposed For Strength United to Address Children’s Mental Health Crisis

The Appropriations Committee of U.S. House of Representatives has approved the allocation of $1 million in Community Project funding to StrengthUnited, a chartered center of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, California State University, Northridge, to provide critically needed mental health and educational support to children in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. --

NEWS Cal Lutheran University adds Spanish media minor this fall

CSU Northridge was one of the first colleges in the nation to launch an interdisciplinary Spanish-language journalism minor in 2007, and at CSU Fullerton students can take courses to receive a Hispanic media certificate. Humboldt State University in Northern California debuted its program last year. -- Ventura County Star

TimesOC: Forum on critical race theory leads to controversy

That came to a head on Monday, when one of the panelists, Cal State Northridge professor Theresa Montaño, withdrew from the forum. Each of the five board members invited one guest for the panel. The board’s only Democrat, Beckie Gomez, invited Montaño. -- Los Angeles Times

US Baseball Team To Begin Olympic Play Against Israel

The U.S. starting pitcher Friday will be right-hander Joe Ryan, who pitched for Cal State Northridge from 2015-17, then completed his college career at Cal State Stanislaus in 2018. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh round of the 2018 MLB Draft, reaching their Triple-A affiliate in Durham, North Carolina. -- MyNewsLA

Mel Wilson Calls on Mayor Garcetti & Council President Martinez to Expand Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing Requirement

He has been appointed to serve on other boards including the Los Angeles Fire Commission, Business Tax Advisory Commission & Small Business Advisory Commission. Mel is a longtime member and former President of the United Chamber of Commerce of San Fernando Valley. A graduate of Cal State Northridge, Wilson became CSUN’s first football player to earn All American honors. -- The Los Angeles Post

Why Some Coral Reefs Might Survive Climate Change

Some coral may even be able to fight back on their own. Onshore on Moorea, professors Bob Carpenter and Peter Edmunds of California State University, Northridge, pump large tanks containing living coral with various levels of acidity-boosting carbon dioxide. One might expect that in the harshest conditions, the coral would not only stop growing but that their calcium carbonate skeletons would begin to dissolve. Instead, the scientists observed in 2011 that although coral growth slowed as acidity increased, it never stopped entirely, even in their worst-case scenario. The coral even appeared to be bulking up their tissue. And the researchers learned that not all species are created equal. Pocillopora damicornis, a variety of branching coral that is common throughout the South Pacific, barely slowed its growth at all. -- Popular Science