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Police pelted with bottles, dispersed crowds weekend before classes begin

Nicholas Carr
August 31, 2013
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Chico police officers responded to a large crowd of party-goers and were targeted with thrown bottles Saturday morning. About 25 officers from Chico Police Department, University Police Department and Alcohol and Beverage Control in addition to seven police volunteers reacted to the commotion that...

$1,200 raised for AIDS research, testing

Lindsay Pincus
August 31, 2013
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Chico citizens gathered at One Mile in Bidwell Park on Saturday morning to raise awareness for AIDS. Approximately 60 participants took part in the Pride AIDS Walk/Run where $1,200 was raised and given to Caring Choices. The organization helps with the health of residents in Northern California. Th...

Zingg rings in fall with online courses debate

Bill Hall
August 31, 2013
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The university budget, the ongoing debate over online schooling and the need to efficiently combine classroom instruction with advancing technology were all subjects of the Chico State President’s Fall Convocation address. President Paul Zingg delivered his comments to a near-capacity crowd at Harlen...

$2 million donated for scholarships; largest in university history

$2 million donated for scholarships; largest in university history

Bill Hall
August 31, 2013
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Chico State's College of Agriculture is now the recipient of the single largest scholarship gift in the university's history. The $2 million endowment comes courtesy of Dan Giustina, the managing partner of Giustina Resources, based out of Oregon. "One of my great passions in life has been education - in particular higher education," Giustina said.The...

Woman dies after being struck by fallen tree branch

August 28, 2013
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The woman struck by a falling tree limb earlier today has died, said Chico State Director of Public Affairs and Publications Joe Wills. A maple branch fell about 20 feet and hit the woman in the head around 3:10 p.m. today between Butte and Lassen halls. The Chico State student's identity will...

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