Student Environmental Center Creates Blueprints for Sustainability

UCSC students within the Student Environmental Center, a completely student led and student funded organization, not only implement their own projects and campaigns to make the campus more sustainable, but also learn how to work together to educate their peers about sustainable practices.

Mandatory Grades Enacted

When UC Santa Cruz opened its doors in 1965, the university aimed to be an alternative to traditional UC campuses. The founding mission was...

UCSC Police Department Host Active Shooter Training

In 2015, there were 372 mass shootings in the U.S., defined by the Department of Homeland Security as a shooting which involves four or...

UC Laborers Union Protest Pay Wage

About 30 protesters representing the Teamsters Local 2010 union of over 14,000 UC clerical and administrative employees gathered in Quarry Plaza on Aug. 16, denouncing the two-month bargaining delay for a...

New Cowell Provost to Be Appointed

UC Santa Cruz’s oldest residential college, Cowell College, will appoint a new provost this quarter. The current provost Faye Crosby took office in 2010...

Supporting Sustainable Projects Through the Carbon Fund

A lighting retrofit for the Santa Cruz Wharf, a bike generator for local youth and an energy dashboard to provoke behavior change are just some of the student projects chosen by the Carbon Fund committee last year. Now entering its fourth year, the Carbon Fund has supported 20 projects since its start in 2010.

Aiding Cancer Research With Lemonade

Most kids have tried setting up a lemonade stand on the street, hoping passers-by will stop to buy a glass of lemonade for 50 cents — but it is unlikely they sold lemonade to fund research for pediatric cancer.

CALPIRG Seeks to Prepare Students for Health Care Reform

When forced to take a leave of absence last year due to health reasons, second-year student and student health care advocate with the California Public Interest Research Group for Students (CALPIRG) Amy Coffin said she had learned firsthand the importance of health care coverage.

UAW Settles with UC, Strike Averted

“Now we have at least a voice at the table,” Purucker said. “We’re not in a position where we’re imposing strict limits on class sizes, but we have a seat at the table and that’s a start.”

UC Gives $50 Million for World’s Largest Telescope

Like a massive unblinking eye, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will stare deeper into space than humankind ever has before. From its position on the...


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