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"What does it mean to be Chicano?": International film festival pushes for Latinx inclusion in Hollywood

At the panel entitled "The Rise of the Chicano Voice in Los Angeles," participants discussed the changing environment that aspiring Chicana/o film makers find themselves in, along with the power of the Mexican-American community not only in the industry around Hollywood, but in movements for social change. Panelist Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez, a lecturer in the Chicana/o Studies Department at California State University, Northridge and Ph.D. student in UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television, stated that there has been a "demographic explosion" of the Latino people and that there needs to be an embracing of power by the community. "This type of event [ChIFF] is an amazing way to affect change," Aviles-Rodriguez went on to say. "Hollywood will pay attention. Latinos go to see these movies. That's a lot of power." -- People's World

Opinion: David Who?

What of note has Duke done since 1991? A story from 1996 is typical. A measure called the California Civil Rights initiative, banning racial preferences by the state, was on the November ballot. In September, as CCRI sponsor Ward Connerly wrote in a contemporaneous Wall Street Journal op-ed, anti-CCRI students at California State University, Northridge, organized “a ‘debate’ on affirmative action” with Duke “representing the anti-affirmative action side.” (Disclosure: This columnist has a history with one of the key figures in that controversy, which we recounted at length in a 2013 column.) -- The Wall Street Journal

Wilshire Grand architect Christopher Martin on the dangers of NIMBYism

So many different things. Right now, AC Martin is busy with some educational work. We finished the Hall of Justice about a year ago, which was a very interesting, adaptive reuse project. We have a number of housing projects in DTLA. We just started a couple of new educational projects, one for the master plan of Cal State Northridge. - The Real Deal

Deborah Wylie

Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) announced the hiring of Deborah Wylie, AIA as the firm’s new Higher Education Studio leader. Wylie will be based in Los Angeles and will collaborate on all aspects of the office’s Higher Education Studio. Wylie has worked on a number of key higher education projects, including leading all design efforts to rebuild California State University, Northridge after the devastating 1994 earthquake; development of long-range plans for the adaptive re-use of the Camarillo State Mental Hospital into the newest California State University Channel Islands campus; and convening a Seismic Mitigation Task Force for the University of California system to renew the seismic safety policy. Prior to joining HED, Wylie was associate vice president for capital programs at the University of California Office of the President, where she led capital planning, design, construction, real estate, physical and environmental planning. -- School Construction News

Enberg is rounding third and heading home after a glorious career

He is an accidental broadcaster. He needed money as a student at Central Michigan University, so he took a job as a janitor at a radio station. The general manager heard Enberg's voice and put him on the air, but Enberg earned his doctorate in health sciences and pursued a career in education. San Fernando Valley State College — now Cal State Northridge — hired him as a professor and assistant baseball coach in 1961. -- Waterloo Chronicle - Canada

COLLEGE SOCCER: UCLA MEN CRUISE PAST CSUN

College Soccer News: UCLA’s goal-scoring tear continued with a 4-0 victory over Cal State Northridge on Monday night. Four different players scored goals for the eighth-ranked Bruins, with senior Willie Raygoza contributing a goal and an assist. Bruin goalkeeper Juan Cervantes earned the shutout, his second of the season. -- Goal Nation

L.A. County to require licenses for immigration consultants

That was the case for Nancy Landa Hernandez, who was born in Mexico and brought to the United States illegally at age 9 by her mother. She graduated with honors from Cal State Northridge before she was deported in 2009. -- Los Angeles Times

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