On the rise: Cal Poly standards, students climbing

Cal Poly was once a small agriculture and technical school. In 1992, only 7744 prospective students applied to the university. Today, more than 40,000 students are fighting for an acceptance letter.

Your education, on loan

College is an investment, and for many Cal Poly students, college is an investment with interest.

Last year, 10,861 Cal Poly students used some kind of financial aid, amounting to $136 million.

CSU honors go to graphic communication senior

Last month, Juana Villa was recognized by the California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement for continuing to develop her English language skills while enrolled in her university classes.

Networking the heart: students, dating and technology

Alexandria Scott alexandriascott.md@gmail.com It all started with a Cal Poly hashtag. A few months ago, anthropology and geography senior Paige Hernandez uploaded a picture of the beach to¬†Instagram¬†with “#calpoly” in the description. Among the likes and comments from local friends,…

Journalism department chair Bill Loving asked to step down

The journalism department has been through three department heads in the past 10 years and previous department chair Bill Loving joined the list when he was asked to step down by College of Liberal Arts dean Linda Halisky last week. Halisky said she hopes to begin the search for a new journalism department chair in the fall.

President Baker goes to Israel

Cal Poly president Warren Baker and other American university leaders visited Israel and Palestine for an intense week-long educational seminar called Project Interchange Seminar in Israel for university presidents that focused on complex issues facing Israel and the region.