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Chico’s Sipho’s offers Jamaican flavor on a budget

Chico’s Sipho’s offers Jamaican flavor on a budget

Natalie Hanson

February 20, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

When looking for a unique, authentic meal in Chico, one may not think “cheap” first. Surprisingly, there are some real treats hidden in plain sight here in town, once you’re tired of having burgers and pizza downtown for a month straight, without breaking the bank. Sipho’s is a hidden delight...

Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Tisha Cheney

February 5, 2018


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

President Gayle E. Hutchinson called for action in an address to faculty and board members Monday.Hutchinson voiced concerns at the yearly State of the University Address held in Harlen Adams Theatre at 3 p.m. A major topic discussed was the recent reduction to the school budget.Due to reduced state...

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Rising tuition spurs student discussion

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018


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

Chico's chapter of Students for Quality Education (SQE) met to discuss upcoming increased tuition costs Friday.As music from second-week student parties could be heard from SSC 206, concerned students met to discuss what these cost hikes mean to them, and how they can have their voices heard.A range of challen...

CA trustees approve salary increases for top administrators

CA trustees approve salary increases for top administrators

Natalie Hanson

October 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico State's president Gayle Hutchinson will be one of CSU's first presidents to receive a state-funded salary increase.On Sept. 20, the board for the nation’s largest public university system unanimously approved salary increases for top administration and executives. These increases will effectively raise the salaries of all of the...

Chico State students don’t know where their tuition money is going

Chico State students don’t know where their tuition money is going

Grayson Boyer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Although it is impossible to determine where exactly Chico State student tuition money goes, all students deserve a basic understanding of how their money is used.The following information has been acquired from the 2017/2018 Budget Plan for Chico State, and Chico’s OpenGov.com page. Let’s start with the basics and dive into some numbers: student tuition is now $7,348 per year, a $308 increase from 2016. F...

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company. In 2016, ISES evaluated 39 Chico State buildings and determined they were in below-average condition,...

College of Humanities and Fine Arts subject to spending freeze

College of Humanities and Fine Arts subject to spending freeze

Daniel Wright

May 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts released an email to the faculty and staff of the college announcing a spending freeze. The freeze became effective April 9 and is specifically targeting Professional Development funds. Professional Development funds are used for professionally rel...

Chico State receives 2017-18 preliminary budget

Chico State receives 2017-18 preliminary budget

Daniel Wright

May 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The CSU system has released a preliminary 2017-18 budget allocation for all of the CSU campuses.The budget is based on Gov. Jerry Brown's initial 2017-18 budget. It is still subject to change in Brown's revision to the California budget this month.At the last Chico State University Budget Committee meetin...

University to receive $3 million from tuition hike

University to receive $3 million from tuition hike

Daniel Wright

April 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

The $270 per student tuition increase is estimated to net Chico State $3 million in new revenue, according to Chico State Budget Director Jeni Kitchell . Chico State receives its funding primarily from two sources: the State and student tuition. Chico State receives 4 percent from the CSU system, an all...

Students shouldn’t shoulder the cost for budget cuts

Students shouldn’t shoulder the cost for budget cuts

Susan Whaley

April 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The problem with the recent California State University tuition hike is bigger than the $270 increase. It doesn't matter how much more students will have to pay. The dilemma is, state officials fix budget problems by placing the burden on students. On March 22, the CSU Board of Trustees voted to ...

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Molly Sullivan

March 22, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Student wallets will be $270 lighter next year. The CSU Board of Trustees voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase for 23 campuses at its March 22 meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Despite opposition from CSU students, the Board of Trustees is considering the proposal because of a $167.7 million shortfall in the budget for 2017-2018. The last time tuition was increased was in 2012 and the proposal i...

Possible $270 tuition increase

Possible $270 tuition increase

Daniel Wright

March 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The CSU Board of Trustees will hold a vote on a potential tuition increase for the CSU system March 20 and 21. The proposed 5 percent increase for undergraduates, is in response to the current $167.7 million shortfall in the CSU system budget. An increase in tuition is estimated to raise $77.5 million f...

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