UC Santa Cruz – Kerr Hall Occupied

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At 3pm over 200 students at UC Santa Cruz occupied the main administrative building on campus (where the chancellor’s office is located).

Students refuse to leave the building until the following short-term demands are met:

The Demands:

1. Repeal the 32% fee increase

2. Stop all current construction on campus

3. UC funds and budget are made transparent

4. Verbal and written commitment to Master Plan

5. Total amnesty to all people occupying buildings and involved in student protest concerning budget cuts including: Doug G., and Brian Glasscock and Olivia Egan Rudolph

6. Keep all resource centers open: engaging education, women’s resource center, and all other diversity centers

7. Keep the campus child-care center open

8. Repeal cuts to the Community Studies Field Program

9. Re-funding the CMMU field studies coordinator positions

10. Get verbal and written agreement from admins to shut-down campus for one day for the purpose of educating students on the budget cuts

11. Said support for AB656

12. Said commitment to work-study for all who are eligible

13. Making UC Santa Cruz a safe campus for all undocumented (AB540) students and workers

14. Keeping LALS professors Guillermo Delgado & Susan Jonas

15. Repeal all furloughs to all campus employees, renege the 15% cut in labor time for custodians

16. Stop the gutting of funding for fellowships and TAships and the re-instatement of TAs who lost their jobs due the budget cuts from this quarter

17. Re-prioritizing funding so that essential student services i.e. the library get adequate funding to ensure regular library hours

18. Censure Mark Yudof

19. Un-arming UC police of all weapons including tasers

20. NO SCPD police allowed on campus

21. An apology from the regents and the state

22. Creating a free and permanent organizing space on campus for student activists and organizers (first options: Kresge Town Hall)

23. Due process for students:

a. trial by peers

b. constitutional rights for students tried under the UC judicial system

24. Making rent affordable for Family Student Housing, ensuring that the price does not exceed that of operating costs

Long Term:

1. no student fees

2. return to master plan

3. abolition of regents’ positions

4. abolition of all student debts

5. tripling of funds from the state to public universities

6. all eligible students get work-study

7. highest UC salaries are tied proportionally to the lowest waged workers

8. Impeach Mark Yudof

9. Representation of students and faculty equal to UCOP/UC Regents

10. All UCSC tuition fees stay at UCSC

11. UC Money is only invested to education

a. cut ties with Lockheed Martin, Los Alamos & Livermore National Labs

signed,

The Occupants

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2 Responses to “UC Santa Cruz – Kerr Hall Occupied”

  1. California is Occupied « Says:

    […] see Demands in english below! […]

  2. Jodyann Morgan Says:

    This is what democracy looks like.

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