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A lending library with more than 3,000 textbooks is just one of the services available for undocumented students. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

A lending library with more than 3,000 textbooks is just one of the services available for undocumented students. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

Cultivating potential

UC Santa Cruz offers an array of programs and services that help approximately 400 undocumented students thrive. The programs—funded by the University of California and some private donations—provide counseling, internships, legal help, support groups, and an extended orientation program.

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Sikina Jinnah named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Sikina Jinnah named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Sikina Jinnah, associate professor of politics, was awarded a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, one of the most prestigious awards available to scholars in the social sciences and humanities.

Glorious weather, vibrant events bring Slugs home

Glorious weather, vibrant events bring Slugs home

Revelers took a Fun Run, got a crash course in activism, rekindled old friendships, let their hair down, and paid tribute to Sammy the Slug at UC Santa Cruz Alumni Weekend 2017.

Inspiring young students to branch into STEM

Inspiring young students to branch into STEM

This spring, an enterprising group of Watsonville High School students put on lab coats and safety goggles and got a behind-the-scenes look at the labs of UC Santa Cruz's Science Hill.

Psychologist studies well-being of LGBTQ youth

Psychologist studies well-being of LGBTQ youth

Phil Hammack is only partway through an ambitious study of the physical and psychological well-being of LGBTQ youth, and he is already surprised by his observations.

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