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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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. ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

Getting into Fresno State has gotten more competitive

With its growing population, getting into Fresno State has become more competitive in some areas. The university recently raised its eligibility index, according to Phong Yang, director of admissions and recruitment. “We used to be an ‘open enrollment campus,’ meaning ...

Read More »

Why Fresno State waited to report the missing hard drive

Fresno State officials are assessing their security policies after the campus community was notified last week that a hard drive containing personal information of nearly 15,000 individuals was stolen in December. “We are looking at all policies and how we ...

Read More »

Alumna now oversees campus vineyard

Fresno State’s vineyard technician, Leah Groves, oversees over 100 acres of vineyards across campus. Her job is to provide grapes and raisins for Fresno State products as well as other stores and wineries in the Central Valley. “She doesn’t like ...

Read More »

Raped and beaten during the Bosnian War, she’s fighting back decades later

Screams, pain, anger, injustice. Those are only a few of the innumerable costs the women of Bosnia and Herzegovina had to pay during the Third Balkan War and the Bosnian conflict. The Bosnian conflict lasted from 1992 to 1995. It ...

Read More »

How these women shine a light to hushed voices through comedy

The Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK) visited Fresno State on Saturday and Sunday for a weekend of comedy, theater and educating others on microaggressions. Microaggressions are described as covert remarks with underlying implications that the remark is influenced by someone’s ...

Read More »

Why thousands of school children are on Fresno State’s campus

Thousands of tiny students are on the Fresno State campus Thursday and Friday for the annual Peach Blossom Festival of Oral Interpretation. It’s the 60th year of the festival. The university said about 5,000 students from at least 145 elementary ...

Read More »

Video: Police arrest driver who was chased through Fresno State

Several Fresno State students witnessed an unusual sight Wednesday after a police chase made its way to campus. Several students reported seeing the event unfold. On Facebook, students said the incident happened near the Peters Business Building and the Science ...

Read More »

Fresno State partners with local high school to aid international students

Fresno State and San Joaquin Memorial High School formed a direct pathway program for international students to enter Fresno State in a ceremony on Monday, held in the Whitton Board Room of the Smittcamp Alumni House. Fresno State President Dr. ...

Read More »

Battle for Fresno State’s New Student Union building will soon come to head

With the election for the new University Student Union two weeks away, yes and no campaigns are battling for student support. The “yes” side is especially pressed to win, with it being the second attempt at a new student union. ...

Read More »