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CFA strike postponed following tentative agreement

CFA strike postponed following tentative agreement

Elizabeth Castillo and Stephanie Schmieding

April 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

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...

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Eric Mcguire

March 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

There aren’t many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she’ll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings and assignments. Between her job and the course load of her six classes as a senior majoring...

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

Michelle Zhu

February 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

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...

Strikers further plans in Kendall Hall

Strikers further plans in Kendall Hall

Michelle Zhu

February 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The California Faculty Association held an open meeting in Kendall Hall on Feb. 10 to answer questions and discuss the upcoming faculty strike with Chico State faculty and students. The CFA held the meeting in response to their claims of stagnant wages since 2008. "If you're making less than you di...

Strike set for April

Strike set for April

Elizabeth Helmer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The California Faculty Association have announced they will strike in April if the California State University chancellor does not meet their demands. The strike dates have been set for April 13-15 and April 18-19. All 23 CSU campuses will participate. "What happens is faculty shows up with signs...

Faculty Prepares for Possible Strike

Faculty Prepares for Possible Strike

January 19, 2016


Filed under Administration

Chico State faculty are planning to strike during the upcoming spring semester. In an email sent to Chico State faculty, the strikers have stated, “This potential strike is about priorities. It is about how the resources of the state of California must be utilized wisely to promote the academic ...

New legislation increases access to online classes

New legislation increases access to online classes

Michael Arias

March 26, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Students attending any California State University will now have the opportunity to enroll in online classes at other campuses in the system. Assembly Bill 386 requires that every fully online course offered by the CSU system be made available to all eligible students at no extra cost beginning in the...

Graduation rate nears chancellor’s goal

Graduation rate nears chancellor’s goal

Enrique Raymundo

December 9, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State is close to hitting its graduation target rate set by the chancellor's office for the year 2025. A recent data provided by the Chico State Graduation Initiative Team, showed that 61 percent of the 2008 freshmen class graduated within six years, and 24 percent of the 2010 freshmen ...

Affirmative action may be legalized

Affirmative action may be legalized

Enrique Raymundo

March 11, 2014


Filed under News

A proposed constitutional amendment legalizing affirmative action for California universities could make it to the November ballot if it passes the state Assembly. The amendment, which passed the state Senate in January, would allow universities to consider factors like race, sex, color, ethnicity or nationa...

New state budget increases CSU funding

New state budget increases CSU funding

Enrique Raymundo

January 15, 2014


Filed under News

There is good news for the CSU system in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal: the universities will be receiving a 5 percent increase in general funds. In an official document posted on Scribd, the budget plan proposed that an additional $142.2 million go to the CSU’s general fund. Acc...

CSU, union look to fix lecturer pay disputes

CSU, union look to fix lecturer pay disputes

Nicholas Carr

December 18, 2013


Filed under News

The California State University system is currently looking at the prevalence of lecturer salary misclassification across the system, wrote CSU spokesman Mike Uhlenkamp in an email to The Orion. These misclassifications occur when a lecturer is placed at a pay grade inconsistent with their education or pr...

CSU’s solution for course bottleneck shortsighted

CSU’s solution for course bottleneck shortsighted

September 24, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The California State University Board of Trustees will decide this week whether to fix impacted courses statewide by redesigning  19 of them to be fully online courses. This is a misguided attempt that will sacrifice quality of education for quantity of classes. The thinking behind the proposal ...

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