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Fight for more CSU funding heads to the capital Wednesday

Individuals from many California State Universities, including a busload of students from Fresno State, are gathering Wednesday in Sacramento to ask legislators to allocate more funding to the CSU system. The CSU Board of Trustees has previously requested $263 million ...

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Here’s what happened at the USU Board’s first meeting since vote

Nearly two weeks after the historic New University Student Union (USU) referendum, the USU board of directors took a moment Tuesday to celebrate the result. Sixty-seven percent of voters in the 2018 Associated Students, Inc. elections approved the New USU. ...

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Now that the New USU has been approved, these are the next steps

The New University Student Union is officially under development after Fresno State students voted to approve the $60 million project just before spring break. There was a large shift in support for the project compared with last year’s election results ...

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ASI president-elect wants to impact students from the ‘ground level’

Demi Wack grew up as the only daughter in her family. Last year, she was the only woman running on Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante’s slate “Students United.” This year, she was the only woman serving on the ASI ...

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A brief history of student unions at Fresno State

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Journalism faculty will discuss The Collegian’s future on Tuesday

A meeting is planned Tuesday morning to discuss The Collegian’s financial future. A group of media, communications and journalism faculty who make up the Collegian Task Force will meet in Library Room 3212 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Collegian Financial ...

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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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Wack is back: ASI VP takes the presidency

By Razmik Cañas & Angelica Hernandez  As raindrops fell early Thursday morning, Demi Wack stood in front of the Henry Madden Library to give one last push to students to come out and vote for her for president of Fresno ...

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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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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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