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Fresno State plans to invest 26 million dollars to modernize campus infrastructure

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro announced the university’s priority in updating the campus’s physical infrastructure. Over the course of the 2017-18 academic year, the university will invest $26 million in projects toward the modernization of the 70-year-old campus site, ...

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A blooming passion for success

Jessica Adams once wondered what her purpose was. She was alone without an education and needed to move forward. “I ended up getting kicked out of school, so I ended up getting addicted to drugs. I had a really big ...

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Undocumented, but not unemployed

For most people, finding a job is as simple as looking in the want ads or walking into a business with a resume in hand. For students who are undocumented, it’s not that easy. For one thing, undocumented residents don’t ...

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Words from third grade teacher inspires U.S. Poet Laureate

“She invited me to the front of the class and [I] sang ‘Three Blind Mice,’” Juan Felipe Herrera said. “It’s really funny, but to my surprise, now I go, ‘How did I do that?’” That was the moment the current ...

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Education fair aims to increase latino student enrollment

La Feria de Educación, a statewide fair promoting higher education to Hispanic students, will be hosted at Fresno State for the first time Saturday. The community fair, which is held on several California State University campuses, aims to get parents ...

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Mini-Corps program recognized by White House

Fresno State’s Mini-Corps Program was recognized by the White House for helping to close the achievement gap among Latino students. Mini-Corps is a statewide program that was founded in 1967 and is designed to provide instructional services to migrant students ...

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Fresno State earns national honor for diversity

Fresno State has been nationally recognized with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second-consecutive year. The HEED award is presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, one of the oldest and largest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The ...

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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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Recognizing the dangers of binge drinking

The Fresno State WATCHDOG program provides education and training for students to detect the signs of alcohol poisoning and how to respond in alcohol-related situations. The program was created by Georgianna Negron-Long, a health educator at the Student Health Center, ...

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Castro: Looking forward to my third year

Q: You are starting your third year as Fresno State’s president. What are you looking forward to this year and how do you plan to, as you say it, be bolder? A: I am very excited about starting my third ...

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Disease rates on the rise as parents forgo child vaccination

Before the development of a vaccine to immunize against whooping cough in the 1940s, millions of people suffered from the illness with little means to prevent its spread. In the years that followed, compulsory vaccinations nearly wiped it out over ...

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Prop 47: the debate over sentencing reform

Central Valley community members met Tuesday at the The kNow Youth Media building in southwest Fresno to discuss Proposition 47, or the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, that California voters will vote on next week. The meeting featured advocacy ...

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Rethinking mandatory education

Psychological investment is exactly what it sounds like: the act of investing psychological energy into something, whether it is something you spend money on or put time into (or both). Studies have shown that psychological investment can seriously alter our ...

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When all is said and done

I wanted to write a story that would leave readers pondering life. I wanted to convey a message that would give you a sense of hope — something you can grasp and hold on to. Something solid and nonmalleable to ...

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Music teacher visits to recruit help

The city of Fresno contains more than half of a million residents, so it’s easy to forget about towns with small populations.

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Fresno State’s stake in immigration reform

Our foreign-born students at Fresno State and other American universities have a lot at stake in the national debate about immigration reform. And so do the rest of us. While American universities train many of the world’s brightest people, our ...

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Proposition 30 steadily climbs to ‘yes’ lead

Long after Barack Obama won his second term as President Tuesday night, the battle for California’s Proposition 30 continued on into the night. As of 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, the California Secretary of State website reported 53 percent “yes” and 47 percent “no,” with 72.3 percent of precincts reporting.

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Welty: ‘The facts behind Proposition 30’

On the ballot this year, voters will decide whether to pass Proposition 30, the initiative that would raise the state sales tax and raise income taxes for the wealthy. If the proposition were rejected, Fresno State would face a series ...

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