For five fast-paced days, graduate students and professors conducted research in the deep-field of Antarctica. While cold winds swept over them, on-site researchers drew samples from a lake buried 800 meters beneath the ice. This research is the culmination of four years of work by students, faculty and staff working in the icy barrens of Antarctica and the wooded hills of UC Santa Cruz.
How do Muslim students adapt to a university environment, and how does the university adapt to their presence? An exploration of how these students live in both worlds.
In order to apply for a “Hispanic-Serving Institution” designation, UCSC is required to meet specific targets in terms of the diversity of its student-body. As the university’s outreach programs aim to recruit underrepresented students, an era of persistent state budget cuts for the UC make it difficult for UCSC to finance its efforts.