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21 Sep 2021

Disrupting Myths, Performing Their Stories 

Stereotypes of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders suggest members of each community have an innate proclivity for success — that their economic and academic achievements are intrinsic to their culture. These notions are inherently divisive, as they create unrealistic expectations for those who don’t fit…


$1 Million Donation to Expand STEM Programs 

A $1 million donation from UC Santa Cruz alumna Julie Packard will create the Dean’s Funds for Diversity in the Sciences, which aims to increase minority students’ participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors primarily through the expansion of three outreach programs. The…


Uplifting Women in Male-Dominant Majors 

There were only 63 women in the computer science major at UC Santa Cruz in fall 2011. Two years later the number nearly doubled to 129, but the number of men is still nearly five times the number of women. The percentage of undergraduate women in the Baskin School of Engineering for fall 2013 was 17 percent, with men making up 82 percent.


UC President Continues to Spark Controversy 

Janet Napolitano’s visit to UC Berkeley Feb. 13th brought many students and workers together in protest of the new UC president. Many students gathered to express their discontent with the regents choice in appointing someone without a background in education and who played a prominent role in the deportation of undocumented immigrants.

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