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Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

Susanna Boxall, a professor of philosophy, said she will still have to work multiple jobs even with the faculty agreement. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Eric Mcguire

April 11, 2016

In the wake of the CSU faculty agreement, Chico State faculty take stock of concessions made and future gains to pursue. A historic strike has been averted. Chico State professors are talking about the outcome of the negotiations with a mixture of satisfaction and a sober eye on the future. “...

CFA strike postponed following tentative agreement

The CSU system-wide strike has been postponed following a tentative agreement. (Photo credit: Ryan Corrall).

Elizabeth Castillo and Stephanie Schmieding

April 7, 2016

The California Faculty Association strike has been postponed due to a temporary agreement. The announcement was stated in a press release sent out by the Chancellor's office and the CFA. California State University and CFA leaders are holding a news conference call on Friday at 10 a.m. to announce the agreement of a reopened contract...

Chico State answers student questions about upcoming strike

Chico State sent an email Monday answering students' question about the upcoming strike. 
Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Instagram.

George Johnston

April 5, 2016

Chico State has spoken on what the university plans to do during the California Faculty Association strike. In a mass email sent by Drew Calandrella to students, the vice president for student affairs answered common questions students have about the upcoming strike and how it will affect them.Cala...

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 faces challenges

Entering her presidency, Gayle Hutchinson faces challenges such as a divided campus. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Eric Mcguire

March 17, 2016

On a rainy Wednesday morning, amidst hot coffee and donuts, students and faculty gathered to watch a live video feed of the board of trustees meeting in Long Beach. The viewing took place in the Associated Students offices in the BMU. As the assembled crowd waited for the video feed to start broadcasting,...

S.T.O.P. conference cut short by strike

Vincent Le runs the booth for Stop Trafficking of Persons. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

March 10, 2016

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club tabled outside of Butte Hall on March 8 to raise awareness about their upcoming events, including their annual conference on April 11-14. However, the conference may be cut short by the CFA strike. Organizers worry that the strike will interrupt students’ ...

Classes still happening if California Faculty Association strike occurs

In an email sent to students, Paul Zingg stated the Chico State will remain open if the CFA strike happens Photo credit: Michelle Zhu

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 26, 2016

All California State University campuses will remain open if the CFA strike happens in April. The potential strike will not affect students' abilities to finish classes or graduate on time. In an email sent to students, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "I again emphasize that in the eve...

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