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Butte Hall set for renovations

Jessie Imhoff // September 18, 2019

Butte Hall is currently scheduled to undergo renovations in the summer of 2021 to bring the building up to code as well as update its interior and exterior.Butte Hall is one of the main academic buildings...

Butte Hall has had an asbestos problem for years now. With the new renovations, this problem may be solved. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Will Butte Hall renovations solve its asbestos problem?

Jessie Imhoff // September 10, 2019

Chico State is currently undergoing plans to renovate Butte Hall, the second-largest building on campus and home to many different departments. These renovations, set to start in summer 2021 and end by...

Chico State students heading out of Butte Hall enjoying the nice weather. Photo credit: Maria Ramirez

Photo of the day

Maria Ramirez // January 31, 2018

Chico State students heading out of Butte Hall enjoying the nice weather. (optimized)

Fifty six year-old John Blachley collapsed Thursday on the seventh floor of Butte Hall. His wife was called and she was with him in the ambulance ride to the hospital Photo credit: George Johnston

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

George Johnston // April 13, 2017

John Blachley, a political science and criminal justice professor, was carted away from the seventh floor of Butte Hall by emergency medical technicians on Thursday. A witness said Blachley came into...

Expired permits are visible in the Meriam Library elevators. Photo credit: Gabriel Sandoval

Official: Elevators safe, permits expired

Gabriel Sandoval // May 17, 2016

Chico State elevators are safe and in good working order, despite having expired permits posted inside them, university officials said last week. The 20 campus elevators surveyed by The Orion last...

Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Students evacuated from Butte Hall

Elizabeth Helmer // March 23, 2016

Fire alarms went off in Butte Hall around 1:40 p.m on Wednesday. Students and faculty were evacuated as firefighters and police assessed the situation. "There is a reported elevator malfunction that...

Whitney Hall, Chico States tallest building, has posed some safety concerns for students. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Eva Gonzalez // October 10, 2015

  First-year students recently experienced a safety hazard when a ceiling grid collapsed on the eighth floor in Whitney Hall. Although this event was an act of vandalism, it has raised questions...

Student thinks tutor works for the government, is stalking him

Brittany Mcclintock // February 12, 2015

University Police Department   Call Type: Welfare Check Monday, 10:10 a.m., Student Services Center “Subject entered Student Learning Center and wrote ‘Get away Stalker’ instead...

Kids from Chico elementary schools sit in front of Butte Hall for the 27th annual Pumpkin Drop. Photo credit: Christine Lee

Physics students drop pumpkins to educate kids

Enrique Raymundo // October 30, 2014

Crowds of elementary school students gathered in front of Butte Hall for for the 27th annual Pumpkin Drop on Thursday afternoon.The Society of Physics Students faculty and students dropped pumpkins as...

Mark Stemen, associate professor in the geography and planning department, discuss the fire safety issues in Butte Hall. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Fire marshal report reprimands Butte Hall

Yessenia Funes // April 1, 2014

Butte Hall's corridors now stand naked as departments have been instructed to remove bulletin boards, recycling bins and seating from outside their offices. State Fire Marshal Carol Jordan inspected the...

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