Armstrong: Semesters off the radar for four or five years

Mustang Daily file photo Mustang Daily staff report [follow id=”mustangdaily”] Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong will not focus on semester conversion — an issue that gripped campus for the majority of this past academic year — for “four or five…

Graduation rates, revenue among Armstrong’s priorities

Cal Poly will have a “laser focus” on graduation rates in coming years, University President Jeffrey Armstrong said in his annual State of the University speech Monday.

Important issues on campus explained: semesters vs. quarters and Student Success Fee make headlines

Between classes, work, clubs and weekend beach trips, it can be difficult for Cal Poly students to pay attention to what’s going on around campus.

Cellphone (app)eal

There are some things Millennials just can’t live without: namely, their cell phones.

Same-sex marriages expected to begin Monday in SLO County

A federal appeals court Friday lifted its stay on same-sex marriage, and a San Luis Obispo County official said she expects the county to begin performing ceremonies for gay couples Monday.

Under wrappers: Cal Poly passes off Kashi granola bars as student made

The difference between name-brand granola bars and ones produced at Cal Poly might have been the last thing on the university’s mind as California State University Chancellor Timothy White visited campus this past month.

Advisers raise concerns about Academic Success Center direction

Though the Student Success Fee-funded Academic Success Center is still in progress, some advisers on campus are already concerned about how a centralized center could impact individual colleges.

Administration radically different from when Armstrong took office

With Cal Poly Vice President of Administration and Finance Larry Kelley’s retirement announcement in May, he became the latest in a string of top administrators to leave the university in the past two-and-a-half years.

Cal Poly hires new vice provost, will lead Academic Success Center

Cal Poly has hired the director of California State University, Sacramento’s academic advising and career center to serve as the new associate vice provost for university advising, university spokesperson Matt Lazier confirmed Wednesday.

Student Success Fee: Little progress so far on Academic Success Center

As Cal Poly aims to create a more consistent support network for students, nearly 5 percent of the Student Success Fee next year will fund what administrators have dubbed the university’s Academic Success Center.

New master’s degree to focus on leadership in dairy production

More than 100 years ago, Cal Poly accepted its first class of 20 students — many beginning their Cal Poly careers in some form of agriculture.