A Foothold in the Silicon Valley
Forty-five minutes away from UC Santa Cruz, 3175 Bowers Ave. swarmed with excitement. On the evening of Sept. 28, community members, UCSC staff and alumni convened at the entrance and stared at a ribbon blocking off the front door. “I’d like to invite a special…
Boundless Education in India
UC Santa Cruz’s central administration has taken the lead in an international creation. Special advisor to the Chancellor for International Initiatives (SACII) Anu Luther said with UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal seeking to raise UCSC’s international profile and to support faculty, students and programs interested in global engagements, India is an obvious focus among others.
The Easy Way Out
Since 2011, the Student Union Assembly (SUA) proposed three measures — one of which was voted on twice — and all of these failed to pass. A recent proposal from the SUA seems to suggest this is a reflection of student apathy and not necessarily SUA’s inability to market their measures or create resolutions reflecting the concerns of the student body.
First ‘Ed Talk’ Highlights Inspiring Speakers
Chancellor George Blumenthal and Mayor Hilary Bryant co-hosted the inaugural “Ed Talks” on Oct. 17 in downtown Santa Cruz as a part of the Founders Celebration, a series of events celebrating innovation, creativity and the arts. Inspired by the popular web series “TED Talks,” Ed Talks showcased three UCSC professors, David Haussler, Terrie Williams and Alan Christy, and their respective areas of expertise.
A Conference with Blumenthal and Galloway
City on a Hill Press (CHP): This year marks the 34th year since the inception of TWANAS press collective, or the Third World And Native American Student press collective, which originally served to represent the student movement to bring a third world and Native American…
UCSC Launches $300 Million Fundraiser
Using the slogan “Give, Don’t Give In,” UC Santa Cruz’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign launched publicly on Oct. 18 by Chancellor George Blumenthal during a luncheon at the University House. Joined by around 200 guests, Chancellor Blumenthal added that the campaign already reached half of its goal in effectively raising $150 million to fund its overall mission of improving student life.
‘Promise for Education’ Passes the Hat
This fall, the University of California responded to the loss of nearly $1 billion in state funding by creating a campaign of charitable giving called ‘Promise for Education,’ which would help create more need-based, undergraduate scholarships for California residents.