Controversy fills trustee meeting

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees wrapped up its May meeting Wednesday by recapping some of its potential cost-cutting strategies to help offset its universities’ budget woes. Chief Financial Officer Benjamin Quillian concluded the two-day meeting by announcing…

CSU plans for worst-case scenario

California State University (CSU) trustees discussed cost-reduction measures Tuesday but discounted the possible closure or chartering of one or more of its campuses. CSU system officers presented ideas to offset the ailing university budget at the Board of Trustees meeting…

Students march on Sacramento for higher education

Thousands of students converged on Sacramento to protest declining state support of higher education yesterday. California State Student Association (CSSA) President and event organizer Greg Washington said the rally was to bring awareness to budget problems in higher education. Chants…

History repeats itself as fee proposal comes to students

Less than three years after voting to increase College Based Fees, Cal Poly students will once again be asked to advise the university president on a school-wide tuition increase come Wednesday. The Student Success Fee brings up uncanny similarities to…

Sliding to Student Success

A slideshow highlighting the 01/23/2012 Student Success Fee Forum.

Brown pulls trigger, more budget cuts

California Gov. Jerry Brown released his yearly budget proposal last Thursday, introducing the possibility of additional cuts to the California State University (CSU) system. The proposed cuts come less than a month after a December trigger cut slashed $100 million…

CSU budget cut: ‘All the solutions we have are bad solutions’

Because of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2011-2012 proposed cut of $500 million to California State Universities (CSUs), the total state budget cut for Cal Poly now stands at $25.2 million.