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Student journalists deserve respect from administration

Natalie Hanson

December 10, 2019

In a semester filled with incidents that demonstrate Chico State administration's strange commitment to avoiding transparency, a frustrating trend has been clear. Student reporters are rarely respected on this campus, and time and time again some members of our staff have been chided or treated condescendingly fo...

Protests of Chico State Republicans club lead to frustration with administration

Political parties collide regardless of barricade. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Natalie Hanson

December 5, 2019

The week before Thanksgiving here on campus was not a good look for us. To say the least. I can't say I'm surprised by the action taken by the university at this point, but it's nonetheless disappointing.The fact that a student protesting hit another student, the president of Chico State Republicans, when he h...

Now you know: What Hutchinson, CSU admin are getting paid

Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

November 26, 2019

As we approach the end of the decade, which began in the midst of recovery from an economic crisis, it is important to look at the actions of the CSU system in administration's pay and raises to salaries as the decade went on.What does it really pay to occupy a top position within the CSU -- like bein...

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While both cases were deemed non-threats, students have been criticizing the communication Chico Sta...

‘For The Record’ Podcast: Chico State administration, we deserve better

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Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2019

"For the Record" is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson's editorial piece about journalists' free speech at Chico State.Natalie Hanson can be reached @nhanson_reports...

Students speak on their concerns about safety

The discussion tables held in the BMU Auditorium.  Students shared their experinces, suggestions and ideas on what can be done to improve safety in the city. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019

Within the last year, student safety has been a rising concern among students. Campus communication with students has been highly criticized by students, and after recent events such as the Camp Fire and a man on campus asking suspicious questions, student concerns have only risen."I think because within this last year, we've just had a lot of issues come up that is around safety," Ka...

Business department, university recognized for excellence

Suzie Nakao, Melanie Higgins, Xeng Thao, Jose Barron (left to right) and other graduate students in the Colleges of Business (BUS), Communication And Education (CME), Engineering Computer Science And Construction Management (ECC) were honored during their Master's Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Chico, Calif. The business department has achieved accreditation and high praises in 2018.
Photo courtesy of Kelsey Horne and Jason Halley, University Photographer.

Natalie Hanson

January 25, 2018

Public Affairs announced that the College of Business achieved a re-accreditation and recognition this week.The business department received the prestigious five-year recognition from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The college has been fully accredited by AACSB sin...

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

President Gayle Hutchinson. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Daniel Wright

February 21, 2017

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson has concluded her 100-day listening tour. President Hutchinson came to Chico State in July of last year, and in the first 100 working days that followed, she conducted 90 group meetings, held two open forums, and received online feedback from 407 faculty, staff,...

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Susan Elrod (left) and Lori Hoffman (right) present diplomas to graduates during the Commencement ceremony for Colleges of Humanities And Fine Arts and Business at University Stadium on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Chico, Calif.

Gabriel Sandoval

January 30, 2017

Lorraine Hoffman, Chico State’s former vice president for business and finance, remains on the university’s payroll, even though she left campus last June after a tumultuous tenure. Hoffman, who also served as the chief financial officer at the university for eight years, signed an agreement with...

CSU faculty strike shows college turning into business

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Jeff Guzman

April 4, 2016

News of a faculty strike on California State University campuses has confirmed all suspicion that college has turned into an institution with a bigger view of their profit margins than their students. CSU faculty members will be going on strike this April. The strike will take place April 13-15 and...

Opinions wanted on open vs. closed president searches

Photo courtesy of the University Employees Union

January 23, 2016

While Chico State is on the search for a new president, the University Employees Union wants to hear opinions of the student body and faculty.An online survey has been made accessible, in which the university community will answer questions regarding the selection process. In the past, candidate names ...

Faculty voices frustrations with Zingg, administration at open forum

Cheyanne Burens

September 1, 2015

After years of unresolved complaints and unrest, more than 150 Chico State faculty and staff had the opportunity to vocalize their exasperation with President Paul Zingg and senior administration at an open forum Thursday in Colusa Hall. The forum followed the overwhelmingly negative outcome of the sp...

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