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Cal Poly semester decision part of bigger picture

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Many students know by now about the proposal to convert Cal Poly to a semester campus. Professors have made sly references to the switch during classtime, Associated Students, Inc. has surveyed random students on campus and President Jeffrey Armstrong has repeatedly said he believes semesters are the right choice for Cal Poly. […]

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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 the University House since 2004. This figure included $230,000 spent on new lighting, flooring and […]

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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 correlation between the timing of his demand and Reed’s departure. State Senator Ted Lieu’s spokesperson […]

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State budget could put more strain on CSU

The worst-case fiscal scenario for the California State University (CSU) became even worse Monday when Governor Jerry Brown released his May budget revision. The governor opened up the possibility of a $250 million cut to the CSU next year — $50 million more than what had been on the original budget in January. The cut’s increase […]

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Controversy fills trustee meeting

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees wrapped up its May meeting Wednesday by recapping some of its potential cost-cutting strategies to help offset its universities’ budget woes. Chief Financial Officer Benjamin Quillian concluded the two-day meeting by announcing the ideas — including giving additional workload to professors, charging more fees for students and […]

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CSU plans for worst-case scenario

California State University (CSU) trustees discussed cost-reduction measures Tuesday but discounted the possible closure or chartering of one or more of its campuses. CSU system officers presented ideas to offset the ailing university budget at the Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach. Among the potential actions were raising professors’ classloads, discontinuing programs at some […]

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Faculty strike vote begins

The California Faculty Association’s (CFA) vote to strike began yesterday, barely one week after negotiations broke down between union leaders and the California State University (CSU). The CFA represents approximately 23,000 faculty and staff at the 23 universities. If a strike does occur, CFA organizers would plan a series of two-day strikes throughout the state, […]



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