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Open house

Four offices in the Frank W. Thomas Administration Building held an open house on Wednesday to spotlight the services they offer for students.

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Students confront Welty, discuss concerns

More than 200 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Peace Garden Tuesday afternoon to discuss their demands with California State University, Fresno President John D. Welty.

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ASI struggles over bylaws

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) voted unanimously to approve amendments to bylaws at Wednesday's meeting.

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Locals turn yards into parking lots for fair

For residents who live near the Big Fresno Fair, one of the most competitive neighborhood businesses is back.

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Soda vs. health

A recent study published by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy suggests that a high rate of soda consumption in California may be contributing to rising obesity rates.

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University High students cause elevator mishap

Approximately 10 University High School students were stuck in an elevator in the Henry Madden Library for 45 minutes on Tuesday afternoon, University Police officials said.

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Students join river cleanup

A flatbed truck approached the RiverTree Volunteers’ cleanup site, just steps away from the San Joaquin River.

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Fresno State officials volunteer for cause

In an effort to fight hunger, the Community Food Bank is teaming up with HandsOn Central California to distribute food to those who need it.

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Students sue CSU

Two students have filed a lawsuit against the California State University system, seeking to reverse the increased fees that were issued this semester. Samantha Adame of San Francisco State and Travis Donselman of CSU San Bernadino have sued the CSU, claiming the system acted illegally when it billed students for additional fee increases after initial tuition was already paid.

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Lawsuit against ASI dismissed

A former employee’s lawsuit against the California State University, Fresno Association, Inc. and Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) was dismissed late last spring. Annie Tremp, the former ASI executive director, filed the lawsuit in September 2008 claiming that she had been subjected to age discrimination, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.

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Construction begins despite cuts

Even with budgets being cut across the Fresno State campus, some major construction projects are able to find funding. One of these projects is the construction of a permanent facility for University High School. The school has been housed in portable buildings since its establishment more than nine years ago.

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Reed urges sacrifice, execs take raises

State budget cuts have affected everyone affiliated with the California State University system. Faculty and staff will lose nearly 10 percent of their salaries due to furloughs, and students have seen fee increases of approximately 30 percent in the last year.

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Collegian wrap-up, summer news highlights

Twelve weeks have gone by since the end of the spring 2009 semester. Dozens of newsworthy events have happened over the summer, both locally and nationally.

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Academics on the rise for ’Dogs

The men’s basketball and baseball teams at Fresno State face continued penalties for failing to meet the minimum score on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR).

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Republican mood somber after Obama win

The mood at the Standard, a restaurant and bar in North Fresno, is solemn tonight.

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Should chickens get more space?

What’s more important: the chicken or the egg? That’s one of the questions California voters will face on Election Day.

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Students take advantage of yellow passes

All student parking at Fresno State is not created equal.

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