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Reflections on "Lost Voices: A Ferguson Story"

UCSC hosted on Monday, October 13 a discussion and screening of the documentary "The Lost Voices of Ferguson.” The event brought together 10 youth featured in the film, and more than 150 students, staff, and community members.

The Lost Voices refers to the group of young people from Ferguson, MO, who have been protesting the shooting and killing of Mike Brown by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. They have been staging sit-ins at various sites throughout the city.

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Chicago Bound Expands to Double Program Participation from 20 to 40 First-Years in partnership with the Institute of Politics

The third year of the expanded pre-orientation service week program, Chicago Bound, was a great success. With the UCSC's partnership with the Institute of Politics, 40 first-year students were able to take part in the program, doubling the participation in previous years. The UCSC received 127 applications, up from 108 applications last year, and the 69 submissions in the pilot year.

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Four New Professional Staff Join the UCSC Staff Team

Xavier Ramey joins UCSC in the new position of Senior Assistant Director for Social Innovation and Philanthropy. Xavier will oversee the Summer Links, Off-Campus Federal Work-Study, and Chicago Bound programs, and be responsible for initiatives that teach students how to start up, develop, and sustain organizations that address social justice issues by drawing on the expertise found in nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, businesses, and government agencies.

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