The Orion

CSU administrator pay raises ignore student needs

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Karen Limones

October 3, 2018

The California State University Board of Trustees keeps teaching students that their voices nor their health matter. While the board voted in favor of an executive compensation policy that gave CSU presidents a 3 percent salary raise, students continue to dig for loose change in their jean pockets to afford their education and to simply pay for food.Being a student c...

The CFA strike ends as it should

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Sean Daly

April 14, 2016

California State University faculty members and students who stress about class recently received some good news: The CFA strike for a 5 percent pay increase has been averted.As many students have learned, union faculty members working for all CSUs organized to walk out on classes April 13-15 and 18-19...

Report sides with California Faculty Association in upcoming strike

From left to right: CFA field representative Jason Conwell, Professor Tim Sistrunk, and Counselor Mimi Bommersbach discuss the best way to hand out fliers to students. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

George Johnston

March 28, 2016

A fact-finding report into the bargaining agreement between the California Faculty Association and California State University management became public Monday. It sided with the California Faculty Association over CSU management. The arbitrator, who chaired the fact-finding panel, suggested that...

Newly selected president discusses role at Chico State

Gayle E. Hutchinson was named the new president of Chico State (Photo courtesy of Chico State).

Elizabeth Castillo, Eric Couderc Mcguire, and George Johnston

March 14, 2016

After a secretive selection process, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was named the new president of Chico State on March 9. Although she is joining the university after a vote of no confidence and amidst a potential faculty strike, Hutchinson is optimistic about her new role. She spoke to The Orion in a phone interview on the day of her appointment. Hutchinson discuss...

Strike set for April

Flyer found in Trinity Hall encouraging students and faculty to participate in the strike. Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Elizabeth Helmer

February 9, 2016

The California Faculty Association have announced they will strike in April if the California State University chancellor does not meet their demands. The strike dates have been set for April 13-15 and April 18-19. All 23 CSU campuses will participate. "What happens is faculty shows up with signs...

CSU funding to focus on performance

Chico State President Paul Zingg.
Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Nicholas Carr

February 24, 2014

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 ...

CSU applicants break record

CSU applicants break record

Nicholas Carr

January 16, 2014

The number of students applying to schools in the California State University system for next fall has set record highs.About 284,000 students applied to the system’s universities for the 2014-15 academic year, according to a CSU press release. Combined they submitted more than 760,000 individual appl...

CSU’s solution for course bottleneck shortsighted

Illustration by Liz Coffee

September 24, 2013

The California State University Board of Trustees will decide this week whether to fix impacted courses statewide by redesigning  19 of them to be fully online courses. This is a misguided attempt that will sacrifice quality of education for quantity of classes. The thinking behind the proposal ...

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