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President Hutchinson in 2017. Photo Courtesy of Chico State.

President Gayle Hutchinson announces retirement

Molly Myers and Noah Herbst // October 11, 2022

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced her retirement today after almost seven years as president, concluding her nearly 30-year employment with the university. The news came in an email to...

Chico State CFA walked through Kendall Hall to deliver a petition to President Gayle Hutchinson on Nov. 8.

Chico State labor union delivers petition to Gayle Hutchinson

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 9, 2021

The California Faculty Association of Chico State walked through Kendall Hall on Monday to deliver a signed petition to President Gayle Hutchinson asking her to encourage the California State University...

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro in Colusa Hall on Nov. 2.

CSU Chancellor Castro: no to tuition increases, yes to salary negotiations and mental health resources

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 3, 2021

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro joined President Gayle Hutchinson on Tuesday afternoon to host an open forum for the Chico State community. He was welcomed by students, faculty and...

Chico State President speaking on her support for freedom of speech on campus in 2018. Photo credit: Christian Solis.

President Hutchinson discusses enrollment decline, COVID-19 and remote learning

Alex Martin, Ian Hilton, and Kimberly Morales // October 26, 2021

The Orion sat down with Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson on Monday to discuss three pressing topics within the Chico State community. In the 30-minute interview, our team asked Hutchinson about...

Trinity Hall on Sept. 28

CORRECTION – Chico State: Former employee involved in August student data breach ‘facing criminal prosecution’

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 5, 2021

A former Chico State employee who allegedly used access credentials to expose and publish the personal information of roughly 130 students who requested exemptions from the university’s COVID-19 mandate...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5, 2021

Chico State lays out plan for returning to face-to-face instruction

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 11, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson predicts that 20% to 30% of classes in Fall 2021 will be held in-person while the remainder of classes will be held virtually or in a hybrid environment. Hutchinson...

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue // March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes...

Study abroad programs canceled amongst heavy cases of Coronavirus, select students to leave countries

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Chico State and study abroad consortiums have begun to pull students from their study abroad programs amid the increase of coronavirus cases across the globe.  Students continuing toward their...

The GAC focuses on respectfully listening to each others opinions. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Government Affairs Committee approves white supremacy and hate speech resolution

Kimberly Morales // December 7, 2019

Two weeks since the Chico State community witnessed campus-wide political tension and lost some of its sense of safety, the Government Affairs Committee approved a resolution to denounce white supremacy...

Protestors gather around the fence by the Young Republicans booth outside of Glenn Hall. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Third day of protest against Young Republicans sees a more peaceful assembly

Ricardo Tovar // November 23, 2019

Over the past week, tensions have been running high among the liberal and conservative students on Chico State’s campus. From Tuesday to Thursday, many students have used their right to peacefully assemble...

As tuition skyrockets, administrators see pay raises

As tuition skyrockets, administrators see pay raises

Kimberly Morales // September 24, 2019

In one year, California State University system Chancellor Timothy P. White received a raise that brought his salary from $563,096 up to $619,640. In 2017, California State University approved its first...

Many students, from various grades, came to the event to participate in the strike. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Hundreds join global Climate Strike in downtown Chico

Julian Mendoza and Carolyn Allen // September 23, 2019
Chico joins the rest of the world in the climate strike on September 20th.
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