The Orion

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,...

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Susan Elrod (left) and Lori Hoffman (right) present diplomas to graduates during the Commencement ceremony for Colleges of Humanities And Fine Arts and Business at University Stadium on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Chico, Calif.

Gabriel Sandoval

January 30, 2017

Lorraine Hoffman, Chico State’s former vice president for business and finance, remains on the university’s payroll, even though she left campus last June after a tumultuous tenure. Hoffman, who also served as the chief financial officer at the university for eight years, signed an agreement with...

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...

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

Photo from the California Faculty Association website

Michelle Zhu

February 12, 2016

The California Faculty Association held a media conference call with CFA President Jennifer Eagan on Feb. 12 to answer questions about the upcoming faculty strike. Student reporters and editors from California State University newspapers and other media outlets entered the conference call at 10:30...

Presidential search ends this semester

President Zingg is set to retire at the end of the spring semester. Photo courtesy of Chico State

February 1, 2016

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated a new president was selected on March 31 and President Zingg retired on August 22. The dates have been corrected.   When President Paul Zingg announced his retirement plans last August, the septuagenarian had already occupied the highest o...

Trustees, faculty union ratify contract

Political science professor Michael Coyle speaks at a rally in support for faculty union contracts. The union contract was approved Nov. 12. Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

David Mcvicker

November 14, 2014

The California State University board of trustees voted unanimously Nov. 12 to approve the faculty union contract for the next three years. The contract, which was also approved by the California Faculty Association through an online vote Nov. 1 to 9, will provide the faculty union with a number of positive gains for the university faculty mem...

CSU hires new Title IX coordinator

Pamela Thomason, California State University's new system-wide Title IX compliance coordinator. Photo courtesy of CSU public affairs office.

David Mcvicker

November 7, 2014

California State University appointed a system-wide Title IX compliance officer Nov. 7. Pamela Thomason's hiring is the first-ever of its kind in the CSU's fight against sexual assault and violence and improvement of student safety on all 23 campuses across the state, according to a CSU system-wide statem...

Rare exception given to club presidents

Rare exception given to club presidents

Christine Lee

February 22, 2014

Two students were reinstated to their club presidency despite a California State University policy that restricts students from serving officer positions if they've taken too many units. Presidents and treasurers of campus-recognized clubs must have at least a 2.0 GPA to maintain their position, acco...

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