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Lecturer in Twitter controversy: ‘They have not found me guilty of any of these things’

“In hindsight, Twitter is rubbish in using it like I did as a scratchpad or as a journal,” admits history lecturer Lars Maischak after his graphic Twitter posts against President Donald Trump and Republicans made national headlines in the spring. ...

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New bill announced to freeze tuition hikes

California Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva announced the Student Protection Act last week, which – if passed – will freeze tuition and fee hikes for California State Universities and California Community Colleges through the 2019-20 academic year. Quirk-Silva introduced the bill, AB ...

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Letters to legislators ask for student love

The California Faculty Association (CFA) spent Valentine’s Day obtaining signatures across campus in support of student success, hoping Sacramento can return the love. Diane Blair, a professor in the department of communication, serves as the president for the CFA Fresno ...

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Proposition 55 deserves a ‘yes’ vote

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular—Proposition 55—deserves a closer look and a ‘yes’ vote. While it may seem that Proposition 55, the California Children’s Education and ...

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Invest in our education first

The most important spaces on any institution’s campus should be the spaces where students are learning. The focus of attending a university is to learn. So you would think that a university’s top priority would be making sure that students ...

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Black Power Movement revisited on campus

Students were packed inside the Industrial Technology Building at Fresno State to hear Melina Abdullah, chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and Black Lives Matter organizer. The event was sponsored by the Fresno State Afrikan/Black Coalition, ...

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Tentative agreement stalls strike

California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) announced a tentative agreement, which ended all plans for a faculty strike. “The agreement has 10.5 percent increase in general salary increases for faculty over the three-year agreement and also ...

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Both ASI presidential candidates express support for CFA

The election to pick a new student government starts Tuesday, but on Friday, during the ASI Presidential Debate, both candidates came out in support for the faculty in the CFA wage dispute with the CSU system. “I know a lot ...

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CSU faculty union overwhelmingly vote to strike

The union representing 23,000 faculty across the 23-campus California State University system announced Wednesday that more than 94 percent of its members voted to strike if ongoing labor negotiations between the two parties fail. At the heart of the labor ...

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CSU faculty union holds strike authorization vote

The union representing faculty at Fresno State and the rest of the California State University system is in the middle of holding a nine-day vote to authorize a strike if salary negotiations fail. The bargaining process began in May when ...

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Faculty union proposed strike at all CSU campuses for salary increase

Members of the California Faculty Association held a conference call on Wednesday about a possible strike that may take place on all 23 California State University campuses. The reason for the possible strike is a lack of salary increase for ...

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CSU outlines budget plans, labor relations, student representation

The California State University system held a web conference Friday to discuss budget plans, labor relations and student representation. The featured speakers included Ryan Storm, CSU assistant vice chancellor for budget; Laurie Weidner, CSU assistant vice chancellor for public affairs; ...

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Faculty union to rally for collective bargaining agreement

The union representing more than 23,000 California State University faculty will hold a rally at Fresno State today to advocate for a new collective-bargaining agreement that would include higher salaries for professors.

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Brown’s budget bolsters education

Gov. Brown’s proposal for the 2013-2014 budget includes $250 million for higher education. Half of this proposed funding will offset the money dismissed from higher education in last year’s state budget.

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CSU funding further restored

California’s new budget pact, announced Wednesday, provides the financially drained CSU $139 million in one time additional funding. With the $106 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding awarded last week, the total budget increase is approximately $365 million. ...

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Tenure meant to protect academic freedom

Academic freedom allows professors to research and explore controversial or divisive topics related to their department without fear of persecution.

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Protesters play musical chairs

The California Faculty Association used some theatrics Thursday in order to drum up support from students at California State University, Fresno.

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