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Fresno State collaborates with Mexican university

Fresno State signed a collaboration agreement in September with the Chapingo Autonomous University, Mexico, that establishes the exchange of students, professors and research in the areas of agriculture and English. President Barack Obama and President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico ...

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Obama encourages FCC to support net neutrality

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama publicly announced his support of net neutrality, the idea that the Internet should be regulated equally, devoid of discrimination of user, website or country of origin.

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Obama, groups call for women’s pay equity

Groups on campus and around the U.S. called on Congress to pass legislation Tuesday geared toward providing women equal compensation as men in the workforce as part of Pay Equity Day. The day signifies the amount of additional time on ...

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Obama addresses drought during visit to the Valley

President Barack Obama toured the Central Valley Friday to address California’s record-breaking drought, disaster relief funding for farmers and climate change. “Today, we’re here to talk about the resource that’s keeping more and more of California’s farmers and families up ...

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Obama offers drought assistance in first trip to Central Valley

President Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to the Fresno area Friday evening after meeting with farmers and local leaders to address California’s historic drought. “Today, we’re here to talk about the resource that’s keeping more and more California’s farmers ...

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Obama addresses campus sexual assault

Reiterating his stance against college sexual assault, President Barack Obama commissioned a White House task force Wednesday to study ways to protect students from the crime. “When a young girl or a young boy starts to question their self-worth after ...

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MLK remembered through service

For years, Fresno State has embodied what Martin Luther King Jr. Day is all about: service. Fresno State has volunteered 1 million or more community service hours since the 2009-2010 school year. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is part of ...

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Lecture discusses race, connection to religion

John Tehranian, a law professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, spoke Monday night to about 100 people at the Alice Peters Auditorium about ‘colorblindness,’ the use of Middle-Eastern and Islamic themes to attack President Barack Obama and the ...

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National park proposed to honor Cesar Chavez

The National Park Service proposed Thursday to Congress to honor farm-labor leader Cesar Chavez with a historic park at four sites in California and another in Arizona.

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Political stalemate: debt ceiling looms

Fresno State has largely avoided the effects of the government shutdown but concern about the political stalemate has reached the campus.

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Government shutdown may threaten economy

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government may not inflict immediate harm to Fresno State or the rest of the country, but there may be reasons for concern if it drags on.

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Gun control debate lacks clarity

Gun control is a hot topic of debate across the country and from the Fresno State campus there are words of caution for Gov. Jerry Brown as he considers 12 bills meant to reduce gun crime.

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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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ASI: Sex offender resolution rejected

Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. senate rejected a resolution Wednesday that aimed to promote the disclosure of the identities of registered sex offenders on campus.

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Students, faculty sound off on U.S. conflict with Syria

Fresno State students and faculty responded to the mounting evidence that the United States may use military force against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria after allegations that chemical weapons were used in the country’s civil war.

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Student federal loan rates stabilize after brief spike

Students at Fresno State carrying the weight of heavy loans and financial aid received positive news this summer when Congress passed legislation keeping loan rates low.

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Sequester Superstorm?

Perhaps it is best to think about the political gridlock and massive dysfunction on Capitol Hill as just another storm in a politically turbulent climate. If you don’t understand what a “sequester” is, you aren’t alone. There are a few ...

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