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Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Eva Gonzalez

October 10, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

  First-year students recently experienced a safety hazard when a ceiling grid collapsed on the eighth floor in Whitney Hall. Although this event was an act of vandalism, it has raised questions about safety issues with buildings on campus. The 46-year-old building is one of the largest n...

Sacramento State student-professor conflict questions education model

Sacramento State student-professor conflict questions education model

Cheyanne Burens

October 10, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Earlier in September, Chiitaanibah Johnson, a Native American student, claimed she was threatened to be expelled from a U.S. history course at Sacramento State for questioning her professor's refusal to consider the wipe out of Native Americans during European colonization as genocide. The idea ...

Faculty rally demands change

Faculty rally demands change

Michael Catelli

September 20, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

Chico State faculty members of the CSU Employees Union and the California Faculty Association rallied together on Friday to protest poor working conditions. Issues addressed were low salary increases, lack of transparency and abusive conduct in the workplace. “Our goal today was to keep the pre...

Faculty Affairs Vice President takes unexpected leave of absence

Brandon Eiges

September 14, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

Wenshu Lee, Acting Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, announced that she will be taking a leave of absence from her position on Sept. 10. In an email sent out to the entire Chico State faculty last Thursday by Dr. Susan Elrod, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,...

Academic integrity; inside cheating in college

Academic integrity; inside cheating in college

Taylor Hovey

September 2, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Recent findings have found that two-thirds of college students have reported cheating in some form during their college careers. In the book “Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It,” Donald L. McCabe, a professor of management and global business at Rutge...

Survey reveals faculty displeasure with Zingg

Survey reveals faculty displeasure with Zingg

Jenice Tupolo

August 26, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

Last spring, President Zingg implemented a campus climate survey to address faculty, staff and administrative issues and concerns. The results concluded that more than half of faculty feels President Zingg and his administration do not respect faculty input.On August 21, Zingg nominated Susan Elrod as...

New gaming event raises money for Chico animal shelter

New gaming event raises money for Chico animal shelter

Courtney Weaver

May 5, 2015


Filed under Administration, Community, News

The Game for Good charity event was held from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday at Chico State’s UHUB. Game for Good is a new gaming event where students play video games to raise money for local businesses. Chico State was one of 20 schools to participate in the event and raised over $110 for the Chico Animal ...

Chico State appoints interim University Police chief

Chico State appoints interim University Police chief

Dylan Dewit

May 5, 2015


Filed under Administration, Crime, News

Bruce Hagerty, retired Chico police chief, has been appointed interim Chico State University Police chief, according to a press release from Lori Hoffman, the vice president of business and finance. Hagerty served six years a chief of police in Chico and currently serves on the University Advis...

Health festival highlights resources like free condoms, cheaper medications

Health festival highlights resources like free condoms, cheaper medications

Kristina Martinez

May 4, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

The Student Health Center offers students up to 10 free condoms a day if they just stop by and show their ID card. Health benefits like this that come along with attending Chico State were explained to students by multiple organizations on Thursday in the UHUB courtyard. Put on by the Stud...

Incoming A.S. president lays out vision, priorities

Incoming A.S. president lays out vision, priorities

Kristina Martinez

April 22, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Deanna Jarquin was named next year's Chico State Associated Students president on Thursday by a margin of 170 votes. Jarquin is a senior double majoring in psychology and women's studies. In the past, Jarquin has had experience interning at the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center and has worked at...

Students react to Zingg’s medical leave of absence

Students react to Zingg’s medical leave of absence

Jenice Tupolo

April 15, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

President Paul Zingg has taken a medical leave of absence for the remainder of the spring semester. As Zingg recovers from his March 15 bypass surgery, former Humboldt State president Rollin Richmond is serving as acting president. In an email to the university, Richmond wrote: “I’ve very re...

Parking difficulties drive union to call for action

Parking difficulties drive union to call for action

Jenice Tupolo

April 14, 2015


Filed under Administration

President Paul Zingg has been given a list of demands for reform by the California State University Employees Union, with parking space availability as a primary concern. If demands are granted, 200 additional parking spaces could be made available for the public. From Monday to Friday, student ...

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