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Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Eric Mcguire

May 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico state has added a new priority to its Strategic Plan for the Future. The new priority was drafted by the University Diversity Council last year, and after being reviewed by a number of Chico State committees and individuals, it was approved. The plan states “we will continue to develop and ...

Harriet Tubman to be first female featured on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman to be first female featured on $20 bill

Bridget Comito

May 10, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Harriet Tubman will be the first female and African-American to be featured on U.S. currency. She will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the new $20 bill. The change will be available by the year 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote...

A.S. hosts International Festival

A.S. hosts International Festival

Molly Sullivan

April 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Associated Students hosted its annual international festival on Saturday. The festival gave student cultural organizations the opportunity to share their traditions and cultures with attendees. Attendees experienced live performances and international food at the various booths. Student orga...

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

Molly Sullivan

April 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

In an effort to better understand the diversity of the student population, Associated Students has created a campus climate survey to assemble a database of student input. The survey asks students to draw on their experiences when deciding whether they agree or disagree with statements about diversity...

A.S. president, Deanna Jarquin, bids farewell

A.S. president, Deanna Jarquin, bids farewell

Molly Sullivan

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Deanna Jarquin’s term as Associated Students president is coming to a close. She represented the Chico State student body of over 17,000 students for the last year and is responsible for instigating a number of changes on campus. Looking back In her time as president, Jarquin is most proud...

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

March 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Everyone was told to partner up with someone they didn’t know. A quick introduction with names was OK, but no further inquiries were allowed. Everyone had a piece of paper and a pen. “Just look at your partner and guess. Where is your partner’s hometown?” Anxious giggles filled the room...

Black Lives Matter on campus

Black Lives Matter on campus

Molly Sullivan

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Black Lives Matter brought students and community members together to speak about race and diversity at Chico State on Friday, Feb. 26. Marc’s Legacy The event specifically honored the memory of Marc Thompson, a Chico State student and activist who was found burned in his car in September 2014. His death was ruled a homicide and the investigation is still ...

CCLC hosts diversity advocacy workshop

CCLC hosts diversity advocacy workshop

Christine Zuniga

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center started a "Diversity Advocacy Certification" program in an effort to help participants become aware of social injustice issues and teach them to become effective activists. The program consists of seven workshops scheduled throughout the remainder of the semester,...

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Gabriel Sandoval

February 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's Diversity Action Plan is working, but is also a work-in-progress. Benchmarking the successes and chalking up the failures, administrators said the plan has given them a better sense of how to craft a more effective plan for 2017. The plan was released in January 2011 and served a...

Students advance religious diversity on campus

Students advance religious diversity on campus

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, News

The Religious Diversity Association, the only interfaith organization at Chico State, will be rekindled this semester following the increasingly polarized climate of religious relations in the national media. RDA, founded in 2013, has been dormant for the last few semesters due to a lack of membershi...

Artists called to participate in eighth annual Diversity Art Exhibit

Artists called to participate in eighth annual Diversity Art Exhibit

February 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Painters, sculptors, photographers and other artists in the Chico area and beyond are encouraged to submit their artwork to the office of Diversity and Inclusion to be included in the eighth annual Diversity Art Exhibit. Submissions of up to four pieces of artwork per artist will be accepted until Feb. ...

#OscarsSoWhite

#OscarsSoWhite

January 31, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Within the 88 years that the Oscars has been around, the number of black actors and actresses nominated for awards is hardly noticeable. These last two years there were no black actors or actresses nominated for any acting award. Two years. Two years with all white nominees for acting categories.Now maybe it&...

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