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Five stories that shaped Fresno State this semester

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Here’s what happened at the USU Board’s first meeting since vote

Nearly two weeks after the historic New University Student Union (USU) referendum, the USU board of directors took a moment Tuesday to celebrate the result. Sixty-seven percent of voters in the 2018 Associated Students, Inc. elections approved the New USU. ...

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Now that the New USU has been approved, these are the next steps

The New University Student Union is officially under development after Fresno State students voted to approve the $60 million project just before spring break. There was a large shift in support for the project compared with last year’s election results ...

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Letter to the editor: Use New USU funds for classroom upgrades

By Joshua Condra, plant science crop production management major As I sit in classrooms with uncomfortable chairs, old technology and interiors that could use some updates (i.e. a new coat of paint), why are we spending $60 million on a ...

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Highlights from Fresno State’s 2018 ASI presidential debate

By Christian Mattos and William Ramirez Associated Students, Inc. presidential candidate Sebastian Wenthe was the only candidate last Friday who took an official “yes” stance on the New USU referendum, stirring the debate over whether the candidates for president should remain ...

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Battle for Fresno State’s New Student Union building will soon come to head

With the election for the new University Student Union two weeks away, yes and no campaigns are battling for student support. The “yes” side is especially pressed to win, with it being the second attempt at a new student union. ...

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Poll shows little support for New USU. A sign of things to come?

The New USU Board of Directors will have to work extra hard to convince students of the need for a new student union if a recent poll is any indication of what could happen in March. The debate over the ...

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Deal could bring New York Times digital subscription by December

After severing ties with The Fresno Bee earlier this semester, Associated Students, Inc. voted on Wednesday in favor of a new partnership with The New York Times as a part of their campus-wide readership program. This, along with lengthy discussion ...

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Letter to the editor: Fresno State Twitter page admits to bias in the second “New USU” campaign

By Megan Bronson Does the university stand on the side of student voices? Clearly not. Or maybe, the voices of a select few. After a long and annoying campaign, the “Bold New U” referendum failed last year for a plethora ...

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Did a “no” vote on the USU referendum matter?

Last week, the New Student Union Leadership Team sent out a campuswide survey to Fresno State students about the possibilities of, you guessed it, a new student union on campus. The survey is straightforward in its nature, and the student ...

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New USU referendum makes it to spring ballot

UPDATE: A previous version of this story stated that the cost for a new USU would come from raising tuition. However, the cost would actually be in the form of an added student fee which is different from tuition. Last week, the ...

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Students to vote on new USU Next spring

In next year’s Associated Students, Inc. elections, students will vote on whether a new university student union (USU) should be built. The current USU opened in 1968 and was built to support the 10,000 students enrolled at Fresno State at ...

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