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…

Affirmative action in courts again

The U.S. Supreme Court will allow a hearing of an appeal which could bring negative attention to how affirmative action is currently used in universities and colleges around the country. In this case, affirmative action gives racial preference to certain…

CP, SLO 'Celebrating Diversity' together

The “Learn By Doing” method of teaching sets Cal Poly apart from so many other schools. However, if students want to prepare for the real world, it is important to learn how to interact with a diverse array of people.…

V.P.'s new job targets Cal Poly diversity

Former Vice President of Student Affairs Cornel Morton will work as Cal Poly’s first senior adviser to the president for outreach following his return from a one-month leave in February. Morton, who has been the vice president of student affairs…

Two Juans, one new experience

Electrical engineering senior Juan Galindo is an international transfer student from El Salvador. Electrical engineering senior Juan Avelar is an international transfer student from Colombia. Each Juan is 23, each Juan left their respective Central American country on a student…

VP of Student Affairs reassigned

Cal Poly Vice President of Student Affairs Cornel Morton will no longer be in his current position come January, the university announced Thursday. He will instead be working as Cal Poly’s first senior advisor to the president for outreach. Morton,…