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Cal Poly looks to address campus diversity

Holly Dickson 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, and students seem to think Cal Poly is paying more attention to issues regarding gender […]

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On the runway, raising awareness

Mustang Daily Staff Report Glitter, glamour and a gold bodysuit illuminated Chumash Auditorium on Friday, as people dressed as magicians, lion tamers, puppets and Siamese twins came together in support of transgender awareness. A group of recreation, parks and tourism administration students planned a fashion show as the grand finale to a series of […]

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Symposium explores gender and culture

Gender, race, religion and culture will be in the spotlight this Saturday for the Gender Equity Center’s first Gender Symposium, a meeting of students, faculty and staff to explore how gender impacts all aspects of life. The Gender Symposium is the first event of its kind held by the recently founded Gender Equity Center as […]

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Women's HERstory

Student Life and Leadershiphas put together a campaign called Women’s HERstory Week to honor the progress and history of women’s issues from March 5 to 9. The week leads up to today, International Women’s Day. The weeklong series of events is put on by Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center (MCC), Gender Equity Center and Pride Center. As a whole, the event […]

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Celebrating another type of V-Day

Listen, ponder, laugh and learn about an infamous part of the female body — the vagina — with Cal Poly’s upcoming performance of “The Vagina Monolouges.” The award-winning fundraiser play, written by women’s-rights activist and author Eve Ensler, will be performed Feb. 17 to 19 in the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The play is meant to […]

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Be Safer this lustful holiday

Valentine’s Day celebrates the magic of love with chocolates, flowers and many fogged up dorm windows. However, if students question what activities are truly safe,  Gender Equity Center and Safer coordinator Christina Kaviani said there’s a lot of talk about sex in the Gender Equity Center office. The program provides information, educational events and leadership programs related […]

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Cal Poly women talk sex

Some learned from older brothers and sisters. Others from movies such as “Titanic.” But the majority of the 27 women at Let’s Talk Sex said they learned about sex in fifth and sixth grade via a sex education class. Caitlin Fuller, a psychology junior and Sexual Assault-Free Environment Resource (SAFER) female educator, organized Let’s Talk Sex […]

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A run to remember

Christina Kaviani and Katie Purdom are working to get people thinking about sexual assault and relationship violence. To accomplish this, they will commemorate victims and work to help end sexual assault with the ninth annual Run to Remember on Wednesday. Run to Remember is a 5k fundraiser for Sexual Assault Free Environment Resource (SAFER) and […]

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Be a man: new program focuses on masculinity

Being a man is not being thick-skinned, unemotional and dominant, Kyle Rosso, Men and Masculinity Programs educator, said. The Men and Masculinity Programs are the newest branch of the Gender Equity Center that opened in February. Through discussion groups and events, the programs will help Cal Poly students investigate and create their own definition of masculinity, […]