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S.T.O.P. conference cut short by strike

S.T.O.P. conference cut short by strike

Molly Sullivan

March 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club tabled outside of Butte Hall on March 8 to raise awareness about their upcoming events, including their annual conference on April 11-14. However, the conference may be cut short by the CFA strike. Organizers worry that the strike will interrupt students’ ...

Chico State students replace cash with Venmo

Chico State students replace cash with Venmo

Christine Zuniga

March 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

As with physical mail, phonebooks and maps, cash seems to be outdated, thanks to electronic transfer technologies, including the popular Venmo app. Venmo is a service of PayPal, the powerful alternative to checks and money orders, which had 4.9 billion payments via mobile devices in 2015. While PayPal is used on ...

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

One day after International Women’s Day, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was appointed as the first female president of Chico State. “I think it’s great that we have a woman president now after 127 years,” said Analicia Hawkins, the women’s program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equity Cent...

Trustees to disclose new president midweek

Trustees to disclose new president midweek

Gabriel Sandoval

March 8, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

California State University trustees interviewed Chico State's final three presidential candidates on Monday, but will not name their selection until Wednesday. The CSU Board of Trustees questioned the finalists on Monday in a closed session at a Hilton hotel in Long Beach, wrapping up an almost five-...

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Eric Mcguire

March 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

There aren’t many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she’ll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings and assignments. Between her job and the course load of her six classes as a senior majoring...

Professor: Students plagiarize out of fear

Professor: Students plagiarize out of fear

Jeremy Steele

March 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

In the 2013-2014 academic year, the office of Student Judicial Affairs on campus handled 58 reports of academic dishonesty. This included incidents and sanctions associated with academic dishonesty, which includes plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration and cheating. In 2014-2015 academic year, Student...

New president goes public next week

New president goes public next week

Gabriel Sandoval

March 4, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated Laurie Weidner is the CSU Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. Weidner is the CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. The title has been corrected. Only time will tell who the next president of Chico State will be, because nothing else wil...

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

March 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Everyone was told to partner up with someone they didn’t know. A quick introduction with names was OK, but no further inquiries were allowed. Everyone had a piece of paper and a pen. “Just look at your partner and guess. Where is your partner’s hometown?” Anxious giggles filled the room...

Black Lives Matter on campus

Black Lives Matter on campus

Molly Sullivan

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Black Lives Matter brought students and community members together to speak about race and diversity at Chico State on Friday, Feb. 26. Marc’s Legacy The event specifically honored the memory of Marc Thompson, a Chico State student and activist who was found burned in his car in September 2014. His death was ruled a homicide and the investigation is still ...

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Bridget Comito

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Chico State Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has been selected for a 2016 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in museum education. The fifth annual Superintendent's Awards was created by the California Association of Museums. The organization acknowledges the use of education within exhibits statew...

Long road to safety on bike path

Long road to safety on bike path

Eric Mcguire

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The city of Chico and Chico State have joined forces to tackle the crime problem on the bike path that runs between the railroad tracks and campus. Although they have formed a united front, there are a number of financial, logistical and even cultural obstacles to overcome. On Feb. 16, Chico City Council unanimously passed the motion to install a sur...

Audit finds hospitality expense policy could use improvements

Audit finds hospitality expense policy could use improvements

Gabriel Sandoval

February 26, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

A Chico State employee was reimbursed $1,215.48 for meals she attended, approved and "directly benefited from," violating the Foundation Hospitality Expense Policy, according to a California State University audit. The audit also noted that, although the policy doesn't set a dollar limit per meal...

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