A Focused ‘IDEA,’ Bringing Youth to Museums

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.

A Look at the Numbers: UCSC Admissions Fall 2014

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.

Past and Present SOMeCA Students Reflect

“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.”

‘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.

Dancing, Dissecting and DNA

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.

Student Union Assembly Elections 2014: Candidate Q&A

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.

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.

Voter Security Increased for SUA Elections

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.

A Neighborly Education on Conservation

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...

Commemorating the First 50 Years

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.


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