Author Archives: Paul Schlesinger

Shedding light into the past

A project shedding light on the genealogical past of African-Americans during slavery needs volunteers. The Freedmen’s Bureau Project aims to index the records of people assisted by the Freedmen’s Bureau following the Civil War, giving African-Americans access to information on ...

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Man assaults, robs pair across from campus

A man attacked a pair – punching a man and stealing a woman’s purse during a robbery near campus Thursday night, university police said. The robbery occurred as the two were walking inside an apartment complex on the 4000 block ...

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Student struck by golf cart while crossing Barstow

A Fresno State student suffered minor injuries Tuesday after he was struck by a golf cart while crossing Barstow Avenue from a campus parking lot, university police said. The collision happened around 2 p.m. as the student crossed Barstow Avenue ...

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Livestock judging team renamed to honor alumnus

Fresno State’s livestock judging team has been renamed to honor an alumnus who helped to jumpstart an endowment that has amassed more than $2 million for the team. The announcement was made Tuesday as the university introduced the newly-named Meyers ...

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Weekend El Niño-fueled storm returns rain and snow to Valley

An El Niño-fueled storm will barrel into the Valley this weekend after a weeklong break in a wet weather pattern. A strong storm is expected to arrive in Fresno from the Pacific Northwest Friday evening and bring rain to the ...

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Rainfall dampens first day of the semester

Fresno State students braved the elements on the first day of spring classes Tuesday as a storm system brought more than a quarter of an inch of rain to the Valley. Fresno’s high reached to 59 on Tuesday as rain ...

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Effects of Wednesday’s tragedy felt across state

The effects of Wednesday’s shooting that left 14 people dead and 21 wounded at the Inland Regional Center (IRC) in San Bernardino, a city about an hour east of Los Angeles, were felt far and wide across California. Fresno-based Central ...

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Fresno State student pleads not guilty to social media threat

The former Fresno State football player charged with making criminal threats at Fresno State on a social media app, entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment on Tuesday at the Fresno County Superior Court, Steve Wright, the Fresno ...

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Fresno State student witnesses reaction to attacks from France

“I was stupefied, initially scared,” Christina Cruz said. That was the reaction to Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris from a Fresno State student studying French in Lyon, a city that’s only a two-hour train ride away from the French capital. ...

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Fresno State skydiving team endures tragedy

Tragedy struck the Fresno State BulldogBlitz skydiving team on Nov. 7 when Dave Gilbert, owner of the Madera Parachute Center, home base for the team, was killed in a skydiving accident. Gilbert, 65, of Madera, was jumping around 3 p.m. at the ...

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Longtime supporter of Fresno State, Robert E. “Bob” Duncan, dies at 94

Robert E. “Bob” Duncan, a Fresno businessman and longtime supporter of Fresno State and its athletic department, died Wednesday at the age of 94. Duncan was a former president of locally-based Duncan Enterprises Company and was a fundraiser and donor ...

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CSU faculty union overwhelmingly vote to strike

The union representing 23,000 faculty across the 23-campus California State University system announced Wednesday that more than 94 percent of its members voted to strike if ongoing labor negotiations between the two parties fail. At the heart of the labor ...

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Fresno State student suspended after social media threat to shoot female students

Editor’s note: The Collegian does not name the suspect(s) in mass shootings or the threat of one. A Fresno State football player was arrested by the Fresno State Police Department on Monday after admitting to threatening to shoot female students ...

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BREAKING: Fresno State football player arrested in social media threat to shoot female students

A Fresno State football player was arrested by the Fresno State Police Department on Monday after he threatened to shoot female students on campus via a social media app. Police found the student by working with Yik Yak to track ...

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Words from third grade teacher inspires U.S. Poet Laureate

“She invited me to the front of the class and [I] sang ‘Three Blind Mice,’” Juan Felipe Herrera said. “It’s really funny, but to my surprise, now I go, ‘How did I do that?’” That was the moment the current ...

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Fresno State athletes arraigned Wednesday

Two Fresno State football players pleaded no contest, while the women’s soccer team captain pleaded not guilty during their arraignments on Wednesday, said Fresno County Assistant District Attorney Steve Wright. Sophomore quarterback Zack Greenlee, 20, was charged with a misdemeanor ...

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Coaching beyond the basics of rodeo riding

Fresno State alumnus Tony Branquinho is ecstatic to return to the university as the head coach for the Bulldoggers club rodeo team. “I bleed red and blue,” Branquinho said. “It’s just in my blood.” The 2001 liberal studies graduate, who ...

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CSU faculty union holds strike authorization vote

The union representing faculty at Fresno State and the rest of the California State University system is in the middle of holding a nine-day vote to authorize a strike if salary negotiations fail. The bargaining process began in May when ...

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