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Fresno State student surprised with $20,000 PG&E scholarship 01:54

Fresno State student surprised with $20,000 PG&E scholarship

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Supporters try to capture Bill Clinton as he leaves Fresno State

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Bill Clinton: 'Do You Believe We Can Grow Again'

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Bill Clinton in Fresno: 'Only one candidate can bring us together'

First 'Beauty and the Beast' live-action movie trailer released 01:39

First 'Beauty and the Beast' live-action movie trailer released

Bill Clinton in Fresno: Hillary needs your vote 03:04

Bill Clinton in Fresno: Hillary needs your vote

Bernie Sanders backers protest outside Bill Clinton’s Fresno State speech 01:57

Bernie Sanders backers protest outside Bill Clinton’s Fresno State speech

Shaela Warkentin talks about the accident that left her blind 01:16

Shaela Warkentin talks about the accident that left her blind

Fresno Bee's Carmen George takes part in interactive demonstration for the blind 00:55

Fresno Bee's Carmen George takes part in interactive demonstration for the blind

Doors opened for Bill Clinton's appearance at Fresno State 00:23

Doors opened for Bill Clinton's appearance at Fresno State

Long line of people wait to hear Bill Clinton's speech 02:19

Long line of people wait to hear Bill Clinton's speech

Clovis house deemed 'total loss' in fire 00:58

Clovis house deemed 'total loss' in fire

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To the university, ignorance is no virtue

Ignorance, enlightenment are political issues

American universities are committed to enlightenment values

Democracies flourish when citizens are enlightened

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Clovis house deemed 'total loss' in fire

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Valley Children's expanded NICU opens in Hanford

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Sights, sounds from Hmong New Year celebrations

Fresno State graduates: 'It was worth it' 02:04

Fresno State graduates: 'It was worth it'

Dog rescued after major collision in central Fresno 00:12

Dog rescued after major collision in central Fresno

New Fresno rules limit store window ads 00:51

New Fresno rules limit store window ads

Doors opened for Bill Clinton's appearance at Fresno State 00:23

Doors opened for Bill Clinton's appearance at Fresno State

Clovis Unified student Ananya Vinay is headed to Scripps National Spelling Bee 00:59

Clovis Unified student Ananya Vinay is headed to Scripps National Spelling Bee

Fresno City College's largest graduation class celebrates commencement 02:07

Fresno City College's largest graduation class celebrates commencement

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Fresno State student surprised with $20,000 PG&E scholarship

Fresno State junior Krista Miguel learns she is the recipient of a PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship during a surprise presentation on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Madden Library.
Craig Kohlruss ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Fresno State student surprised with $20,000 PG&E scholarship 01:54

Fresno State student surprised with $20,000 PG&E scholarship

Supporters try to capture Bill Clinton as he leaves Fresno State 00:49

Supporters try to capture Bill Clinton as he leaves Fresno State

Bill Clinton: 'Do You Believe We Can Grow Again' 01:43

Bill Clinton: 'Do You Believe We Can Grow Again'

Bill Clinton in Fresno: 'Only one candidate can bring us together' 02:26

Bill Clinton in Fresno: 'Only one candidate can bring us together'