After tuition hikes, hunger-strikes, closed-out classes and enrollment caps, Cal State Northridge faces yet another money issue.
Office renovations for incoming President Diane Harrison are costing $243,292 in state funding and renovations to her university house will cost around $115,000, according to the student-run Daily Sundial newspaper.
“This is a time of tight budgets. This is a time of cutbacks. This is a time of faculty furloughs. This is a time of students being locked out of classes. It just sends the wrong message,” 20-year CSUN faculty member, Professor Nate Thomas told KCAL9.
But interim CSUN President Harry Hellenbrand says his hands are tied. CSU regulations prohibit him from shifting money from one budget to another and spending the money on students.