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Students can participate in the search for a new CSU chancellor. Here’s how

The search for a permanent California State University (CSU) chancellor is underway and students and faculty are encouraged to participate, according to a campus-wide email President Jeffrey Armstrong sent on Thursday. The search is being conducted by the CSU Board of Trustees and will feature three open forums throughout the state for CSU stakeholders to […]

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ASI Board of Directors calls on Joseph Castro to deny his Cal Poly position

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday calling on former Chancellor Joseph Castro to turn down his tenured faculty position at Cal Poly. Castro resigned as the chancellor of the California State University system in February 2022, after a USA Today investigation outlined his failure to respond to […]

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Former Cal Poly professor’s research finds downsides to semester system

In October 2021, Cal Poly SLO officially announced it would change to the semester system, set to begin Fall 2026. The conversion has since been met with mixed reactions from the campus community.  In June 2019, research was published by three individuals, including former Cal Poly economics professor Stefanie Fischer. In this research, the team […]

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Cal Poly parking, explained

Many students and faculty have experienced driving in circles around Cal Poly’s parking lots in search of a spot. By noon, the parking lots are full and students aren’t able to use the permits they paid hundreds of dollars for so they wouldn’t have to walk to class.  “For my 12 to 2 p.m. class […]

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Cal Poly faculty call on Joseph Castro to abort retreat rights, citing ‘disruption’ to campus

The Cal Poly Academic Senate reviewed a resolution on Oct. 25, calling on former CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro to “abort his retreat into the tenured faculty at Cal Poly.” The Academic Senate, a faculty governing body, discussed Castro’s retreat rights that went into effect after his resignation earlier this year.  According to the Academic Senate […]

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Cal Poly announces new Assistant VP for Strategic Planning and Networks

The city’s diversity, equity and inclusion manager has accepted a job at Cal Poly to help execute the university’s own DEI efforts, according to a campus-wide email sent Thursday. Beya Makekau, the city’s DEI manager, has accepted the position of assistant vice president for strategic planning and networks in the Office of University Diversity and […]

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Students, faculty think ousted CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro’s Cal Poly faculty job should be revoked

Students and faculty are petitioning against Joseph Castro’s new tenured position at Cal Poly — which comes only one year after his contentious resignation as CSU chancellor.   Beginning spring quarter, on April 3, Castro is set to teach leadership and public policy in Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business.  The announcement of Castro’s impending […]

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Final open forum for Cal Poly dean position to be held this week

The open forums for the fourth finalist for the dean of Extended, Professional and Continuing Education (EPaCE) position will be held Friday, Oct. 21. The dean of EPaCE is responsible for fostering relationships with faculty for curricular development, collaborating with partners to develop programs and providing oversight of academic programs in cooperation with Academic Affairs, […]