Thomas Peele is an investigative reporter at EdSource. He is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter. His journalism career began in 1983 at a small weekly newspaper. He has a B.A. in journalism from Long Island University and an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco. In addition to his Pulitzer for stories on the tragic Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, he has won more that 70 journalism awards including the (Ralph) McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage, and the Tom Renner Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors for reporting on organized crime. He is also the author of Killing the Messenger, a book about the 2007 assassination of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey. Prior to joining EdSource in 2020, he was an investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group for 20 years. He is also a continuing lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
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Chico State president supports call for CSU to investigate university's probe of professor's affair and alleged threats
Chico State president says she will do all she can to get CSU to review how the university has handled the David Stachura matter.
December 20, 2022
Chico State was told of professor's alleged threats before last week's disclosure that he threatened a campus 'shooting spree'
Chico State University got multiple reports of allegations that professor David Stachura had threatened to kill colleagues who had cooperated in an investigation of an affair with a student he supervised.
December 18, 2022
Larson, 66, Chico State’s second-ranking official, said she offered her resignation to campus President Gayle Hutchinson on Monday and Hutchinson accepted it Thursday.
December 16, 2022
Chico State Academic Senate calls on CSU trustees to investigate handling of student affair, violent threats
Chico State University faculty said the case needed an independent investigation so students knew action was being taken.
December 14, 2022
Chico State's president issues statement of apology to campus community while Academic Senate calls special meeting for Wednesday amid calls for a no-confidence vote.
December 13, 2022
Revelation voiced at Chico State campuswide Zoom meeting attended by over 600 people.
December 12, 2022
President suspends David Stachura following a day of uproar on campus "so we can finish the semester without further disruptions."
December 9, 2022
CSU is auditing the handling of Title IX cases at all 23 campuses. Investigators visited Chico State in September.
December 8, 2022
Jason Hawkins resigned as San Jose State's baseball coach following an investigation that found he sexually harrassed his players and used racial slurs.
November 28, 2022
Adjuncts representing eight California community college districts statewide are suing for back pay to cover time spent outside the classroom meeting with students and other course work.
October 25, 2022
State test results that will reveal how students fared through the pandemic will be released in October, a state official now says. This is a reversal of of the state's position just last week in which it refused an EdSource public records request to release the data.
September 27, 2022
Newsom rejects second effort to make more community college adjunct faculty eligible for health care
Assembly Bill 1856 would have allowed adjuncts to teach as much as 85% of a full-time teaching load, or roughly four classes a term, a level that would qualify them for health care coverage.
September 26, 2022
A former San Jose State baseball coach found to have sexually and racially harassed his players was put on leave from Plumas Unified School District where he is being investigated for "potential misconduct" since joining the district in 2018.
September 9, 2022
A former San Jose State baseball coach is now the vice principal and athletic director at a Plumas County high school following a Title IX investigation that found sexual and racial harassment.
September 8, 2022
Records show students suffered sexual advances from faculty. Some professors were suspended or fired while others resigned or retired.