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Pandemic May Not Change Movie-Going Experience as Much as People Think

The pandemic and its impact on human interaction has changed the way many people do things—how they shop and how they socialize. But there is one area that California State University, Northridge film professor Nate Thomas is not too worried about, and that’s the movie-going experience. -- San Fernando Valley Sun

What Puts a College at the Top of the WSJ/THE Rankings?

The racial and ethnic diversity of students and faculty, the percentage of undergraduates awarded need-based federal Pell Grants and the percentage of international students are factored in here. This factor accounts for 10% of a school’s overall ranking. La Sierra University, a small Seventh-Day Adventist school in Riverside, Calif., is number one in this category, followed by Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey and California State University, Northridge. -- The Wall Street Journal

2022 Best Colleges in U.S.: Harvard, Stanford, MIT Take Top Rankings

Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey comes in second in the environment ranking, followed by California State University, Northridge, the University of California, Irvine, and San Francisco State University, all tied for third. In all, 14 schools in California are ranked among the top 20 schools in this category. -- Bangkok Post

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 23-30

California Native American Day with Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians: Cal State University Northridge’s American Indian Studies Program partners to bring a virtual presentation, 10 a.m. Sept. 24. Presentations: Dennis Garcia on storytelling; Ted Garcia on storytelling through song and also the art and meaning of soap stone carving; Alan Salazar on Tomol history. Watch on YouTube here: Information on Fernandeño Tatavium Band of Mission Indians, -- Los Angeles Daily News

2022 meilleurs collèges aux États-Unis: Harvard, Stanford et MIT en tête du classement

Rutgers University-Newark dans le New Jersey arrive en deuxième position dans le classement de l’environnement, suivie par la California State University, Northridge, l’Université de Californie, Irvine et la San Francisco State University, toutes à égalité en troisième position. Au total, 14 écoles californiennes sont classées parmi les 20 meilleures écoles de cette catégorie. -- The Singapore Time (in French)

New CEO Named for Sherman Oaks Chamber

In a statement, the chamber said Martinez brings over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, entertainment and finance industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University - Northridge. Martinez has served on the board of the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and was its chair for two years. She currently serves on the LAPD Devonshire PALS (Police Activity League) board and is a past president. -- San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Column: How a San Diego movie-lover wrote her ticket to Hollywood

Nicki’s screenwriting story is a bit of a slow burner. After graduating from San Marcos High School in 1998, she moved to Los Angeles and attended Cal State Northridge. She got married and started a family when she was in her early 20s and spent years working various retail and corporate jobs. -- San Diego Union-Tribune