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August 5, 2008 | Richard C. Paddock and Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writers
Firebombs that struck the home and car of two UC Santa Cruz scientists this weekend were part of an increasingly aggressive campaign by animal rights activists against animal researchers at University of California campuses, officials said Monday. Santa Cruz police officials said the blasts, which occurred three minutes apart, caused one of the scientists, his wife and two young children to flee their home through a second-story window.
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February 21, 2009 | Richard C. Paddock
Four animal activists have been arrested for their alleged roles in attacking and harassing animal researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz over the last 18 months, the FBI announced Friday. The arrests are a breakthrough in the investigation of attacks against a number of University of California animal researchers that have long frustrated police and school officials.
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May 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Santa Cruz officials said a federal report on campus sexual harassment is filled with errors and omissions. University officials responded in a 22-page letter to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights report that charged that UC Santa Cruz did little to assist female students who complained of harassment, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. "We simply didn't have our day in court," UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Karl Pister said.
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August 10, 2008 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Two firebomb attacks last week on UC Santa Cruz scientists who conduct animal research have angered and worried academics throughout the UC system, who said their work has broad public support and that they will not be intimidated by bombers who crossed the line by targeting families. "It is outrageous when people's families are targeted," said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. "This is incredibly serious because it could have led to loss of life. It's chilling."
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February 24, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Amid an outcry from students, professors at UC Santa Cruz voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to institute mandatory letter grades for the first time in the 35-year history of the decidedly unconventional school. The Academic Senate, the faculty's governing body, voted 154 to 77 to require letter grades in three-fourths of all classes, beginning in the fall of 2001. Remaining classes could be taken on a pass/fail basis.
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August 10, 2008 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Two firebomb attacks last week on UC Santa Cruz scientists who conduct animal research have angered and worried academics throughout the UC system, who said their work has broad public support and that they will not be intimidated by bombers who crossed the line by targeting families. "It is outrageous when people's families are targeted," said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. "This is incredibly serious because it could have led to loss of life. It's chilling."
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October 17, 2006 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
At first glance, this eccentric beach town and the UC campus up the hill in the redwoods would seem made for each other. On campus, students are proud to claim the banana slug as their mascot. Deer wander freely around the grounds. In town, prominent Santa Cruzans push a low-key campaign to "Keep Santa Cruz Weird."
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October 24, 1997 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
There's something new on the University of California's campus here: For the first time in a quarter-century, students can get a D or even an F. That's F as in fail, flunk, flameout. . . . Grades are still merely an option at UC Santa Cruz, a school so well known for its laid-back style and beautiful setting that people used to joke that its initials stood for "Uncle Charlie's Summer Camp." So the free spirits who sit in classes amid the towering redwoods are not exactly trembling with anxiety.
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May 3, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors won't file charges against 19 protesters who were arrested when officers moved in to relocate the "Tent University" bivouac at the entrance of UC Santa Cruz. The demonstrators, who were protesting higher student fees and low wages for campus workers, had faced a May 18 court date. The university had told the protesters that overnight camping was prohibited.
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August 5, 2008 | Richard C. Paddock and Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writers
Firebombs that struck the home and car of two UC Santa Cruz scientists this weekend were part of an increasingly aggressive campaign by animal rights activists against animal researchers at University of California campuses, officials said Monday. Santa Cruz police officials said the blasts, which occurred three minutes apart, caused one of the scientists, his wife and two young children to flee their home through a second-story window.
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February 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The FBI is investigating possible links between animal-rights activists in Southern California and a weekend incident at the home of a UC Santa Cruz researcher. Patti Hanson, an FBI spokeswoman, said the bureau was examining possible connections to "domestic terrorism." A demonstration by six masked protesters in front of the home Sunday afternoon turned violent when the group pounded on the door and was confronted by the researcher's husband, police said. The husband was hit on the hand by an unknown object and fought back, throwing a punch or two, according to police.
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October 17, 2006 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
At first glance, this eccentric beach town and the UC campus up the hill in the redwoods would seem made for each other. On campus, students are proud to claim the banana slug as their mascot. Deer wander freely around the grounds. In town, prominent Santa Cruzans push a low-key campaign to "Keep Santa Cruz Weird."
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July 15, 2006 | Stephen Clark, Times Staff Writer
George Blumenthal, a UC Santa Cruz professor of astronomy and astrophysics and a former chairman of the UC systemwide Academic Senate, was appointed acting chancellor of UC Santa Cruz on Friday. Blumenthal, 60, coauthor of an astronomy text, will replace Denice Dee Denton, who apparently leapt to her death from a 43-story building last month. Blumenthal will begin immediately. Denton was an accomplished scientist and, at 46, one of the youngest UC chancellors in memory.
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June 27, 2006 | Lee Romney and Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writers
On the University of California's quiet campus here and throughout the UC system Monday, friends and colleagues of Denice Dee Denton struggled to find answers to a question that may ultimately be unknowable: What factors might have driven Denton, the 46-year-old chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, to take an apparent suicide leap from a San Francisco skyscraper Saturday, falling to her death on a rooftop below?
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June 25, 2006 | Larry Gordon and Lee Romney, Times Staff Writers
The chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, a prominent advocate for women in technical fields criticized for seeking expensive perks and helping her partner obtain a UC job, apparently leaped to her death from the roof of a 43-story building here Saturday morning. Police and UC officials confirmed the death of Denice Dee Denton, 46, an electrical engineer who became chancellor of the Northern California school in February 2005 and apparently was the first openly gay campus leader in the UC system.
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December 21, 2002 | Suzanne Muchnic
UC Santa Cruz has received a donation of 160 photographs from Bay Area photographer Pirkle Jones and his late wife, poet and photographer Ruth-Marion Baruch, a gift valued at more than $1 million. The donation includes the pair's landmark 1968 series on the Black Panther party, recently published as a book, and their complete archive. Jones, 88, got acquainted with the university in 1969, when he taught at a workshop on campus led by Ansel Adams.
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March 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Santa Cruz psychologist and dean Martin M. Chemers has been appointed acting chancellor of the campus. University of California President Robert C. Dynes announced the appointment Monday, and the UC Board of Regents will vote on it March 18. A national search to select UC Santa Cruz's next chancellor will be conducted. Chemers will replace outgoing Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood, who will become provost and senior vice president of the UC system.
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May 3, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors won't file charges against 19 protesters who were arrested when officers moved in to relocate the "Tent University" bivouac at the entrance of UC Santa Cruz. The demonstrators, who were protesting higher student fees and low wages for campus workers, had faced a May 18 court date. The university had told the protesters that overnight camping was prohibited.
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