Live music and poetry could be heard blocks away from the museum downtown as crowds formed to take part in one of Santa Cruz’s newest festivals.
While admission rates for the Class of 2018 fell UC-wide, the number of applications and admitted students rose at UC Santa Cruz this year. UCSC offered admission to 4,473 more students than last year, and the overall admission rate grew by 8.3 percent.
“Wherever SOMeCA alumni go, we bring a sense of openness and principle and a dedication to dialogue in the true sense of the word,” Sayo Fujioka said to all of the alumni and students in the room. “That is, we exchange ideas with an openness and looking forward to emerging change in a different direction, and that’s rare, and we all do it wherever we go.”
Faculty, staff and students welcomed former slugs back to campus in the best way they knew how: by showcasing the research of current students.
A long conga line of people formed the double-human helix dance in the Physical Sciences Building to commemorate UC Santa Cruz’s third annual DNA Day.
The Student Union Assembly (SUA) is UC Santa Cruz’s undergraduate student government, which was responsible for a budget of roughly $430,000 this year. The SUA includes six officer positions, three representatives from each of the 10 colleges and representatives from Queer Student Union, African/Black Student Alliance, Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance, Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán, Student Alliance of North American Indians and Ethnic Student Organization Council, which is currently inactive.
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.
During the spring 2013 elections, six students came forward to assistant Dean of Students Lucy Rojas, who also oversees campus elections, to complain of an inability to access the referenda and cast ballots. Denied login capability, the students were met by digital notices stating their ballots had already been submitted.
Whether lounging under the shade of the trees or dancing barefoot on the grass field, all 2,500 attendees of the Earth Day festival on...
Sitting above the East Field at Cowell College in the declining sunlight, a group of approximately 100 graduates, retired faculty, staff and friends of UC Santa Cruz reflected on the campus’ rich history.