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What’s in a Stadium Name? Backlash Over $10M Valley Children’s Deal

  Valley Children’s Healthcare’s $10 million, 10-year deal for the naming rights to Fresno State’s football stadium has prompted a backlash on social media and across the community that some say will make them think twice before donating to support the children’s hospital. The deal, which was announced in August...

Fresno State Needs a New Name for Library, Gets One for Football Stadium

  CSU trustees voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to remove the name of Fresno State's longtime and now disgraced librarian from its library and to rename the university's football stadium. The trustees followed the recommendation of a Fresno State task force and President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval to remove Henry Madden's name from...

Fresno State Awards 4 Honorary Doctorates for 2021 Commencement Season

Fresno State News A Native American basket weaver, two university benefactors with ties to Valley agriculture, and the head of Valley Children's Healthcare will receive honorary doctoral degrees from Fresno State this year, the university announced Monday. Honorary doctorates are awarded on behalf of the California State University system and...

Valley Children’s Head Doctor Warned of COVID-19 Risk in Reopening Schools

Valley Children's Healthcare chief medical officer Dr. David Christensen was blunt during a recent Zoom meeting with Fresno County school district officials and county health officials about reopening: Based on the current COVID-19 infection and hospitalization conditions, "now is not the time to risk it." Central Unified School District administrators...

$5 Million Endowment Aims to Improve Health of Valley Kids

The guilds supporting Valley Children’s Healthcare announced a $5 million endowment Monday that aims to transform the health and wellbeing of children. The Guilds Center for Community Health will be the first of its kind in the Central Valley to link clinical care, community partners, and the healthcare network’s community...

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