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The Top 100 Degrees Conferred

Diverse Issues in Higher Education compiled a list of the top 100 colleges and universities that confer degrees to minorities. CSUN ranked 30 in Asian-American bachelor's degrees in all disciplines, 7 in Hispanic bachelor's degrees in all disciplines, 13 in total bachelor's degrees awarded minorities, 78 in master's degrees to Asian-Americans, 22 in master's degrees to Hispanics and 67 in master's degrees to minorities in all disciplines. -- Diverse Issues in Higher Education

L.A. Metro Celebrates the 1,500th Student to Receive Universal Transit Pass

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board Chair John Fasana and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were recently joined by other local dignitaries and students from Cal State Northridge (CSUN) in celebrating the 1,500th CSUN college student to receive a Metro U-Pass as part of the agency’s two-year pilot program to make it easier and cheaper for college students to buy transit passes. -- Mass Transit Magazine

SMC Grad Awarded Smart Scholarship by US Department of Defense

Santa Monica College graduate and veteran Jonathan Eady was awarded a U.S. Department of Defense SMART Scholarship and has transferred to study at California State University-Northridge to study Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Mechatronics and Robotics. -- Santa Monica Observer

Metro Offers Local Students Discounted Fares

A Metro monthly pass at regular price is $100, but students who obtain the discount sticker would only pay $43, according to The Source. Furthermore, some schools like Cal State Northridge, are allowed students to purchase the student fare pass on their registration web portals. -- Pasadena Now

San Fernando Valley taxpayers haunted by ghost trains and invisible buses: Susan Shelley

It’s another example of the bait-and-switch that has been pulled on taxpayers over and over again. After three half-cent sales tax increases for transit since 1980, it can take an hour to catch a north-south bus in the Valley and we have invisible double-articulated buses on the Orange Line. Equally invisible: transportation improvements to serve the campus community at CSUN. For years, Metro wouldn’t even align its bus schedule with the university’s night classes. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Vivaha extraordinaire

But he couldn’t help but watch Sanam, who was 20 at the time, a student in radiologic science at Cal State Northridge. He liked everything about the way she carried herself. -- Easy Reader

Meet Wendy Reed

Reed holds a BA from Cal State Bakersfield and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from CSU, Northridge. She is a part time Administrator of the local land conservancy, a charitable corporation she helped found in 2005. -- Kern Valley Sun

Spock: Half-Vulcan. Half-Human. All Outsider Role Model.

In the “Biracial and Multiracial Identity” class she teaches at California State University, Northridge, Teresa Williams-León, a professor of Asian-American studies, includes the stories of Spock; Barack Obama (a self-avowed Spock fan); and Tabitha, the half-mortal daughter on “Bewitched.” For Ms. Williams-León, there’s something telling about Spock’s need to choose one of his selves over the other, rather than integrating the two. “He had to subdue his emotional side to become more cerebral and logical,” she said. “So that’s problematic. But it’s an interesting way of looking at how biracial people have had to suppress aspects of themselves, or one part of themselves.” -- The New York Times

Why Runners Seeking the Ideal Cross-training Sport Should Try Swimming

As a matter of fact, when researchers at California State University Northridge campus compared cool-down statistics between pool and treadmill runners, there was no difference in the aerobic capacity values (VO2) measured in both groups, so your body benefits equally. -- Run Society

Strong Suit: Dress for Success has been outfitting disadvantaged women for nearly two decades. Can clothes really open up a whole world?

Research has shown clothing has the ability to affect the wearer's own mood and behavior too. In his most recent study published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science Journal, Abraham Rutchick, an associate professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge, found that people who wore formal clothing performed tasks more efficiently and demonstrated the capacity for clearer, big-picture thinking. -- racked

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