Computer Engineering to Lose ABET Accreditation
The UC Santa Cruz computer engineering department chose not to renew its 20-year Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which is required or strongly preferred for many government engineering jobs. While the electrical engineering (EE) B.S. degree will continue to carry its accreditation, beginning…
Mid-lecture last quarter my professor asked our class a question. I felt like I might know the answer, but my uncertainty caused my heart to race and cheeks to flush. What if my answer was incorrect? I didn’t want to look stupid in front of…
Decisive Moments from the State of the Union
By Camille Carrillo and Alexa Lomberg Education “By the end of this decade, 2 in 3 job openings will require some higher education, 2 in 3. And yet, we still live in a country where too many bright, striving Americans are priced out of the…
‘Launch!’ Showcases Student Research
Faculty, staff and students welcomed former slugs back to campus in the best way they knew how: by showcasing the research of current students.
Building a Community in a Weekend
Over the course of three days and two nights, high school seniors invited to UC Santa Cruz by Student Initiated Outreach (SIO) programs experienced more than the average Spring Spotlight tour.
Obama’s Proposal Aims to Close Education Gaps
The first steps a preschool student takes into a classroom can be the beginning of a fulfilling educational career. A recent report surveying 97,000 schools by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights shows this is not the case for all students due to racial and economic discrimination.
Exploring Options in Education
Recently accepted into Teach For America (TFA), UC Santa Cruz history major Luis Falcon will return to teach at his high school, Downtown College Prep. As a charter school in San Jose, Downtown College Prep’s main purpose is to help first generation college students prepare for attending and applying to college.
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.