Alumni news September 2018 –
University of California, Santa Cruz
September 2018
UC Santa Cruz students
Rising up in the rankings
Boosted by its success in helping students achieve social mobility, UC Santa Cruz jumped to the top 30 public national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
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Chancellor George Blumenthal
Chancellor Blumenthal to retire
In a letter to the campus community, Chancellor George Blumenthal, who has served 12 years as chancellor, announced his intention to step down at the end of this coming academic year.
The height of buildings has been reduced at the Heller site, which will provide housing for over 2,900 upper-division undergraduates and graduate students across six buildings.
More review, feedback sought for Student Housing West
UC Santa Cruz has issued a revised draft environmental impact report for the proposed Student Housing West project for public review and feedback.
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Singer/songwriter Alexis Harte (Crown '91, English literature and journalism)
Sounding it out
Alumnus Alexis Harte’s long career as a singer/songwriter has included original albums and songs for TV and film, and his company has become a pioneer in scoring and sound design.
Caroline Carpenter (Cowell ‘13, classical studies)
Fire in the belly
Alumna Caroline Carpenter was the first woman to graduate at the top of the Los Angeles Fire Department Academy—a testament to determination and grit.
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Featured Events
Founders Celebration
Saturday, October 20
Porter College
Ten years after Lehman’s bankruptcy: Where are we now and what lies ahead?
Monday, October 1
UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
» More Exciting Events
Washington, D.C.–Wednesday, Sept. 26
Back to College Night
at Rayburn House Office Building
Boston–Saturday, Sept. 29
B-Slugs: September Hike at Mt. Wachusett
at Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Silicon Valley–Tuesday, Oct. 9
Kraw Lecture: Shining Light on Gravity
at Silicon Valley Campus
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