Organizers Release Petition to Remove Balakrishnan

About 400 people from UC Santa Cruz and the wider academic community have signed a petition demanding a call to action against tenured history...

Title IX Investigator Hired to Improve Processes

The UC Santa Cruz Title IX Office hired Rosamaria Garcia as a new principal investigator for sexual assault and harassment cases. She began this...

The Future of Kresge College

Kresge College, built in the ’70s, was meant to last about 40 years. Now over 10 years past its expiration, the buildings are well...

2017 SUA Candidate Interviews

Videos courtesy of Banana Slug News. Voting has begun and will close at midnight on May 23. Students can vote online at This year’s...

Over Six Arrests, Including Three Felonies, on 4/20

This story will continue to be updated. Update April 21, 3:30 p.m.: Police officers arrested Castroville residents Alexander David Garcia Romero Jr., 20, and Joel Anthony Campos-Cervantes,...

Blumenthal Announces Updated LRDP

UC Santa Cruz’s newest Long- Range Development Plan (LRDP) will base future plans on the assumption of having 28,000 students on campus by 2040,...

Q&A with Chancellor Blumenthal and EVC Alison Galloway

Conducted by Georgia Johnson and Allison Hollender Chancellor George Blumenthal and Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway sat down with Student Media organizations last week to answer...

Primary UAW Demands Remain Unresolved

Despite teaching assistants’ (TAs) smaller demands being met by the UC, primary concerns regarding smaller class sizes, protection and rights for undocumented graduate students and wage increases remain in negotiation. Requests settled by the UC include gender-neutral bathrooms and lactation stations for mothers working on campus, but negotiations for other stipulations between United Auto Workers (UAW) 2856 — the union representing over 13,000 student-workers across the UC — and the UC continue to take place.

A New Way to Think About Leadership

Students and staff were looking for a theory to match the work they were already doing in their SOMeCA organizations — student-run organizing in...

A Missing ‘Pizza’ Santa Cruz

The search for a new vendor in the Quarry Plaza restaurant space under the Graduate Student Commons (GSC) is narrowing down. GSC business and...


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