The Poly Post news in 2003

By Czarina Obieta

The first issue of The Poly Post in 2003 reported many hard news stories that the campus publication rarely sees.

It featured a story about former University President Bob Suzuki asking the Vice President of Academic Affairs Jane Ollenburger to resign.

Details of why she was asked to resign were not disclosed in the article or in any of the press releases at the time, because it was considered personnel matter.

It was considered big news at the time, because it was the second resignation of that school year. In September of that year, Esteban Soriano, the vice president of University Advancement, also resigned. Before this, the school had no mid-year resignations.

As usual, The Poly Post also mentioned that a few days earlier, the Cal Poly Universities Float won the Theme award for that year’s Rose Bowl Parade.

During that school year, the University Police also dealt with a lot of burglary incidents at the University Village.

There were five incident reports of break-ins at the residences in November and December 2002. Before these incidents, there were previously no reported break-ins at the University Villages.

Three students were arrested in January for their connection with these burglaries, which included prying windows open and sliding in for three of the incidents. Two other incidents occurred where the suspects broke glass windows.

At this time, there were also exchanges of op-eds by the editors and Letters to the Editor from the Associated Students, Inc. president. In the articles, they discussed entities such as the ASI Lobby Corps, Student Opportunities Initiatives and the ASI bylaws.

Czarina Obieta

Michael Torres / The Poly Post

Czarina Obieta

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