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Chico State fights against party school label

Chico State fights against party school label

Kyra Stemplinger

May 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The curse looming over Chico State is finally celebrating its 30th anniversary but is still making students suffer. Being labeled as a "party school" in 1987 by Playboy Magazine gave Chico State a reputation that people have been fighting to get away from. It might be exciting to attend a school with...

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

George Johnston

March 5, 2017


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

Gayle Hutchinson made history when she was inaugurated as the first woman president of Chico State. Before the inauguration started, students gathered outside Kendall Hall to protest a proposed tuition increase. Hutchinson took a second to speak with the demonstrators and calm their fears. Denn...

Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

Nicole Henson

March 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The future of Chico State looks prosperous under Gayle Hutchinson's presidency as she addresses issues on campus such as the party culture, reinventing the health center and possibly building an open-late eatery on campus.Here is a review of the new President’s accomplishments and upcoming goals and...

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

Molly Sullivan

December 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

President Gayle Hutchinson concluded her 100-day listening tour on Dec. 2, and is now incorporating the feedback into her plan for the next academic year. At the start of her presidency, Hutchinson promised to spend her first 100 days listening to students, staff and faculty to better understand issues...

Provost finalists visit Chico State

Molly Sullivan

December 13, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The three finalists for the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs will visit Chico State this week.The finalists are Carlos C. Ayala from Sonoma State, Debra S. Larson from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and S.K. Ramesh from Northridge State. Each of the finalists will be making campus presentations that are open to the public.Carlos Ayala: Dec. 12, 3:3...

DREAM team creates petition to protect undocumented students

DREAM team creates petition to protect undocumented students

Katia Berg

December 5, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Chancellor Tim White addressed in an email sent out Nov. 17 that the university would continue to support minorities, specifically undocumented students. In response, the DREAM Student Support Team of Chico State created a petition to solidify White's words. Some key points in White's memo were: •...

Hundreds discuss race and diversity at BLM teach-in

Hundreds discuss race and diversity at BLM teach-in

Jenice Tupolo

October 11, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase, Video

A mix of presenters and open discussion from students, faculty and community members filled the Arts and Humanities building during a two-day teach-in about black lives matter. Hundreds gathered Oct. 10 and 11 to extend conversation from the Sept. 26 police victims rally and Sept. 28 candlelight ...

Unprepared for the worst

Alex Horne

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 6 at 10:42 a.m. students were alerted by the university that a man who possibly had a gun was headed toward campus. Students were alerted via text and phone call but the thing missing from the alerts was a description of what to do. We think that with all the shootings that happen in this co...

Associated Student officers talk diversity, safety with Pres. Hutchinson

Associated Student officers talk diversity, safety with Pres. Hutchinson

Molly Sullivan

September 14, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Showcase

As a part of her 100-day listening tour, President Gayle Hutchinson met with Associated Students officers today to address diversity and safety on campus. With the data collected from the diversity survey and focus groups, AS officers are creating actionable steps to address issues raised by students. “We...

President Gayle Hutchinson boosts morale at Fall Convocation

President Gayle Hutchinson boosts morale at Fall Convocation

Molly Sullivan

August 20, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

President Gayle Hutchinson was greeted by applause and high-fives as she entered Laxson Auditorium on Thursday to deliver her inaugural fall convocation speech. In her speech, Hutchinson emphasized the importance of transparency and shared governance in her administration. Hutchinson spoke to a...

Gayle Hutchinson promises change in her convocation speech

Lucas Moran

August 18, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

President Gayle Hutchinson presented her convocation speech on Thursday afternoon in Laxson Auditorium. Her speech offered several broad goals for the future and promised a change in campus climate. Hutchinson is taking over the position of Chico State President following the retirement of former president Pa...

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Eric Mcguire

May 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

“The decision of how you spend Chico State budget is one that is involved in this zip code, not my zip code, thank you,” said CSU chancellor Timothy P. White. White spoke at a Chico State forum in the BMU on May 4. It was just one stop on a 23-campus tour for the purpose of unveiling a new six...

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