Defunded, Suspended and Cut
More than 32 students were left out of Martha Mendoza’s Newswriting Workshop in winter 2003. Those students didn’t just miss out on taking a course with the first UC Santa Cruz graduate with an independent major in journalism and a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press journalist….
Balling on a Budget
After winning the conference championship last year, the women’s lacrosse team’s excitement quickly faded. Despite defeating Santa Barbara Community College (SBCC) for a spot in nationals, UC Santa Cruz stayed home while SBCC made the trip to compete in Denver, Colorado.
“It was hard to know we couldn’t compete at the highest level because of funding,” said women’s club lacrosse captain Ashley Bark. “It made us realize how important it was to fundraise. It was frustrating.”
Long-term Future of NCAA Sports Remains in Flux
Women’s basketball coach Todd Kent wakes up at 6 a.m. to get to his office so he can spend the morning preparing for games. He drives his team to Los Angeles, coaches a game, then gets on the bus back to Santa Cruz. After dropping…