CSU Board of Trustees moves Grand Avenue housing project forward

The proposed plan would implement a 1,475-person residence hall specifically for freshmen near the Grand Avenue entrance to the campus.

Cal Poly working toward lower unit counts

Zach Maher/Mustang News Cal Poly has been working toward reducing unit counts as much as possible, Associate Vice Provost for Programs and Planning Mary Pedersen said. Suha Saya [follow id=”suhasaya”] Cal Poly’s effort to decrease unit counts and increase graduation…

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…

Governor’s budget gives money back to CSU

Sara Natividad saranatividad.md@gmail.com California Gov. Jerry Brown released his budget proposal this past week for the 2013-14 fiscal year that will refund the $125 million cuts from last year as well as provide an additional $125.1 million to the California…

New laws for the new year

Kassi Luja kluja@mustangdaily.net With the new year comes a new beginning, New Year’s resolutions and even newly enforced California laws. Some of the most notable are Assembly Bill (AB) 1536, AB 970 and AB 1844. Hands-free or voice operated devices…

Cal State’s controversial chancellor ends 14-year legacy

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net How does one begin to put a label on the career of outgoing chancellor Charles Reed? Some do it by honoring him as an advocate for diversity and as a man who oversaw outreach programs aimed to…

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…

Task force to examine semester switchover

Sean McMinn seanmcminn.md@gmail.com After months of tentative discussion surrounding the issue, a presidential task force aimed to explore a Cal Poly conversion to semesters will begin meetings in mid-October. Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong, who will ultimately make the decision on…

Trustees prepare for more tuition increases

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a 5 percent tuition increase that will come into effect if the system is hit with another round of budget cuts following the November election, a move that…

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…

State budget could put more strain on CSU

The worst-case fiscal scenario for the California State University (CSU) became even worse Monday when Governor Jerry Brown released his May budget revision. The governor opened up the possibility of a $250 million cut to the CSU next year —…