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Aerospace engineering offers new master's degree

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With recent approval from the Academic Senate, the Cal Poly Aerospace Master’s Program will now offer a specialization in space systems engineering.

The new specialization will focus on the complex systems of space and launch vehicles, and will be less research-based than the traditional aerospace masters, said aerospace engineering department chair Jordi Puig-Suari.

University selects new vice president for Advancement

Following a nationwide search, Cal Poly President Warren Baker announced the permanent appointment of Sandra Ogren as vice president for University Advancement earlier this month.

Ogren, 59, came to Cal Poly in 2004 as the interim vice president for Advancement, hoping to fill the position permanently, but with the expectation that a national search would follow, she said.

GALA says 'Pride, Not Prejudice'

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) of the Central Coast kicked off its 10th annual week of pride events last Sunday with an interfaith service celebrating diversity at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Events will take place daily as part of Pride 2006, all leading up to the a RuPaul performance on Sunday, July 9 in Mission Plaza.

New policies in store for Poly

Pending the involvement of the Record’s Office, Cal Poly’s policy on culminating experience graduate courses will be modified. As the policy now stands, graduate student projects and theses are recorded as a Report in Progress (RP) grade for three years,…

Walking the plank of graduation

Katie Hofstetter As a graduating senior, there is one question that I hate above all else. It’s the dreaded, “What are your plans for next year?” Each time I hear it, I have to pause for a minute, allowing the…

Creativity with cardboard

Katie Hofstetter Senior architecture student Joseph Lyman is expanding the uses of cardboard, and his bank account while he’s at it. As part of a competition for the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Lyman created a chair solely comprised…

Marching for equality

nick coury Over 20 students marched from Dexter Lawn to the University Union Tuesday chanting “What do we want? Civil Rights! When do we want them? Now!” The demonstrators, lead by Cal Poly Pride Alliance student coordinators Angela Kramer and…

Professor puts new spin on paranoia

whitney guenther Jesus, Friedrich Nietzsche and Joan of Arc were all super paranoid, but in the best possible sense of the word – at least that is the premise of English professor John Hampsey’s book “Paranoia and Contentment: A Personal…

Study shows job market strong for Poly graduates

Katie Hofstetter The latest study released by Cal Poly’s Career Services indicates a strong job market for recent Cal Poly graduates. The study, based on surveys completed by over half of Cal Poly’s 2004-05 graduates, showed 73 percent holding full-time…

Pride Alliance hosts 'CommUnity Pride Week'

sheila sobchik This year’s CommUnity Pride Week will be the biggest and best ever if the event organizers have anything to say about it. Cal Poly’s Pride Alliance, with support from Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals United (GLBU), have planned six…

Assembly bill to increase financial aid opportunities

The California State Students Association (CSSA) combined forces with the California State University to back an assembly bill promising to increase California’s allotment of financial aid. Assembly Bill 2813, authored by Assembly member Hector De la Torre (D-South Gate), seeks…