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Butte County Superintendent of Schools Tim Taylor on Friday announced the closure of all public schools – including district and charter schools – in Butte County through Friday, Nov. 23, due to the Camp Fire.  

He said schools, families and communities are experiencing extreme loss due to the fire and its impact, and time is needed to help understand the extent of loss and disruption and develop ways to safely resume providing services to schools and students.

Chico State is also suspending classes. Students will be out at Chico State until Monday, Nov. 26.

On Friday night, Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson sat down in Kendall Hall on campus to address the University’s response to the Camp Fire and its plans on how to proceed in the coming weeks.  


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The body of a female transient was found near Chico State’s administration building, Kendall Hall early Tuesday, authorities said. 


3-D technology – these days you can experience it at the movie theater, your closest big-box electronic retailer and sometimes even at your local library. But what does the future of virtual reality really look like? NSPR’s Nolan Ford headed to Chico State where its Department of Media Arts, Design and Technology  recently got some new top-of-the-line VR headsets to find out.

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Chico State rang in the new academic year yesterday with an official convocation by the University’s new president, Gayle E. Hutchinson.

The optimism was palpable at a mostly full Laxson Auditorium following several years of growing acrimony under the former leadership.

Timothy Sistrunk, a history professor and chair of Chico State’s labor council, said faculty and staff are eager to work with Hutchinson on pay and equity programs, on campus climate issues, and on the declining number of tenured faculty.

Common Ground For Common Good: Cubanabooks

Jun 15, 2016
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Chico State Spanish professor Sara E. Cooper struggled to get works by Cuban women writers into her students' hands for years. The U.S. economic embargo made it tricky, and even when she went herself to publishers to show them great unpublished  works, she was told the situation was too complicated. So she took things into her own hands.

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The long odds facing Bernie Sanders did nothing Thursday night to deter thousands of supporters packing the Chico State campus to see the Vermont Senator. 

An adoring North State crowd gave Bernie Sanders a welcome as warm as yesterday’s sweltering heat as the feisty Democratic candidate fired off missives against injustice, inequality and influence-peddling.

He predicted that supporters working to the hilt could generate the highest voter turnout in a California primary, and victories elsewhere will arm him with a strong hand at the upcoming convention in Philadelphia.

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Chico State on Wednesday announced who its new president will be, and she’s the first female president in the university’s history. Gayle Hutchinson’s arrival will also be a return.

Hutchinson originally joined Chico State in 1990 as a professor of kinesiology. She later served as chair for that department, chair for Chico State’s Academic Senate, and the dean of the department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Three years ago, she left to serve as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at CSU, Channel Islands. She says she couldn’t be happier to be coming back.

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The new president of Chico State has been announced as Gayle E. Hutchinson.

Hutchinson is currently the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University Channel Islands.

She previously served as dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Chico State.

Hutchinson will replace Paul Zingg, who is retiring in June. He’s served as Chico State’s president since 2004. 

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Chico State President Paul Zingg issued a statement Monday emphasizing the school’s need to walk the walk when it comes to diversity.

His statement comes in light of the recent race- and racism-related resignations at the University of Missouri. 

He said that the Chico State campus “as a whole has not yet embraced diversity as a core value.” To address this, the University Diversity Council is developing an update to the University Strategic Plan to more actively and explicitly promote diversity. 

CFA Authorizes Strike Over Faculty Pay

Nov 5, 2015

More than 94 percent of voting members of the California Faculty Association said yes to a strike authorization. Those results came out Wednesday.

The CFA comprises the faculty at all 23 California State University campuses.

A strike could happen as soon as January, if a deal can’t be struck. The CFA is demanding a 5 percent raise. The CSU has offered 2 percent.

CFA president Jennifer Eagan called that offer a “pittance.”

Eagan has seen a number of strikes authorized without one actually happening.