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14 Jul 2020
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Sequencing the Slug 

“‘Sequence the mascot’s genome!’ is not a cry one usually hears coming from a university,” said UC Santa Cruz alumnus Ken Wagman. “It’s not the usual way to support your school.” As a leader in genomics, UCSC started a campaign to sequence the mascot’s genome….

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Transformation Through Prose 

Transforming the traditional canon proves no easy feat, but the creative writing program’s Living Writers Series does not shy away from the task. On Oct. 9, memoirist Ariel Gore kicked off the series. “Transformations” will serve as a cohesive theme among the authors speaking throughout…

Beyond Physical First Aid 

In a frenzy of exams, essays and classes, students run the risk of neglecting their personal health — whether physical or mental. Since 40 percent of students report feeling depressed to the point that they have trouble functioning, according to the National Alliance on Mental…

Number of Wildfires Grows Over Summer 

Two sepaFire Timelinerate wildfires broke out on campus in August. The first occurred early on Aug. 9 near the North Remote Parking Lot, caused by an improperly extinguished campfire that spread out of control. Campus police Chief Nader Oweis said five fire agencies responded, including the City of Santa Cruz Fire Department, Cal Fire and the City of Scotts Valley Fire Department.

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Housing Projects on Track 

Stevenson College apartments are completed and are expected to be funded by money recouped in a lawsuit versus Devcon Construction. The regents are seeking an estimated $50 million — $40 million for infill apartment remodeling, $8 million for lost revenue and additional expenses and $2 million for attorney and expert fees. The trial is currently set for January 2015.