President’s communications director to retire in January

Chip Visci, director of communications in the Office of the President, will retire early next year.

Under wrappers: Cal Poly passes off Kashi granola bars as student made

The difference between name-brand granola bars and ones produced at Cal Poly might have been the last thing on the university’s mind as California State University Chancellor Timothy White visited campus this past month.

Cal Poly creates two new top positions

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong will create two new top-level positions after spring quarter, both of whom will work closely with the president in executing his goals during the coming years.

Armstrong, provost create two high-level positions

(Photo by Maggie Kaiserman) Sean McMinn UPDATE — 2:47 p.m. It will cost Cal Poly approximately $40,000 in annual salary increases to create a new interim vice president of strategic initiatives, according to presidential spokesperson Chip Visci. David Wehner,…

Semester protest catches university’s attention

Semester conversion has been a hot-button topic all year, and with the CSU chancellor visiting this week, a group of students have a lot to say about the future Cal Poly calendar.

Semester opposition prepares to protest

Sean McMinn As Cal Poly’s campus collectively checked its email to learn of the California State University semester conversion, University President Jeffrey Armstrong was ending a media interview with a message to students: “My point to the people who…

Cal Poly looking for more living room

Holly Dickson Living in a study lounge wasn’t quite what communication studies sophomore Ben King pictured before he came to Cal Poly this past year. King said he was initially confused by his unusual housing situation, but he made…

Armstrong responds to anti-gay vandalism on campus

An anti-gay slur was discovered on a campus sign last week, prompting Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong to email the campus community about the university’s core values yesterday. The anti-gay epithet was written on a sign reading “Campus Access” sometime…

Lightning strike brings down Cal Poly network

UPDATE 1:10 p.m.: Cal Poly Information Technology Services restored the university network system at approximately 11:45 a.m. Thursday, according to university officials. This allowed students, professors and administrators access to their My Cal Poly Portal, as well as their Cal…