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‘A Census of the Invisible’
A study by UC Santa Cruz students found that the median wage for low-wage workers in Santa Cruz County was $10, much lower than the $17.81 county median and well-below the poverty wage.
Ten Arrested During Protest Against ‘Raid on Student Aid’
Ten protesters, dressed in caps and gowns, were arrested in Washington D.C. on March 27 after a demonstration demanding the rejection of what they deemed “The Raid on Student Aid” — up to $150 billion in cuts to federal financial aid programs such as the…
‘UC Santa Cruz’ in Silicon Valley
UCSC’s slow expansion into Silicon Valley, the hub of innovation and technology, has been ongoing for years. But after a call for proposals for degree programs by administration, the Santa Cruz Faculty Association questions the absence of information and thorough discussion. A 35-mile, 45-minute drive…
What Does It Mean To Be A Hispanic Serving Institution
Dramatic shifts in state demographics means higher education institutions must respond to ensure that retention and graduation rates increase with the population trends. “Hispanic Serving Institutions” across the country are attempting to address these issues that come with the increasing Latin@ population. UC Santa Cruz is in the process of joining that list.
September Regents Update
Regents Vote to Not Divest from Fossil Fuels During a meeting in September, the UC Regents voted against divestment from fossil fuels after a task force, convened by chief investment officer (CIO) Jagdeep Singh Bachher, presented several recommendations. The report he presented included the…
Napolitano: Assessing Tuition Increase ‘Just the Arithmetic’
With the anniversary of UC President Janet Napolitano’s appointment, the UC Office of the President invited student journalists to ask President Napolitano questions regarding her first year as well as her initiatives moving forward.
Dismantling Post-Racialism at UCSC
Engaging Education opens the door for conversation about race with Dr. Sumi Cho
Porter’s Musicality Rings Out Center Stage
Over the mic, the announcer welcomed over 100 people to what he called the “Woodstock of UCSC.” Band after band shuffled on and off the wooden stage, playing for a crowd that only grew as the day progressed. Porter Palooza invited a handful of student…
Crossing the Spectrum Through Laughter
“Have you ever been with a Latina?” Marga Gomez said, peeking over her glasses as she purred and winked to the audience, joking about the only stereotype she’s okay with — a Latinas’ sexual confidence, which she says works in her favor when it comes…