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Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Grayson Boyer and Alex Grant

March 12, 2018


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Chico State’s proposed fee increases have sparked an intense debate in the student body, manifesting itself most visibly in the open forums that took place during the first two weeks of March. On Feb. 16, administrators sent an email to the student body announcing proposed fee increases to the He...

Students speak out at open forum about proposed fee increases

Students speak out at open forum about proposed fee increases

Josh Cozine

March 9, 2018


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Emotions ran high Wednesday as students, faculty and admin met for an open forum to discuss proposed fee increases which would take effect next semester.Immediate objections to the fee increases, now estimated at nearly $400 a year for each student, were raised by some students when administrators be...

President Hutchinson extends advisory vote on fee increases to students

President Hutchinson extends advisory vote on fee increases to students

Natalie Hanson

March 5, 2018


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Gayle Hutchinson announced a student vote could affect proposed fee increases in an email to the campus Monday. The president announced she will extend the option of a referendum, an advising vote on the proposed measure to increase fees, to the student body. This means that students may now vote...

President Hutchinson responds to student concerns over proposed fee increases

President Hutchinson responds to student concerns over proposed fee increases

Josh Cozine

February 28, 2018


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Three potential student fee increases adding up to $380 per year are currently up for discussion at four upcoming open forums.Students have started organizing to voice their disapproval over compounding and seemingly sudden cost increases to attend classes, and question the processes involved that leave them...

New physical science building to use fossil fuels; students criticize campus

New physical science building to use fossil fuels; students criticize campus

Natalie Hanson

February 26, 2018


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The next Chico State building project planned for construction will use a gas-powered energy plan.President Gayle Hutchinson revealed the plans for the new building, currently referred to as Siskiyou II, earlier this month. Construction of the structure will require demolishing Siskiyou Hall and revampi...

Students, faculty oppose incoming fee raises

Students, faculty oppose incoming fee raises

Natalie Hanson

February 23, 2018


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Students for Quality Education hosted a press conference to address upcoming increased campus service fees for students Thursday. The conference took place in the Bell Memorial Union at 12:30 p.m, with around 40 students and faculty members in attendance. Speakers expressed the effects they feel the...

Chico native runs to represent Northern California College Democrats

Chico native runs to represent Northern California College Democrats

Kelsi Sibert and Alex Grant

February 22, 2018


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President of the Chico State Democratic Club Brigitte Dahrouj is running for Northern Regional Director.This title is one of nine California College Democrats positions up for election. However, unlike many of the other candidates, Dahrouj will face one other opponent. Travis Legault and Dahrouj will comp...

First-generation students celebrated in second annual symposium

First-generation students celebrated in second annual symposium

Natalie Hanson

February 22, 2018


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Chico State will spotlight its first-generation students in a special Trailblazer Symposium Thursday and Friday.The second annual symposium is to be held from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday. Organized by the First-Gen Faculty and Staff Association and the Office o...

Instructors, alumni receive awards for outstanding teaching

Instructors, alumni receive awards for outstanding teaching

Tisha Cheney

February 21, 2018


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One of the highest awards given by the university was announced for six faculty members Tuesday. Chosen by the university's Faculty Recognition and Support Committee, President Gayle E. Hutchinson and cabinet recently surprised the 2017-18 winners with their awards, according to a release from Sean...

Administrators present proposed fall tuition increase

Administrators present proposed fall tuition increase

Josh Cozine

February 21, 2018


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Chico State faculty, administration and student government met and discussed rising fees in a meeting open to all students Monday. The proposed fee adjustment, which will total $190 per semester, was broken into three categories from highest to lowest: Student Health Services ($99), athletics ...

Human rights activist runs for Congress

Human rights activist runs for Congress

Alex Grant and Grayson Boyer

February 20, 2018


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Audrey Denney, a Chico State graduate and former teacher, sat down with an Orion news team to speak about her campaign for the First Congressional District seat as a Democrat. Denney spoke on many topics including her "deep roots" in agriculture as someone who grew up on a farm and majored in Agriculture...

Memorial for Professor Ted Herrera to be held next week

Memorial for Professor Ted Herrera to be held next week

Tisha Cheney

February 16, 2018


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The life of Ted Herrera, a professor of nutrition and food science, will be celebrated with a service on March 2.Herrera passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 67, according to an announcement from University Communications. The memorial service will be held at Colusa Hall, Room 100B from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m....

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