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Professor Dwyre hosts the Justice and Politics Forum detailing the midterm election on Wednesday evening. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Political forum offers insight on the 2018 midterm election

Nate Rettinger // February 23, 2019

Diana Dwyre, a political science professor at Chico State, held a forum on Wednesday to answer the many questions regarding the recent 2018 midterm election.Dwyre began by addressing the assumptions that...

John Crosby took his members of his class to Washington D.C. unsure of the status of his home. Photo credit: Mathew  Miranda

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Justin Jackson // November 28, 2018

John Crosby, political science instructor and Model U.N. Adviser, lost his home in Magalia due to the Camp Fire. The following is the story of how he traveled across the nation without knowing the status...

Sue Hilderbrand, Alan Gibson, Gayle Hutchinson, Darin Haerle and Adam Irish all listen to an audience member comment.

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

Alex Grant // March 27, 2018

Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, hosted a pre-release screening and panel discussion of the documentary “American Totem” in the BMU Auditorium Monday night. The documentary was...

Bands from around town played at the event. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Wildcats ‘Feel the Bern’

Bridget Comito // April 13, 2016

Chico State has been experiencing a wide range of openness and support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Six months ago, very few people knew his name. Today, he appeals widely to the...

Two Chico State alumni will be appear on Shark Tank on Feb. 26 Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Wildcats dive into the shark tank

Amelia Storm // February 25, 2016

Two Chico State alumni will seek funding from millionaires on ABC’s Shark Tank, premiering tomorrow night. After four months of paperwork, siblings Skyler Scarlett and Brittney Scarlett-Torres, owners...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

College degrees are just a stamp

February 1, 2016

Would you allow someone without a college degree to perform your major brain surgery?Consider this: the only skills in the brain surgery career path currently unlearnable outside the academic space are...

Ryan Patten, chair of the political science department, co-authored a report studying the connection between increased jail violence and the release of non-violent offenders from jails. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Study shows increase in jail violence

Jovanna Garcia // November 18, 2014

Jail violence has increased in California since the criminal justice realignment bill, AB 109, passed in 2011, according to a study by members of the Chico State Political Science Department. Political...

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Sergio Sanchez was one of twelve political science scholars selected nationally this year for a fellowship stipend from the American Political Science Association's Minority Fellows program.

Lecturer earns reputable fellowship

Nicholas Carr // December 11, 2013

A faculty member at Chico State has received a fellowship from the American Political Science Association to pursue doctoral studies.Sergio Sanchez, a political science lecturer, will be awarded $4,000...

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