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Welty in Washington, D.C.

California State University, Fresno President John D. Welty participated today in an international forum in Washington, D.C., intended to foster educational exchanges between the United States and China. Welty was among 20 university presidents (10 from each country) at a ...

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California fire donation drive

The Fresno-Madera Chapter of the American Red Cross has planned a major donation drive for Thursday, October 25th and volunteers are desperately needed.

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Grading is a farce

I’ve had it and you’ve had it. Grade inflation sucks for everyone involved. Grade inflation is when substandard work gets too high a grade. Strictly speaking, below-average papers should get a D, above-average should get a B, and only the ...

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Chestnut Avenue construction update

Demolition at Matoian Way and Bulldog Lane started today and will be complete by Wednesday, October 24th. If you have questions or concerns, please call Debbie Astone at 278-0800.

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To wear San Jose State colors

I took pictures at the homecoming game, and I made a few mistakes. The biggest mistake I made on Saturday wasn’t the occasional overexposure, watching the marching band dance like Soulja Boy (“Crank Dat”) while in the press box or ...

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May the best man win?

In tennis, the victor jumps over the net to thank his competitor for a good game. At Bulldog Stadium, the fans shout obscenities at the visiting team. The three hours I spent Saturday selling game programs at the stadium’s main ...

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No more moronitude

Not too long ago, I wrote a column about multiculturalism. I was very negative toward it. Apparently people agreed — there’s hope for the country yet. In the past, students and staff respond angrily and furiously when I write about ...

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Priority registration window halved

All currently enrolled students will be scheduled to register for the spring 2008 semester sometime between Nov. 9 through Nov. 16, according to an e-mail from the registrar’s office.

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Worthless human beings

What’s the deal with cheating these days? I was in Dr. Rosy’s class the other day, and he told us that he turned our papers into Turnitin, the online cheater-busting database. He hadn’t told us that he was going to ...

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Chestnut Avenue construction update

The final permit approvals from City of Fresno for the entire Chestnut Avenue project and been received and the construction crews have remobilized. Crews this week are staking for curb, gutter, and road pavement in order to reopen the western ...

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Bulldog Marching Band rocks the socks

This blog is going to be about marching band. There’s one good reason. When asked what my blog was going to be tonight, I said something about KFSR’s schedule being way too jazz-heavy. “You don’t write about anything you like,” ...

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Jeopardy of the Flies

We watch “Jeopardy” here at The Collegian. We save it for the end of a grueling production-night schedule. “Jeopardy” is one of the few times we change the channel from CNN or the occasional Sunday night football game. We figure ...

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Signs you have been an undergrad too long

If you are an academic geek like me, you've pursued various minors, options to your major, club officer positions and internships. The closer you get to graduation, the more appealing adding just one more certificate sounds.

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The Beatles live on

“Across the Universe” isn’t the first film to use a lot of songs from The Beatles.

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Shirley suspended indefinitely

Senior football player Jason Shirley has been suspended indefinitely by the Fresno State Athletics Department for a violation of department policy.

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Stolen bicycles remain unclaimed

The Fresno Police Department has recovered three mountain bikes stolen from the Fresno State campus.

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White mutts have no heritage

One of my professors assigned a heritage assignment. The idea is to find out what heritage you have. The rationale is that California is a diverse place with a variety of heritages. She’s not a tough grader, and interviewing a ...

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Plant Ops to shut down some power, connect Lot V

A planned electrical shutdown tonight at midnight will include several campus buildings. The outage is planned to last 30 minutes and is needed to connect the solar panels at Lot V into the campus electrical system. Buildings to be affected ...

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