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Joe Crotts retires after 44 years at Meriam Library

Jed Wyrick (left) gives Joe Crotts(right) a certificate of recognition. Crotts retired yesterday after serving on the senate since 1981.

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018

Librarian Joe Crotts retired after a long career at Chico State Wednesday.Crotts retired during his 44th year at the Meriam Library. His wife Brenda also recently retired from her job as a librarian at the Butte County Library.Asked Friday how they like retirement so far, Crott said they have alread...

State pushing for faster graduation rates

Chico State engineer students cannot contain their excitement to receive their diplomas at spring 2014 graduation ceremony. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Bianca Quilantan

October 3, 2016

Super-seniors are in danger of extinction. The CSU system is focusing on how to impact students on track to graduate in four and a half years for first-years and in two and a half years for upper division transfer students, according to a memo from the CSU Chancellor’s office. The graduation initi...

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

January 27, 2016

Whether they were administered properly or not, recent allocations of the academic affairs budget have created a negative ripple effect among some departments on campus. The latest allocations of the 2015-2016 academic affairs budget released to university leaders last October left the Meriam Library and departments in the College of Communication...

Budget cuts put faculty in position to reduce library hours, student assistant positions

Elizabeth Boyd, Academic Senate Chair, addresses members of the senate during a forum on Tuesday in Colussa Hall. Photo credit: John Domogma

December 7, 2015

An open forum on the Academic Affairs budget revealed a potential reduction in library hours and student assistant positions. “You might say the forecast for the library is rather dismal,” said Joe Crotts, department chair of Meriam Library.The Dec. 1 forum left members of the Academic Sen...

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