Prop 30 narrowly passes, CSU avoids budget cuts

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Cal Poly students went to sleep Tuesday not knowing if Proposition 30’s outcome would bring a tuition increase or a tuition rollback come January. Hours later, they woke up to learn it would be the latter. It…

To cap, or not to cap

Kaytlyn Leslie news@mustangdaily.net A California State University (CSU) system unit cap — which limits the number of units a student can take per quarter to 16 — was only going to affect 1 percent of students at Cal Poly, according…

Too soon to solidify plan for Proposition 30’s defeat

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Kinesiology senior Laura Charbonneau has seen tuition rise eight times during her four years at Cal Poly. Despite the financial aid she receives, being the last of three children in her family to attend college makes her…

Cal Poly looking for more living room

  Holly Dickson hollydickson.md@gmail.com 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…

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…

Student Success Fee set to open classes, fund student services

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Administrators are aiming to cure the headache of finding classes, with millions of dollars heading toward opening up additional courses in the coming quarters. Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong approved a budget for Student Success Fee revenue…

Report places Armstrong in lower half of president salaries

A recent report on the salary of public education administrators shows some are nearing the $2 million mark, while Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong is below the nationwide median. This comes a little more than a year after he was…

Students say 'Yes' to 'Success'

Cal Poly students voted in favor of the proposed Student Success Fee yesterday, but the results were close. Of the 7,622 student who voted, 56.93 percent voted in favor and 43.07 percent voted against. Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) president Kiyana Tabrizi…

Armstrong: presidency is 'dream job'

  He’s the big man on campus. But judging from his attitude as he walks back to his office from lunch at 19 Metro Station, it’s a title he could do without. Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong greets nearly every other…

Fee forum failures spark new outreach efforts

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) President Kiyana Tabrizi called the proposed Student Success Fee the most important tuition decision Cal Poly has ever faced. But students’ lack of interest might indicate disagreement. With only two open forums left for students to…

A strong first year for Armstrong

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong’s mission during his first year in office was student success, and in one word, he said that mission has been “exciting.” Armstrong, whose one-year milestone is marked today, said he entered the university with a…