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Police Blotter: Oct. 18—20

October 22, 2013
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University Police Friday, 11:08 a.m.: Pedestrian and bike collision on Warner and West First streets. “Both parties originally declined medical then stated that the pedestrian hit (his/her) head.  Dispatched to University police, Chico police, Chico fire and Butte County Emergency Medical Servi...

Taylor overhaul

Taylor overhaul

Aubrey Crosby
October 22, 2013
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After a series of funding setbacks, construction for Chico State’s new Arts and Humanities Building will begin with the demolition of Taylor Hall in December. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new building, informally known as Taylor II, will begin on Nov. 12, said Joe Wills, a spokesman fo...

Professors clamoring for governor to fill vacancy

Nicholas Carr
October 22, 2013
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Faculty across California are mobilizing in response to a lack of representation on the California State University Board of Trustees. Chico State’s Academic Senate passed a resolution last Thursday urging Gov. Jerry Brown to appoint a faculty trustee in time for the board’s next meeting on Nov....

Greek week travels through time

Greek week travels through time

Lindsay Pincus
October 22, 2013
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This year, participants of the annual Greek Week philanthropy celebration invited the campus community to take part in a Chico State tradition. “Chico’s Greek Week started with Pioneer Days in the ’70s,” said Amber Speciale, vice president of the Panhellenic Council. The event was ch...

City granted $5 million credit line from local bank

Bill Hall
October 22, 2013
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A local bank has stepped up with a $5 million line of credit to help the city of Chico avoid potential cash flow problems. The city can begin drawing on the revolving credit line from Golden Valley Bank on Dec. 1. The credit will ensure that operating costs and employee salaries are paid in the event...

AS seeks to divest from big oil

Mozes Zarate
October 22, 2013
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Associated Students Sustainability is asking the University Foundation to pull its money out of big oil. The A.S. endowed $271,000 to the foundation to invest in ‘high yielding’ stock funds, said Lori Hoffman, treasurer of the University Foundation. Exxon-Mobil and ConocoPhillips are among...

Students assess campus safety

Valerie Teegardin
October 22, 2013
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Student volunteers met with city workers on Wednesday to identify safety hazards in the south-campus area. After Chico police lost a key crowd-control resource, Associated Students officers are concerned that danger may be brewing for Chico State students this Halloween despite efforts to keep the streets safe. Budget cuts hau...

Event | Chikoko Nectar | Experimental Fashion

October 22, 2013
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Chikoko is a fashion event based business made up of five designer/performers based in Chico, California. Chikoko has embraced innovation, creativity and community support as a vision of new business. Videographer | Juan Cisneros Editor | Jeff Barron

Tracking Taylor II: Demolition in winter

Aubrey Crosby
October 21, 2013
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Chico State’s new arts and humanities building will break ground in November, and the walls will come down in January. Taylor II will have a ceremonial groundbreaking  on Nov. 12, after a set of delays the postponed the project, said Joe Wills, a spokesman for Chico State. The funding for the p...

Campus to host sustainability summit

Campus to host sustainability summit

Bill Hall
October 20, 2013
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Leaders of the sustainability efforts at Chico State are preparing for an open house and a series of workshops geared toward celebrating achievements and generating ideas from the public on how to reach university goals. Campus Sustainability Day will take place at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and is co-hosted by the Institute for Sustainabl...

Taylor II to break ground this fall

Nicholas Carr
October 19, 2013
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The campus' literary and studio arts departments will have a new home by 2016 after state funding was secured earlier this month. Funding for the successor to the vacant Taylor Hall through a state revenue bond was confirmed on Oct. 9, according to Lorraine Hoffman, vice president for business and ...

LGBTQ+ benefit showcases local art

Jessie Haynes
October 18, 2013
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The fifth annual “Coming Out for Art” show to benefit Stonewall Alliance Center was hosted at 100th Monkey Cafe and Books last friday. Adelio Haven, the center's event chair and art director, said the event's goal was “for there to be a space where people can just be in common” and estimated that close to 400 people atte...

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