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Fresno State professor says Barbara Bush was ‘amazing racist,’ Twitter feud ensues

Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar drew heavy criticism on Twitter Tuesday night after she said former United States First Lady Barbara Bush was an “amazing racist” who raised a war criminal. Bush died Tuesday at 92 after earlier reports ...

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Gavin Newsom leads governor’s race in new survey

A new survey conducted by Fresno State’s Institute for Leadership and Public Policy provided the latest polling in the 2018 race for California governor. Fifteen percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Democrat Gavin Newsom for governor if ...

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CineCulture to screen “The Other Side of Home”

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series will showcase the conflicting identity within a descendant of an Armenian Genocide survivor. “The Other Side of Home,” directed by Naré Mkrtchyan, tells the story of a woman named Maya, who in 2015, found out ...

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‘Who’s to blame?’: Why students walked out after graduate admissions were made

By Razmik Cañas & William Ramirez As the sun rose over Fresno State’s Peace Garden Tuesday, there was little peace among a group of social work students who crowded together to share concerns about their department. The students walked out ...

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Would you spend your birthday feeding the homeless? This student did.

The yellow afternoon light peeked through the thin openings of Jasmine Castillo’s kitchen window blinds. The rising steam from a giant pan glimmered in its path as she tapped a spoon against the metal, ready to scramble a batch of ...

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May Day rally to address immigrant issues, organizers say

The Central Valley Immigrant Rights Committee held a news conference at Fresno State on April 12 to inform the public about its upcoming rally and public forum in support of immigrant rights. The event will take place at Eaton Plaza ...

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For Wee Beasties, music is all about sharing

Fresno-based alternative-indie band Wee Beasties wants to forge bonds between people and provide them with music they can connect with. “Artists are the vessel for people,” said lead vocalist Codie Collins. “We convey stories and experiences and emotions.” The band ...

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CineCulture: documentary showcases actress who influenced modern Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology

Hedy Lamarr was widely recognized as one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood in the 1930s and ‘40s. But, as the audience at last Friday’s Cineculture movie screening found out, she offered the world a lot more than a ...

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How the ‘most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles’ fought the Nazis

A Barnes & Noble employee believed it to be “fiction.” An audience member described it as an “untold story.” But Leon Lewis’ battle against the Nazi Party in Los Angeles was real. Dr. Steven J. Ross, a University of Southern ...

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He wrote a book about water. Here’s what he told a Fresno audience

Fresno State students and faculty last Thursday met the author of a book they’ve been reading throughout the semester. Author and UC Berkeley professor David Sedlak visited Fresno State for a public forum and book signing for his book, “Water ...

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Taking a ‘pause’ and focusing on mental health

With finals and graduation just around the corner, students’ stress levels are likely to creep up, too. But Fresno State’s Health and Counseling Center served up ways to promote a stress-free environment and mental health awareness. A Mental Health Screening ...

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Fresno State now plans roughly $45 million renovation on, around Bulldog Stadium

A once $60 million dollar renovation plan to modernize Fresno State’s Bulldog Stadium has been downgraded. University officials cite a changing financial landscape as the reason for the renovation plans to drop to $45 million with limits to the restorations. ...

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Bryson Williams granted release from Fresno State

After speculation over his future, Bulldogs sophomore Bryson Williams’ request for a transfer to a new school was approved Wednesday by Fresno State, according to a news release from Stephen Trembley, director of New Media. Wednesday’s development ends a weeklong ...

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Water cohort author to visit campus

Dr. David Sedlak, professor at University of California, Berkeley and author of “Water 4.0,” will be giving a lecture on his book on Thursday at 6 p.m. in North Gym 118. The book was selected as this year’s campuswide read ...

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Increase personal safety with ‘digital spring cleaning’

The Better Business Bureau is encouraging people to engage in “digital spring cleaning” to better protect their data. “By conducting a digital spring cleaning and taking care of overdue online maintenance, you will be safer and more secure against losing ...

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Survey shows people in the Valley want to improve air quality

A recent survey from the Institute for Leadership and Public Policy at Fresno State shows a majority of voters in the central San Joaquin Valley support restrictions that could improve air quality. Approximately 53 percent of registered voters supported restricting ...

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KFSR to host jazz and wine festival

KFSR, Fresno State’s nonprofit radio station, will host the “KFSR Jazz & Wine Festival” on Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. at the University House in the Old Fig Garden neighborhood, 4411 N. Van Ness Blvd. There will be wine ...

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Task force examines ways to fix The Collegian’s financial troubles

The Collegian Financial Task Force examined the student newspaper’s future on Tuesday in an open meeting where several recommendations were made. At the core of the meeting’s purpose is moving The Collegian into a fiscally secure position. “Our revenues this ...

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