The Orion

Possible $270 tuition increase

Tuition Rates Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

March 19, 2017

The CSU Board of Trustees will hold a vote on a potential tuition increase for the CSU system March 20 and 21. The proposed 5 percent increase for undergraduates, is in response to the current $167.7 million shortfall in the CSU system budget. An increase in tuition is estimated to raise $77.5 million f...

University prepares for budget cuts, plans for future

Chico State's Kendall Hall. Photo courtesy of David Mcvicker

Daniel Wright

March 3, 2017

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...

CSU chancellor comments on immigration

Daniel Wright

February 22, 2017

Chico State released its stance on immigration in an email from Chancellor White, Wednesday. In the statement, he indicated the new directives should not affect students who are under the protection of the deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. "Existing CSU policy has not changed, and we will make...

A pointless education

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Rachel Reyes

January 31, 2017

As a political science major, I don’t believe Math 105 or Physics 100 will help me further my career opportunities. So far, it’s only prevented my GPA from rising to its highest potential. The pointless courses we take for graduation are meant to broaden our horizons by giving us new material...

Student union provides financial stability

Photo provided by UAW President Sandip Roy

Kyla Linville

October 11, 2016

A tentative agreement that will benefit student workers has been made between United Auto Workers and the California State University system. This issue was pressed due to academic student employees only receiving a paycheck of around $1,000 a month. Students were expected to pay for their tuition, ...

Visit from Chancellor White reveals failed leadership

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Jeff Guzman

May 22, 2016

On May 4th, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White visited Chico State as a part of his “Innovations in the Learning Environment” tour of all 23 CSU campuses. The tour was meant to discuss the new six-point mission, Touchstones, which addresses student success, public good, diversity, innovation, quality, and sust...

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Tim White, chancellor of the CSU system, visited Chico State on May 4. Photo credit: Aurora Evans

Eric Mcguire

May 9, 2016

“The decision of how you spend Chico State budget is one that is involved in this zip code, not my zip code, thank you,” said CSU chancellor Timothy P. White. White spoke at a Chico State forum in the BMU on May 4. It was just one stop on a 23-campus tour for the purpose of unveiling a new six...

CFA strike postponed following tentative agreement

The CSU system-wide strike has been postponed following a tentative agreement. (Photo credit: Ryan Corrall).

Elizabeth Castillo and Stephanie Schmieding

April 7, 2016

The California Faculty Association strike has been postponed due to a temporary agreement. The announcement was stated in a press release sent out by the Chancellor's office and the CFA. California State University and CFA leaders are holding a news conference call on Friday at 10 a.m. to announce the agreement of a reopened contract...

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Philosophy professor and three-year CFA member Susanna Boxall is involved with the strike. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Eric Mcguire

March 7, 2016

There aren’t many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she’ll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings and assignments. Between her job and the course load of her six classes as a senior majoring...

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

Photo from the California Faculty Association website

Michelle Zhu

February 12, 2016

The California Faculty Association held a media conference call with CFA President Jennifer Eagan on Feb. 12 to answer questions about the upcoming faculty strike. Student reporters and editors from California State University newspapers and other media outlets entered the conference call at 10:30...

Strikers further plans in Kendall Hall

California Faculty Association Chapter President Timothy Sistrunk leads a discussion in Kendall Hall on the potential faculty strike, as political science professor Michael Coyle and CFA field representative Jason Conwell look on. Photo credit: Gabriel Sandoval

Michelle Zhu

February 10, 2016

The California Faculty Association held an open meeting in Kendall Hall on Feb. 10 to answer questions and discuss the upcoming faculty strike with Chico State faculty and students. The CFA held the meeting in response to their claims of stagnant wages since 2008. "If you're making less than you di...

Strike set for April

Flyer found in Trinity Hall encouraging students and faculty to participate in the strike. Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Elizabeth Helmer

February 9, 2016

The California Faculty Association have announced they will strike in April if the California State University chancellor does not meet their demands. The strike dates have been set for April 13-15 and April 18-19. All 23 CSU campuses will participate. "What happens is faculty shows up with signs...

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