MultiCultural Center’s newest coordinators ready to develop ‘culturally competent’ students

Two MCC coordinators were hired Sept. 11, one with a passion for assisting Native American students, the other excited to help undocumented students.

Letter to the Editor: ‘Open Membership’ wreaking havoc: Is your group the next target?

Logan Honeycutt & Nate Honeycutt Bioresource and agricultural engineering sophomore & alumnus This time last year, we were ringing the warning bells about the CSU “Open Membership” requirement going into effect as a result of CSU Executive Order 1068. We…

Up-and-coming ethnic studies club highlights importance of cultural education

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Association (CESA), an up and coming club, plans to further cultural consciousness on campus.

President Armstrong presents expansive vision for coming academic year

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong outlined his vision for the next academic year at Fall Conference this Monday, detailing plans that would increase Cal Poly’s recognition as a nationally competitive university.

The culture shock: Diversity of applicants and enrollees

Joseph Pack/Staff Photographer Minorities now make up 30.8 percent of the freshman applicant pool. Suha Saya [follow id=”suhasaya”] For some students, a familiar face is hard to find. If she hadn’t searched for diversity through different clubs and activities, business…

Wanted: Culture in the classroom

The university is looking to boost the level of “cultural competency” in its existing curriculum.

Diversity is a bane, benefit to society

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked the question: “What does diversity mean to you?” And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the response: “An old, old wooden ship, that was used during the Civil War era.”

Year’s last ATOG proves ‘poetry is contagious’

Kelly Trom ktrom@mustangdaily.net The sound of snapping, whoops of agreement and resounding “Word!”s filled Chumash Auditorium as the final Another Type of Groove (ATOG) of the year unfolded Wednesday evening. Organized by the MultiCultural Center, the spoken word event gave the…

Cal Poly looks to address campus diversity

Holly Dickson hollydickson.md@gmail.com In general, Cal Poly is a school known more for its architecture and engineering programs than for diverse students, faculty and staff. That being said, this fall’s freshman class was the most ethnically diverse in school history,…

Behind the scenes: MultiCultural Center

When the MultiCultural Center opened its doors Jan. 15 — Martin Luther King Day — in 1981, it was initially only supposed to function as a lounge where minority students could hang out. “Students of color didn’t have a place to meet…