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Chico State prepares new plan to address climate change

Chico State prepares new plan to address climate change

Natalie Hanson

May 16, 2018


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A plan for addressing climate change on campus has been confirmed by the university, but students recently voiced concern about its details. According to Director of Facilities and Management Services Michael Guzzi, this “master plan” was announced in April as part of an agreement made by the...

Final University Budget Committee meeting of semester expects cuts

Final University Budget Committee meeting of semester expects cuts

Josh Cozine

May 15, 2018


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Speaking bluntly to administrators and deans of the colleges present, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Debra Larson addressed making up around $2,500,000 in the budget Monday. The discussion began at the final University Budget Committee meeting of the semester. In a round-table-like...

Vice President for Business and Finance leaves Chico State after one year

Vice President for Business and Finance leaves Chico State after one year

Mathew Miranda

May 14, 2018


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Vice President for Business and Finance Robbi Stivers no longer works for the university according to an email written by Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson Wednesday. The following day, Stivers’ campus directory contact information was removed from Chico State's website. Hutchinson briefly mentione...

Funding allocations among colleges for student activities finalized

Funding allocations among colleges for student activities finalized

Natalie Hanson

May 12, 2018


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Clearing debts and redistributing funds among colleges for different activities were discussed by the Institute for Student-Related Activities committee Thursday. After a meeting last week to discuss possible ways to handle The Orion's debt, Jennifer Mays announced that its debt will be cleared. About...

Administrators questioned about future of Institute for Sustainable Development

Administrators questioned about future of Institute for Sustainable Development

Josh Cozine

May 12, 2018


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Next semester’s student leaders were already hard at work Friday, checking in on an Academic Senate meeting.The final Academic Senate meeting for the semester had deans from all colleges of the university celebrating their colleges and their graduates, with powerpoint presentations, speeches, and even ...

2018 midterm election guide: several local positions need to be voted upon

2018 midterm election guide: several local positions need to be voted upon

Roberto Fonseca

May 9, 2018


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On June 5, all California counties including Butte County will be holding midterm election primaries. Registered voters will be able to vote on twelve different positions that range from the overall state level to their own respective counties.Statewide PoliticsThe race for the governor is the most no...

President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

Grayson Boyer

May 8, 2018


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Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced on Thursday that she would be implementing the proposed student fee increases, despite students voting against all three increases. The announcement came Thursday at noon through an email sent to all students. President Hutchinson decided on staggering the...

Chico State degree costs about $90,000

Chico State degree costs about $90,000

Lizzie Helmer

May 8, 2018


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Next week hundreds of students will receive a bachelor's degree from Chico State. It may be the most expensive piece of paper they'll ever own. Each year on the university website, the Chico State Financial Aid and Scholarship office releases estimated costs of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room ...

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Josh Cozine and Natalie Hanson

May 8, 2018


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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 inc...

Chico State’s straw-less challenge successful in first 72 hours

Chico State’s straw-less challenge successful in first 72 hours

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018


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Less than 72 hours after going straw-less, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went straw-less and traded in plastic straws for paper ones. While paper straws are more compostable than plastic straws, student employees at Sutter Dining also made straw kits that included reusable ...

Funding for student trips and The Orion stirs discussion

Funding for student trips and The Orion stirs discussion

Natalie Hanson

May 4, 2018


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How much to spend on aiding student trips, and on The Orion, were two questions brought to the committee for Instructionally Related Activities this week. With over $9,000 left in the budget for student activities,  the IRA met Thursday to hear from two teachers requesting additional accommodation...

President Hutchinson increases student fees

President Hutchinson increases student fees

Alex Grant

May 3, 2018


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Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson decided to approve all three proposed student fee increases Thursday, but compromised when each fee would go into effect. While Hutchinson approved each fee, the Health Services Fee adjustment will be the only increase implemented next semester. The Student Learning...

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