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Budgetary woes ripple across campus

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

January 27, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Whether they were administered properly or not, recent allocations of the academic affairs budget have created a negative ripple effect among some departments on campus. The latest allocations of the 2015-2016 academic affairs budget released to university leaders last October left the Meriam Library and departments in the College of Communication...

Budget cuts put faculty in position to reduce library hours, student assistant positions

Budget cuts put faculty in position to  reduce library hours, student assistant positions

December 7, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community

An open forum on the Academic Affairs budget revealed a potential reduction in library hours and student assistant positions. “You might say the forecast for the library is rather dismal,” said Joe Crotts, department chair of Meriam Library.The Dec. 1 forum left members of the Academic Sen...

Tapingo taps out student budgets

Tapingo taps out student budgets

Kristina Martinez

November 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A college student's dream— having fast food delivered to your doorstep. The convenience of Tapingo's new delivery service was a godsend to me when I first heard about it. Having fast food delivered is not only a quick, unhealthy option for a meal, but pricy as well. Not every item is on Tapingo's menu...

Take my advice, learn to budget

Take my advice, learn to budget

Daisy Dardon

March 18, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As I sit here, writing about how to keep a budget in college, I realize that I'm like Rebecca Bloomington from Confessions of A Shopaholic. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I used to be very good at keeping a budget- when I was on my parents money. Now, that I pay for my own things an...

Spring break on a budget

Spring break on a budget

Claire Martinez

March 14, 2015


Filed under Features

One of the most anxiously anticipated weeks of spring semester is just around the corner. Students can already feel the sand between their toes and taste the sweet relief of being finished with midterms during spring break, which kicks off Monday.While the break should mean endless hours of fun in the sun, one of the main problems stu...

Working Wildcat: Financial tips for graduating seniors

Working Wildcat: Financial tips for graduating seniors

Ariel Hernandez

April 22, 2014


Filed under Features

Graduation is a time of celebration. You passed all your classes, you made some great friends and now you get to head out into the world and make the big bucks. In 2013, the average college graduate made a starting salary of $45,000, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employe...

CSU funding to focus on performance

CSU funding to focus on performance

Nicholas Carr

February 24, 2014


Filed under News

While increases to state funding show promise of a brighter financial future for the California State University system, the changes that come with it may not be welcome by educators. At a university budget meeting on Feb. 21, Chico State President Paul Zingg outlined how the future budgeting process will affect ...

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Enrique Raymundo

January 28, 2014


Filed under News

Safety concerns and budget cuts have prompted the Chico Police Department to end their Ride-Along Program.Participating officers are restricted in what they can do with a civilian in the car, said Chico Police Lieutenant David Britt. They cannot respond to "hot calls," such as a vehicle pursuit or an incide...

New state budget increases CSU funding

New state budget increases CSU funding

Enrique Raymundo

January 15, 2014


Filed under News

There is good news for the CSU system in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal: the universities will be receiving a 5 percent increase in general funds. In an official document posted on Scribd, the budget plan proposed that an additional $142.2 million go to the CSU’s general fund. Acc...

CSU approves state budget request

Aubrey Crosby

November 6, 2013


Filed under News

The California State University Board of Trustees voted today to approve a budget request from state general funds.The $237.6 million request was approved by the board and has been sent to the Gov. Jerry Brown's office, according to a presentation from the Committee on Finance for the CSU system. The C...

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