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Cal Poly Pomona cancels summer courses

June 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Citing severe budget cuts, Cal Poly Pomona has canceled its state-supported 2009 summer courses. A posting Tuesday on the university's Web site says all classes scheduled for the summer quarter are now canceled except for its Study Abroad and Early Start programs.

Canceled classes were supposed to have started on June 22 and July 29.

Cal Poly Pomona President J. Michael Ortiz, in an e-mail Sunday, told students that the governor's proposed cut to the university of $20 million to $35 million had left him with "no choice" but to shut down the early and late summer sessions.

The university will instead offer "pay-as-you-go classes" through the College of the Extended University to support graduation requirements. The university says those courses meet degree requirements for California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

The Associated Press and City News Service contributed to this report.

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