Geography students are fighting to keep their department’s map library collection from being split between Sierra Hall 171 and the Garden Level of the Oviatt Library, to make room for criminology offices.
Students under the Keep CSUN Map Library Campaign created a petition to gather support from the student body to keep the collection of over 400,000 maps together. However, some students are afraid of publicly supporting the campaign because of perceived repercussions from Stella Theodoulou, the dean of the college of social and behavioral sciences. Theodoulou was also the person to go through with the renovation of the reading room.
“As students, the people who use this resource the most, we don’t feel consulted,” said a student going by the name of Kat. “We found out about this by chance and if that hadn’t had happened, we wouldn’t have known that we were possibly losing a precious resource.”
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