SUBMISSION: Engaging Education Calls for Chancellor’s Match
Engaging Education (e2) is a student-initiated center that creates programs for student from underrepresented and under resourced communities. We, the students, made a commitment to diversity by voting to tax ourselves to fund these programs. Almost all of the funding for these programs comes from…
Financial Woes Threaten Bike Shuttle
UC Santa Cruz’s bike shuttle is on the proverbial chopping block. The shuttle, which ferries riders and their bikes up Bay Street to campus from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., could be cut in the next academic year due to the financial strain it puts…
Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike
About 200 students gathered in Quarry Plaza Tuesday afternoon to rally against UC President Janet Napolitano’s proposed plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent over each of the next five years, if state funding continues at expected levels. The rally comes in preparation for Wednesday and Thursday’s UC Regents meeting, when the tuition hike will be voted on.
SUA Corrects Budget Deficit
With a budget deficit of $37,144.19, the Student Union Assembly (SUA) spent the early weeks of fall quarter correcting errors of a budget approved by last year’s iteration of the assembly.
An Injustice to Fix an ‘Injustice’
“I’ll keep being the best advocate I can for the UC,” UC President Janet Napolitano promised in her most recent newsletter on Sept. 24 — published just five days after the UC Regents awarded 20 percent pay increases for the three lowest-paid chancellors. UC Regent…
5 Deals For Students on a Budget
When you’re on a budget, try to find deals like these!
Tuition Freeze May End After 2014-15 School Year
Higher education is becoming an exceedingly costly option for students. Student loan debt surpassed $1 trillion in 2013, placing it as the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages. The graduating class of 2014 set a record for being the most indebted class ever, with an average of $33,000 per student.
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…
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.
Tutoring Services in Need of Funding
Failing a midterm, failing a class, or withdrawing from the university are realities students face every quarter. While the UC budget crisis decreased funding for many aspects of the university, one campus unit has been forced to seek funds from students in order to continue services for upcoming years.