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Professor collapses in Butte Hall

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

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 the office as he normally does and just collapsed. Blachley was not answering his coworker’s questions...

Retired Chico State professor dies

Kurt Nordstrom, retired journalism professor. Photo source: Chico State website

Elizabeth Helmer

April 27, 2016

Kurt Nordstrom, a retired professor, died April 21 in his home in Colorado. Nordstrom was a journalism professor and one of the founders of the journalism department at Chico State. He served form 1991 to 1994 as the department's first elected chair. Nordstrom was an advocate for diversity on campus and recei...

Long commutes don’t deter faculty

Geoffrey Baker, English professor

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014

Chico State English professor Geoffrey Baker spends about two hours and 40 minutes driving back home to Oakland every weekend, a commute that doesn’t affect his teaching. "I know it seems if we're commuting that distance, we're not working on the days that we're not here but I guarantee you we a...

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