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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Scholarship Memorializes Fallen Police Officer

Last February marked the anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Butler, a 1996 Kresge College graduate and Santa Cruz police officer. Butler, a 38-year-old...

Fair Familiarizes Students with Safety Resources

Instead of earning a free cab ride in New York City, UC Santa Cruz students earned RADD apparel in the “cash cab” at the Public Safety and Resources Fair on April 7. Converted to imitate its namesake from the popular television show, student police ambassadors inside the cab challenged students on their knowledge of drunk driving.


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