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Students and university face tuition increase and budget problems

Chico State students protest the proposed tuition increase in front of Kendall Hall on Feb. 1. Photo credit: Carlos Islas

Molly Sullivan

March 22, 2017

Student wallets will be $270 lighter next year. The CSU Board of Trustees voted to approve a 5 percent tuition increase for 23 campuses at its March 22 meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Despite opposition from CSU students, the Board of Trustees is considering the proposal because of a $167.7 mill...

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

President Gayle Hutchinson speaks with Betsy Boyd at a university budget committee meeting.

Molly Sullivan

December 15, 2016

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

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...

Crime rates rise over winter break

Police investigating the scene today Photo credit: Kaley Wise

Molly Sullivan

December 13, 2016

Student residences and apartments are at increased risk for burglary and property crime during winter break, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The Chico Police Department’s 2015 annual report shows 148 burglaries were reported in the first quarter of 2015, and 118 in the first quar...

Associated Student officers talk diversity, safety with Pres. Hutchinson

Vu Nguyen, Associated Students Executive Vice President Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

September 14, 2016

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...

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Nicole Marlin and her dog, Rider, were on campus April 5 to raise awareness of the Stockdog Association's fundraiser. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

May 9, 2016

The Chico State Stockdog Association is holding a fundraiser. The association is a student organization based in the College of Agriculture that trains dogs in herding, agility and obedience. They are currently fundraising so they can take their dogs to a trainer in the Bay Area to learn goat herding. Th...

Chico Democrats turn out for Clinton caucus

Volunteers count votes at the Clinton caucus.  Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

May 6, 2016

Democrats of the First Congressional District cast votes for their delegates during the statewide caucus on Sunday, May 1. The top six delegates elected in the caucus will attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July. Bob Mulholland, a Democratic strategist and superdelegate,...

A.S. hosts International Festival

The Afro-caribbean dance class came out and performed for an audience. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Molly Sullivan

April 30, 2016

Associated Students hosted its annual international festival on Saturday. The festival gave student cultural organizations the opportunity to share their traditions and cultures with attendees. Attendees experienced live performances and international food at the various booths. Student organi...

A.S. seeks student input on campus diversity

The diversity survey is open until May 1 and wants to capture students' perspectives on diversity. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Molly Sullivan

April 28, 2016

In an effort to better understand the diversity of the student population, Associated Students has created a campus climate survey to assemble a database of student input. The survey asks students to draw on their experiences when deciding whether they agree or disagree with statements about diversity...

Chico Hillel heads to Israel

Chico's Hillel club is currently preparing for a trip to Israel. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Molly Sullivan

April 25, 2016

As finals week draws near, nine students are preparing for a personal pilgrimage. The students are members of Chico State’s Jewish student union, Hillel, and they will embark on a trip to Israel’s most important religious and political sites early this summer. The trip is organized by Birthrig...

A.S. president, Deanna Jarquin, bids farewell

Deanna Jarquin, current A.S. president, reflects on her time in the position. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Molly Sullivan

April 14, 2016

Deanna Jarquin’s term as Associated Students president is coming to a close. She represented the Chico State student body of over 17,000 students for the last year and is responsible for instigating a number of changes on campus. Looking back In her time as president, Jarquin is most proud...

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

The Sound Grenade is a handheld safety device. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Molly Sullivan

April 10, 2016

Correction: An earlier version of this story included the incorrect title for Jill Turner. It has been corrected. It’s small. It’s blue. It’s loud. A new personal safety device called the Sound Grenade is available for students as a non-violent tool for campus safety. Sound Grenade is a sma...

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