Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Recent Events in Charlottesville, Virginia
Dear CSUN Community,
Like so many of you, I continue to grapple with the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the blatant display of racism and violence by those who actively seek to corrode our core values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all people.
In a time when we are forced to confront historical roots of oppression and when healing is needed most, there must be no ambiguity as to where we stand. There is no room for moral conflict when it comes to denouncing and repudiating white supremacists, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups. Anything less than unequivocal condemnation is indefensible, and we should never hesitate to call out hate and bigotry — a hesitation unfortunately on clear display from the current administration. Click here to read the complete statement.
While entertainment industry legends Stan Lee and Dustin Hoffman looked on, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) last week presented California State University, Northridge $65,000 to support the university’s film students. Continue reading about the Hollywood Foreign Press Awards to CSUN.
When Justin Gonzalez stepped on the campus of California State University, Northridge the morning of July 27, he was openly wondering about his future. Continue reading about RBI and the CSUN Tours.
It’s Monday morning. Students are hustling to get to their classes, chatting quietly, dark circles under their eyes and coffee cups in hand, trying to make it to an 8 a.m. class. They hear the majestic notes of the carillon ring out across campus, and poof! The students disappear into campus buildings, trailing the aroma of coffee behind them. Continue reading about CSUN’s Carillon.
Condensing the monumental impact that popular culture has on consumerism into a single-semester syllabus is nothing short of a superhero feat. Charles Hatfield, professor of English at California State University, Northridge, has done just that by enlisting the help of DC Comics superhero Batman for the English 313 class he will be teaching this fall, “Studies in Popular Culture.” Continue reading about the Pop-Culture Studies Class.
California State University, Northridge students and community members came together at the campus’ historic Orange Grove on July 29 to pick oranges for a good cause. Throughout the morning, kids and adults alike retrieved fruit pickers and filled their boxes with Valencia oranges that would be donated to feed people in need. Continue reading about the Orange Grove event.