Students Vote on IRA Wednesday and today

nick coury Lauren Mount, a communication studies freshman, votes for the IRA fee referendum upstairs in the University Union on Wednesday evening. Voting was steady since noon on Wednesday, and trailed off after 6 p.m., said Trudy Jarratt, the president…

IRA fee proposal passes

sheila sobchik The $10 IRA fee increase proposal passed in an overwhelming fashion Thursday night in the UU with Provost Robert Detweiler announcing the 73 percent approval of the referendum. Voter turnout was just under 2,000 with a total of…

IRA fee increase vote starts today

Justin Fivella The Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) committee is asking students to vote on a proposed $10 per quarter non-athletic increase in student fees. IRA programs are activities that are at least partially sponsored by an academic discipline or instructional…

Final say in IRA goes to president

Regardless of the student vote for the proposed Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee referendum, Cal Poly President Warren Baker has ultimate control over student fees. According to the voter pamphlet, the fee is a Category 1 fee, which, in the…

Oracle e-mail service down

Caitlin Donnell Mustang Daily As students and faculty may have noticed, Cal Poly’s e-mail service, Oracle, was down throughout Wednesday and has been experiencing technical difficulties for some time. In an open letter to the campus community, Tim Kearns, the…

Students report symptoms of whooping cough in Sierra Madre

For the first time in several years, a case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, was reported in Sierra Madre dorms early last week. San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department diagnosed a male freshman with the highly contagious…

Cal Poly in bloom

michael mullady With the winter’s rain and the past few weeks’ warm weather, flowers have unexpectedly began to bloom throughout the Central Coast. Along Via Carta, colorful displays of nature have unearthed in a variety of shapes and sizes. Mike…

Open forum draws attention to fee increase proposal

Although student turnout was low at the IRA (Instructionally Related Activities) open forum last Wednesday in the Cerro Vista Community Center, hopes were high for a successful turnout for the vote this week. The IRA fee increase proposes to raise…

Poly student dies in car accident

Cal Poly freshman Sheri French died in a car accident on California State Route 121 near Napa Valley in the late afternoon on Saturday Feb. 18. French, 19, a business administration major, died along with her boyfriend, John Matteron, 20,…

Students teach art to low-income children with Central Coast Center for Arts Education

Central Coast Center for Arts Education (CCCAE) will offer a program to provide art education for Santa Maria school children in low-income housing. The project has funds to operate at Peoples’ Self Help Housing (PSHH) Los Adobes de Maria II…

Students apathetic toward IRA fee proposal

The hundreds of red “Vote Yes” posters plastering the walls throughout campus in last year’s aggressive ASI fee increase proposal prompted over 5,000 students to vote. The spark that ignited several thousand to vote last year is lacking in this…