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Barton Avenue is back open with fresh pavement

The Barton Avenue entrance to Fresno State from Shaw Avenue reopened to traffic Friday afternoon. New sidewalks now extend along the west side of the street from Shaw Avenue, on the east side of the University Courtyard complex. Before, university ...

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Barton Avenue into Fresno State will be closed until Aug.18, university says

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic to Barton Avenue at Fresno State will be closed until Aug. 18 for an improvement project, according to the university’s facilities management office. Associate Vice President of that office, Tinnah Medina said the Barton Avenue work ...

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Five stories that shaped Fresno State this semester

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For first time since start of controversy, Fresno State president hears from public

They came one by one. Fresno State students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and parents lined up to finally face President Dr. Joseph Castro about an online controversy that, two weeks in, was still fresh in their minds. In the ...

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College Republicans hold vigil for Barbara Bush at Fresno State

The Fresno State College Republicans hosted a vigil Wednesday for former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush, two weeks after she died. About one dozen people gathered in the campus Free Speech Area to honor Bush. The vigil came as the ...

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Fresno State among universities, groups given $5 million to advance irrigation research

A group of universities, including Fresno State, and agriculture industry companies were awarded $5 million to advance irrigation technology research. Fresno State Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology spokesman Geoff Thurner said Tuesday that the Foundation for Food and ...

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Sigma Nu was hosting a private fundraiser before shots were fired. Police have arrested five people

Police tape and a bullet hole were the evidence Sunday afternoon that a crime had occurred at the Sigma Nu fraternity home within view of the Fresno State campus. Fresno Police Lt. Michael Landon said five people were arrested early ...

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Here’s why you should help save student newsrooms

By: Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado Editor in Chief of The Collegian Imagine Fresno State without a student newspaper. No longer would you pick up a fresh copy of The Collegian with news about Associated Students, Inc government meetings – where decisions are ...

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BREAKING: Fresno State will not penalize professor over Bush tweets

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro announced Tuesday that the university is ending an investigation into a professor’s fiery tweets about former First Lady Barbara Bush. English professor Randa Jarrar angered many people online one week ago after she made ...

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Civil rights groups call for investigation into Randa Jarrar to stop

The fallout of the tweets sent out by Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar has continued nearly one week after the controversy began. But even as the university plans an investigation into Jarrar’s tweets, several civil rights groups are calling ...

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Video shows student taking down anti-abortion posters

The Fresno State Police Department is investigating complaints that a student ripped anti-abortion posters off walls as the group that posted them recorded the incident. Bernadette Tasy, president of the Fresno State chapter of “Students for Life,” said the incident ...

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City of Fresno calls April 19, 2018 ‘Collegian Day’

The City of Fresno on Thursday awarded a proclamation to The Collegian student newspaper, naming April 19, 2018 as “Collegian Day” in the city. Councilman Paul Caprioglio handed Collegian staff the proclamation. It states that Fresno Mayor Lee Brand and ...

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At a news conference, Fresno State assesses how to act on professor’s fiery tweets

Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar is not in the clear after she made fiery comments against former First Lady Barbara Bush on Twitter Tuesday. At a news conference Wednesday, Fresno State was still assessing how it would move forward ...

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Fresno State professor says Barbara Bush was ‘amazing racist,’ Twitter feud ensues

Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar drew heavy criticism on Twitter Tuesday night after she said former United States First Lady Barbara Bush was an “amazing racist” who raised a war criminal. Bush died Tuesday at 92 after earlier reports ...

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What drew police to Fresno State Thursday? Here’s what we know

A parking lot incident at Fresno State on Thursday drew police to the university. University spokeswoman Patti Waid said the incident was a traffic stop but it did not involve Fresno State police. She said campus officers offered assistance but ...

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There was a glitch in the ASI voting system. Here’s why there won’t be a recount

A glitch in the electronic voting system used in the 2018 Associated Students, Inc. elections has cast some doubt on the system and the results. According to an election dispute document made public to students on March 24, ASI’s Student ...

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OPINION: Preaching to the wrong choir?

A group of fired up Fresno State students may be the wrong group to lecture to about the Bible — or maybe not. On Tuesday, amid dark clouds, a group of Fresno State students surrounded Jed Smock, a preacher from ...

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Why thousands of school children are on Fresno State’s campus

Thousands of tiny students are on the Fresno State campus Thursday and Friday for the annual Peach Blossom Festival of Oral Interpretation. It’s the 60th year of the festival. The university said about 5,000 students from at least 145 elementary ...

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