October 13, 1993 |
A top Cal State Northridge administrator said Tuesday that the university is shifting gears in an effort to assist needy athletes. Vice President Ronald R. Kopita said the school's financial aid office will seek out student athletes who might qualify for additional grants or loans. "We will be looking through all the files of students with financial aid," Kopita said. "As we come across files where it appears additional assistance may be warranted and allowable, we will call those students in."
October 8, 1993 |
It is a question apparently lacking a definitive answer. Are athletes at Cal State Northridge being treated as well as is financially feasible? At the request of Northridge President Blenda J. Wilson and Vice President Ronald R. Kopita, representatives from the school's athletic teams met Thursday with top school administrators to discuss the issue. The meeting "went well," according to Rich Gitahi, a cross-country and track runner who is president of the Northridge Athletes Congress.
December 10, 1993 |
An assistant dean at Cal State Northridge said Thursday that NCAA rules might thwart efforts to implement a meal plan for the school's athletes. Regulations governing team and individual aid limits sometimes work against needy athletes, according to a five-member panel of Northridge administrators and students.
October 22, 1993 |
A program to feed needy athletes at Cal State Northridge could be in place as early as the first of next year, the head of a committee studying the feasibility of a meal plan said Thursday. Mary Ann Cummins Prager, an assistant dean at Northridge and coordinator of a special five-person force formed by top university administrators, said the committee's goal was to find "a permanent solution, not a Band-Aid."
October 27, 1993 |
An emergency review of grant packages for about four dozen Cal State Northridge athletes resulted in additional funding for 18 of them and possible loans for several others.
November 4, 1993 |
Cal State Northridge's athletic director and head football coach have been cleared of allegations of inappropriate conduct after an investigation by a top university administrator. Ronald R. Kopita, Northridge's vice president, said Wednesday that he supports Athletic Director Bob Hiegert and football Coach Bob Burt against separate complaints filed by members of the school's Black Student Athletes Assn.