Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors met for its biweekly meeting last night, Nov. 16. Topics discussed included:
Director of ASI Business Services Dwayne Brummett reported that the Recreation Center construction is “moving along,” and that equipment has been coming in.
Academic Senate representative James LoCascio said California State University (CSU) Chancellor Charles Reed recently announced he wanted financial aid for students to be cut off at 154 semester units — down from 180.
LoCascio also announced that Reed said the CSU budget “trigger” would be pulled in December and as a result the CSU system would lose $100 million.
He said at the last Academic Senate Executive Committee meeting, Cal Poly president Jeffrey Armstrong’s chief of staff Betsy Kinsley said Cal Poly’s new provost will begin her term on Jan. 30, 2012. At a meeting, Kinsley said a vote will be held in February 2012 on a new Student Success fee for Cal Poly students, he said. At the same meeting, Provost Robert Koob reported Cal Poly had met its expected enrollment target for the 2011-12 academic year within 0.3 percent.
Cal Poly Corporation representative Bonnie Murphy said that the campus Subway will not open at the beginning of January 2012, but instead at the end of winter quarter.
Murphy also announced that, during the first week of Winter Quarter 2012, El Corral Bookstore will maintain the same hours as Starbucks (6:30 a.m. to midnight) in order to serve students, except on Monday, Jan. 2, when Starbucks will be open from 10 a.m. to midnight. El Corral Bookstore will maintain those hours on Monday as well.