Articles Tagged With ‘Cal Poly’

Settlement made in Cal Poly hazing suit

The parents of a Cal Poly student who died during a fraternity hazing agreed to a $500,000 settlement with a former Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member . Carson Starkey, 18, from Austin, Texas, died of alcohol poisoning after a Sigma... (Continue reading)

Journalism faculty continues to bail

Three tenured faculty members have bailed from Cal Poly’s journalism department in the past few months leaving the department with five vacancies and only three full time faculty members remaining. The vacancies will be filled with temporary lecturers, including former KSBY... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly journalism department on the chopping block

An official at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo has warned journalism staff and faculty during several meetings over the past few weeks that the department will be shut down if they can’t learn to get along. “The dean... (Continue reading)

Dean ousts Cal Poly journalism chair

Cal Poly Liberal Arts College Dean Linda Halisky asked journalism department chair Bill Loving to step down Thursday. When he refused, the dean announced he would be terminated, amid allegations by a faculty member that she had been treated... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly drops plans for Santa Barbara MBA classes

In a sign that some see as an omen of the post-Warren Baker era, Cal Poly is abruptly dropping previously announced plans to offer an MBA program in Santa Barbara. [Pacific Business Times] University officials made the announcement Friday, indicating... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly vice president loses battle with cancer

Sandra Garderbring Ogren, Cal Poly vice president for advancement, died Tuesday after a long bout with cancer. Cal Poly President Warren Baker broke the news to the Cal Poly community in an email Tuesday morning: “I am sorry to report... (Continue reading)

Fraternity members sentenced in hazing death

Two more Cal Poly fraternity members have been sentenced to jail for their part in the fatal hazing death of 18-year-old pledge Carson Starkey. [KSBY] Starkey died in December 2008 after drinking too much alcohol as part of hazing ritual... (Continue reading)

Eyes on the Earth 3D

By STEVE KLIEWER What a fantastic ride! Thursday night, Kevin Hussey, Manager of JPL’s Visualization Technology Group, introduced innovative technology to a fascinated group of science educators and enthusiasts. Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA have produced a way to “fly... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly department head accused of sexism

As the result of allegations of sexism and poor leadership, the chair of the journalism department’s job is on the line, CalCoastNews has learned. The news has raised the hackles of some students, faculty and staff who take issue with the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly names interim engineering dean

Mohammad Noori will step down as dean of the engineering college on June 30 and Erling Smith, the vice provost for programs and planning, will assume the duties of the dean until a new dean is found, according to an... (Continue reading)