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Chico State adds more detail for Fall 2021 reopening

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 25, 2021

Chico State hosted a “State of the Campus” webinar on Thursday to address plans for Fall 2021. News Items from the webinar included:  Chico State students will know which Fall 2021 classes...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Hutchinson plots an uncertain path to normalcy

Melvin Bui, Alex Amaya, and Mary Cron // February 13, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson, assisted by campus employees, revealed tentative plans on Friday for the Fall 2021 semester. She also addressed COVID-19 preparations and participated in a recorded...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Chico State lays out plan for returning to face-to-face instruction

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 11, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson predicts that 20% to 30% of classes in Fall 2021 will be held in-person while the remainder of classes will be held virtually or in a hybrid environment. Hutchinson...

Fees, enrollment and more were discussed during a virtual town hall hosted by Chico State’s Associated Students on Dec. 2. Photo taken by Jacob Collier.

AS Government Meeting Sheds Light on Student Resources and Fees for 2021

Joel Moret, Reporter // December 15, 2020

Decreased enrollment, revenue and COVID-19 assistance were discussed at a town hall hosted by Chico State’s Associated Students on Dec. 2.  President Gayle Hutchinson opened the discussion by...

Kendall Hall at Chico State

Chico State Basic Needs receives grant to aid unhoused students

Joel Moret, Reporter // December 2, 2020

The Chico State Basic Needs Project has partnered with True North and Chico Housing Action Team following a $870,000 grant from the California State University system. The goal is to address the rising...

Study abroad programs for Spring 2021 have been canceled. 
Photo Credit: Dylan Giriffith taken on Oct. 22

Chico State cancels incoming and outgoing study abroad programs for Spring 2021

Dylan Griffith, Reporter // November 2, 2020

Chico State international programs announced the cancellation of  study abroad programs that would have sent and welcomed students to and from countries all over the world.  This announcement...

Meriam Library on Sept 2 2020.

Chico State sees drop in new students and transfers despite growing total enrollment across CSU

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // October 27, 2020

Chico State has seen a small decrease in total enrollment for the fall semester — but a nearly 10% drop in first-time freshmen and a 5% decline in transfers — despite an overall increase in enrollment...

Lassen Hall will is one of the two Chico State on-campus residence halls to open it's doors to house first responders

Chico State opens vacant dorms to house North Complex firefighters

Dylan Griffith, Reporter // October 11, 2020

Chico State announced that it will be housing up to 200 firefighters in on-campus housing that was recently closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. They will be used by firefighters who are currently battling...

The WREC will reopen for limited indoor activity on Oct. 19

WREC to reopen under limited county guidelines

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // October 10, 2020

Chico State’s Wildcat Recreation Center will begin its reopening process on Oct. 19 after Butte County was moved to a lower-risk tier in California’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines. The fitness center,...

Chico State Republicans President Michael Curry announced the call for the termination of employment and more against assistant professor Lindsay Briggs. Photo taken Sept. 17, 2020.

College Republicans Held Public Event Calling for Chico State to Dismiss Tenured Professor

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // September 20, 2020

Chico State Republicans held a public event outside Trinity Hall on Thursday morning to call for the termination of Dr. Lindsay Briggs, a tenured associate professor in the Department of Public Health...

Off-campus student costs decreased by roughly $3000 a year. Photo taken Sept. 2, 2020

Chico State says off-campus housing prices decreased for 2020/2021 school year

Joel Moret, Reporter // September 13, 2020

Chico State’s estimated cost of attendance decreased by roughly $3,000 for the 2020-2021 school year, based in part, on responses from Chico State students in a statewide survey.  Off-campus...

Chico State will continue virtual instruction through spring 2021. Photo taken Sept. 2, 2020.

Chico State and CSU cancel in-person classes for Spring 2021 citing COVID-19 threat

Julian Mendoza, Mulitmedia Editor // September 10, 2020

Chico State will continue with virtual instruction for most classes next semester. The policy, handed down by CSU Chancellor Timothy White, applies to all 23 California State University campuses, according...

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