Cal Poly plans for a majority of classes, services, staff, and facilities to return to campus in Fall 2021, according to drafts of the campus repopulation plan and return-to-work plan. “This scenario assumes that the vaccine has been widely distributed; that faculty, staff, and students adhere to current campus and public health safety protocols; that […]
Cal Poly student GPA jumped 7.8% during a virtual year
Being a college student the past year has never been so different, or some may say so easy. While some students have found the turn to virtual classes to be a blessing in disguise, given easy access to the internet and changed grading policies, others have struggled adjusting to the online format.
Data collected by Academic Affairs at Cal Poly showed a 7.8% increase in the average student GPA from fall quarter 2019 to winter quarter 2021. The data was based on the 21,812 undergraduate and graduate students attending Cal Poly.
A look inside in-person labs on campus
Plastic barriers between desks, double doors open to ensure proper air flow, students taking labs with masks and face shields on and occupying at 50 percent capacity with their partners over zoom — these are some of the precautions that these mechanical engineering students have had to take in order to attend their in-person labs […]
CSU Chancellor announces plans to cancel most in-person classes in fall
All campuses in the California State University system plan to cancel in-person classes for the fall and offer instruction primarily online, Chancellor Timothy White announced Tuesday according to the Los Angeles Times. White said the majority of classes will be canceled with a few exceptions for in-person activity, the Los Angeles Times reported. “The enrollment […]
Hip hop dance group Urban Movement is ready for Culture Fest after ‘hell week’
Cal Poly’s contemporary and hip-hop dance group Urban Movement will perform at CultureFest Saturday.
Craft Center introduces Paint Night
The Craft Center is adding its first new class since 2005.
Goodbye crashing, new waitlist system automatically enrolls students
A new wait list system automatically enrolls students based on their position on the wait list.
Difficulty waking up for 7 a.m. class could be caused by puberty
Turns out, puberty could be to blame for why college students don’t love waking up for 7 a.m. classes. According to a recent study, college students learn best when they’re at their optimal state of alertness, which is usually at 10 a.m. Even so, Cal Poly begins many of its classes at 7 a.m. This […]
Protect and serve: Policeman teaches racquetball on campus
Without Proll, the racquetball class would not exist at Cal Poly.
Salam: Learning Farsi (and other lessons) with the Cross Cultural Centers
“In America everyone says ‘what’s up.’ In Iran, we say ‘Salam.’”
MakerSpace’s Clay Night brings out the sculptor in everyone
Potentially the best place to make your mom crafts for her birthday.