Students display art exhibit

brennan angel Cal Poly students displayed an attention grabbing art exhibit Thursday near Dexter Lawn. The display included six bikes latched to a water hose that trailed the handicap walkway, books laid open in the cemented dining areas and lopsided…

Materials engineering department receives $1 million grant

Cal Poly’s materials engineering department has received a $1 million grant to redesign the curriculum and teaching methods in order to attract and retain women and minority engineering students. The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation. Though the…

National Coming Out Day celebrates diversity

Joe Sargent To celebrate “National Coming Out Day,” a diverse panel of speakers assembled Tuesday at Cal Poly to discuss issues concerning both the gay and straight community in the Veranda Cafe. “Straight Answers from Across the Rainbow” was organized…

TKE vice president discusses an alternative brotherhood

Sheila Sobchick When Adrian Herrera received his bid in a fine looking envelope with the engraved Greek insignia of Tau Kappa Epsilon, he was shocked. For Herrera, the idea of receiving a bid from a prominent fraternity was a shocking,…

United Way kicks off its charitable campaign

The United Way of San Luis Obispo County began its 2005 California State Employees Charitable Campaign (CSECC) on Monday. The county-wide event gives employees of state agencies a chance to donate a portion of their paychecks to benefit their choice…

First Constitution Day coming

Louise Dolby Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts will hold its first ever Constitution Day Thursday in the business rotunda (building 3, room 213) from 11 a.m. to noon. A recent bill authored by Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-West Virginia)…

Cal Poly receives grant to monitor ocean currents

Tiffany Dias Cal Poly has been awarded a $3.4 million grant to install a high-tech system to monitor near-shore currents. UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Francisco State University provided the grant. Cal Poly is one…

New engineering buildings under way

kali bills The area next to the library, which used to be a parking lot, is now being transformed into Engineering IV, a 104,000 square foot state-of-the-art building scheduled to hold classrooms and offices for the engineering department. Construction began…

Students warned not to drink and drive

Tom Sanders The days of drivers breaking DUI laws have yet to go by the wayside. On Sep. 23, the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) conducted a DUI checkpoint at the intersection of Santa Rosa and Oak streets. Between…

Graphic Communication department awarded

Brittany Ridley The Xerox Printing Innovation Award was originally a competition for professional printing companies throughout the country. But three years ago, Cal Poly’s graphic communication department (GrC) decided that it had the resources and the talent to compete with…

Collision under investigation

An investigation is underway as to what caused a fire truck to run a red light and crash into a car carrying two Cal Poly students on Friday. The collision injured the car’s driver, biology junior Athena Norton, fracturing her…