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06 Aug 2020

LSS Referenda Fails 

Although all measures for the campus spring elections failed due to low voter turnout, Measure 56, a referendum for increased funding to Learning Support Services (LSS), received 67 percent support. It would have passed if the voting threshold was met.

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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.

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An ‘App’titude for Creativity 

Brian Vallelunga, Jashan Dhillom and Ronnie Wilcox may not have slept much last weekend, but they earned $4,000 and first place in UC Santa Cruz’s first ever hackathon. Around 100 individuals congregated at the Oakes Learning Center last weekend to conceive and execute an idea…