Voter Security Increased for SUA Elections
During the spring 2013 elections, six students came forward to assistant Dean of Students Lucy Rojas, who also oversees campus elections, to complain of an inability to access the referenda and cast ballots. Denied login capability, the students were met by digital notices stating their ballots had already been submitted.
AFSCME Votes to Strike
AFSCME 3299 and UC administrators remain at the bargaining table searching for middle ground on wages, working conditions, and contract nuances
Envisioning the Future of Black Activism
UCSC hosts 11th annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference. The Afrikan Black Coalition Conference returned to UC Santa Cruz on Feb. 15 – 17 for the first time since the activist group’s initial assembly in 2004. The annual ABC Conference is conducted at a different UC campus each year, compiled with keynote speakers, a discussion panel, workshops, artistic performances of poetry and choreographed dances and a dance for all involved to move and groove together, as one.
A Safe Place to Discuss Safe Sex
An exploration of college, sex, and how to go about protecting one’s self if sexually active. UCSC’s Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) provides tremendous amount and quality of resources and information for those curious about gaining optimal sexual experiences in college.
First Regents Meeting of the Year Addresses Funding and Budgets
UC regents and leaders of California’s higher education met on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 to discuss the future of higher education in the state. Napolitano began by reminding all of The Master Plan, which is supposed to keep everyone focused on moving forward, particularly with increasing collaborative, cooperative research, and ensuring that a UC education becomes more economically accessible.
Social Sciences Receives $7.4 Million in Research Grants
Exploring the dimensions of research grants provided to the social sciences division of UCSC, assistant dean of the division, Kyle Eischen enlightens those who are unfamiliar with the great benefits of research, and researchers are interviewed on what type of projects they’re undertaking.
Where Surfing is More Than a Sport
Incorporating the UCSC student perspective on surfing with a highly experienced, highly involved resident and surfer of Santa Cruz, the sport is explored through different angles.
Fresh Stadium, Fresh Season, Fresh Start
UCSC men’s basketball opened their season against Cal Lutheran at their new home venue, the Kaiser Permanente Arena, in downtown Santa Cruz.
Battling for Wins on Two Different Fields
UC Santa Cruz men’s rugby was busy last weekend. With the squad split up, some at home to play the University of the Pacific (UOP) Tigers and others at Stanford to play in a tournament, the Slugs focused less on the results and more on how the teams can improve going forward as a whole.
Slug Swimmers Face Challenges in New Conference
Not only can these Slugs swim, they’re fast within the confines of an aquatic arena. Intense training combined by promising freshman talent has the UC Santa Cruz men’s swim team co-captains — senior Parker Richardson and junior James Lamb — optimistic as their team approaches unfamiliar territory in a new conference.