Q&A With the New AIRC Director
Learn about about the American Indian Resource Centers new director
Troubled State of UC Lecturers
UC lecturer and American Federation of Teachers local chapter president Mike Rotkin said the UC system is a corporation. “They began looking for cheaper and more flexible employees,” Rotkin said. “The UC will deny it, but over half the teaching at UCs is done by…
TA Struggles Continue with Student Overpopulation
Michelle Glowa, UC Santa Cruz teaching assistant (TA) and president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2865, has been the only TA in a class of 300 students. It is these conditions that she said constitute “a horrible work environment.” “I could give very little…
UC Regents Committee Approves Tuition Increase Despite Protests
The UC Regents Committee on Long Range Planning voted 7-2 on Wednesday in favor of UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan to increase tuition. The decision met opposition by Gov. Jerry Brown and student Regent Sadia Saifuddin, as well as hundreds of protesters outside of…
Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike
About 200 students gathered in Quarry Plaza Tuesday afternoon to rally against UC President Janet Napolitano’s proposed plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent over each of the next five years, if state funding continues at expected levels. The rally comes in preparation for Wednesday and Thursday’s UC Regents meeting, when the tuition hike will be voted on.
Mending the Military’s Protocol on Sexual Assault
After 26,000 cases of sexual assault in the military were reported to have occurred during 2012, a 37 percent increase from 2010, the Secretary of Defense decided to examine the systems in place for handling sexual assault cases. UC Hastings Academic Dean and Provost Elizabeth Hillman spoke about these issues on Nov. 6 as a part of the UC Social Justice Speaker Series.
Arts, Humanities and Sciences Interconnected
The new department of computational media in the Baskin School of Engineering aims to fuse research approaches of arts and humanities with those of computer science, creating an interdisciplinary field that evaluates, explores and enables the computer as a medium for innovation.
Parallel Lives of Humans and Stars
Surrounded by darkness, a young astrophysicist throws an apple that bursts into a galaxy, illuminating the stage.This scene is one of many in UC Santa Cruz’s new production “Birth of Stars,” which immerses the audience in an intertwining of science and theater.