Lies, lies and damn statistics

Professor Devore, chair for the department of statistics, is concerned that the addition of a master’s degree program in history will muddle the stellar technical reputation of his beloved institution. He asks, “Does Cal Poly really need a master’s degree…

A community challenge

Tyler Middlestadt The perpetual challenge facing thousands of Cal Poly students, and even more of our colleagues who live, work and raise families in San Luis Obispo is how do we respectfully co-exist with profound differences in our lifestyles? Students…

A perfect duo

History is a wonderful discipline, and I have great respect for those who teach and/or study it. However, does Cal Poly really need a master’s degree program in the discipline? All the information I have gleaned from various news sources…

Frankly Speaking 10-19-05

Frank Stranzl Would I travel two hours to watch a volleyball match? The old me would say, “You’re jokin’, right? Hell no!” But that was before I witnessed Cal Poly’s upset win over UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 24 at…

A perfect duo

A perfect duo Hillary vs. Condoleezza. I didn’t think of it, but once I heard it said, it made all too much sense. How else can it go? Who else could beat the other? And what a historic race it…

Do not enforce your morality on me

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of defenses and complaints about the CPSalsa posters. In fact, I’m reading Mark Egan’s right now (yup, I’m later than you are Mark). I must say, I agree with his argument on love, but…

All in the name of God

Jack Ingram In a three-part BBC news series titled, “Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs,” Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath described his June 2003 conversation with President Bush, in which he said, “I’m driven with a mission from God. God…

A message from Musty

Musty the Mustang here; inviting everyone to come up with me and the Mustang Maniacs to watch the football team take on UC Davis next weekend (October 28th and 29th). The Horseshoe Classic is in Davis this year and we…

Newsflash: Truth exists!

I am continually exasperated with the fuzzy thinking that passes as profound erudition in the Mustang Daily. But when interim provost Robert C. Detweiler is quoted in the October 12 article “First Constitution Day Coming” as saying, “I don’t have…

Got creativity? Club ads unoriginal

Khaled Hal Saad The new academic year ushered in fresh marketing campaigns for student initiatives aimed at captive freshmen and the rest of us. There are drives to go greek, join campus clubs and other well-meaning organizations. A disturbing trend…

Addressing domestic problems first is completely reasonable

Addressing domestic problems first is completely reasonable Do you honestly believe that the president of the United States has the power to hide international news to bolster popularity ratings? You might as well accuse him of causing the earthquake to…