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For first time since start of controversy, Fresno State president hears from public

They came one by one. Fresno State students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and parents lined up to finally face President Dr. Joseph Castro about an online controversy that, two weeks in, was still fresh in their minds. In the ...

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Fresno State is hosting two forums to discuss recent controversy

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro said Monday that the university is hosting two forums this week so he and the community can discuss the recent controversy that has overtaken the campus. Nearly two weeks ago, English professor Randa Jarrar ...

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Editorial: Fresno State has work to do

Fresno State made local and national – maybe global – headlines after English professor Randa Jarrar tweeted fiery comments regarding former First Lady Barbara Bush. The comments caused social media users to fume. And they led to a debate over ...

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BREAKING: Fresno State will not penalize professor over Bush tweets

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro announced Tuesday that the university is ending an investigation into a professor’s fiery tweets about former First Lady Barbara Bush. English professor Randa Jarrar angered many people online one week ago after she made ...

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Civil rights groups call for investigation into Randa Jarrar to stop

The fallout of the tweets sent out by Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar has continued nearly one week after the controversy began. But even as the university plans an investigation into Jarrar’s tweets, several civil rights groups are calling ...

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Editorial: Will we learn from our mistakes?

It’s the politics of it all that has us spinning in circles. We have been here before, and we will likely come back to this same place in the future. We can predict that another professor or administrator or even ...

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Letter: One tweet does not define the views of Fresno State

By: Blake Zante All week long, I have received hateful calls and social media messages about the recent incident at Fresno State. But that is not what this letter is about. All of this negativity reminded me of why I ...

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At a news conference, Fresno State assesses how to act on professor’s fiery tweets

Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar is not in the clear after she made fiery comments against former First Lady Barbara Bush on Twitter Tuesday. At a news conference Wednesday, Fresno State was still assessing how it would move forward ...

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Editorial: Fresno State professor’s Barbara Bush comments are fruitless

Fresno State is feeling the pressure. Yet again, a professor goes on a social media tirade and attracts fury from all corners of the internet. And again, we will witness another senseless Twitter squabble. Tuesday afternoon, after news broke that ...

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Fresno State professor says Barbara Bush was ‘amazing racist,’ Twitter feud ensues

Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar drew heavy criticism on Twitter Tuesday night after she said former United States First Lady Barbara Bush was an “amazing racist” who raised a war criminal. Bush died Tuesday at 92 after earlier reports ...

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Reading series brings Shawn Wen to campus

The fall 2017 Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series concluded last Thursday with a final reading featuring multimedia artist and radio producer Shawn Wen. The reading series, which is hosted by the creative writing program, brings creative writers to campus every ...

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Saudi Student Association asked college to excuse Muslim students last Friday

Fresno State president Dr. Joseph Castro said he made the decision to excuse Muslim students from classes last Friday after he received an email from the Saudi Student Association at Fresno State asking for that action. The email contained a ...

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SCHOLARS DISCUSS EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION

Every seat in the Alice Peters Auditorium was taken on Friday as four experts spoke about the recent events in Egypt.

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