Tag Archives: free speech area

Chalk out brings focus to mass incarceration

The Fresno State chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) collected petition signatures last week and encouraged students to write message of freedom during the Mass Incarceration Recognition Chalk Out. The messages written in chalk ...

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Memories of Ana Alcantar light up during campus vigil

The brother of the Fresno State student who died last week told her friends during a vigil Thursday to cherish their loved ones. “Life is too short, too precious, too delicate. One day we’re fine and the next we might ...

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The Free Speech Area is not to be feared

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Students rally to Take Back the Night

The Fresno State Women’s Alliance held the 37th annual Take Back the Night event in the Free Speech Area Wednesday night in which students, faculty and community groups partnered to raise awareness of the harms of domestic violence, sexual assault ...

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Students are encouraged to volunteer and share stories

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Fresno State’s Richter Center is encouraging students, faculty and staff to share their service experiences on campus and on social media. The campaign began on Monday and ended on Thursday, said Richter Center student ambassador ...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance observed across Fresno

Friday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to pay tribute to transgender men and women who have lost their lives and advocate to end violence and discrimination against the community. The Cross Culture and Gender Center set up ...

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Free Speech Area not to be renamed

By Dr. Frank Lamas, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management  “At Fresno State, freedom of expression is welcomed and encouraged across campus. The University’s commitment to free speech is fully supported by the administration and formally documented in Fresno ...

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Discarding Free speech

Student Involvement vies to change iconic area’s name. Student Involvement sent a poorly circulated invitation for a survey last week, stating that the reason they want to change the name of the Free Speech Area. Their reasoning was: “This area ...

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Issue of sexual assault and domestic violence raised with event

Students may have seen statistics about sexual assault and domestic violence written in chalk on the sidewalks around campus as they walked to class. This was part of the “Take Back the Night” event that was held on Wednesday evening ...

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Campus celebrates Diversity Week

The opening ceremony for Fresno State’s Diversity Awareness Week took place in the Free Speech Area Monday, featuring sign language poetry, dancing and speakers.

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Fresno State community remembers Mandela

Dozens of students, faculty and community members gathered in the Free Speech Area on Monday night to commemorate the life of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in the wake of his death last week.

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Effects of typhoon in Philippines felt on campus

After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines more than a week ago, aid organizations from around the world scrambled to respond to save lives.

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Sikhs promote equality during awareness month

For the second year, Fresno State students will celebrate the first Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month in November, where a club will focus on educating the community about its religion and promoting equality for Sikhs.

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ASI: New senator approved, funding for multimedia cameras

Associated Students, Inc. confirmed Jimmy Fields as the senator for the Lyles College of Engineering Wednesday afternoon upon recommendation from the personnel committee and ASI President Moses Menchaca. Fields, a fifth year mechanical engineering major at Fresno State, has participated ...

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Performers shine during Day of the Dead

Students in skull face paint walked around, incense filled the air, and drums, song and dance broke the typical commotion of the day in the Free Speech area.

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Take Back the Night promotes a world without violence

Take Back the Night was embraced by many on Wednesday night in the Free Speech Area in its message to stop violence against women.

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USU Productions plans series of political talks

University Student Union Productions is planning to host a series of political talks prior to the November elections.

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Flash mob swarms Free Speech Area

Music overtook the Free Speech Area Tuesday as 65 dancers participated in a flash mob to help promote the Midnight Dance Fusion class, as well as good health.

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