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ASI Senate discusses adding more online and night classes

The Associated Students, Inc. convened last Wednesday for the first meeting after the ASI elections before spring break. Resolution to support online, hybrid and night classes is approved Sen. Primavera Martinez, undergraduate and graduate affairs, presented a resolution to the ...

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Educators discuss struggles of diversifying curriculum

Four women gathered on Tuesday to discuss their challenges on making academics more diverse. The panel discussion, titled “Our place on the shelf: A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion on Chicanx/Latinx Youth Literature,” was a chance for the speakers to give insight on ...

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It’s about the players, not the profits

Fresno State announced Jim Bartko as its new athletic director Monday creating an opportunity for some to discuss the future of what they see as the defining characteristic of the university – athletics. However, in these discussions, the reason we ...

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The crisis in education

It is no secret that the American economy continues to struggle. Economic growth for the last quarter was a paltry 2.2 percent, below what economists and administration officials were hoping for. Unemployment remains stubbornly high, and nearly one-in-five Americans are underemployed.

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Budget cuts again affect university

Following the trend of the last few years, Fresno State is implementing yet another budget cut for the 2011-12 fiscal year, with students and teachers seeing the largest effects. According to associate vice president of financial affairs Clint Moffitt, Fresno State’s budget is being cut by just less than $6 million for the fiscal year.

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Fresno State ranked No. 463 in Forbes top undergraduate Institutions

Fresno State was one of 13 California State University campuses named in Forbes' annual rankings of the top undergraduate institutions in the country.

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Lazy teaching makes profs popular

Some of the most popular professors are also some of the most mediocre. Professors who teach from the textbook, almost verbatim, or worse, those who parrot off every line of their PowerPoint slides give students a bevy of easy courses to choose from.

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Student-athletes recognized for academics

The Fresno State athletics department held its first annual Night of Champions Gala on Monday to honor student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the field.

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Academic progress scores penalize basketball, baseball

The Fresno State men’s basketball team and the baseball team were penalized by the NCAA Tuesday morning for lack of academic progress.

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Study: Seniors not academically challenged

When it comes to the demands of any course at Fresno State, students and teachers have a very different perception of reality, according to a new study.

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Student exchange program offers a whole new college experience

This semester, Fresno State sophomore Jessica Harper has journeyed more than a thousand miles away to live on her own for the first time as she attends the University of Idaho. Through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program at Fresno ...

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Roll back roll call!

IT’S 8 A.M. You are desperately trying to hold your eyelids open while hoping against hope that just once the universe would have mercy on your weary soul and class would just magically go away.

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Boring classes are good for you

The first day of class is a boring, repetitive orientation. Every class has them – don’t cheat, don’t miss class, study for your tests. A lot of classes themselves are boring, repetitive routines – show up, try to take notes and not to sleep during the lecture. Then you leave after an hour –or two or three – just to come back the next period and do the same. We’ve all had our share of tiring, repetitive orientations. Sometimes, they’re job training in various degrees of useless. Imagine my glee when I heard I had a week full of it for my student-teaching.

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Helpful advice from an “academic addict”

I AM AN ADDICT. I discovered that this weekend when I found myself in desperate need of a fix. I was camping with family and friends and wasn’t sure if it was going to be possible. But like any good ...

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