Blumenthal Attends SUA Meeting, UCSC PD Called to Intervene
By Diana Dolloff and Montse Reyes University police officers escorted Chancellor George Blumenthal from the Student Union Assembly’s (SUA) first meeting of the quarter on Jan. 13 after student demonstrators blocked the exit. In anticipation of Blumenthal’s expected discussion with SUA members, about 30 student…
Student Occupation Ends
Occupiers of Humanities 2 released a statement on their blog “Education Should Be Free” notifying readers that the six-day occupation was ending on Nov. 26. The statement “We Are Everywhere: A Letter of Arrival from Humanities 2” read, “Though we leave Humanities 2 today, it…
Letter to the Editors: Alumni Urge SUA to Retain USSA Membership
Dear Student Union Assembly Officers and Representatives, As alumni of UCSC and the Student Union Assembly, we write to urge you to retain membership in the United States Student Association (USSA). USSA is the oldest and largest student-run, student-led association in the country and has…
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.
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.
SUA Hopeful for Large Scale Concert
The Student Union Assembly (SUA) is currently pursuing UC Santa Cruz’s first ever large scale music festival. Intended to be held May 3 and 10 on the East Field, the festival will feature a mainstage with a range of well known artists, as well as UCSC student art and Santa Cruz food vendors.