Protesters rally in Quarry Plaza and Kerr Hall to protest fee hikes and TA pay cuts.
Students and faculty gathered outside Blumenthal’s office at Kerr Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 17. They delivered handmade cards, which both professed their love for UC Santa Cruz language programs and urged the administration not to cut from the languages’ budget.
Occupants in Kerr Hall expanded their space last night after deciding to break into the Chancellor’s area of the floor. The building has several corridors that have automatic lock down and cannot be accessed without a code.
The chants and stomping of demonstrators against fee hikes reverberated off the cement walls of a Kerr Hall stairwell as approximately 150 students filed into the building that houses high-level UCSC administrators, including Chancellor George Blumenthal and Executive Vice Chancellor David Kliger.