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Chico State’s study abroad program ranks second in the nation

Chico State’s study abroad program ranks second in the nation

Natalie Hanson

November 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The nonprofit educational and cultural exchange group Institute of International Education ranked Chico State in the top three universities for studying abroad.This is the second consecutive year as well as the ninth time in 10 years that the university has been ranked one of the nation’s top three...

Associated Students votes on the sale of water bottles on campus

Associated Students votes on the sale of water bottles on campus

Christian Solis

November 15, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Associated Students Board of Directors voted against a student advisory measure to ban the sale of single-use water bottles on campus Thursday Nov.15. A motion to approve discontinuing the sale of plastic water bottles on campus was introduced by AS President Dylan Gray, during a meeting. The motio...

Universities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth control

Universities can now choose to stop covering students’ birth control

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

On Oct. 6 The Trump Administration released a mandate issuing to expand the rights of employers to deny women insurance coverage for contraception and issued guidance on religious freedom that critics said could also erode civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This...

Chico State’s business graduate program lands on Princeton’s best

Chico State’s business graduate program lands on Princeton’s best

Andrew Freeman

November 14, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State’s good fortune continues with more recognition from the Princeton Review. This time the college is being recognized for having an amazing business graduate program, with Princeton Review listing it as being one of the best business programs in 2018. Judith Hennessey, the dean of the...

University course encourages students to learn from locals

University course encourages students to learn from locals

Alex Grant

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

University 105I is a self-identity and sustainability class that encourages students to learn about identity misconceptions and stereotypes. A large requirement of this class is the project, “Sense of Place,” which asks students to respectfully intervene in a public setting. One group decided...

Thefts reports involve donation jars on Chico State campus

Thefts reports involve donation jars on Chico State campus

Jacqueline Morales

November 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News

University Police Department reminds students of safety precautions to prevent being victims of crime after reports claim theft on campus. Thefts involving cash taken from donation jars kept in open office areas around campus are confirmed by UPD. The University police reminds the Chico State community th...

People smoke under umbrellas

Christian Solis and Natalie Hanson

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Warrant ArrestMonday 11:10 a.m., Chico CreekMan reported screaming and loitering under a bridge. Call Type: Domestic ViolenceMonday 2:02 p.m., 20th StreetMan and a woman were fighting while intoxicated. The man threatened to hit her. Call Type: Stolen VehicleTuesday 7:55 a...

19th Annual Women’s Conference is held at Chico State

19th Annual Women’s Conference is held at Chico State

Luke Dennison

November 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center of Chico State hosted the 19th Annual Women's Conference Saturday."She Already Did It: Representing Women For Who They Are," was the topic of this years conference.The conference focused on the representation of women in media, politics and the arts. It held con...

Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Chico Elks Lodge

Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Chico Elks Lodge

Christian Solis

November 12, 2017


Filed under Community, News

The Chico Elks Lodge hosted a Veterans Day ceremony for the Chico community Saturday.Veterans from every branch of the military were honored at the event including the U.S. Merchant Marines and veterans from every branch were present.Keynote speaker James Crow gave the community a "Ground Pounder's V...

Cellphone robbery reported near Chico State campus

Cellphone robbery reported near Chico State campus

Natalie Hanson

November 10, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

A robbery was reported Thursday to the Chico State University Police Department who reminds students to take safe precautions.The robbery occurred near Nettleton Stadium at 3:45 p.m., according to UPD in a press release.The victim reported that their cell phone was forcibly taken while walking on the path between the stadium a...

Students advised to be safe over Veterans Day Weekend

Students advised to be safe over Veterans Day Weekend

Natalie Hanson

November 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State president urges student safety over the Veterans Day holiday weekend Thursday. Due to recent party violence and criminal activity students are asked to be aware of their surroundings and take common sense precautions, according to Chico State President Gayle E. Hutchinson in a press releas...

New graduation initiative will increase tuition but address inequality

New graduation initiative will increase tuition but address inequality

Natalie Hanson

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Recently, salary increases for state university presidents have been approved, and tuition increases are also currently set to aid in funding for Graduation Initiative 2025.Associated Students President Dylan Gray seeks to educate the student body about the initiative to understand the coming increases...

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