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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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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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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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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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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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February 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
UC Santa Cruz administrators estimate about $14.4 million in budget cuts next year. Campus committees are looking to reorganize and save about $10 million over three years. Another panel charged with boosting revenue has a goal of $5 million.
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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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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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December 15, 2004 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Regents of the University of California on Tuesday named Denice Dee Denton, dean of engineering at the University of Washington, as the next chancellor of UC Santa Cruz. Denton, 45, will be one of the youngest leaders of a UC campus in recent memory, a university spokesman said. Officials said Denton, who lives with her partner of seven years, Gretchen Kalonji, also may be the UC system's first openly gay chancellor. She will assume her new job in February, succeeding M.R.C.
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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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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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January 13, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A fire that tore through laboratories at UC Santa Cruz has destroyed valuable genetic research that took years to develop, officials said. The fire broke out early Friday on the fourth floor of Sinsheimer Laboratories, the campus' primary biology building. It later flared up twice more, said the university's Fire Chief Charles Hernandez. At one point, as many as 65 firefighters and 15 engines fought the blaze, campus officials said. No injuries were reported.
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December 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
In a county where the median price of a home is around $550,000, how does someone of modest means afford one? Free Moini, 29, a budget analyst at UC Santa Cruz, found a way. He's the proud new owner of a two-bedroom condo -- at a cost of $208,500. Moini is among the first to buy one of 50 condos on campus. The school put what had been rental units up for sale to give campus employees a chance to become homeowners after years of waiting.
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June 18, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Santa Cruz has revoked its recognition of a fraternity whose members were accused of kidnapping and killing a pet koi from a college fish pond in May. On Friday, the Student Judicial Affairs Office determined that the entire fraternity, Delta Omega Chi, was at fault. Delta Omega Chi did not appeal the university's decision. The fraternity can no longer book campus facilities, use the college's advisory staff or mention UC Santa Cruz in official correspondence.
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