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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.

Education

CSU, UC systems to weigh first tuition hikes in 6 years

Squeezed to do far more with much less, the University of California and California State University are considering raising tuition for the first time in six years as they grapple with escalating demands to enroll more students, graduate them faster and hire more faculty — all with a smaller share of state dollars than in years past. The increase would amount to 270 annually for the CSU and $280 for UC.

Local

Cal Poly research will help amputee veterans

Cal Poly researchers in human motion biomechanics have received a three-year $513,000 grant from the Department of Defense’s Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to work on improving exercise practices in below-knee amputees.

Education

Cal Poly students aim for world’s fastest solar car

Cal Poly students are designing a solar-powered vehicle that they’re hoping will break the Guinness World Record for speed of 56.7 miles per hour and smash the 11-year-old official Federation Internationale de l’Automobile record of 23.5 mph. They’ll attempt the feat in the Mojave desert in June.

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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