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CSUN program aims to help former prisoners succeed in college

LOS ANGELES — Cal State Northridge is hoping to turn the schools-to-prison pipeline on its head, and instead create a prison-to-school pipeline that provides formerly incarcerated students with the support they need to succeed. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Cal State University Picks Fresno State President As New System Chancellor

"His story is the story of many students and the alumni at the CSU, and serves as a great example of the transformation power of higher education in an individual's lives, their family's lives, and the lives of their communities," said Zahraa Khuraibet, a masters' student at CSU Northridge and president of the California State Students Association. -- LAist

A Very Different Campaign

Tyler J. Hughes, an associate professor of political science at California State University, Northridge who studies campaigns, said that in a local election it all comes down to voter turnout and name recognition. -- San Fernando Valley Sun

After 74 Years, Uncle Ben’s Will

In his paper Racial Etiquette: The Racial Customs and Rules of Racial Behaviour in Jim Crow America, Ronald L.F. Davis, a professor at California State University, Northridge, noted that Black men were called “boy,” “uncle” and “old man” to denote inferiority during the Jim Crow era. Beyond the name, The New York Times said the depiction of Uncle Ben with a bow tie was “evocative of servants and Pullman porters,” the Black men—many of them former slaves—who served white passengers on railroad sleeping cars from the 1860s to the 1960s. -- Adweek

CSUN Launches Project to Support Formerly Incarcerated Students

California State University, Northridge is now one of 14 California State University (CSU) campuses that are hoping to turn the schools-to-prison pipeline on its head, and instead create a prison-to-school pipeline that provides formerly incarcerated students with the support they need to succeed. -- San Fernando Valley Sun

‘The CSU Will Look Different’

As will navigating tensions around an ethnic studies course requirement put in place by the state’s Legislature. Debate over ethnic studies and social justice general education requirements stretches back years at Cal State and includes a disagreement over system requirements and a requirement already in place at Cal State Northridge. Proposals to change mathematics admissions requirements have also been a major point of contention. -- Inside Higher Ed

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA Area, Sept. 24-Oct. 1

Beatriz Cortez: The artist, originally from El Savador, discusses her art and the current art scene, with Erin Christovale, associate curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Free. Cortez is also a teacher within the Department of Central American Studies at Cal State Northridge. The conversation is the first of a six-part series of live talks with artists and presented by the art galleries and museums within the California State University system. Register for the Zoom link here: bit.ly/2ZDa7Ao -- Los Angeles Daily News

County Proclaims ‘Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Day’

September 22, 2020, will mark the 92nd Birthday of a statesman who, since the 1950s, continues to be actively involved in training countless men and women on nonviolent resistance to achieve social justice. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and countless other educational institutions–and even in retirement continues to travel across the country to teach nonviolence. -- Los Angeles Sentinel

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