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05 Jul 2020
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UC Union Strikes for Job Security 

It’s not déjà vu. Picketing from early morning to around 4 p.m. at the main UC Santa Cruz entrance, dozens of UC employees joined their counterparts statewide on March 20 to strike over a dismissal of union bargaining. The third UC workers strike in less…

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Introducing Activist-in-Residence 

Despite holding a title that evokes chants and die-ins, Isaí Ambrosio — UC Santa Cruz’s new activist-in-residence — describes himself as a shy guy. “Protests aren’t really my thing,” Ambrosio said to a class of sociology students on Friday. “They’re big and loud, and I’m…

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No In-State Tuition Hike for 2019-20 

UC tuition rates for California residents will remain flat in the 2019-20 school year, UC President Janet Napolitano announced at a March 6 educational finance hearing. The rate rests at $12,570 per year for undergraduates. Napolitano gave no word regarding tuition increases for out-of-state students….

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Written into the Code 

Google engineers don’t take sociology courses. And yet —  with search engines guiding our every decision — they’re shaping society behind closed doors. Safiya U. Noble, associate professor of Information and African American Studies at UC Los Angeles, is trying to unveil the bias behind…

AFSCME and WSSC Rally for Contract 

In a Valentine’s Day show of force, about five university workers and 32 students marched to Kerr Hall to demand a meeting with Chancellor George Blumenthal. They were affiliated with the AFSCME Local 3299 and the Worker Student Solidarity Coalition (WSSC). Chancellor Blumenthal was not…

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CruzHacks Returns 

At an event that drew a cohort of over 600 coding enthusiasts, nearly 100 teams built apps and gadgets that talked, mimicked, planned, donated and edited videos. One coached public speaking. Another sorted trash. CruzHacks, UC Santa Cruz’s annual coding binge, took over Stevenson Event…

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Remembering Cameron Poole 

Cameron Poole, biochemistry and molecular biology major and member of the Kresge community, died on Jan. 8. Born on June 15, 1998, he was 20 years old. His family remembers him as an active and enthusiastic young man. He spent many of his favorite days…