Armstrong, provost create two high-level positions

(Photo by Maggie Kaiserman) Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net UPDATE — 2:47 p.m. It will cost Cal Poly approximately $40,000 in annual salary increases to create a new interim vice president of strategic initiatives, according to presidential spokesperson Chip Visci. David Wehner,…

Students protest honors program removal

It was standing room only at Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting, as dozens of students attended to protest Cal Poly’s examination of ending the academic honors program.

Semester protest catches university’s attention

Semester conversion has been a hot-button topic all year, and with the CSU chancellor visiting this week, a group of students have a lot to say about the future Cal Poly calendar.

Students ‘Call on Bini’ for ASI president

Just as he hoped they would, students “called on Bini” this week and elected agribusiness junior Jason Colombini into office as the next president of Associated Students, Inc. (ASI).

Three takeaways from President Armstrong’s student forum

Editor’s note: Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong has since clarified some of the statements he made in the article below. Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong spoke with students this past Friday in the second of three Campus…

Armstrong to address Cal Poly in ‘community talks’

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net University President Jeffrey Armstrong will open himself up to students today in an open forum — an opportunity he expects students will take to discuss semesters at Cal Poly and long-term goals for the university. The forum,…

Memo fuels uncertainty in semester’s future

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Cal Poly’s road to semesters met with another obstacle this past week, as an email saying there was no official system mandate to convert made the rounds through faculty, but California State University (CSU) officials say the…

Semester opposition prepares to protest

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net As Cal Poly’s campus collectively checked its email to learn of the California State University semester conversion, University President Jeffrey Armstrong was ending a media interview with a message to students: “My point to the people who…

CSU should not force semesters on Cal Poly

It took one year of research, 23 task force members, a 685-page report and a vote from 7,250 students to realize Cal Poly would do well to stay on quarters. Call it overkill, but no one will say it wasn’t…

49ers end women’s basketball winning streak, defeat Mustangs 71-58

Jefferson P. Nolan jnolan@mustangdaily.net The Mustangs will have to settle for the No. 2 seed in the Big West Conference Tournament after Long Beach State brought down the Cal Poly women’s basketball team 71-58 in the last regular season matchup…

Update on semester conversion expected Monday

Mustang Daily Staff Report news@mustangdaily.net University President Jeffrey Armstrong will meet with members of the President’s Semester Review Task Force on Monday to inform them about an update in calendar negotiations with California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White, according…