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President Hutchinson speaks to students about how difficult it was for her to come to the conclusion to raise all three student fees. Hutchinson spoke to several students who protested the increases outside Kendall Hall Monday. She also said that the need for the fee increases stems from a lack of state funding.

President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

Grayson Boyer // May 8, 2018

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced on Thursday that she would be implementing the proposed student fee increases, despite students voting against all three increases. The announcement...

Gayle Hutchinson speaks on why the increased student fees are needed at the open forum on March 6. At each forum, Hutchinson stated that this increase was not due to any mismanagement of funds by past or current administrators.

President Hutchinson increases student fees

Alex Grant // May 3, 2018

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson decided to approve all three proposed student fee increases Thursday, but compromised when each fee would go into effect. While Hutchinson approved each fee, the...

5,264 students submitted an advisory vote for each proposed fee increase. The proposed Health Services increase along with the other two proposed fees were opposed by over 60 percent of student voters.

President Hutchinson announces voting results on proposed fee increases

Alex Grant // April 26, 2018

Advisory voting results on the three proposed fee increases was released by President Gayle Hutchinson around 9 p.m. Thursday. All three; the Student Learning Fee, the Health Services Fee and the Athletics...

Aldon Perez, a freshman distance track and field athlete, speaks in favor of the student fee increases at an open forum on March 6.

Proposed fee increases could initially cost students up to $380 more per year

Grayson Boyer // April 24, 2018

On Wednesday around 8 a.m. students received a link in their email to submit an advisory vote on three proposed fee increases; a Health Services Fee, Student Learning Fee and an Athletics Fee. Several...

Radhika Kataria, a member of Students for Quality Education, raises concerns over the proposed fee increases at an open forum held on March 6. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Grayson Boyer and Alex Grant // March 12, 2018

Chico State’s proposed fee increases have sparked an intense debate in the student body, manifesting itself most visibly in the open forums that took place during the first two weeks of March. On...

President Gayle Hutchinson poses with a student feedback box. She plans to bring the whole box with her to Sacramento to help her appeal to the state legislature for more funding to the CSU system. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

President Hutchinson responds to student concerns over proposed fee increases

Josh Cozine // February 28, 2018

Three potential student fee increases adding up to $380 per year are currently up for discussion at four upcoming open forums.Students have started organizing to voice their disapproval over compounding...

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