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Chico State informs community on HSI status

Chico State informs community on HSI status

Christine Zuniga

May 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a “Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)” information session on May 12. The presentation gave an update on Chico State’s HSI status and the opportunities it presents.An HSI is a federal designation that gives approved colleges or uni...

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Eric Mcguire

May 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico state has added a new priority to its Strategic Plan for the Future. The new priority was drafted by the University Diversity Council last year, and after being reviewed by a number of Chico State committees and individuals, it was approved. The plan states “we will continue to develop and ...

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Eric Mcguire

May 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

“The decision of how you spend Chico State budget is one that is involved in this zip code, not my zip code, thank you,” said CSU chancellor Timothy P. White. White spoke at a Chico State forum in the BMU on May 4. It was just one stop on a 23-campus tour for the purpose of unveiling a new six...

Letter: Employees sense ‘fear’ on campus

Letter: Employees sense ‘fear’ on campus

Gabriel Sandoval

April 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

After the Academic Senate approved a no-confidence resolution last December, faculty leaders said in a letter to Chancellor Timothy White that mismanagement by Chico State administrators had gotten so bad that employees “feel a sense of instability and fear” on campus. But in the four and a half months since the letter was written, faculty leaders said they are more opt...

Academic Affairs scraps allocation model

Academic Affairs scraps allocation model

Gabriel Sandoval

April 22, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico State is superseding the allocation model it used to figure the approximately $114 million Academic Affairs budget and will transition to a new system. Mike Ward, the newly appointed interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said last week the university is departing from the allocation mod...

New Associated Students president talks plans for presidency

New Associated Students president talks plans for presidency

Michael Catelli

April 13, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

Hail to the chief. Chico State has a new Associated Students president, Michael Pratt. Pratt recently sat down with The Orion to answer some questions and talk about his plans for his presidency. How long have you been attending Chico State?Pratt: This will be the completion of my fourth year here ...

Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

Eric Mcguire

April 11, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

In the wake of the CSU faculty agreement, Chico State faculty take stock of concessions made and future gains to pursue. A historic strike has been averted. Chico State professors are talking about the outcome of the negotiations with a mixture of satisfaction and a sober eye on the future. “...

New president gains support from community

New president gains support from community

Michelle Zhu

April 4, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

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....

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

Molly Sullivan

April 2, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

To commemorate Cesar Chavez, Chico State students gathered in Trinity Commons on March 28 to show solidarity with the California Faculty Association strike. “We want to continue Cesar Chavez’s legacy of labor rights,” said Yvette Rivera, a senior psychology major. “It’...

Chico State names new interim provost

Chico State names new interim provost

Gabriel Sandoval

April 1, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Mike Ward, former dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management, has been named the new interim vice president and provost for Academic Affairs, succeeding Susan Elrod who stepped down Wednesday. President Paul Zingg made the announcement in an email to faculty a...

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Jeremy Steele

March 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Associated Students elections are happening April 12. Students will receive an email to their campus account with a link prompting them to the simple online poll. For students with a smartphone hooked up with the Chico State email, they can vote in the A.S. elections instead of checking Instagram aga...

Newly selected president faces challenges

Newly selected president faces challenges

Eric Mcguire

March 17, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

On a rainy Wednesday morning, amidst hot coffee and donuts, students and faculty gathered to watch a live video feed of the board of trustees meeting in Long Beach. The viewing took place in the Associated Students offices in the BMU. As the assembled crowd waited for the video feed to start broadcasting,...

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