Matador Memories Channel

“Matador Memories” explores the history of California State University, Northridge and its impact on the San Fernando Valley and Southern California. It features conversations with faculty, alumni, staff and members of the community sharing stories about the university.

Episode 4: 
The 1994 Northridge Earthquake, a Conversation with Nate Thomas

Host Carmen Ramos Chandler talks to film professor about his memories of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Thomas was a lecturer at the university when a 6.7-magniture earthquake struck, destroying classrooms, laboratories and offices. Thomas still marvels that, despite all the damage, the campus opened four weeks after the earthquake hit, with the 1994 spring semester starting only two weeks late. Click here to learn more about the earthquake’s impact on the CSUN campus.


Episode 3: 
The 1994 Northridge Earthquake, a Conversation with George Salas

Host Carmen Ramos Chandler talks to computer science alum George Salas about his memories of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Salas was a senior looking forward to his last semester at the university when a 6.7-magniture earthquake struck, destroying the university as he knew it. Click here to learn more about the earthquake’s impact on the CSUN campus.


Episode 2: 
The 1994 Northridge Earthquake, a Conversation with Cynthia Rawitch

In the inaugural episode of Matador Memories, host Carmen Ramos Chandler talks with Cynthia Rawitch, former CSUN Vice Provost, journalism professor, publisher of the Daily Sundial and interim dean for the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. Rawitch shares her memories of what happened on Jan. 17, 1994 during the Northridge Earthquake and its impact on the university. Click here to learn more about the earthquake’s impact on the CSUN campus.


Episode 1: 
The 1994 Northridge Earthquake, a Conversation with Cynthia Rawitch

In the inaugural episode of Matador Memories, host Carmen Ramos Chandler talks with Cynthia Rawitch, former CSUN Vice Provost, journalism professor, publisher of the Daily Sundial and interim dean for the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. Rawitch shares her memories of what happened on Jan. 17, 1994 during the Northridge Earthquake and its impact on the university. Click here to learn more about the earthquake’s impact on the CSUN campus.
 

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