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Tuition hike vote postponed, students organize

Tuition hike vote postponed, students organize

Molly Sullivan

December 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The CSU Board of Trustees has postponed its vote on the proposed 5 percent tuition hike for two months, moving the vote to its March 21 meeting. The CSU is currently facing a $168.8 million shortfall for its 2017-2018 budget. When Gov. Jerry Brown did not offer to fund the CSU’s budget request of ...

University’s director of public affairs retires

University’s director of public affairs retires

Molly Sullivan

December 6, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Joe Wills, the director of public affairs and publications, celebrated his retirement on Dec. 2 after 19 years at Chico State. At least 200 Chico State faculty, staff and students, including Willie the Wildcat gathered in Colusa Hall to recognize Wills’ service. Campus and community members gave...

Chico State president opens up about sexuality

Chico State president opens up about sexuality

Lucas Moran

December 5, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News, Showcase

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson delivered the keynote address at the ninth annual Chico State Queer Conference Dec. 4. Hutchinson, the first openly gay president of a California State University campus, spoke about her experiences growing up as a member of the queer community during a tumultuous pe...

CSU system won’t aid deportation of undocumented students

CSU system won’t aid deportation of undocumented students

George Johnston

November 17, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

The anti-immigration rhetoric of president-elect Trump has many undocumented students worried whether they can stay in the country and continue to attend college. California State University Chancellor Timothy White said the Cal State University system will not help any plans of deporting undocumented...

Students protest possible tuition hike

Students protest possible tuition hike

Molly Sullivan

November 14, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Students from 23 CSU campuses are protesting the proposed tuition hike at the Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, California. The CSU Chancellor recently proposed raising tuition by 5 percent to partially make up for a shortfall in the budget. “Students should not have to worry about pa...

Possible tuition increase for students

Possible tuition increase for students

Molly Sullivan

November 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

CSU students could pay 5 percent more in tuition next fall, according to a tuition proposal by CSU Chancellor Timothy White. If the proposal passes, annual tuition would increase by $270 for undergraduates, $312 for credential students and $438 for graduate students. The proposal will be discus...

President Hutchinson talks campus improvements at open forum

President Hutchinson talks campus improvements at open forum

Molly Sullivan

October 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

President Gayle Hutchinson discussed strengths, challenges and avenues for investment at the last open forum of her listening tour Oct. 24 in the Performing Arts Center. President Hutchinson has met with students, staff and faculty for the past 74 days of her listening tour to collect feedback on campus...

Student union provides financial stability

Student union provides financial stability

Kyla Linville

October 11, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

A tentative agreement that will benefit student workers has been made between United Auto Workers and the California State University system. This issue was pressed due to academic student employees only receiving a paycheck of around $1,000 a month. Students were expected to pay for their tuition, ...

CSU launches sexual misconduct awareness program

CSU launches sexual misconduct awareness program

Bianca Quilantan

October 11, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Student lack of awareness of sexual misconduct—not anymore.In an attempt to expand sexual misconduct awareness, Chico State is making “Not Anymore” mandatory for all students by requiring continuing and graduate students to take a 20-minute refresher course each year.“Not Anymore” i...

Open forum on provost and vice president for business and finance searches

Kaley Wise

October 2, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

Members of the campus search committees met with the firm Academic Search on Friday morning during an open forum to discuss the appropriate qualifications necessary for selecting the provost and vice president for the Business and Finance Department. The forum was “open mic” in order to ...

President Gayle Hutchinson boosts morale at Fall Convocation

President Gayle Hutchinson boosts morale at Fall Convocation

Molly Sullivan

August 20, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

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...

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