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Ground broken for Taylor II

Ground broken for Taylor II

Jessie Haynes

November 12, 2013


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Golden shovels broke ground for the new Arts and Humanities Building at Chico State during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The $58.4 million building has been in the planning stages since 2010 but due to a lack of state funding, many of the California State University system's capital projects were put on hold, including the building. ...

Police Blotter — Nov. 7 – 10

November 12, 2013


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University Police Thursday, 8:22 a.m.: Indecent exposure outside of Shasta Hall. “White female adult in leopard ski pants, 40 years old, possibly urinating in bushes behind Shasta Hall.” Thursday, 6:59 p.m.: Suspicious subject in Meriam Library. “White male adult, late 50s, with shoulder l...

Waiting for room

Ernesto Rivera

November 12, 2013


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Chico State’s school of nursing turned away 86 percent of qualified applications for the fall 2013 semester, according to a report presented at the Nov. 5 California State University board of trustees meeting. Nursing programs across the CSU system have faced a shortage of faculty and sparse  clinical placements that have hindered them from expanding their departmen...

Board reviews ongoing academic programs, policies

Board reviews ongoing academic programs, policies

Aubrey Crosby

November 12, 2013


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While the California State University board of trustees was working on putting out a budget proposal at its meeting Nov. 5-6, the board also assessed many programs that affect hundreds of thousands of students, from those currently enrolled to other future students still at the K-12 level. Here are the highlights: The early assessment program The ...

Campus wireless service goes down

Enrique Raymundo

November 12, 2013


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Wireless connectivity for the campus community was interrupted because of a router malfunction last week. A router failure caused Chico State’s wireless Internet to stop working across campus from Nov. 6 through Nov. 7, said Scott Claverie, Chico State’s director of computing and communications...

Faculty union asks Zingg to audit salaries

Mozes Zarate

November 12, 2013


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Lecturers may be underpaid based on their workload and educational background, according to a faculty union report. Vince Ornelas, Chico State chapter president of the California Faculty Association, presented the report at an Academic Senate meeting Oct. 31. The California Faculty Association is a...

Students attend MESA conference

Students attend MESA conference

Nathan Lehmann

November 12, 2013


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Four Chico State students attended a leadership conference in San Diego on Oct. 18 and 19 for mathematical and mechanical learning. The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Student Leadership Conference brings engineering and computer science majors together from across the state, wrot...

Aspiring engineer was studious, had ambition, faculty say

Benjamin Mullin

November 12, 2013


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A Chico State junior civil engineering major died earlier this month, according to an email sent to the campus community Nov. 7. The student, Brandon Madison, was a 22-year-old first-semester transfer from Yuba College, according to the email. Faculty members who knew Madison praised his work ethic a...

Recruiting more than an athlete

benjamin marquez

November 11, 2013


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Scouting and recruiting is a big process which keeps Chico State at the top of Division II schools. For coaches and the athletic staff, this is a never ending series. Luke Reid, the sports information director at Chico State, gives athletic director Anita Barker tons of credit for building such a good...

Student remembered as devoted academic

Student remembered as devoted academic

Nicholas Carr

November 7, 2013


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Brandon Madison, a junior civil engineering student, died Saturday. He was 22.Madison, who was born on Mar. 20, 1991, transferred to Chico State from Yuba Community College this semester, according to a university email.“Having just transferred from Yuba College, Brandon hit the ground running ...

City adopts sit-lie ordinance

City adopts sit-lie ordinance

Bill Hall

November 6, 2013


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A controversial law that will allow the police to issue citations to individuals occupying public sidewalks was approved by the City Council on Tuesday night. The sit-lie ordinance would prohibit people from sitting or lying on Chico sidewalks that are adjacent to commercial property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.The ...

Bamboo blaze smokes out avenues

Bamboo blaze smokes out avenues

Nicholas Carr

November 6, 2013


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Firefighters Vincent Gama and Dominick Peloso soak the scorched remains of a bamboo thicket on Nov. 6. A thicket of bamboo went up in flames in the middle of a residential neighborhood earlier tonight. The fire, which caused no injuries and resulted in minimal damage excepting a property-line fence, occurred on the 600 bloc...

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