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Tobacco Ban has health benefits

Tobacco Ban has health benefits

August 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Chico State has become a smoke and tobacco-free campus. The change happened on Aug. 17 so that the campus would comply with a system-wide executive order signed by Chancellor White in April. Some campus community members may be opposed to the change, but the new policy is a good decision. More th...

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

Daniel Wright

February 21, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson has concluded her 100-day listening tour. President Hutchinson came to Chico State in July of last year, and in the first 100 working days that followed, she conducted 90 group meetings, held two open forums, and received online feedback from 407 faculty, staff,...

President Hutchinson talks campus improvements at open forum

President Hutchinson talks campus improvements at open forum

Molly Sullivan

October 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

President Gayle Hutchinson discussed strengths, challenges and avenues for investment at the last open forum of her listening tour Oct. 24 in the Performing Arts Center. President Hutchinson has met with students, staff and faculty for the past 74 days of her listening tour to collect feedback on campus...

Labor Day means high-enforcement weekend ahead

Labor Day means high-enforcement weekend ahead

Bianca Quilantan

September 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

If University Police Department Chief John Feeney were a betting man, he would bet his money on more than one or two calls of people under the influence of alcohol this weekend.Labor Day weekend is approaching and Feeney said the University Police is prepared to have a full complement of officers on ...

Director of university affairs-elect talks plans for Chico State

Director of university affairs-elect talks plans for Chico State

Amelia Storm and Michael Catelli

April 16, 2016


Filed under Community, News

On Wednesday, April 13, Tammi Fleet was elected the new director of university affairs in the Associated Students government. Fleet sat down with The Orion to answer some questions and talk about her plans in this new position. How long have you been attending Chico State? Fleet: I am ending two years right n...

Gayle Hutchinson is one of us

Gayle Hutchinson is one of us

Jeff Guzman

March 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When it was announced last fall that the search for Chico State’s next president would be a confidential search, staff members became worried that the community would not be heavily involved.Well we have got some good news. Chico State has recently appointed a new president to succeed President...

Newly selected president faces challenges

Newly selected president faces challenges

Eric Mcguire

March 17, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

On a rainy Wednesday morning, amidst hot coffee and donuts, students and faculty gathered to watch a live video feed of the board of trustees meeting in Long Beach. The viewing took place in the Associated Students offices in the BMU. As the assembled crowd waited for the video feed to start broadcasting,...

Newly selected president discusses role at Chico State

Newly selected president discusses role at Chico State

Elizabeth Castillo, Eric Couderc Mcguire, and George Johnston

March 14, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

After a secretive selection process, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was named the new president of Chico State on March 9. Although she is joining the university after a vote of no confidence and amidst a potential faculty strike, Hutchinson is optimistic about her new role. She spoke to The Orion in a phone interview on the day of her appointment. Hutchinson discuss...

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...

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