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

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 of the Super Tuesday standstill and examine possible alternatives for the general election in...

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 degree in countries such as China, Italy and South Korea were notified by the University and their...

Government Affairs Committee approves white supremacy and hate speech resolution

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 and hate speech.This makes the campus the second CSU to pass a resolution of this kind, following...

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

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 and freedom of speech. Four criminal charges have been filed -- three for battery and one for...

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 tuition increase since 2011, aimed at increasing tuition revenue by $77.5 million. Tuition has...

Hundreds join global Climate Strike in downtown Chico

Hundreds join global Climate Strike in downtown Chico

Julian Mendoza and Carolyn Allen

September 23, 2019

Students of all ages and community members gathered for the Chico Climate Strike where they demanded a change in legislation and encouraged others to take action in the fight again our changing climate. Chico is one of many cities across over 150 countries participating in the climate strike. “Today is the first day of the ...

Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Jack Lewis

August 30, 2019

The office of the Chancellor sent out a campus-wide email to students Friday, requesting constructive feedback of President Gayle Hutchinson. The email contained both a letter directly from Chancellor Timothy P. White describing the process as well as a list describing the areas that can be addressed...

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Kendall George

April 24, 2019

Over the past few semesters, campus and community crime have been at a steady increase. With school shootings, stabbings, robberies and sexual assaults happening in close proximity to Chico State, the administration is looking for solutions and reaching out to students in finding solutions. On Friday af...

Homeless shelter to open near campus, Chico State administration in opposition

Homeless shelter to open near campus, Chico State administration in opposition

Kendall George

April 13, 2019

President Gayle Hutchinson sent out a campus-wide email Friday explaining the university’s opposition to a new low-barrier homeless shelter on the corner of 4th and Orange streets. In this email, she attached two letters that she wrote to the city council, expressing her priority for student’s safety...

Chico State leaders respond to student concerns on campus safety

Chico State leaders respond to student concerns on campus safety

Julian Mendoza

March 12, 2019

After rumors began to emerge about a suspicious suspect being on campus Monday morning, a conversation with administration was held in Colusa Hall on Friday regarding the safety of students on campus.The conversation was a follow up of the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center’s open discussion on Tuesday with Chela Mendoza Patte...

EDXCHICO takes center stage on the first day of classes

EDXCHICO takes center stage on the first day of classes

Dan Christian

August 29, 2018

The first day of the fall semester generated more buzz than usual as it coincided with Chico State’s first EDXCHICO conference.Modeled after the increasingly popular TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks, EDXCHICO is intended to teach a specific topic or talking point to a large groups of...

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Christian Solis

August 28, 2018

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gave a convocation speech to the campus on Thursday. In her speech she touched on campus achievements, goals and the status of free speech on campus. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

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