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Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

One day after International Women’s Day, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was appointed as the first female president of Chico State. “I think it’s great that we have a woman president now after 127 years,” said Analicia Hawkins, the women’s program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equity Cent...

City, campus police improve collaboration

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum, violence and crime within Chico was addressed by students. One component of this concern is the Chico Police Dep...

On-campus facility prices cause concern for student organizations

On-campus facility prices cause concern for student organizations

December 8, 2015


Filed under News

A facility-use fee change that was made in 2011 continues to affect student organizations on campus. At the open forum held on Nov. 10, Cathrine Himberg, kinesiology professor, addressed her concerns about facility prices for student organizations. Himberg is the faculty adviser for two different studen...

Task force to represent student feedback about on-campus diversity

Task force to represent student feedback about on-campus diversity

December 1, 2015


Filed under News

The Associated Students recently created a task force on diversity to get a better understanding of how to serve students. “The goal of the task force is to capture what students feel about diversity on our campus,” said Michael Pratt, director of University Affairs for Associated Students. “[It’s]...

Students hope for a safer Chico

Students hope for a safer Chico

November 30, 2015


Filed under Community, News

A concern addressed by students at the most recent open forum was the need to feel safe in Chico. “This is where we live. If we don’t feel safe leaving our homes, how are we supposed to feel safe coming to campus?” said Griselda Avila, senior sociology and multicultural and gender studies...

LGBT resources on campus to be addressed this semester

LGBT resources on campus to be addressed this semester

Elizabeth Castillo

October 25, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

This semester, Chico State hopes to improve LGBT resources on campus after receiving three out of five stars on a national ranking. The Campus Pride Index evaluates colleges based on a variety of LGBT inclusion factors. Some members of the LGBT communities on campus experience issues with inc...

Xfinity internet leaves students without Wi-Fi

Xfinity internet leaves students without Wi-Fi

Elizabeth Castillo

September 20, 2015


Filed under Community, News

As the semester begins, some students are finding extra complications when attempting their homework— a Wi-Fi internet disconnection caused by Comcast’s Xfinity Internet. “The [Xfinity] internet is very slow,” said Vianey Hernandez, junior public relations major. “It goes in and out. I w...

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