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  • CSUN Hillel became temporary classroom following Northridge earthquake

    January 15, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    In the months after the Northridge earthquake, the Hillel House at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) became a makeshift classroom facility for hundreds of students as many university buildings had been damaged.

    “It was an unusual experience for us,” said Rabbi...

  • Two academicians challenge anti-Israel professor from CSUN

    By Tom Tugend

    October 9, 2013 | 11:58 am

    Tammi Rossman-Benjamin stood before the board of trustees, the highest governing authority of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, and in her allotted two minutes stated her case against a professor who levels consistently hostile charges against Israel on his...

  • Connie and Harvey Lapin: Two-person army for their son

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 3, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Just try asking Connie and Harvey Lapin to recap 44 years as parent activists in the world of autism. In hyperactive tag-team, the couple bursts forth with stories and ideas, only to interrupt themselves and one another with still more anecdotes, ideas and accomplishments.

    In the...

  • PRO PROP. 30: Is it Crucial for Higher Education?

    October 11, 2012 | 11:11 am

    [Read the argument
    against Prop. 30 here]

    We’re worried. 

    That’s what we Jews do, of course. Often, for good reason. While we’re pleased to see California voters currently favor Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 initiative to restore a measure of fiscal stability to the...

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  • Independence for teens with special needs

    May 2, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Most freshmen feel overwhelmed during their first year at college. But for Sarah Selinger, a 19-year-old woman from West Los Angeles, her first semester at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), was almost unbearable.

    “In the beginning of the school year, I didn’t know...

  • Cal State system to resume Israel study program

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 8, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    California State University, with 420,000 students on 23 campuses, has resumed its Study in Israel program at the University of Haifa, after a 10-year hiatus.

    During the initial application period, which has now ended, only three students applied for the program that will begin this...

  • CSU system debates restarting Israel study abroad programs

    By Tom Tugend

    January 4, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    During the past few months, top California State University administrators, who oversee 23 campuses with 420,000 students, were spending a good deal of time wrestling with upcoming draconian state budget cuts and protesting students, yet they set aside some time to consider whether...

  • Opinion: Goodbye, California

    By Rob Eshman

    July 5, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    The scariest conversation I’ve had recently was with a college counselor at a local high school.

    She said she has to tell parents and students that acceptance to the California State University (Cal State) system is no longer a sure thing. What’s more, the once near-certain...

  • CSUN exemplifies the changing face of ‘Jewish Studies’

    By Tom Tugend

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish studies programs at American colleges keep growing, but the enrollment curve of Jewish students in such programs remains largely flat or is drooping.

    The explanation for this seeming paradox is that more and more non-Jews are signing up and, to continue this trend,...