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Welty, no further cuts

President John D. Welty stressed no further cuts this semester, but reiterated that the university will continue to be reduced by 9.5 percent.

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President celebrates Fresno State recent successes, acknowledges challenges ahead

California State University, Fresno President John D. Welty today urged faculty and staff to remember and celebrate campus successes of the past year, even as they work to overcome challenges in 2010.

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Fresno State reinstates courses due to million dollar stimulus funding

California State University, Fresno received a one-time allocation of $1.4 million from federal funds as part of the economic stimulus package.

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WEB-SPE@K: What’s your walkout story?

Did you participate in the walkout?

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Courses offered during winter break

In an effort to make up for courses that were dropped this fall, California State University, Fresno will offer intersession courses for the first time in eight years.

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Crowd rallies against lay-offs

A group of more than sixty people representing multiple schools in the California State University system, which included members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) and Students United For Quality Education, gathered in the Free Speech Area at Fresno State to protest lay-offs, fee hikes, and furloughs.

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Fresno State not planning to create recycling policy

Despite recent talks of putting a new recycling policy in place, the department of risk management and sustainability now says there are no plans to create a policy, according to David Moll assistant vice president of risk management and sustainability David Moll.

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Classes ditch students this fall

Beset by a multi-billion dollar shortfall in the state budget, California lawmakers in July slashed nearly $3 billion from 110 community colleges, the 23 California State University campuses and the 10 UC campus systems. The CSU system was left to manage a $564 million budget deficit through a mix of furloughs, fee hikes, enrollment freezes, and the cancellation of courses.

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Fur? … Lowe’s?

Did anyone else see this? Anybody else take notice on Monday? It was both shocking and yet completely expected. Unusual and yet blandly familiar: Walking through campus the first day of class this year felt a lot like it did last year.

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President urges optimism, creativity

Welcome back! It’s always a pleasure for me to greet students who are returning to Fresno State or new to our campus. You are here at a challenging time for Fresno State and a historically significant time as we start our Centennial celebration beginning next spring. I know you have concerns regarding fee increases, classes closed or cut and what happens on the “furlough days” that you’ve probably heard about. We are concerned, too, and all faculty, staff and administrators on this campus are committed to doing everything we can to ensure your educational experience is as rich as possible.

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California cuts half a billion from CSU budget

If students haven’t already been impacted enough by the current economic recession, this year they will take another hit as a result of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s passing of a $584 million budget reduction for the 23-campus California State University system. This will directly impact the Fresno State campus as the school budget will be cut by $44.6 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

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Budget crisis hits CSU students hard

Last month, the California State University Board of Trustees voted 17 to 1 to increase state university fees for the 2009-2010 academic school year. The vote slashed state funding for higher education by 20 percent. Full-time students will now be asked to pay nearly $5,000 to make up for the CSU’s $584 million shortage.

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Fresno State employee furlough days begin Monday, Aug. 3

Monday, Aug. 3, will be the first unpaid furlough day for employees at California State University, Fresno. Administrative offices will be closed as part of the plan to help make up for a $16.3 million shortfall in state financial support. A second administrative furlough day is scheduled Aug. 10.

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Deans work around budget cuts

Deans from the Craig School of Business and the College of Arts and Humanities speak on the measures being taken to lessen the effect budget cuts will have on students.

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