Newly admitted UC Santa Cruz freshmen attend a student coordinated weekend designed to encourage diversity on campus.
Van Jones visits UC Santa Cruz to present his “Rebuild the Dream” organization.
Web: Rainbow Theater, UCSC’s Multi-cultural theater troupe rounds out it’s fall season with two more weekends of performances. Nov. 11th: “The First Seed” and “Captivated”. Nov 12th “Blu” and “Poets Corner”. Nov 19th & 20th, “Black Men on the Verge”. All shows open doors at 6:30 and start at 7 in the Stevenson Events Center.
As the number of self-identified multiracial people and racial lines blur, communities are being forced to reevaluate how they define race. Despite increased visibility, multiethnic individuals are asking: what do you do when you can’t check one racial box?
In the wake of Troy Davis’ execution last Wednesday, students gathered in Quarry Plaza to reflect on the current role of race in American politics and culture. Conversations ultimately led back to the UC and issues surrounding campus diversity.
Resource centers fight to accomplish the UC’s goal of ethnically diversifying the student body. At UCSC, programs like Engaging Education and the Ethnic Resource Center struggle to counteract cuts through outreach and retention efforts.
The student organization for Cultural Arts and Diversity (CAD) is working a referendum through the Student Union Assembly to secure permanent funding to cover costs on programming, equipment, staffing and possibly more. The $5.25 fee would be charged every quarter, and would cover costs on programming, equipment and staffing.
An exploration of the black student experience on UC campuses, which are infamous for their low enrollment of African-American students. Includes a recap of the UC hate crimes of last year, a follow-up of what has happened since then and a synopsis of race relations on UC campuses today.
The number of Latino applicants to UCSC has increased this year by 23 percent. At this rate, UCSC is on its way to becoming a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) and receiving the potential funding that comes with the title.
In wake of the recent racially insensitive incidents at UC San Diego and a racially offensive image drawn on the wall of a bathroom stall at the Earth and Marine Sciences building at UC Santa Cruz, campus leaders are trying to promote inclusion through new housing communities with special themes.