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Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Gayle Hutchinson pauses before the fall convocation on August 26 at Chico State. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Jack Lewis

August 30, 2019

The office of the Chancellor sent out a campus-wide email to students Friday, requesting constructive feedback of President Gayle Hutchinson. The email contained both a letter directly from Chancellor Timothy P. White describing the process as well as a list describing the areas that can be addressed...

Title IX changes give more rights to people accused of ‘sexual misconduct’

A ruling, coming out of a case from USC, gives more rights to people who are accused of sexual misconduct. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Kendall George

April 9, 2019

Two Chico State students recall their experiences with false rape accusations Chico State and many other schools across California are revising their sexual assault protocol after a state appellate court ruled that students arraigned of sexual misconduct have new rights to protect them against false...

Three finalists left for Vice President for Business and Finance

Robbi Stivers
2017–2018 Officers
University Foundation Board of Governors
Head shot photographed on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Chico, Calif.
(Jason Halley/University Photographer)

Justin Jackson

October 29, 2018

The position of Vice President (VP) of Business and Finance has come down to three finalists: Dru Zachmeyer, Glen Nelson and Ann Sherman. Robbi Stivers, interim VP, left due to a "personnel matter," according to the university. Being a private personnel matter, the university would not speak further. The position was opened again, for the fourth time ...

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Berkeley Law School Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 3, 2018

Chico State brought the controversial nature of free speech to the forefront of campus by inviting U.C. Berkeley's Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to speak for Constitution day on Thursday. Chemerinsky came to campus to speak about the status of free speech and the First Amendment. According to...

Student leaders speak out against executive pay raises

Board of directors from all CSUs showed up at the CSSA plenary meeting, Sunday, to discuss the upcoming year. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Justin Jackson, Dan Christian, and Josh Cozine

September 24, 2018

Jared Geiser stood outside the BMU auditorium, speaking bluntly with the Chair of Community and Government Relations for CSU Northridge, Tracy Johnson. “I’ve got hungry students here to think about,” Geiser said. Geiser serves as Chico State’s Executive Vice President for the Associated Students. “I...

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

Program Coordinator for UMatter Jessica Magallanes wants to help students who are sad or stressed by telling them it's normal to feel these pressures during college.

September 24, 2018

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training aspires to do so as well. I CAN HELP Mental Health Ally Training is a new program for faculty and staff des...

Nan Timmons to retire after 32 years with Associated Students

Nan Timmons poses on Kendall Lawn last Thursday afternoon. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

September 12, 2018

Nan Timmons’ career at Chico State is coming to a close after 32 years of working on campus. Timmons began working in 1986 when an opening for the Community Action Volunteers in Education’s (CAVE) office manager opened up. The idea of working on a college campus excited her due to her own p...

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Council candidates left students out of the conversation on Wednesday. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 7, 2018

Eight city council candidates gathered at a forum, Wednesday, to discuss policy positions and local problems, but failed to mention one key topic.The public forum, hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce, focused on four main questions that focused on local issues. Each candidate also was able to give a...

Chico City council candidates speak on local issues at open forum

Andrew Coolidge (right) listens to fellow city council candidate Scott Huber (left) as Huber gives his final statement.

Dan Christian

September 6, 2018

The Chico Chamber of Commerce offered voters free coffee, Wednesday, and the opportunity to hear candidates speak on important issues facing voters in the upcoming election at the Chico Area Recreation and Development Community Center. The event was open to the public, but due to limited space attendees...

Video: Sit-lie ordinance creates controversy at Chico City Council meeting

The Chico City Council meeting was more heated than usual, Tuesday night, as dozens of locals argued for or against a sit-lie ordinance. The sit-lie ordinance prohibits people from sitting or laying down on sidewalks or other public places.

Christian Solis

September 5, 2018

Chico City Council members met for their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday night, but the meeting was far from regular. Dozens of locals attended mainly to argue for or against a sit-lie ordinance, a local law that prohibits people from sitting or laying down on sidewalks and other public places. However,...

Chico City Council votes to further pursue reinstating sit-lie ordinance

Council Chambers were filled to standing room only, at Tuesday's city council meeting. 43 people requested to address the council over the talks of bringing back the sit-lie ordinance. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

September 5, 2018

Seats in the city hall council chambers were filled to standing room only at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Mayor Sean Morgan even addressed the crowd to inform anyone still looking for a seat, that there was a conference room next door with more seats and monitors live-streaming the meeting. The...

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Chico State President speaking on her support for freedom of speech on campus. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

August 28, 2018

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gave a convocation speech to the campus on Thursday. In her speech she touched on campus achievements, goals and the status of free speech on campus. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

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