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Chico State students march against tuition increase

Chico State students march against tuition increase

Lexi Hoedt

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Multimedia, News, Video

Students for Quality Education organized a student protest against the proposed tuition increase. The CSU Board of Trustees will vote on the proposal at its March 21 meeting. If passed, CSU undergraduates would pay $270 more in tuition per year.   Lexi Hoedt can be reached at [email protected]

Our Democracy website launched

Our Democracy website launched

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

In the wake of a turbulent election season, Chico State has created Our Democracy for students and faculty to equip themselves to engage in the political dialogue. Tensions have been high with some students upset about the election's results and others not able to comfortably celebrate their candidate...

Students and faculty gather to protest tuition hikes

Students and faculty gather to protest tuition hikes

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Students for Quality Education gathered today at Trinity Commons to protest the proposed fall semester tuition hikes. The event began with several speeches from both students and faculty. "I believe that tuition should not be raised because the CSU is the university for the people," junior SQE...

Is food insecurity a problem at Chico State?

Is food insecurity a problem at Chico State?

Alejandra Fraga

January 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Alejandra Fraga can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster on twitter. ...

Recycling do’s and don’ts

Recycling do’s and don’ts

Victoria Rohrer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Many assume that throwing a half-empty soda bottle into the recycle bin automatically guarantees that it will be recycled. That is not the case. Just because a plastic or glass bottle is thrown away in the recycle bin, doesn't mean it will become a recycled item, said Ellyse Adamczyk, an Associated...

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Gabriel Sandoval

January 30, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Lorraine Hoffman, Chico State’s former vice president for business and finance, remains on the university’s payroll, even though she left campus last June after a tumultuous tenure. Hoffman, who also served as the chief financial officer at the university for eight years, signed an agreement with...

Tuition hike protest coming to Chico State

Tuition hike protest coming to Chico State

Molly Sullivan

January 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Students for Quality Education, a coalition of CSU students, is hosting a statewide student protest this week in response to the proposed 5 percent tuition increase. At Chico State, the protest will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Trinity Commons. A protest march will follow at 1 p.m. “I’ll...

SSC receives $5,000 alum donation

SSC receives $5,000 alum donation

Alejandra Fraga

January 29, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Chico State Student Success Center (SSC) received a $5,000 donation from Sedgwick, Inc. David Scotto, Chico State alumni, visited campus to present the donation on behalf of his company. “It’s interesting to see how alumni advocate for us through their companies,” said Gary McMahon, SSC...

Apply for spring 2017 commencement

Apply for spring 2017 commencement

Carly Campbell

January 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Commencement ceremonies will be held May 19-21 at the Laxson Auditorium and University Stadium on Chico State’s campus this spring.Applications are ongoing and still being accepted by the commencement office.It’s important to know that graduation and commencement are different. Graduation is co...

Free tax preparation services on campus

Jacqueline Morales

January 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is partnering with the IRS to offer tax preparation services to students, starting Feb. 1.Anyone that has earned less than $60,000 in 2016 qualifies for the free service. Students will work alongside with the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) pr...

Chico State unveils new portal app

Chico State unveils new portal app

Jacqueline Morales

January 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

My Chico State, A new Chico State app,was released Dec. 5, 2016 with a modernized template allowing students to access new functionalities. "Students can check on their application status, look at their unofficial transcript and look at their financial aid and make their selections there. There's a whole range of other...

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