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Chico State opens 70 reserved parking spots for students

Chico State opens 70 reserved parking spots for students

Kimberly Morales

September 16, 2019

On Sept. 10, students received an email from Chico State announcing that 70 parking spots were available for students to purchase starting Sept. 12. In the email, vice president of business and finance explained that the new lots would be purchased on a “first come, first served” basis. Un...

President’s Fall Reception Kicks off Academic Year

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera

September 14, 2019

Kendall Lawn pulsed with music on Friday for the Fall Reception, an event where President Gayle Hutchinson discussed her new strategic plan for the university. The plan centers around three main priorities: equity, diversity, and inclusion; civic and global engagement; and resilient and sustainable sy...

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=174bi09-6RtiYhHwtY8yBmLP22LDncgvz&ll=39.747185049351344%2C-121.82960645000003&z=13Chico Police Call Type: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Tuesday, September 3, Midnight, 900 Block EsplanadeAn 18-year-old student was arrested on the street for consuming alcohol in public. He was...

Will Butte Hall renovations solve its asbestos problem?

Will Butte Hall renovations solve its asbestos problem?

Jessie Imhoff

September 10, 2019

Chico State is currently undergoing plans to renovate Butte Hall, the second-largest building on campus and home to many different departments. These renovations, set to start in summer 2021 and end by summer 2023, will displace many professors during its prolonged construction.While there are conce...

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

Ricardo Tovar

September 9, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Possession of fake ID Thursday, August 29, 11:32 p.m., W. 4th St/Hazel St 18-year-old student arrested for trying to use a fake identification card. Was fined $3,000 for the incident. Call Type: Aggravated Injury Friday, August 30, 5:31 a.m.,1200 Block Nord...

DREAMers welcomed at student reception

DREAMers welcomed at student reception

Jessie Imhoff

September 8, 2019

The Chico State Dream Center welcomed DREAM students on Friday at Sylvester's Cafe. The goal was to provide students with knowledge on the resources available to them on campus. The DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act provides a way to grant residency for people who came to A...

Local job fair Returns to Chico BMU

Local job fair Returns to Chico BMU

Carolyn Allen

September 7, 2019

The Chico Career Center held its local job fair at the BMU, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with 14 on-campus hiring departments and 45 community employers looking to hire for part-time, full-time and internship positions.The Career Center here at Chico State aims to give students new job opportunities throu...

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Ricardo Tovar

September 6, 2019

A student charged with sexual assault and burglary had his first hearing at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville on Thursday morning.Martin Morales, 22, currently suspended by Chico State, faces charges of first-degree burglary, sexual assault and three cases of loitering/prowling on private p...

University introduces new student housing bus safety rules

University introduces new student housing bus safety rules

Angelina Mendez

September 4, 2019

Chico State introduced a new bus schedule to the incoming Wildcats staying at University Housing for the 2019-2020 school year.University Housing has provided this shuttle service through University Village (UV) since August 2017. This service gives students the opportunity to catch a ride to campus...

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

Ricardo Tovar and Natalie Hanson

September 3, 2019

A student charged with molestation and burglary is currently booked in the Butte County jail. Chico State administrators have been hesitant to provide information about this student, who is an employee on campus. On August 18, the Chico Police Department responded to a call reporting a prowler lurkin...

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Jessie Imhoff

August 30, 2019

The body of missing Chico State student Anthony Mahr was found Thursday afternoon, nine days after he was reported missing. On Aug. 20, an individual living by the Sacramento River reported someone in his home. Butte County deputies responded, leading to the arrest of Brentston Rhodes. Rhodes was...

Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Jack Lewis

August 30, 2019

The office of the Chancellor sent out a campus-wide email to students Friday, requesting constructive feedback of President Gayle Hutchinson. The email contained both a letter directly from Chancellor Timothy P. White describing the process as well as a list describing the areas that can be addressed...

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