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by Marion Harmon

In this issue, we say good-bye to California State University, Chico's 17th president, Manuel A. Esteban. Over the past decade, he has guided the university during a period of considerable growth and was instrumental in raising academic standings, creating new scholarships, fighting alcohol abuse, and greatly improving the university's relationship with the community. We wish him well in his new endeavors, which include working as a special assistant to the chancellor of California State University.

We also take a look at the Free Speech Area -- the reason it was established, some memorable events that took place there, and recent happenings related to the war in Iraq. If you remember an interesting event in the Free Speech Area when you were on campus, please share your memories with us by e-mailing or writing to Marion Harmon; Public Affairs and Publications; CSU, Chico; Chico, CA 95929-0040. We look forward to hearing from you.