Scientists at Cal Poly will launch a free system Wednesday that could revolutionize the way Californians keep track of politicians in Sacramento. It's called Digital Democracy and it's something lawmakers haven't had to contend with—until now.
Statistics show the most Americans are extremely lazy when it comes to creating secure, unique passwords. According to SplashData's annual list for 2014, these are the five most popular passwords found on the Internet:
Easy-to-break passwords like these—and many other variations—are a weak link in your overall web security.
Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong held a listening session with faculty members Thursday afternoon in an effort to stem growing anger over wages, and what's referred to as "administrative bloat."
Armstrong said the session went well, and that he heard a lot of "pent-up emotions" coming from faculty members who have not received salary adjustments for years. He did note that situation has now changed.
In the fall of 2014, KCBX News interviewed nearly every leader of the colleges and universities on the Central Coast. Our goal was to hear their visions for the campuses, find out what's new and on the horizon, and discover how they plan to deal with ongoing challenges.
The presidents of (from north to south) Hartnell, Cuesta, Cal Poly, Allan Hancock, and Santa Barbara City College all participated in our interview series. Use the interactive map to hear each one.
We were unsuccessful in our efforts to book an interview with UC Santa Barbara's Chancellor Yang.
César Chávez Day is a state holiday in California, held annually on the leader's birthday. It was signed into law by Governor Gray Davis in 2000. As a result, all state offices are closed, including the Department of Motor Vehicles.
More than 500 Cal Poly students, staff and faculty members turned out for a community forum Thursday to address, what is perceived by many to be, an out-of-control party culture connected to the university.
The forum was scheduled this week, following last Saturday morning's roof collapse incident during the annual St. Fratty's Day party. Several students were hurt during the collapse, but none seriously.
A large research project aimed at finding better ways to grow strawberries has some of those test berries showing up in the produce departments at local stores.
The Strawberry Sustainability Research and Education Center at Cal Poly is working on alternatives to the previous industry standard for soil fumigation called methyl bromide. The chemical is being phased out in California, so Central Coast berry growers are looking for viable alternatives, including the option of using no fumigants at all.
The investigations are over in the cases of two Cal Poly dorm buildings that were evacuated in late January after students reported uncontrollable coughing.
The two incidents occurred within a week of each other. The first case was reported in Santa Lucia Hall on Jan.25 and the second in Fremont Hall on Jan. 31.
Ernie Paez is a Division Chief with the Office of the State Fire Marshall and says during both incidents the hazmat teams did what they were trained to do. They took a reading of the air using their monitors, but didn't find anything.
The organic farm at Cal Poly is being called one of the ten best university-based farms in the nation.
The organization Best College Reviews says the school's 11 acre farm in San Luis Obispo integrates well with the main campus and surrounding community, has good student interaction, and is sustainable.
Cal Poly's farm is certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers organization. It's managed by students, faculty and staff.