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Chico State professor under investigation for alleged misuse of university funds

Chico State professor under investigation for alleged misuse of university funds

Angelina Mendez and Jessie Imhoff

February 25, 2020

The nonprofit organization Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE Global) is not active on Chico State’s campus since the start of the Spring 2020 semester following an internal investigation into the organization’s CEO, accounting professor Curtis DeBerg.  On Aug...

Funds available for Chico postbaccalaureate students

Grayson Edgemon

February 12, 2020

Chico State Enterprises received a $3 million subsidy to support the university’s post-graduate students over the next five years via a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education according to University Communications on January 21.   Adelante, a pipeline program which provides...

Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson addressed crucial information currently facing the university during her State of the University Address. This included information on the university’s budget, strategic planning to accommodate student needs and a downfall in enrollment, as well as the introduction of ...

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

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

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...

Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

Over the past week, tensions have been running high among the liberal and conservative students on Chico State’s campus. From Tuesday to Thursday, many students have used their right to peacefully assemble and freedom of speech. Four criminal charges have been filed -- three for battery and one for...

Government Affairs considers protest of Zionist speaker, criticism of Associated Students

Government Affairs considers protest of Zionist speaker, criticism of Associated Students

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

A week after Israeli speaker Neil Lazarus was invited to campus, two added agenda items were brought to the Associated Students Government Affairs committee meeting Thursday.Government Affairs considered a resolution to formally denounce white supremacy and examined last week's event hosted by Chico ...

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

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...

Enrollment down after Camp Fire, university says

Kimberly Morales

October 30, 2019

On Monday, Chico State released the official 2019-20 enrollment census to the public.In the census, the university announced that student enrollment is predicted to see a shortfall primarily due to Camp Fire impacts and competition between other education options in California.The census included a plann...

How the “abortion pill bill” will affect Chico

How the “abortion pill bill” will affect Chico

Carolyn Allen

October 23, 2019

A new bill will make state university health centers carry abortion pills by 2023.Approved by Governor Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11, Senate Bill 24 is a public health bill that would require public university health centers to provide abortion by medication techniques to students.SB-24 will directly affect ...

California is the first state to require access to abortion medication at public universities

California is the first state to require access to abortion medication at public universities

Carolyn Allen

October 15, 2019

While several states have been attempting to make abortion laws more strict; California has taken a different route and has become the first state to require public universities to provide access to the abortion pill. Chico State would also begin carrying the pill at the Student Health Center, accordi...

Governor Gavin Newsom asks NCAA to play fair and pay fair, student-athletes respond

Governor Gavin Newsom asks NCAA to play fair and pay fair, student-athletes respond

Kimberly Morales

October 6, 2019

For years, student-athletes have fought for the right to earn benefits in return for the work they put into playing in order to place their school on the map. On Sept. 30, California changed the game forever as it became the first state to bring this issue into the spotlight, as Governor Gavin Newsom si...

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Angelina Mendez and Ricardo Tovar

September 28, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers were invited to Chico Sate’s career fair on Wednesday, to the shock of many students. After an initial flurry of confusion, panic and frustration faded, staff and students were waiting for the university and the Associated Students to address what happened. The...

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