Past and Present
Though underreported and underappreciated, Black people have been present in the territory that is now Santa Cruz County for centuries. In 1995, late professional researcher Phil Reader compiled a timeline outlining the history of Black individuals in Santa Cruz County. This is a continuation and…
150th Sparks Celebration
The savory aroma of Paradise Dogs, a hot dog booth on Main Beach, wafted through the air, mixing with the sounds of local funk music and conversation. Throughout the day of Oct. 1, thousands of community members stood on the makeshift stage located next to…
Black Lives Are YOUR Future
Now that I am entering my senior year at UC Santa Cruz, I have learned firsthand how to navigate the predominantly white institution through the “veil.” The “veil” is a metaphor coined by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois in his novel “The Souls of Black Folk”, which describes how a Black person…
Diversity Center Celebrates 25 Years
When Steve Weybright returned to Santa Cruz from the Vietnam War after 15 years, he found that he didn’t know anyone. Going back to the community as an older person, he said, made it hard to meet people, but the Diversity Center gave him the…
$1 Million Donation to Expand STEM Programs
A $1 million donation from UC Santa Cruz alumna Julie Packard will create the Dean’s Funds for Diversity in the Sciences, which aims to increase minority students’ participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors primarily through the expansion of three outreach programs. The…
SUA Officers Reflect One Year Later
As the new Student Union Assembly (SUA) campaigning season begins, City on a Hill Press (CHP) asked the current SUA officers to assess themselves and what they accomplished this year. Using their answers to last spring’s interview questions from CHP, the officers reflected on how their original goals came to fruition.
Plans in Place for Amping up the Quarry
Committee plans to reconstruct the beautiful but neglected Quarry plaza, plans to be set in stone by this summer.
The Need for Diversity in the Classroom
Lack of diversity amongst the students in higher education mirrored by lack of diversity in faculty
A Seemingly Colorless UC
I used to wonder why people would criticize this university for their lack of diversity when I looked at my peers in class and saw mostly people of color. Then I remembered I was a proposed Latin American and Latino Studies major, as were many of my classmates.
Behind the Door of Stevenson 199
The Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center produces quality theater performances for the UC Santa Cruz and greater Santa Cruz Communities. The CADRC is an important vehicle for retention and inclusion, specifically for students of color on campus.