Task force to examine semester switchover

Sean McMinn seanmcminn.md@gmail.com After months of tentative discussion surrounding the issue, a presidential task force aimed to explore a Cal Poly conversion to semesters will begin meetings in mid-October. Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong, who will ultimately make the decision on…

Poly presidential house renovation costs top CSU

Cal Poly spent more on presidential housing renovations than any other California State University (CSU) campus during the last decade, according to a report published Tuesday. The report, written for the investigative website CaliforniaWatch.org, said Cal Poly has spent $831,000 on renovations for…

CSU Chancellor Reed to step down

In the hours after the announcement of California State University (CSU) Chancellor Charles Reed’s retirement, a spokesperson for the state senator who had called for Reed’s resignation earlier this month said he had not heard anything suggesting there was a…

Report places Armstrong in lower half of president salaries

A recent report on the salary of public education administrators shows some are nearing the $2 million mark, while Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong is below the nationwide median. This comes a little more than a year after he was…

Appointed committee to begin Success Fee spending

The team assigned to spend the money gained by Cal Poly’s Student Success Fee is set to begin a month-long process that will potentially end with more classes for students. The 11-person group, which includes seven students, held an initial meeting…

CSU unit cap to begin in fall

Thousands of students registering for Cal Poly classes next fall will see first-hand a new result of California’s budget woes: a 16-unit registration cap. A California State University (CSU) memo issued in early March will standardize a unit cap for…

Administrators to consider semesters

Cal Poly administrators are examining the possibility of moving the university toward a semester-based calendar in response to statewide pressure to standardize the California State University (CSU) system. A CSU task force co-chaired by Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong, among…

Poly accreditation under review

Cal Poly will try to put its best foot forward today after five years of work preparing for this week’s visit by a university-accreditation committee. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will send five delegates to campus today.…

Student Success Fee committee plan finalized

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office approved Cal Poly’s request to enact the Student Success Fee on March 16, ending months of planning and outreach over the tuition increase. Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong announced the approval of the…

Wheelmen cycle to health and wellness with fair

This April marks the 24th annual Criterium bike race — a race which notoriously blocks roads and sidewalks around campus. After 24 years of racing through campus, the Wheelman cycling club is turning the race into a whole weekend with…

CSU Chancellor: Student Success Fee is 'commendable plan'

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office approved Cal Poly’s request to enact the Student Success Fee, ending months of planning and outreach over the tuition increase. In an email to students on Friday, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong announced…