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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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ASI announces new executive director

Cal Poly Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) announced on May 4, following a thorough national search process, that Cal Poly Alum Michelle Crawford will be the new ASI Executive Director after serving as Interim Executive Director since Spring 2021.  Crawford’s goals as Executive Director is to understand the community of Cal Poly and the community, as […]

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From the ASI Secretary of Disability to Judy Heumann: How the Disability Alliance is bringing world-renowned activist to campus

It started as a dream for kinesiology junior Regina Hockert. She and the other members of the Disability Alliance — a student-run club focused on issues of accessibility on Cal Poly’s campus — were discussing potential disability rights activists to invite to speak to students. The name Judy Heumann floated around, but none of them […]

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ASI hosts Q&A with San Luis Obispo’s congressman

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) hosted a “Meet Your Representative” event on April 22 for students to discuss policy with US Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) before the upcoming 2022 election. Carbajal currently represents the 24th Congressional District of California which includes both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County, as well as a portion of Ventura […]

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Meet Gracie Babatola, Cal Poly’s ASI president-elect who campaigned on “rebuilding connections”

When Gracie Babatola, the only sophomore Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) presidential candidate and the only one without ASI experience, heard her name called as the newly elected 2022-23 ASI president, she was shocked. “I genuinely was very surprised,” Babatola said. “I looked around to see if other people heard … It was surreal.” When Babatola […]

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ASI presidential candidates debate campus issues, priorities

Seven candidates for Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) president discussed topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion and advocated for changes to ASI’s bureaucracy at the ASI Presidential Debate Thursday morning. Each candidate gave one-minute responses to questions asked by Mustang Media Group editor-in-chief and journalism senior Tessa Hughes and ASI Board of Directors and political […]

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ASI wants to increase accessibility and participation in this year’s election. Here’s how

Candidates are gearing up for Associated Students Inc. (ASI) elections for president and board of director positions, with official campaigning starting this week. An ASI presidential debate will be held on Thursday, before the election from April 20-21. There are 25 elected positions — ASI President and 24 Board of Directors members, one of whom […]