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Budgetary woes ripple across campus

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

January 27, 2016


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Whether they were administered properly or not, recent allocations of the academic affairs budget have created a negative ripple effect among some departments on campus. The latest allocations of the 2015-2016 academic affairs budget released to university leaders last October left the Meriam Library and departments in the College of Communication...

Faculty Prepares for Possible Strike

Faculty Prepares for Possible Strike

January 19, 2016


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Chico State faculty are planning to strike during the upcoming spring semester. In an email sent to Chico State faculty, the strikers have stated, “This potential strike is about priorities. It is about how the resources of the state of California must be utilized wisely to promote the academic ...

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

December 15, 2015


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As Chico State amplifies its commitment to diversity and inclusion like universities nationwide, some members of the campus community are pushing back by exercising their right to free speech. In a Nov. 16 email to students, staff and faculty, President Paul Zingg addressed the issue explaining how “...

Chico State senate approves no-confidence resolution

Chico State senate approves no-confidence resolution

December 15, 2015


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The Academic Senate approved a no confidence resolution on Dec. 10. The resolution states that faculty and staff have lost their trust in Chico State administration and leadership. The document is aimed toward administration heads, such as President Paul Zingg, Interim Provost Susan Elrod and the V...

Theatre professor dies in home

Theatre professor dies in home

December 13, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community

Chico State music and theatre associate professor Katherine Whitlock died on Dec. 7 at her home, according to a campus-wide email. Whitlock, 45, taught a variety of theatre classes including design, theatre history, world theatre and theatre general education classes. In addition to teaching, Whitlock...

CFA settlement negotiations continue

CFA settlement negotiations continue

December 8, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, Showcase

The California Faculty Association is in its final stage in the fight for a five percent salary increase. The fact-finding stage of the collective bargaining process is the last chance for CFA and CSU management to come to an agreement. “We remain hopeful that CSU Chancellor Timothy White will see ...

Budget cuts put faculty in position to reduce library hours, student assistant positions

Budget cuts put faculty in position to  reduce library hours, student assistant positions

December 7, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community

An open forum on the Academic Affairs budget revealed a potential reduction in library hours and student assistant positions. “You might say the forecast for the library is rather dismal,” said Joe Crotts, department chair of Meriam Library.The Dec. 1 forum left members of the Academic Sen...

Students and faculty voice concerns for the next presidential search

Students and faculty voice concerns for the next presidential search

Carly Plemons

November 11, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

The first meeting to establish what qualities are needed in the next President to replace President Zingg at Chico State took place Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve had a revolving door of upper level administration on this campus,” Maris Thompson, School of Education said. “In the past five year...

Steps to replacing President Zingg begin on Nov. 10

Steps to replacing President Zingg begin on Nov. 10

Suzy Leamon

November 7, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

The first meeting of the committee for finding Zingg's replacement will be from 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Laxson Auditorium.Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which will include reviewing the role of the committee as well as receiving comments and discussing desirable traits of the next president.Trustee Dougla...

CFA votes yes to strike

CFA votes yes to strike

Michael Catelli

November 4, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

The results from the California Faculty Association vote to strike on salary increase showed a 94 percent in favor of striking. The organization is comprised of instructional faculty, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches from all 23 CSU schools and plan to march to the chancellor's office in Lo...

LGBT resources on campus to be addressed this semester

LGBT resources on campus to be addressed this semester

Elizabeth Castillo

October 25, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

This semester, Chico State hopes to improve LGBT resources on campus after receiving three out of five stars on a national ranking. The Campus Pride Index evaluates colleges based on a variety of LGBT inclusion factors. Some members of the LGBT communities on campus experience issues with inc...

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

Elizabeth Castillo

October 20, 2015


Filed under Administration, Community, News

An action committee is enacting a plan that allows for better communication among faculty, staff, administration and students. The forum held earlier this semester addressed some major concerns including distrust of administration, disregard for faculty and staff input, and concerns regarding ...

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