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Provost finalists visit Chico State

Molly Sullivan

December 13, 2016

The three finalists for the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs will visit Chico State this week.The finalists are Carlos C. Ayala from Sonoma State, Debra S. Larson from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and S.K. Ramesh from Northridge State. Each of the finalists will be making campus presentations that are open to the public.Carlos Ayala: Dec. 12, 3:3...

DREAM team creates petition to protect undocumented students

Chico State's DREAM Student Support Team created a petition to add policies to protect undocumented students. Photo credit: Ronnie Bolser

Katia Berg

December 5, 2016

Chancellor Tim White addressed in an email sent out Nov. 17 that the university would continue to support minorities, specifically undocumented students. In response, the DREAM Student Support Team of Chico State created a petition to solidify White's words. Some key points in White's memo were: •...

Hundreds discuss race and diversity at BLM teach-in

Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Jenice Tupolo

October 11, 2016

A mix of presenters and open discussion from students, faculty and community members filled the Arts and Humanities building during a two-day teach-in about black lives matter. Hundreds gathered Oct. 10 and 11 to extend conversation from the Sept. 26 police victims rally and Sept. 28 candlelight ...

Unprepared for the worst

Alex Horne

September 21, 2016

On Sept. 6 at 10:42 a.m. students were alerted by the university that a man who possibly had a gun was headed toward campus. Students were alerted via text and phone call but the thing missing from the alerts was a description of what to do. We think that with all the shootings that happen in this co...

Associated Student officers talk diversity, safety with Pres. Hutchinson

Vu Nguyen, Associated Students Executive Vice President Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

September 14, 2016

As a part of her 100-day listening tour, President Gayle Hutchinson met with Associated Students officers today to address diversity and safety on campus. With the data collected from the diversity survey and focus groups, AS officers are creating actionable steps to address issues raised by students. “We...

President Gayle Hutchinson boosts morale at Fall Convocation

President Gayle Hutchinson delivers her convocation speech on Aug. 18.

Molly Sullivan

August 20, 2016

President Gayle Hutchinson was greeted by applause and high-fives as she entered Laxson Auditorium on Thursday to deliver her inaugural fall convocation speech. In her speech, Hutchinson emphasized the importance of transparency and shared governance in her administration. Hutchinson spoke to a...

Gayle Hutchinson promises change in her convocation speech

Lucas Moran

August 18, 2016

President Gayle Hutchinson presented her convocation speech on Thursday afternoon in Laxson Auditorium. Her speech offered several broad goals for the future and promised a change in campus climate. Hutchinson is taking over the position of Chico State President following the retirement of former president Pa...

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...

A.S. president, Deanna Jarquin, bids farewell

Deanna Jarquin, current A.S. president, reflects on her time in the position. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Molly Sullivan

April 14, 2016

Deanna Jarquin’s term as Associated Students president is coming to a close. She represented the Chico State student body of over 17,000 students for the last year and is responsible for instigating a number of changes on campus. Looking back In her time as president, Jarquin is most proud...

New president gains support from community

Gayle Hutchinson met and greeted Chico State faculty and students on March 30. Photo credit: George Johnston

Michelle Zhu

April 4, 2016

After the search committee appointed Gayle Hutchinson to succeed President Paul Zingg, the community expressed optimism for Chico State's first female president, who happens to be a familiar face. President-select Hutchinson is a former professor of the kinesiology department at Chico State from 1990 to 2007....

First openly gay CSU president ‘a step in the right direction’

New Chico State persident Gayle Hutchinson meeting and greeting with people who gathered to see her on Wednesday Photo credit: George Johnston

Amelia Storm

March 30, 2016

After making history as Chico State’s first female president, Dr. Gayle Hutchinson is breaking down even more boundaries. The former Cal State Channel Islands provost is now the first openly gay college president in the California State University system. "Behind every great man is an equally...

President-select Gayle Hutchinson returns to Chico State

Newly selceted Chico State president Gayle Hutchinson return to the campus for a meet and greet with Chico State faculty and students Photo credit: George Johnston

Michelle Zhu

March 30, 2016

Chico State's newly President-select Gayle Hutchinson returned to campus for a meet and greet with faculty and students in the Bell Memorial Union building Wednesday. Before mingling with the crowd, Hutchinson gave a speech about what she intends to do at Chico State. She began her speech by stating...

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