UCSC in the news, 2012





  • September 14, 2012 - SF Chronicle

    We must invest in our public universities

    Our public universities are in trouble. Nationwide, they produce 70 percent of our college graduates. Yet, from coast to coast, unrelenting state budget cuts threaten the quality of our leading institutions, even as they force students and families to dig deeper and borrow more to pay the tuition.
  • September 14, 2012 - Yahoo News

    College Students: Serve Us Real Food, Please

    Alexandra Villegas knew the state of California already requires colleges and universities to work toward procuring 20 percent "real food" by 2020, so she raised the standard on her campus. As a senior at the University of California Santa Cruz, Villegas successfully lobbied her dining director and administrators to commit to procuring 40 percent real food by 2020. The school's chancellor signed the commitment in February.
  • September 14, 2012 - Mercury News

    UC Santa Cruz scientists part of 'Dream Team'

    Biomolecular engineers Josh Stuart and David Haussler were featured in a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and San Jose Mercury News about their work on a cancer research "Dream Team" funded by Stand Up To Cancer.