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A Cal Poly alum is helping people repair their old phones in order to reduce e-waste –– here’s how

In 2003, Cal Poly computer science freshman Kyle Wiens accidentally dropped his Apple iBook and broke it. He couldn’t find a repair manual online, so he figured out how to fix the laptop himself — then made a repair manual to share with others.  Over the past nearly 20 years, Wiens has been co-founder and […]

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Cal Poly to host virtual commencement ceremony for spring 2021 graduates

Cal Poly will host a virtual spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 12, according to an email from the Commencement Office.  The commencement event will feature six different virtual ceremonies to honor students within each academic college. Each ceremony will feature testimonials from campus leaders and alumni, as well as a reading of each graduate’s […]

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The pros and cons of virtual fall quarter

As Cal Poly moves into winter quarter, students and staff reflect on their fall quarter challenges and experiences. While it was ideal for some, many struggled with the nature of the online learning environment.   Political science junior Allison Polmar said she felt the fall quarter was particularly challenging.  “I feel like the professor’s expectations were […]