2017 SUA Candidate Interviews
Videos courtesy of Banana Slug News. Voting has begun and will close at midnight on May 23. Students can vote online at elections.ucsc.edu. This year’s ballot includes funding referendum measures 67 and 68, amendments to the SUA constitution, SUA officer elections and opinion polls for…
‘Santa Cruz for Bernie’ on the Ballot
Just a few months ago, the small county of Santa Cruz generated a surprisingly large number. Fifty-nine percent of those who turned out in the California Democratic primary voted for Sen. Sanders, one of the largest margins in the state. Despite Sanders’ failure to win…
Student Fee Measures / Constitutional Amendments
Campus-specific student fees are proposed and voted through by way of a referendum during SUA elections. Stringent budget cuts have turned student fees into one mechanism to keep on-campus organizations, student facilities, student health and a number of other student services afloat. For most measures,…
SUA Officers Reflect One Year Later
As the new Student Union Assembly (SUA) campaigning season begins, City on a Hill Press (CHP) asked the current SUA officers to assess themselves and what they accomplished this year. Using their answers to last spring’s interview questions from CHP, the officers reflected on how their original goals came to fruition.
Voter Security Increased for SUA Elections
During the spring 2013 elections, six students came forward to assistant Dean of Students Lucy Rojas, who also oversees campus elections, to complain of an inability to access the referenda and cast ballots. Denied login capability, the students were met by digital notices stating their ballots had already been submitted.