Author Archives: The Collegian

Human Rights Day commemoration in Fresno

By Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, Fresno State professor emeritus and chair of the Human Rights Coalition “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.” Those were the powerful and bold words expressed by Hillary Clinton, ...

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Jewish Studies minor to launch in spring at Fresno State, lecture series fall schedule

News release previously published by Fresno State News. The Jewish Studies Lecture Series for the fall semester begins with a talk by Sven-Erik Rose, titled “In Adorno’s Blind Spot: Yiddish Poetry from the Warsaw Ghetto,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the ...

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Fresno State, local journalists take on fake news, alternative facts and media bias on Oct. 27

News release previously published by Fresno State News. A panel discussion on “Fake News, Alternative Facts and Media Bias” will feature The Fresno Bee’s Jim Boren, journalist Lloyd Carter, PowerTalk 96.7 radio host Trevor Carey and Fresno State media, communications ...

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Fresno State earns fourth Excellence and Innovation Award for Grad Initiative 2025

News release previously published by Fresno State News. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) again selected Fresno State for a national Excellence and Innovation Award, citing the University’s accomplishments as part of the California State University Graduation Initiative 2025. Fresno State ...

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Fresno State receives anonymous $1 million gift for genetics, molecular biology research

News release previously published by Fresno State News. A $1 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will fund two areas at Fresno State: student research in genetics and molecular biology and The President’s Circle for Excellence, ...

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Students lead new USU efforts after previous campaign fails

A campaign promoting a new student center is underway at Fresno State, after a separate, but similar, campaign last semester failed. This semester, student leaders like Juan Guzman, member of the New Student Union Leadership Committee and graduate student, say ...

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Student leaders seek Veterans Resource Center

By Victoria Cisneros and William Ramirez There is a push on campus to create a larger space for student veterans. Leading that effort are two senators from Associated Students, Inc (ASI). Eyes are set on a Veterans Resource Center, which ...

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Former Fresno State student performs at The Big Fresno Fair

By Christian Mattos and Hayley Salazar  A musical act at The Big Fresno Fair this year is a familiar face. Local musician and former Fresno State student Travis Brooks will play at the fair through Oct. 15. Brooks, a Hanford ...

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Be careful of hungry squirrels

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Letter to the editor: Consult checks and balances before assuming the country is crumbling

By Austin La Salle I am certain there are many things Ms. Carpenter and I would agree on in today’s age. I am confident we both did not vote for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. It is definite ...

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Letter to the editor: Fresno State Twitter page admits to bias in the second “New USU” campaign

By Megan Bronson Does the university stand on the side of student voices? Clearly not. Or maybe, the voices of a select few. After a long and annoying campaign, the “Bold New U” referendum failed last year for a plethora ...

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Letter to the Editor: Write to Governor Brown – tell him the CSU needs $325 million more

By Jennifer Eagan President, California Faculty Association California’s governor and state legislators are making decisions right now that will have a direct impact on what it will cost you to get a college degree. Students can have a say in ...

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Letter to the Editor: Disparaging article should bring shame for Collegian staffers

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter refers to an editorial featured in the Feb. 22, 2016 edition of The Collegian. As a former student who earned his BA and MA at Fresno State, I wish to express my disgust to the staff ...

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Letter to the Editor: Fresno State administrators show their hypocritical leadership

Even though I did not vote for either poor candidate for president I could not believe the varied violent, hateful and sickening comments made over time by Dr. [Lars] Maischak. Allowing and validating some of the worst and most heinous ...

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A vote for Sedaño is a vote for veteran voices

My name is Cody T. Sedano, and I am a Fresno State veteran student. For almost five years now, veteran students have been attempting to achieve voting representation in their student government. It was not until now that we are ...

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A ‘Bold New U’ shouldn’t take priority over diverse student needs

By Andrew Dadasovich In the time of uncertainty for us all, we should not add a weight to the students of the future. A new University Student Union is on the ballot in March, and this means that an increase ...

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It’s time for an updated University Student Union

By Dan Waterhouse Let’s cut to the chase – I support the new USU project. The existing University Student Union is 50 years old and outdated for serving today’s students. At some point in the near future, substantial investments will ...

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Meet your ASI candidates: Monserrath Sanchez, Vice President of External Affairs

Hello, I am Monserrath, and I would love to have your support as a candidate for ASI vice president of external affairs. I am currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in political science with a minor in public administration. I ...

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