UAW Settles with UC, Strike Averted
“Now we have at least a voice at the table,” Purucker said. “We’re not in a position where we’re imposing strict limits on class sizes, but we have a seat at the table and that’s a start.”
SUA Chair Reviews Divestment Bill
By the time the final votes were tallied, the clock read 3 a.m. Arguably the most contentious bill in the last year had passed, and while supporters celebrated, opponents were silent, overcome by shock.
LSS Referenda Fails
Although all measures for the campus spring elections failed due to low voter turnout, Measure 56, a referendum for increased funding to Learning Support Services (LSS), received 67 percent support. It would have passed if the voting threshold was met.
Pumping the Breaks on a Rising Deficit
Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) collects only $3 from each ticket they write, amounting to around $60,000 per year. With a deficit close to $1.7 to $1.9 million per year, TAPS must cut costs or cut services.
Tuition Freeze May End After 2014-15 School Year
Higher education is becoming an exceedingly costly option for students. Student loan debt surpassed $1 trillion in 2013, placing it as the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages. The graduating class of 2014 set a record for being the most indebted class ever, with an average of $33,000 per student.
Student Wins Scholarship For Creating Computer Literacy Program
Crystal Owings was inspired by her mom to apply for the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship. Her mom needed help to apply to jobs online but hadn’t developed the necessary computer skills to do so.
César Chávez’s Legacy Inspires Chican@ and Latin@ Youth
About halfway through his keynote address, César Cruz placed a plastic bag over his head and sniffed an open bottle of Elmer’s glue in front of a crowd of 200 people.
Disrupting Myths, Performing Their Stories
Stereotypes of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders suggest members of each community have an innate proclivity for success — that their economic and academic achievements are intrinsic to their culture. These notions are inherently divisive, as they create unrealistic expectations for those who don’t fit…
Rebuilding A $50 Million Mistake
Plenty of rumors have been spread by students surrounding the closure of Stevenson and Kresge apartments. There is the theory that students smoking inside the buildings caused the fire alarm to constantly go off, while interior sprinklers caused water build-up. There is the theory that Greek housing would be built in Stevenson’s spot. There is the “deadly black mold” theory. Despite the email from Stevenson College Housing explaining that the apartments were to be remodeled due to water damage, the ongoing lawsuit claiming faulty construction at the infill apartments — Stevenson, Kresge, Cowell and Porter — was kept quiet.