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President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

George Johnston
March 5
Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Gayle Hutchinson made history when she was inaugurated as the first woman president of Chico State. Before the inauguration started, students gathered outside Kendall Hall to protest a proposed tuition increase. Hutchinson took a second to speak with the demonstrators and calm their fears. Denn...

Counseling center faces possible budget cuts

Counseling center faces possible budget cuts

Carly Campbell
March 5
Filed under Campus, News

The Counseling and Wellness Center on Chico State's campus could potentially see major or minor budget cuts this coming year.It is unknown by the center how much money will be redirected to another source, and the current clinical director was unaware that this was even happening."An estimated number...

First woman president inaugurated at Chico State

First woman president inaugurated at Chico State

Daniel Wright
March 4
Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State inaugurated Gayle Hutchinson as its 12th president March 3. The investiture ceremony was held Friday in Laxson auditorium with staff, faculty, students and friends of the university in attendance. Associated Students President Michael Pratt, Chair of the Academic Senate Betsy Boyd and Staff Council Chair...

University prepares for budget cuts, plans for future

University prepares for budget cuts, plans for future

Daniel Wright
March 3
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The University Budget Committee met to review Chico State’s budget in relation to the budget released by the Gov. Jerry Brown. Governor Brown’s state budget allocates $157.2 million in recurring state funding, with no planned one-time funding. The CSU Board of Trustees has requested that $34...

Motorcycle accident leads to several collisions

Motorcycle accident leads to several collisions

Alejandra Fraga
March 3
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A motorcycle collision took place on Friday, leaving one individual with major injuries.The incident took place on the 99 with traffic headed northbound. The traffic ahead of the motorcycle abruptly slowed down, causing the motorcycle to collide into a vehicle (Mercedes). The Mercedes then spun out o...

Gloria Steinem returns to Chico State, interacts with students

Gloria Steinem returns to Chico State, interacts with students

George Johnston
March 2
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Gloria Steinem’s last visit to Chico State was in 1984. The feminist icon returned to the university  March 1, providing with an interactive experience and several lectures based on her book, “My Life on the Road.” Chico Performances invited Steinem when “My Life on the Road” was selected...

Chico State hosts 31st Annual Student Research Competition

Chico State hosts 31st Annual Student Research Competition

Alejandra Fraga
March 2
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State will be holding the 2017 Student Research Competition. This competition allows students to share their achievements and work. The event is divided into sections based on class standing and discipline. Students have 10 minutes to present their research to a jury and an audience. "The stud...

Elephants may find a safe haven in Tehema County

Elephants may find a safe haven in Tehema County

Jacqueline Morales
March 1
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The Elephant Conservation and Welfare club, may build a collaborative academic relationship with the Tembo Preserve. "The Tembo Preserve is in the making right now, it's still going through their approval process and the students will have the opportunity (if the Tembo Preserve becomes approved) to b...

Butte Humane Society fosters relief for animals

Butte Humane Society fosters relief for animals

Victoria Rohrer
March 1
Filed under Community, News

Butte Humane Society offered relief to those with pets who were evacuated from their homes during the Oroville dam emergency evacuation.During the crisis, all but three kennels were cleared out in less than 10 hours. “This would not have been possible without the help of the community,” said Chel...

Parking garage closing for President Hutchinson’s inauguration

Parking garage closing for President Hutchinson’s inauguration

George Johnston
February 28
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

President Gayle Hutchinson might cause some members of the Chico State community to spend more time looking for parking on Friday. Her inauguration happening that day will cause parts of the parking garage on Chestnut and Second Streets to close, according to an email from Director of University Enga...

Resources for rape victims available on campus

Resources for rape victims available on campus

Nicole Henson
February 28
Filed under Campus, Community, News

A rape report filed on Super Bowl Sunday at a campus fraternity raised questions about how a sexual assault report is handled by local officials and health professionals.University Police will respond to any report of sexual assault if it takes place on campus. They will then ensure that the student...

Students, community advocate for sanctuary city

Students, community advocate for sanctuary city

Bianca Quilantan
February 28
Filed under Campus, Community, News

Karla Guzman came to the United States 14 years ago when she was 6 years old. As an undocumented student, she recalls being fearful of deportation when police officers came to her home after someone tried to break into her childhood room window. “Even though what had happened wasn't our fault, I...

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