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Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Gayle Hutchinson presents information during her presidential address in the Performing Arts Center at Chico State.

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson addressed crucial information currently facing the university during her State of the University Address. This included information on the university’s budget, strategic planning to accommodate student needs and a downfall in enrollment, as well as the introduction of ...

As tuition skyrockets, administrators see pay raises

As tuition skyrockets, administrators see pay raises

Kimberly Morales

September 24, 2019

In one year, California State University system Chancellor Timothy P. White received a raise that brought his salary from $563,096 up to $619,640. In 2017, California State University approved its first tuition increase since 2011, aimed at increasing tuition revenue by $77.5 million. Tuition has...

How to live the life of luxury as a college student

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Brooke Martin

September 10, 2018

Budgeting is not fun. It’s probably one of the least fun things to do because who doesn’t like spending money? Especially, when Gucci belts and Kylie Jenner lip kits are calling out your credit card’s name. The struggle of splurging while saving is even harder for college students....

Vegan student on a budget; tips and tricks

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Rayanne Painter

September 6, 2018

With many college students struggling with issues such as housing or food insecurity, or just struggling to pay for tuition and textbooks, it’s reasonable when college students eat what they can to get by. There are many students whose main reason for not trying out a vegan diet is because of the cos...

Funding allocations among colleges for student activities finalized

Daisuke Aoyagi, center, makes a case for funding allocations to the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

May 12, 2018

Clearing debts and redistributing funds among colleges for different activities were discussed by the Institute for Student-Related Activities committee Thursday. After a meeting last week to discuss possible ways to handle The Orion's debt, Jennifer Mays announced that its debt will be cleared. About...

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

This Jamaican restaurant is located next to the orchards along Dayton Highway. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

February 20, 2018

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

Chico State President Gayle E Hutchinson spoke about budget concerns at The State of the University Address meeting on Monday. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 5, 2018

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

Chico Students for Quality Education met Friday to discuss upcoming tuition hikes. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018

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...

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

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Grayson Boyer

October 16, 2017

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 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

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2017

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

Arts and Humanities Building Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

May 11, 2017

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

The preliminary budget has been released for all CSU campuses. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

May 2, 2017

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...

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