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Joe Crotts retires after 44 years at Meriam Library

Joe Crotts retires after 44 years at Meriam Library

Josh Cozine

February 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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

State pushing for faster graduation rates

Bianca Quilantan

October 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

January 27, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

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

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

December 7, 2015


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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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