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As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

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....

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.

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

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...

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

Faculty agreement reached, compromise made

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

CFA strike postponed following tentative agreement

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...

Photo from the California Faculty Association website

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

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...

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

Presidential search ends this semester

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...

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

Trustees, faculty union ratify contract

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...

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

CSU hires new Title IX coordinator

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...

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...

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