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07 Jun 2023

Considering Automatic Voter Registration 

A new bill making its way through California’s legislature could ensure the nearly 3 million students in the state’s community colleges and universities are registered to vote. In March, California Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced The Student Voting Act (AB…

Library Funding Overdue 

Santa Cruz’s public libraries need help. An upcoming local ballot initiative, Measure S, will grant $67 million via new property taxes for improvements and repairs, but only if it’s approved by two-thirds of voters in the upcoming June 7 countywide special election. Measure S would…


Meet Cowell’s Next Provost 

After an appointment process last January where students, staff and faculty weighed in on Cowell College’s next provost, Alan Christy, who has taught East Asian history at UC Santa Cruz for 21 years, was selected to succeed Faye Crosby in July. The Cowell provost oversees…


Civil Unrest 

Despite an outpouring of support at the Santa Cruz City Council meeting for an amendment by councilmember Don Lane to remove a nearly 40-year-old sleeping ban that punishes houseless people with citations, the council shot down the proposal in a 5-2 vote on March 8….


No Space for Denial 

Earth’s uncertain future defined UC Santa Cruz’s third annual Climate Science and Policy Conference on the gradual and detrimental effects of global warming. “This campus has been committed, since the beginning, to a sustainable environment for the earth,” said UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal. “This event…

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