The University of California, Santa Cruz, was established in 1965 and has long been known for its radicalism. But officials’ reaction to a recent protest against tuition hikes suggests that times have changed. Santa Cruz is a sleepy college town nestled at the base of a mountain range on California’s Central Coast. Recently, the city, … Continue reading The Betrayal of Student Activism?
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Strong Turnout to Protect UCSC Upper Campus Prompts LAFCO to Delay Decision It was standing room only in the county government center for the Santa Cruz LAFCO meeting on June 6th, where over 50 community members spoke before the commission in support of protecting the forest and open space of the UC Santa Cruz upper … Continue reading Got Fish? Steelhead And Salmon Have A Fighting Chance In Santa Cruz
Written by Cary Nelson, AAUP President, and Kenneth Stern, American Jewish Committee Anti-Semitism Allegations at Berkeley, UCSC and Rutgers Recently, there have been allegations of anti-Semitism at three universities—the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Rutgers. Any claim of bigotry must be treated with the utmost seriousness, not only because … Continue reading Anti-Semitism On Campus
“Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime. It was the crime of joining my people in a nonviolent protest against injustice.“ -Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading Stand for Justice ~ Stand with the Irvine 11