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CSU smoking ban under consideration

The small green signs that read “Smoking Area” around campus may not be long for Fresno State—or any other California State University.

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Supreme Court considers campaign finance limits

The Fresno State community is full of potential voters, and a case before the Supreme Court could increase the amount of money an individual or organization can donate to campaigns, possibly affecting the influence of big-money donors.

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Egyptian journalist and activists shares experiences

A group of students, faculty and community members listened Friday as Egyptian journalist and human rights activist Gihan Abou Zeid shared her perspective on the series of revolutions in her country.

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Mosaic tiles added to garden

The Leo Politi Garden started as an idea about 10 years ago to honor the friendship between a Fresno State professor and a renowned children’s author and illustrator.  Its completion is now within sight.

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Political stalemate: debt ceiling looms

Fresno State has largely avoided the effects of the government shutdown but concern about the political stalemate has reached the campus.

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Government shutdown may threaten economy

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government may not inflict immediate harm to Fresno State or the rest of the country, but there may be reasons for concern if it drags on.

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Gun control debate lacks clarity

Gun control is a hot topic of debate across the country and from the Fresno State campus there are words of caution for Gov. Jerry Brown as he considers 12 bills meant to reduce gun crime.

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A view from the ‘Dog Pound’

The reaction in the stands and on the field Friday night explained everything people needed to know about the significance of the Fresno State Bulldogs beating the Boise State Broncos.

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New gun bills spark debate on campus

Fresno State students reacted to the gun-control debate that made its way to California with the passage of multiple gun-control bills from the state legislature.

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Fresno State community volunteers to stop ‘food insecurity’

The fight against hunger exists even in one of the world’s richest agricultural areas, and students, faculty and staff at Fresno State are working together to help the needy in the Valley.

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ASI: Senators train over summer

Before there are any votes, proposed resolutions or budgets, Associated Students, Inc. senators have to be trained how to do their job during the summer.

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Students, faculty sound off on U.S. conflict with Syria

Fresno State students and faculty responded to the mounting evidence that the United States may use military force against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria after allegations that chemical weapons were used in the country’s civil war.

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Solving the Parking Puzzle: Students resort to to tactics in scramble for parking spaces

In the daily struggle for parking at Fresno State, students resort to creative but risky tactics to secure a spot for their car.

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Academic Senate, staff aim for transparency

Communication is key, and that is what Fresno State President Joseph Castro and the Academic Senate and university staff expect to build this semester.

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Castro returns to Valley roots

Anne Marie Mendez learned in a phone call from her son, Joseph Castro, that not only was he coming home to work in the Valley, he was coming back as Fresno State’s new president.

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Controversy continues in search for president

Fresno State faculty and students appear to be no closer to getting information about the presidential search committee than during the open forum in February. According to a Fresno Bee article published Wednesday, there has been progress in the search, ...

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Agriculture students learn off-campus

The education of Fresno State students is not restricted to the library or chemistry labs. Through various opportunities students can gain knowledge working in the same field in which they hope to build a career after graduation. Randy Perry, a ...

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Undergrads present research

A meeting of young competitive minds was held Thursday in the University Business Center where undergraduate students from around the Central Valley shared their research. The 34th annual Central California Research Symposium in some ways evokes memories of the science ...

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