Above: International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) students on campus (photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)


UC Santa Cruz joins in forming an alliance to increase Hispanic opportunity


The HSRU Alliance aims to achieve two key goals by 2030: double the number of Hispanic doctoral students enrolled at Alliance universities, and increase by 20 percent the Hispanic professoriate in Alliance universities.

By Abby Butler

A welcoming place in the redwoods


Essential to student success, the Lionel Cantú Queer Resource Center is a strong and active community where “folks have claimed, reclaimed, and proclaimed their voices.”

By Peggy Townsend

Saying farewell to a theater great


Audrey Stanley, professor emerita of theater arts and the founding artistic director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, died May 15.

By Chancellor Cynthia Larive and Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer

Signs you might be in an online echo chamber


Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have identified specific elements of tone and style in online speech that are linked to hyperpartisan echo chambers.

By Allison Arteaga Soergel

Final words from the retiring Class of 2022


From the poignant to the jubilant, this year’s retiring staff and faculty share a few parting words as they sail off into the sunset.


Alumni profiles:

Allied for exponential impact


The Black Men’s Alliance, established in 1994 as an organization to create community for Black students at UC Santa Cruz, now boasts a population of 60 engaged and active alumni—and wants to expand further.

By Haneen Zain (Rachel Carson ’21, politics)

Meet UC Santa Cruz’s 2023 Alumni Council


New Alumni Council President John Madrid and his team—including seven new councilors—will continue to foster meaningful connections with fellow alumni and work toward their goal of ramping up UCSC alumni engagement around the globe.

By Haneen Zain (Rachel Carson ’21, politics)



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