UC Santa Cruz

Erika Mahoney

 

At the beginning of the year, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gathered and marched at the base of campus demanding higher pay for graduate student workers. Over 40 of the striking students were fired for their involvement in the wildcat strike, but now, they’re eligible to get their jobs back.

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Adequate COVID-19 testing is seen as one of the key requirements needed to contain the coronavirus outbreak. This week, California health officials announced how much testing local counties need to be doing in order to qualify to re-open their communities.

Erika Mahoney

 


More than 70 graduate students are now slated to lose their spring jobs, according to the UC Santa Cruz spokesperson. The increase comes after the campus found a total of 74 teaching assistants continued to withhold fall quarter grades.  

 

 

Erika Mahoney

UC Santa Cruz announced Friday that 54 striking graduate students will lose their spring jobs. The news came as the students marked their third full week of not teaching.

Jared Rankin

The deadline for UC Santa Cruz graduate students to turn in missing grades is midnight Friday. It appears the wildcat strike is only ramping up.  

Erika Mahoney

 

The graduate student teaching strike at UC Santa Cruz has entered its second week. The administration says the students could lose their jobs if they continue to not work. 

Erika Mahoney

Graduate students who work as teaching assistants at UC Santa Cruz are escalating their wildcat strike. They’ve been calling for higher pay to cope with the city’s high cost of living. After two months of withholding grades, they're now withholding labor. 

“King tides” will roll into the coastline this weekend. But there are some misperceptions about these high tides.

Erika Mahoney

UPDATED 1/9/20 4:30PM: The housing affordability crisis is sparking strikes at Santa Cruz County’s largest employer, UC Santa Cruz. On Thursday, around 200 people joined together in a rally to support those who are striking. The work stoppages began with graduate students and now some university workers are striking as well. 

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In a computer lab at UC Santa Cruz’s Silicon Valley campus in Santa Clara, graduate students Rutul Thakkar, Janelynn Camingue and Sai Ruthvik Thandayam spend the afternoon playing a virtual reality game called Spellcasters. The students are not goofing off. They’re taking part in a new master’s degree program, launched this fall.

 

Natalya Estrada

UPDATE 9/28: Hundreds of activists, including students from elementary schools to universities, participated in Friday's walkout. They marched from the Wells Fargo bank to the farmer's market parking lot and made stops along the way. These activists joined millions of others around the world as part of the week-long Global Climate Strike. 

Nick Gonzales, UCSC

 


UC Santa Cruz is warning students about the dangers of eating too much tuna following a university study.  The study started with one professor, Myra Finkelstein, questioning her students’ tuna-rich diets. Tuna consumption among her students became a concern when she found out how much they claimed to be eating every week.

Krista Almanzan

UC Santa Cruz just hired its first Activist in Residence. His name is Isai Ambrosio. His position is new at UCSC, but the idea is not new on college campuses. 

Erika Mahoney

Thursday’s testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee had many glued to their radios, TVs and phones. For some, today was an empowering moment for sexual assault survivors.

Krista Almanzan

Deportations and forced family separations constitute a public health crisis.  That’s according to a policy statement that comes out in the upcoming American Journal of Community Psychology. 

Erika Mahoney

Union workers at the University of California Santa Cruz are calling their three day strike a success. Thousands of workers participated in the statewide walkout at UC campuses after contract negotiations failed over a year ago.  

Erika Mahoney

A historic amphitheater at UC Santa Cruz will re-open this weekend after being closed for more than ten years.