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“We need to address the elephant in the room”: Immunocompromised students face increased risk on campus

As Cal Poly students returned to campus after winter break amidst the Omicron variant, there were a number of students who were hesitant to do so due to their increased risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus: immunocompromised students. Individuals who are immunocompromised have a weaker immune system as a result of either a chronic illness […]

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New director of Cal Poly Arts Molly Clark shares her plans for the 2022-2023 season

Molly Clark has recently been hired as the first female director of Cal Poly Arts, succeeding Steve Lerian, and she has big plans for the 2022-2023 season. “I’m keenly interested in attracting a diverse demographic into our audience and a multi generational one,” Clark said. “We have a responsibility to react to things that are happening […]

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Cal Poly students win top prizes in Elevator Pitch Competition

Two Cal Poly students took home cash prizes in this year’s Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) 12th annual Elevator Pitch Competition.  Cal Poly’s industrial engineering senior Surya Venugopal and business administration junior Sara Dada won $1,000 and $500, respectively. This year’s competition was held at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center on […]

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Cal Poly student GPA jumped 7.8% during a virtual year

Being a college student the past year has never been so different, or some may say so easy. While some students have found the turn to virtual classes to be a blessing in disguise, given easy access to the internet and changed grading policies, others have struggled adjusting to the online format. 

Data collected by Academic Affairs at Cal Poly showed a 7.8% increase in the average student GPA from fall quarter 2019 to winter quarter 2021. The data was based on the 21,812 undergraduate and graduate students attending Cal Poly.

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Scout Coffee Co. coming to Cal Poly this fall

Locally owned and family-run Scout Coffee Co. will open its third location on Cal Poly’s campus in fall 2021. The new location, next to the Welcome Center in yakʔitʸutʸu, will offer their award-winning coffee, freshly baked pastries and other menu items that will be exclusive to the Cal Poly location.  Aside from their bakery items, […]