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Chico State professor under investigation for alleged misuse of university funds

Curtis DeBerg's office door in Tehama Hall is left blank next to SAGE Global memorabilia. A plaque in honor of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company founder Ken Grossman is visible. It reads
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...

Funds available for Chico postbaccalaureate students

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...

Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Gayle Hutchinson presents information during her presidential address in the Performing Arts Center at Chico State.
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,...

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

Photo credit: 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...

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

Protestors gather around the fence by the Young Republicans booth outside of Glenn Hall. Photo credit: 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...

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

On Thursday Associated Student Government Affairs Committee were introduced two added agenda items including the event hosted by Chico Hillel and a proposition to officially denounce White Supremacy. Photo credit: 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...

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson
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...

Enrollment down after Camp Fire, university says

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...

How the “abortion pill bill” will affect Chico

How will the abortion pill affect Chico State students? Photo credit: 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...

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

Photo credit: Monik Marcus/ creative commons
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...

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

History of the NCAA Photo credit: 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...

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Associated Student's meets on Thursday morning. Their first agenda item is about Custom and Border Patrol's presence at the Career Fair. Photo credit: 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,...

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