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04 Jul 2020
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Lecturers Contract Extended to Dec. 10 

Instead of drawing up a new contract before the University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT) contract expired on Oct. 31, UC-AFT agreed with University of California representatives to extend lecturer’s contract until Dec. 10. Negotiations will continue until then to settle on a new contract…

Sports

Envisioning the Future of OPERS 

Athletic director Cliff Dochterman said it best — “this university was founded to be a place that didn’t have sports.” To save its programs, the newly formed Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS) referendum team kicked off the first pair of three bi-weekly…

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Cross Country Competes at Home 

On Oct. 24, the UCSC cross country program hosted its first race in over 26 years, the Banana Slug Invitational. The race featured three heats — the community 5K, men’s 8k invitational and the women’s 6k invitational. Why was this the first race Santa Cruz…

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Making a Racket 

The UC Santa Cruz men’s tennis team took its home court three weeks before school started in order to prepare for the 2015-16 fall season. Leaders Kyle Richter and Sean Hollister ran practices to get the team ready for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division…

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Dugout of the Blue 

When freshman Nessa Esparza attended the OPERS Fall Festival in 2014, there was something that was really lacking, something that’s central to who she is — a space for a softball player. More specifically, a competitive team that she could join. Esparza has played softball…

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Running at Lightspeed 

Theron Carmichael was baking cookies for some of his close friends on Valentine’s Day when his phone rang. He didn’t recognize the number, and with hands crusted in cookie dough, he declined the call. The voice mail left was from David Charbonneau, an astronomy professor…