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May 02

McPhee University Union under construction, Cal Poly 1968

Cal Poly campus just before Poly Royal in April 1968. The University Union building was under construction, the Performing Arts Center was a lawn an Perimeter Road was a road.
circa April 25, 1968 © David Ranns/Telegram-Tribune

Mar 18

Far-Out Paint-in

November 8, 1968 One way to avoid unwanted graffiti is to invite the artists in and give them a can of paint. The Julian A. McPhee University Union was under construction at Cal Poly. In this era, many a California campus struggled with trying to control student expression from their students. Cal Poly took the …

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Feb 18

Building the McPhee University Union


December 27, 1968 The Julian A. McPhee University Union has been a 106,000 square foot living room for thousands of Cal Poly students over the years. It was named for the late college president who brought the school from the brink of closure to growth and stability. The couches have induced more than one snooze …

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