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Should university research policies apply to Facebook surveys by students?

Who knew that moderating polls or surveys on a Fresno State-oriented Facebook group could get so controversial? I found out the week before spring break how contentious it can get. Recently, the Collegian ran a story about the final ASI ...

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This is how much Fresno State students raised for Kids Day

Fresno State volunteers raised $41,338 in newspaper sales for this year’s Kids Day fundraiser, according to a university news release. The annual event on March 6 brought volunteers from across the central San Joaquin Valley to help sell special editions ...

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There was a glitch in the ASI voting system. Here’s why there won’t be a recount

A glitch in the electronic voting system used in the 2018 Associated Students, Inc. elections has cast some doubt on the system and the results. According to an election dispute document made public to students on March 24, ASI’s Student ...

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City of Fresno employee named VP of water, sustainability

Fresno State announced the appointment of Thomas C. Esqueda Thursday as the first associate vice president in water and sustainability at the university, according to a news release. The position was created to help Fresno State in its mission to ...

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Fresno State provost appointed as CSU Bakersfield president

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny as president of CSU Bakersfield, according to a news release. Zelezny will be the fifth president of the university and the first woman to take ...

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ASI donated $1,000 for Mandela statue. Why are statue supporters upset?

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) voted to donate $1,000 for a Nelson Mandela statue, but it’s not the amount for which supporters of the project were hoping. Professors from the Africana studies department spoke during public comment at last week’s ...

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Scholar gives lecture on interpretations of Armenian history

The battle between history and the human mind was examined on Monday by Hayk Demoyan in his lecture, “Multiple Identities and Memories of the Armenian World.” The lecture, which was a part of the Armenian studies program spring lecture series, ...

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Local journalist says ‘knowing your community’ can make the difference

It was was pitch black on a Thursday. The electricity went out at Fresno State in 2013. It was the perfect story for a budding student-journalist. That was when Megan Rupe, now a reporter and anchor for KSEE 24, ran ...

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Fight to ‘fully fund’ CSUs heads to Sacramento in April

Next month, California State University (CSU) students and faculty will gather at the state capital to unite in favor of funding higher education. The efforts are in the name of “a fully funded CSU,”  said CSU spokeswomen Elizabeth Chapin Hetherington. ...

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Fresno State to celebrate Cesar Chavez

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story stated that California Senator Kamala D. Harris would be in attendance. Harris’ press secretary informed The Collegian after publication that she would not be attending the event.  Julie Chavez Rodriguez, granddaughter of ...

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Psychologist to address ‘The Voices in Our Heads’

Social psychologist and professor emeritus of psychology at Fresno State Dr. Robert V. Levine will give a lecture titled “The Voices in Our Heads.” His talk is scheduled for March 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium and ...

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Building to be named after late viticulture professor

Fresno State’s first viticulture professor is being honored with the naming of the campus viticulture building. Vincent E. Petrucci founded the Fresno State Viticulture and Enology Research Center in 1985, and served as the director until he retired in 1993. ...

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OPINION: Preaching to the wrong choir?

A group of fired up Fresno State students may be the wrong group to lecture to about the Bible — or maybe not. On Tuesday, amid dark clouds, a group of Fresno State students surrounded Jed Smock, a preacher from ...

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Journalist gives insight on U.S. and Mexico relations under Trump

President Donald Trump’s influence on U.S. and Mexico’s relations is not a new story, according to a Mexican journalist who spoke at Fresno State last Thursday. Guest speaker Carlos Bravo Regidor, a professor who has written about U.S. and Mexico’s ...

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Forum explores freedom of speech – two ASI candidates weigh in

The relationship between diversity and the First Amendment was examined last Thursday in “The Religious and Cultural Context Freedom of Speech” forum. “Freedom of speech is the basis for a democratic and free society,” said Veena Howard, a Fresno State ...

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ASI Notebook: Here’s how ASI spent your money last week

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) voted to spend $31,000 of the $40,570 in planned future operations reserves on various proposals at a meeting on March 14. Potential CSU advocacy funding Cecilia Ruesta, a graduate student and member of Students for ...

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They kissed a pig and became Fresno State’s newest club – Block and Bridle

After reciting an oath and getting a certificate – and kissing a pig for some – 90 students were officially initiated into Fresno State’s Block and Bridle club last Wednesday. The 90 members, along with nine Fresno State faculty members, ...

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University High students walk out to protest gun violence

With gray clouds over them, about 50 University High School students gathered in the school’s courtyard Wednesday to remember the lives lost to a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The chilly weather mirrored the mood of the somber memorial on ...

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