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Teniente-Matson named president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Fresno State’s vice president for administration and chief financial officer, was named the sole finalist and interim president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio on Saturday.

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Campus climate survey looks to aid ASI with ‘concrete data’

In an attempt to evaluate Fresno State’s campus climate, Associated Students, Inc. is conducting a national pilot survey developed by the Educational Benchmarking Institute. Distributed randomly to 4,000 undergraduate students, the web-based EBI questionnaire called “Campus Climate, Safety, and Sexual ...

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Fresno State student arrested for alleged bestiality with sheep

A computer engineering student was arrested for sexually assaulting a sheep from the Fresno State Sheep Unit early Tuesday morning. The suspect, a 23-year-old male in his fifth year of study, was found having sex with the sheep inside a ...

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Fresno State police investigating sexual assault on campus

The Fresno State Police Department is currently investigating an on-campus sexual assault that occurred Nov. 5. The incident occurred around midnight when three men sexually assaulted the victim as she walked southwest of the Residence Dining Hall. Police are currently ...

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Valadao wins 21st Congressional District

California’s 21st Congressional District stayed Republican, as incumbent Congressman David Valadao was re-elected for a second term. Defeating Democrat Amanda Renteria, Valadao had earned 58.9 percent of the vote as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. At that point, nearly 60 percent ...

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Construction students see High-Speed Rail up close

As steel, concrete and windows came tumbling down, Fresno State construction students observed the demolition of the old Del Monte building in Downtown Fresno on Monday, the property being cleared for the California High-Speed Rail project. Part of a demolition ...

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Community gathers to break ground on the Armenian Genocide Monument

Leaders from the local Armenian community and the university broke ground on the Armenian Genocide Monument on Sunday, a project that hopes to commemorate and educate the public when it opens next April. The monument will be located in Fresno ...

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3 states, D.C. to vote on cannabis reforms

Three states and the District of Columbia may pass new marijuana laws come Election Day, a potential second wave of cannabis policy reform following legalization in Colorado and Washington state in 2012. Cannabis initiatives are on the Nov. 4 ballot ...

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Title IX expert discusses campus sexual assault

As the national conversation about campus sexual assault continues, a Title IX expert visited Fresno State on Tuesday to discuss sexual legislation, consent and bystander intervention in university environments. Janet Judge, a lawyer who specializes in Title IX and works ...

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Congressional race makes its way to Fresno State

The race for California’s 21st Congressional District will come to Fresno State on Saturday morning as incumbent David Valadao and challenger Amanda Renteria have their first public debate on campus. Presented by Univision Fresno and Univision Bakersfield, the debate will ...

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Internet censorship comes with a heavy price

Oh, how the Internet has claimed our lives and souls. It seems to drive our fingers with an invisible force as we tap away mindlessly on our mobile phones, tablets and computers. It is now, seemingly, second nature for us ...

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Gov. Brown passes sexual assault bill, vetoes infrastructure funding

In a crucial weekend of state legislation affecting California State Universities and their students, Gov. Jerry Brown took action on two key bills that will directly impact Fresno State. Brown signed the “yes means yes” campus sexual assault bill into ...

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CSU takes steps to combat sexual assault

The California State University system announced efforts to strengthen campus sexual assault prevention efforts on Tuesday, this following the launch of the Obama administration’s “It’s On Us” campaign to spread awareness about the issue.

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Hot air balloon lands in library parking lot Sunday morning

Early risers in the Fresno State dorms were in for a surprise Sunday morning when a hot air balloon landed near the Henry Madden Library parking lot. Megi Hakobjanyan, a senior majoring in political science, rolled out of bed at ...

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Winery features student-designed labels

Fresno State’s student wine club, Unleashed, will feature three new “educationally themed” wines in its fall semester membership drive this month. The three latest blends — Abstract Theory, Pythagorean Serum, and Depth Perception — were developed through a partnership between ...

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Grants to be used for Barstow bike lanes

The long-term plan to construct an extended bikeway along Barstow Avenue shifted up a gear after the university recently received two new grants for the project. The bikeway, which is part of Fresno State’s Master Plan, will eventually see bicycle ...

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Sexual assault legislation enforces affirmative consent

The California Senate took one step closer to transforming the way sexual assault is treated on college campuses Thursday, passing the “yes-means-yes” bill that will require students engaging in sexual activity to give unambiguous, affirmative consent. Amid the current national ...

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ISIS poses threat to embattled region

In recent months, the world has become captivated with the activities of the Islamic State (ISIS), a jihadist group showcasing new methods of extremism. Having declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria and harnessed social media as a communication tool ...

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