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Cal Poly says it dropped security fees for club events in September

In the wake of criticism from the Muslim Student Association that Cal Poly unfairly waived security costs for the College Republicans to host right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos last week but levied fees for an MSA event a year ago, university officials said Tuesday that it quit charging student clubs in September for security fees related to speaking events. The change came after Cal State Los Angeles was sued.

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Paying for Yiannopoulos security is ‘double standard,’ Poly Muslim student group says

Cal Poly’s Muslim Students Association says it was charged about $5,000 to hold a three-day conference at the university last year. Its coordinators say that’s unfair considering that the College Republicans weren’t charged to host controversial right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos on Tuesday, January, 31, 2017, resulting in a $15,800 security cost paid for by Cal Poly, in addition to $39,600 paid by the California State University system for its officer assistance.

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Home loan for San Luis Coastal superintendent unusual, but not a first

The San Luis Coastal Unified School District’s home loan of $950,000 to Superintendent Eric Prater is the first of its kind in San Luis Obispo County, according to local school leaders, though Shandon’s school district owns a home on school property that’s offered to its superintendent. In schools districts such as Palo Alto, San Carlos and Centinela Valley in the Los Angeles area, home loans were awarded to superintendents.

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After fire, SLO-Botics team uses French Hospital space to regroup for competition

The San Luis Obispo High School Robotics Club, called SLO-Botics, has spent two weeks rebuilding to prepare for a January competition at Cal Poly. All of the club’s robots were destroyed in a Dec. 8, 2016, fire.
Nick Wilson The Tribune
After fire, SLO-Botics team uses French Hospital space to regroup for competition 1:58

After fire, SLO-Botics team uses French Hospital space to regroup for competition

'Location is everything': Cal Poly Downtown to open in new spot 1:19

'Location is everything': Cal Poly Downtown to open in new spot

Classroom companion: Garrison Keillor gets chuckles in SLO visit 2:49

Classroom companion: Garrison Keillor gets chuckles in SLO visit

Cuesta College holds 'topping out' ceremony at new North County Campus Center 0:59

Cuesta College holds 'topping out' ceremony at new North County Campus Center