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Where are the big gifts to your college or university coming from?

Within the report, CASE highlighted a pair of surveys–a previous one on voluntary support of education (VSE) and this one on principal gift giving. It also features a number of individual stories of giving, including how the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla., landed a $15 million donation to go toward virtual reality and why donors chose to give $17 million toward the performing arts at the California State University at Northridge. -- University Business

Envision Consulting Recruits President and CEO for Library Foundation of Los Angeles

After an early career in book publishing, Ms. Lieberman has held senior positions in the dynamic and evolving fields of arts, education, and culture in Los Angeles for more than 20 years, including at the Skirball Cultural Center, California State University, Northridge, and the Autry Museum of the American West. In her most recent role at The Broad in downtown L.A., Ms. Lieberman led day-to-day operations and oversaw external affairs for the popular contemporary art museum. -- Hunt Scanlon

It Has Been 100 Days’: Santa Clarita Assemblywoman Speaks Out On Prolonged Gas Tax Rebates

“Forty-nine percent of California State University Northridge students commute, and I recently heard from a student who is spending $200 a week on gas to get to school,” Martinez-Valladares said. “It’s so bad that he sometimes skips class because gas is just too expensive. These are real people who are struggling and they need real solutions, now.” -- KHTS

Rise of Social Media and Internet Have Made People More Vulnerable to Power of ‘Influencers,’ CSUN Professor Says

“All those things — distractions, advertising, etcetera — are right there, within reach with just a glance or the touch of a finger on a smartphone,” said California State University, Northridge marketing professor Kristen Walker, who teaches in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. “That easy reach can be intrusive, and means that those who are always connected are more susceptible to the influence of others, whether known advertisers or someone else.” -- San Fernando Valley Sun

CSUN Awarded $250k Grant For Tax-Preparation Program

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded California State University, Northridge two grants totaling $250,000 to support the university’s free tax-preparation program for low-income individuals and families, and a program supporting small business consulting in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. -- SCV News

Morning Brief: DACA Turns 10 Without A Clear Path Forward For Recipients

When President Obama first announced DACA, Brian was a 21-year-old Cal State Northridge graduate, writing stories about immigration and policy for a fellowship program in D.C.. He says he called his mom almost on the verge of tears. “I just felt a huge relief,” Brian says. “It felt like when you’re exercising and you need to catch your breath, but you just keep going and going…you’re running until you’re finally able to catch your breath because you hit a milestone. That’s how I felt. Like I was able to catch my breath. It was very surreal.” -- LAist