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Former presidential adviser Leon Panetta to speak at Cal Poly graduation

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Margaret Fortune, the leader of a network of charter schools in Northern and Southern California, will be the keynote speakers of three spring graduations June 11-12 at Cal Poly. Panetta was Bill Clinton’s chief of staff from 1994-96 and started the The Panetta Institute for Public Policy at CSU Monterey Bay. Fortune was recently named a trustee emerita of the CSU system and has served as an education adviser to two California governors, Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Bill Nye returns to Cal Poly for LightSail spacecraft test

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, visited Cal Poly on Monday to discuss the LightSail project. The solar-powered, lightweight spacecraft is on track to eject from a small satellite in 2017 as part of a mission planned by the Planetary Society, of which Nye is the executive director. Cal Poly is helping to coordinate the project.

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Community helps organize prom for Arroyo Grande senior with brain tumor

Arroyo Grande High School senior Jared Springer, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014, was told by Lucia Mar Unified School District representatives late last week that he would not be allowed to attend prom with his classmates on Saturday because a broken hip had kept him out of classes for three weeks. The district has since issued an apology, and is working with non-profit organization Brighten A Corner Ministry to organize a private prom for Springer.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy visited Cal Poly on Monday, May 23, 2016, to discuss the LightSail 2 space mission. The project is anticipated for launch in March 2017.
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