The Orion

Campus police take responsibility for actions – Hutchinson will not

Miscommunication between UPD and University of Communications creates confusion and potentially dangerous situations. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Natalie Hanson

November 26, 2019

After weeks of ongoing investigation into the Meriam Library incidents this semester, we got a chance to talk to the police chief to clarify things. My concerns, this entire semester, have rested with the control of information by the campus PR department, and these incidents only made it more clear ho...

President’s Fall Reception Kicks off Academic Year

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera

September 14, 2019

Kendall Lawn pulsed with music on Friday for the Fall Reception, an event where President Gayle Hutchinson discussed her new strategic plan for the university. The plan centers around three main priorities: equity, diversity, and inclusion; civic and global engagement; and resilient and sustainable sy...

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Student protesters gather near Kendall Hall Monday to voice strong opinions against the student fee increases. Nearly 50 students attended and some gave speeches before leading rally chants. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Josh Cozine and Natalie Hanson

May 8, 2018

Nearly 50 students gathered outside Kendall Hall Monday to protest the recently approved student fee increases. Student participants began the protest with speeches and a rally at about 11 a.m. Brigitte Dahrouj, who helped organize the event, was one of many expressing her frustration with the in...

Chico State receives 2017-18 preliminary budget

The preliminary budget has been released for all CSU campuses. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

May 2, 2017

The CSU system has released a preliminary 2017-18 budget allocation for all of the CSU campuses.The budget is based on Gov. Jerry Brown's initial 2017-18 budget. It is still subject to change in Brown's revision to the California budget this month.At the last Chico State University Budget Committee meetin...

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

President Hutchinson speaks at a press conference before her investiture ceremony on March 2. Photo credit: Ben Hacker

Daniel Wright

March 9, 2017

President Hutchinson took office at Chico State in June of 2016. During her first fall semester, she outlined five transitional goals at her convocation speech: 1. Improving campus climate 2. Restoring shared governance 3. Fostering student achievements 4. Building diverse and inclusive communities 5. E...

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....

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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