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CSU passes tuition hikes

Yesterday, the CSU Board of Trustees Committee on Finance approved a two-step increase in tuition for the upcoming spring and fall semesters.

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Tuition fees to increase

The CSU Committee on Finance and the Board of Trustees will be meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday to approve tuition increases for the next two semesters; 5 percent for spring 2011 and another 10 percent by fall 2011.

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Library health warning to be removed

A warning message displayed on the entrance of the Henry Madden Library that warns about the building containing chemicals that could cause cancer and reproductive harm will be taken off.

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Proposed FCC rules to halt surprise cellular charges

The nearly limitless capabilities of today’s cellular devices are often paired with service plans that limit the consumer’s usage per month. But when calls, text messages and web browsing are added up on the monthly bill, it’s no question that some students get surprised by large overcharges they weren’t expecting. The Federal Communications Commission unveiled proposals on Thursday, Oct. 14 to ease the shock.

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CSUB shooting, one killed

An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed at Cal State University Bakersfield late Thursday evening, reported The Bakersfield Californian. Local police say it was an unintended victim. Bianca Janae Jackson, a 2010 graduate of Ridgeview High, was found lying in ...

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Aradhna

The sounds of Eastern musical culture mixed with the West permeated the Fresno State Grosse Industrial Technology building on Monday and Tuesday with Aradhna.

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Gov. passes transfer bill

Senate Bill 1440, the Student Achievement Transfer Reform (STAR) Act which creates a formal transfer Associate of Arts degree for students transferring from community colleges to the CSU, was signed into legislation by Governor Schwarzenegger on Wednesday.

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Journalists speak on Middle East: Robert Fisk and David Barsamian visit Fresno State

Fresno State hosted two acclaimed journalists who discussed the media’s effect on the misconceptions Americans have of the Middle East.

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Fresno State to admit for spring

The CSU system has received funding that will allow for a partial restoration of spring admissions, to add or return course sections to schedules and offer longer operating hours in campus services.

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Google to enter e-book market

Originally slated for a summer 2010 launch, Google Editions, one of Google’s newest ventures, is a future online e-book store that seeks to take a bite out of the already established industry, and build upon its current Google Books service.

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Student transfer bill nears enactment

A state senate bill that articulates a more defined transfer process between the California Community Colleges (CCC) and California State Universities (CSU) was passed by legislators on Aug. 25, and is awaiting final approval by the governor.

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Dodging Demolition: Campus spares University Center

The University Center, located directly across from the University Student Union (USU), is no longer facing demolition. Instead, the campus plans to renovate the building and use it for a central station for campus information and provide improvements in atmosphere and function to students.

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Students need not apply

Fresno State is forced to block spring registration again for the spring 2011 semester until the necessary funds are restored to the university.

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Charity Lives On: Unprecedented summer support for the Bulldog Pantry

Despite personal financial hardships and a crippled economy where good causes would seem to suffer, the Bulldog Pantry defies its circumstances and has not only sustained its backing over the summer, but has dramatically grown.

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Kremen Education Building without air conditioning

It’s one thing to cope with the intense heat outside during the summer season, but it’s quite another to be able to stand it when the high temperatures reach the classroom.

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WAG Pack to help new students navigate campus

It’s inevitable. This week, a student will walk into an anthropology classroom expecting biology, another will be running around to find the closest bathroom, and someone else will try to find the Office of Parking and Transportation to contest their fresh parking ticket. In any scenario, take a deep breath and keep an eye out for the “Wag Pack” representatives, experienced students who welcome students and direct them to where they need to go.

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Home Matters: Remembering Kassie Lee 1988-2010

Kassandra Brianne Lee, a recent Fresno State MCJ graduate, died of a pulmonary embolism on May 31, 2010, just a week after graduation.

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“21st Century Library”: New food policy to keep building accessible

The Madden Library which re-opened in early 2009, is adopting new policies this semester regarding food and noise. But for new and returning students, no need to worry. There are no merciless librarians standing at the entrance who put their index finger to their lips and hold trash bins up for people to throw out their barely eaten lunches before entering.

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