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Performance art hugging Chico State

Performance art hugging Chico State

Jeremy Steele

March 24, 2016

Outside Meriam Library, a neon, huggable, and sound making blanket of art stood for one night on the bulky concrete support. The piece, Hug Your Center: Keep the Light On, was designed by teacher Cameron Kelly. It was part of a week-long event that began on Chico State’s campus on March 21. The...

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

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

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

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...

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Eva Gonzalez

October 10, 2015

  First-year students recently experienced a safety hazard when a ceiling grid collapsed on the eighth floor in Whitney Hall. Although this event was an act of vandalism, it has raised questions about safety issues with buildings on campus. The 46-year-old building is one of the largest n...

Police find transients with stolen toolbox and 3-by-3-foot tarp full of marijuana

David Mcvicker

February 2, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject Friday, 2:46 p.m., Meriam Library"Two male adults, one heavy, yelling racial slurs 'white pride.' No clothing description was given."Call type: Assault Saturday, 2:10 a.m., Whitney Hall"Reporting party states a female dorm resident entered her room and assa...

Remembering a legacy: Janet Turner

Remembering a legacy: Janet Turner

Emma Wood-Wright

September 1, 2014

From 1959 to 1981, students at Chico State who took printmaking in Room 205 of Taylor Hall were exposed to prints by artists like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and David Hockney, and not just projected on a big white screen, but within arms reach. Janet Turner, their teacher and world-renowned prin...

Students still flock to libraries

Kristina Martinez

April 9, 2014

The library is more than a place for students to go and get books or study. The library serves as a place where all of the distractions of the real world go away.My friends and roommates can get twice as many things done in the library for two hours than they can sitting at home.The stereotype that this...

Elevator troubles require retrofit

Elevator troubles require retrofit

February 26, 2014

Chico State faces a safety issue that is independent of the exuberance of college students that is often a cause for concern. There has been about 25 separate elevator-related issues across campus this semester, which have even worried individuals without personal fears. These occurrences vary from ...

Facilities to be renovated over break

Facilities to be renovated over break

Nicholas Carr

December 16, 2013

The construction of new teaching spaces among other renovations will commence over winter break. The following projects will begin or continue once students and faculty have vacated the campus: Taylor Hall The building, which was constructed in 1961, will be demolished over the break to make room for the Arts and Humanities building. The new structure w...

Lounge redesign to continue after flood

September 10, 2013

A redesign of the Laptop Lounge in Meriam Library will continue without delay after it was promised to be revamped by the start of the fall semester. Interior architecture students originally envisioned beginning construction for the project during summer break, said Kijeong Jeon, an interior...

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