The windows of the Covel Commons building pounded in sync with the impassioned chanting of the crowd. Inside, 26 individuals pondered a decision that will deeply impact the lives of over two hundred thousand students in the UC system. The indirect results of the decision may ultimately affect millions of Californians.
The UC Board of Regents’ Committee of Finance passed two undergraduate educational fee increases — a 15 percent mid-year increase which will take effect in January, coupled with another 15 percent increase for the 2010-2011 school year.
UC Santa Cruz students, workers and instructors converged by the hundreds at Quarry Plaza Wednesday afternoon. With fists raised, fire in their bellies, and homemade signs reading “Hike mountains, not fees” and “Who’s university? Our university!” the gathered crowd, estimated at 500 people, converged in front of the bookstore before marching down Hagar Drive. Their march ended at the base of campus.
In Public Discourse, we ask you (yes, you!) what you think about current events. This week’s question: Have you experienced changes in your major or overall education due to the budget cuts?
WTH?!: Darnit, now I’m hungry…. Question: Who is your favorite Food Network star?
The decision to try the five potential masterminds behind the 9/11 attacks has left officials and party members divided. But aside from bringing much needed closure, this could be our chance to uphold America’s justice system.
The UC protest succeeded in shutting down campus but failed at uniting students.
With financial strains and the push for a renewal of funding on their shoulders, the UCSC choirs combine for the 2009-2010 school year to bring to life the work of a master.