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New College of Liberal Arts dean selected

Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has found a new dean in Douglas Epperson, the current dean at Washington State University. Epperson was selected after a yearlong search to replace Linda Halisky, who is retiring from her position after eight years to return to teaching. According to Halisky, Epperson was chosen in part because […]

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A liberal dose of engineering

Very few majors offer students the chance to work in both the arts and sciences simultaneously. In fact, at Cal Poly there is only one: liberal arts and engineering studies. Liberal arts and engineering studies (LAES) is an interdisciplinary program that combines skills from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Engineering to […]

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Showcase to highlight liberal arts college

Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts will hold its inaugural Homecoming for the Mind showcase Saturday, displaying the college to the public and showcasing some of its top projects and research. Homecoming for the Mind is the launch of what special assistant to the dean and the project coordinator for the event Penny Bennett said […]

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New provost a “natural fit” for Cal Poly

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong selected Kathleen Finken, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, as Cal Poly’s new provost. She is scheduled to start in January. Finken is a “natural fit” for Cal Poly, said Rachel Fernflores, chair of the committee that recommended Finken to Armstrong. “When we brought her […]

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Journalism hearing sparks heated debate

A formal grievance hearing concerning College of Liberal Arts Dean Linda Halisky’s removal of journalism department chair Bill Loving was held on Friday, November 19. The hearing (which was the first in Cal Poly’s history) was called because Loving said Halisky participated in retaliatory acts by firing him and his rights were violated by Halisky […]