Student Workers Protest for Quality of Life and Education
As the crowd chanted “UC turn the page, I demand a higher wage,” a group of about 50 protestors hoisted up signs with several indications of their demands for improving the quality of life for teaching assistants and other student workers.
First ‘Ed Talk’ Highlights Inspiring Speakers
Chancellor George Blumenthal and Mayor Hilary Bryant co-hosted the inaugural “Ed Talks” on Oct. 17 in downtown Santa Cruz as a part of the Founders Celebration, a series of events celebrating innovation, creativity and the arts. Inspired by the popular web series “TED Talks,” Ed Talks showcased three UCSC professors, David Haussler, Terrie Williams and Alan Christy, and their respective areas of expertise.
Foundation Forum: A Conversation with Architect Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry, one of modern architecture’s most famous figures, visited UC Santa Cruz this past weekend to discuss some of the highlights and lessons from his illustrative career. Among many other projects, he designed the Walt Disney Music Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
A Conference with Blumenthal and Galloway
City on a Hill Press (CHP): This year marks the 34th year since the inception of TWANAS press collective, or the Third World And Native American Student press collective, which originally served to represent the student movement to bring a third world and Native American…
SUA’s Inaugural Meeting Establishes New Staff
The first Student Union Assembly (SUA) meeting of the academic year, held on Oct. 15, served as an introduction to the six new SUA officers. SUA Chair Shaz Umer served as internal vice chair last year but the remaining five are first time officers who join the new SUA adviser Alma Sifuentes.
UCSC Launches $300 Million Fundraiser
Using the slogan “Give, Don’t Give In,” UC Santa Cruz’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign launched publicly on Oct. 18 by Chancellor George Blumenthal during a luncheon at the University House. Joined by around 200 guests, Chancellor Blumenthal added that the campaign already reached half of its goal in effectively raising $150 million to fund its overall mission of improving student life.
Practical Activism Addresses Social Justice Issues
Greeted by smiling students, jazzy tunes and a row of booths offering everything from bagels to information on the Syrian Conflict, students crowded into the College Nine and Ten multipurpose room on Oct. 19 to partake in the 11th annual Practical Activism Conference.