Data in the Service of Students and Society
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 17, 2023

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) has long distinguished itself as a leader in public higher education by combining academic excellence […more…]

Back to Basics: How CSUN Helps to Ensure Student Success
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 18, 2022

The line grew steadily outside the unassuming building on the north side of campus. It was almost closing time on […more…]

Nurturing Agents of Change
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 2, 2021

Diana Ingram counts her blessings, big and small. And that has made her a blessing to countless others in Southern […more…]

The Problem Solver
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 2, 2021

When Austin Beutner was appointed first deputy mayor and “Jobs Czar” of Los Angeles in 2010, skeptics groused that the […more…]

The Untiring Upstander
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 2, 2021

By her own description, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie had a sheltered middle-class childhood in suburban Los Angeles. Her family ate dinner together […more…]

Not Letting Life Circumstances Inhibit his Ambition
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 2, 2021

When a Minneapolis policeman killed George Floyd in 2020, William J. Briggs II, like millions of Americans, was appalled. But […more…]

A Children’s Advocate
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 2, 2021

Jacqueline Caster remembers the eureka moment that changed her life from career woman to full-time philanthropist and juvenile-justice advocate. It […more…]

A Public Educator for the Public Good
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 2, 2021

Erika D. Beck has been up since 4 a.m., yet as the afternoon light fills her office, she is effervescent. […more…]

A California Gem Hiding in Plain Sight
By Jonathan Karp   |   November 2, 2021

Andy Candelaria was so determined to go to California State University, Northridge that as a freshman, he commuted for two […more…]