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Associated Students President Taylor Herren and Chico State President Paul Zingg. Photo credit: David Mcvicker

Foundation approves resolution to divest

David Mcvicker // December 12, 2014

Chico State propelled itself to the forefront of the divestment movement by becoming one of the first public universities to completely divest from fossil fuels.The University Foundation Board of Directors...

Kevin Killion, a Chico State student involved in the divestment campaign, attended the California State Student Association May 4. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Divestment gathers faculty support

Yessenia Funes // May 10, 2014

  A student activism class launched an online campaign last week to garner faculty support of university divestment from fossil fuel companies. The campaign received 51 signatures as of...

Divestment vote might be meaningless

Matt Murphy // April 28, 2014

Of all the matters students could vote on in the recent Associated Students elections, divestment was undoubtedly the most high-profile. It received the most campus media attention, including the student...

AS vote doesn't guarantee divestment

AS vote doesn’t guarantee divestment

Yessenia Funes // April 14, 2014

  Students and faculty have been hearing about divestment since last year, and now it’s finally made the Associated Students spring ballot. This year's ballot measure asks students whether...

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Yessenia Funes // April 3, 2014

Orange squares were scattered around Butte Hall Thursday afternoon, leading students to six banners hanging from the building outside.Together, the banners read "DIVEST."Professor Mark Stemen's Environmental...

Students in Mark Stemen's Geology 440 class march to the front of Kendall Hall on April Fool's Day to host their own Fossil Fools

Students create ‘human oil spill’

Yessenia Funes // April 1, 2014

Anyone wandering near Kendall Hall around 4 p.m. might've seen a group of students wearing black tarps and one young lady wearing a white painter's outfit with a gas mask over her face. That was...

Kaitlin Haley, A.S. Commissioner of Environmental Affairs, discusses the importance of sustainable investments. Orion File Photo.

Student activists seek oil divestment

Eric Mccauley // February 9, 2014

Members of a student activism course are working with Associated Students to draft a ballot measure that would urge the university to release all stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. Each year, students...

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