Category: Features

Tuned in

Alumna Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, took a chance and joined Google as employee No. 16 in 1999—now she’s working to bring more women into the world of high tech

By Peggy Townsend, October 2018

Shooting for the stars

The bright—but previously unrecognized—young scientists of UC Santa Cruz’s Lamat program have found their destiny by turning their eyes to the heavens

By Dan White, October 2018

Hope for housing

With housing costs becoming a crisis both locally and statewide, an ambitious UC Santa Cruz project called No Place Like Home seeks to inform the debate—and the quest for solutions—through research

By Dan White, October 2018

Shifting the debate

Can public philosophy teach us to think? Students and faculty at UC Santa Cruz explore that question in an unlikely place— San Quentin State Prison.

By Scott Rappaport, October 2018

A new chapter–and more housing–for Kresge College

Kresge College is best known for its distinctive architecture, along with its legacy of experimental teaching and strong sense of community. Above: Kresge College, known for its distinctive architecture, is slated for a renewal. But this planned village of stucco-lined...

By Dan White, October 2018

Help for housing on campus: Student Housing West

UC Santa Cruz is in dire need of student housing. Almost no one living on or off campus would debate that point. But the questions of where and how to build such housing, along with its size and scope, are...

October 2018
North Salinas high school student debaters

Reaching more communities

Each winter, high school teams from Salinas to San Francisco travel to UC Santa Cruz to vie in the Northern California High School Regional Ethics Bowl. Above: North Salinas High School students Denize Ignacio (center) and Aliyah Annis (left) at...

October 2018

Preventing plastic’s perils

Chemistry professor Rebecca Braslau is working to develop an alternative plastic without the problematic molecules phthalates, which can mimic hormones and cause health problems

By Teresa l. Carey, March 2018

A rain check for undying love

She sketched out a check for him from the ‘Cowell College Love Bank,’ and they went their separate ways—until 39 years later

By Peggy Townsend, March 2018

Comic relief

Alumnus Doug Bragdon employs student artists with Santa Cruz Comics, a new glossy magazine that takes its cue from Japanese manga comics

By Dan White, March 2018

These walls can talk

First-generation Salvadoran American Mauricio Ramirez finds voice, art, and inspiration in the murals of San Francisco’s Mission District

By Dan White, March 2018

An indelible mark

The late Robert Sinsheimer, who served as chancellor from 1977 to 1987, left a lasting legacy by leading a young UC Santa Cruz through major changes, from the audacious to the controversial

By Dan White, October 2017