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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

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

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...

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

Retired Chico State professor dies

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...

Geoffrey Baker, English professor

Long commutes don’t deter faculty

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...

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