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Chico State and CSU cancel in-person classes for Spring 2021 citing COVID-19 threat

Chico State will continue virtual instruction through spring 2021. Photo taken Sept. 2, 2020.

Julian Mendoza, Mulitmedia Editor

September 10, 2020

Chico State will continue with virtual instruction for most classes next semester. The policy, handed down by CSU Chancellor Timothy White, applies to all 23 California State University campuses, according to an announcement from the CSU Chancellor's office.  “I realize this is another disappointment...

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...

As tuition skyrockets, administrators see pay raises

As tuition skyrockets, administrators see pay raises

Kimberly Morales

September 24, 2019

In one year, California State University system Chancellor Timothy P. White received a raise that brought his salary from $563,096 up to $619,640. In 2017, California State University approved its first tuition increase since 2011, aimed at increasing tuition revenue by $77.5 million. Tuition has...

Student leaders speak out against executive pay raises

Board of directors from all CSUs showed up at the CSSA plenary meeting, Sunday, to discuss the upcoming year. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Justin Jackson, Dan Christian, and Josh Cozine

September 24, 2018

Jared Geiser stood outside the BMU auditorium, speaking bluntly with the Chair of Community and Government Relations for CSU Northridge, Tracy Johnson. “I’ve got hungry students here to think about,” Geiser said. Geiser serves as Chico State’s Executive Vice President for the Associated Students. “I...

A day in the life of a graduating senior at Chico State

Josiah Nicholl

May 14, 2018

From dead week, finals and preparing summer plans, May is a month where everything from the semester comes to an end.For seniors like Megan Nash, a liberal studies major, and Juan Sanchez, a political science major, their Chico State experience will come to a close with graduation.“I just want to gra...

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

Students creating

Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018

Thousands of students are expected to travel to the state capitol on April 4 to protest tuition increases and address state legislators face-to-face. Coordinated by Students for Quality Education(SQE), and the California Faculty Association, the event is planned as a way for students to voice their disconte...

Students meet to raise awareness of university movement

Alejandro Alfaro Ramirez and Radhika Katarla conducting a #FREETHECSU information session. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Alejandra Fraga

March 13, 2018

Students from the Students for Quality Education (SQE) organization met Monday to inform others on the possible tuition and fee increases that all state universities could take on at the beginning of the next semester. Here's what you should know about the proposed tuition and fee increases:The CSU Board of Trustees is proposing a CSU-wide $2...

Assembly bill 21 assists DACA recipients

Andrew Freeman

October 24, 2017

On Oct. 5 Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 21, which requires CSU locations to offer protection and support for DACA recipients, which includes any undocumented students, faculty and staff. Various methods to offer this protection are stated in the bill, which is to be followed by the r...

Remedial Math and English is no longer an option

These workshop like classes, will meet throughout the academic year. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

August 19, 2017

Chico State will no longer offer English and Math remediation.Starting Fall 2018, Graduation Initiative 2025 will be implemented to increase four year graduation rates and eliminate achievement gaps in minority and low-income groups.The faculty of Chico State are mandated to turn remedial prerequisite...

University to receive $3 million from tuition hike

CSU Tuition Increases Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

April 9, 2017

The $270 per student tuition increase is estimated to net Chico State $3 million in new revenue, according to Chico State Budget Director Jeni Kitchell . Chico State receives its funding primarily from two sources: the State and student tuition. Chico State receives 4 percent from the CSU system, an all...

Tuition increase for Chico State

Tuition increase approved for all CSU's. Photo courtesy of Matthew Ramirez

George Johnston

March 22, 2017

Chico State will now be more expensive to attend, after the California State University Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent March 22. To be exact, this tuition increase will cost undergrads $270 and graduate students $438 more to continue their education. The vote itself came...

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Chico State students protest the proposed tuition increase in front of Kendall Hall on Feb. 1. Photo credit: Carlos Islas

Molly Sullivan

March 22, 2017

Student wallets will be $270 lighter next year. The CSU Board of Trustees voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase for 23 campuses at its March 22 meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Despite opposition from CSU students, the Board of Trustees is considering the proposal because of a $167.7 mill...

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