A 7/27 fundraiser at Casa de la Raza had brought together community members supporting Libros Sin Fronteras (Books Without Borders)-a financial aid program sponsored by Latino activist group PUEBLO that aims to help noncitizens find the money to attend college. Attendees relished the success of Santa Barbara youths who have attended college with the program’s help, but also spoke of the need for legal changes to help undocumented students. (/scholarship731)
Despite reports that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may begin paying state employees minimum wage until a state budget is passed, UC president Mark Yudof stated in a letter to employees that the UC will “make every effort to ensure that employee salaries will continue to be paid at current levels” until a budget agreement is made. Just two weeks ago, UCSB services workers went on strike in light of wage disputes.
UCSB has been ranked ninth on the annual Princeton Review’s list of top party schools in the country. The University of Florida tops the list. The rankings, according to the Princeton Review, are based on a survey of 120,000 students at 368 colleges.