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Chico State Basic Needs receives grant to aid unhoused students

Kendall Hall at Chico State
December 2, 2020

The Chico State Basic Needs Project has partnered with True North and Chico Housing Action Team following a $870,000 grant from the California State University system. The goal is to address the rising...

Chico State cancels incoming and outgoing study abroad programs for Spring 2021

Study abroad programs for Spring 2021 have been canceled. 
Photo Credit: Dylan Giriffith taken on Oct. 22
November 2, 2020

Chico State international programs announced the cancellation of  study abroad programs that would have sent and welcomed students to and from countries all over the world.  This announcement...

Chico State sees drop in new students and transfers despite growing total enrollment across CSU

Meriam Library on Sept 2 2020.
October 27, 2020

Chico State has seen a small decrease in total enrollment for the fall semester — but a nearly 10% drop in first-time freshmen and a 5% decline in transfers — despite an overall increase in enrollment...

Chico State opens vacant dorms to house North Complex firefighters

Lassen Hall will is one of the two Chico State on-campus residence halls to open it's doors to house first responders
October 11, 2020

Chico State announced that it will be housing up to 200 firefighters in on-campus housing that was recently closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. They will be used by firefighters who are currently battling...

WREC to reopen under limited county guidelines

The WREC will reopen for limited indoor activity on Oct. 19
October 10, 2020

Chico State’s Wildcat Recreation Center will begin its reopening process on Oct. 19 after Butte County was moved to a lower-risk tier in California’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines. The fitness center,...

College Republicans Held Public Event Calling for Chico State to Dismiss Tenured Professor

Chico State Republicans President Michael Curry announced the call for the termination of employment and more against assistant professor Lindsay Briggs. Photo taken Sept. 17, 2020.
September 20, 2020

Chico State Republicans held a public event outside Trinity Hall on Thursday morning to call for the termination of Dr. Lindsay Briggs, a tenured associate professor in the Department of Public Health...

Chico State says off-campus housing prices decreased for 2020/2021 school year

Off-campus student costs decreased by roughly $3000 a year. Photo taken Sept. 2, 2020
September 13, 2020

Chico State’s estimated cost of attendance decreased by roughly $3,000 for the 2020-2021 school year, based in part, on responses from Chico State students in a statewide survey.  Off-campus...

Chico State and CSU cancel in-person classes for Spring 2021 citing COVID-19 threat

Chico State will continue virtual instruction through spring 2021. Photo taken Sept. 2, 2020.
September 10, 2020

Chico State will continue with virtual instruction for most classes next semester. The policy, handed down by CSU Chancellor Timothy White, applies to all 23 California State University campuses, according...

Butte County Public Health calls out college-age population for COVID-19 surge, Chico State students under investigation

Front view of Kendall Hall
September 2, 2020

Butte County Public Health announced on Wednesday that within a week, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among people ages 18-24 in Butte County had risen by 557.  Of the 557 cases,...

Annual Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Summer Camp moves to Zoom

July 6, 2020

The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has brought new meaning to its motto “Travel the world without leaving home”, as the museum's annual summer camp has been moved online amid COVID-19...

Students express concerns over virtual commencement

Some students don't believe the virtual commencement is enough of a celebration.
May 7, 2020

As the virtual commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 nears, students have expressed concerns over the event.  The commencement, which will be held on May 15, will be an online celebration of the...

Title IX increases Safe Place funding

April 9, 2020

A Chico Speaks Survey Report which shows that campus-related sexual assault is still prevalent has inspired Title IX coordinators to implement several changes.  At the heart of these changes is...

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