National Academy of Sciences Elects Two UCSC Professors to Membership
At 6 a.m. the phone rang, awaking James Estes. “Why the hell is someone calling this early?” he thought, groggily picking up the phone. On the other end, the familiar voice of a colleague congratulated him: “Welcome to the National Academy.”Estes remained silent in astonishment. “I literally could not speak,” Estes reflected. “I was so overwhelmed.”
César Chávez Convocation Celebrates Latin@ Empowerment
The César Chávez’ Convocation will take place on May 20 at 7 p.m. at colleges Nine and Ten Multi-purpose Room to celebrate the life and mission of the famous civil rights leader, with keynote speaker, activist and Harvard doctorate candidate César Cruz.
Festival Welcomes Diverse Cultures, Food and Music
For 34 years, a festival of culturally-rich performances, food and dancing has united a variety of cultures on one campus. UC Santa Cruz’s 35th annual Multicultural Festival this Saturday will continue the celebration with the theme, “Motions of the Past, Movements of the Future” to…
$1 Million Donation to Expand STEM Programs
A $1 million donation from UC Santa Cruz alumna Julie Packard will create the Dean’s Funds for Diversity in the Sciences, which aims to increase minority students’ participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors primarily through the expansion of three outreach programs. The…
Re-Pledging My Love For Greek Life
Students who frequent UCSC’s Quarry Plaza understand that the first week of the quarter is a game of Minesweeper for those actively trying to avoid contact with UCSC’s Greek letter organizations (GLOs). As a member of a women’s fraternity — a proud sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma — I’ve certainly had my hang-ups about joining a system with such a mysterious and elusive past. If you ask any student at UCSC about GLOs, most of them will murmur something vague about a “koi pond incident” — but nobody seems to know the facts.
Protesting 99 Years of Denial
With their mouths covered by red tape, the students lowered themselves to the ground and formed a circle of bodies in the middle of Quarry Plaza. Some passers-by slowed as they approached, directing curious glances at the protesters, while others stopped to read their handmade…