January 13, 2003
Bicyclists have been locking their bikes to light posts, handrails, ramps,
stairs, and transit shelters. This creates hazards for pedestrians and
can prevent access by those with disabilities, thus violating the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The campus is now enforcing the current UCSC code, which states that bicycles "...shall not be parked, stood, or locked against any lightpost, stair railing, ramp, or any portion thereof, nor shall they block in any way curb cuts, ramps, or paths of accessible travel. Bicycles shall be parked in bicycle racks provided; those parked elsewhere may be impounded."
Until January 17 bicycles parked illegally will be issued warnings; beginning
on Tuesday, January 21, any illegally parked bicycle may be impounded.
The bicycle owner will be responsible for all costs associated with this
action, including the citation, an impound fee, and the cost of removing
the bicycle from where it is locked.
UC Press books available
online at no charge
Titles available to all readers include Technopolis: High-Technology Industry and Regional Development in Southern California; Understanding Heart Disease; AIDS: The Burdens of History; Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad; and A History of Wine in America.
The October issue of Kiplinger.com
published a list of the top 100 college bargains, titled "Baccalaureate
Bargains." Recently the magazine acknowledged an error in the
computerized scoring system used to rank the colleges that left five schools
off the top-100 list.
The Division of Natural Sciences has changed its name to the Division
of Physical and Biological Sciences. The new name is more reflective of
the division's mission, is better understood by the general public, and
is more consistent with other UC campuses, said the division's dean, David
The change was endorsed by the division's department chairs and the Committee
on Planning and Budget. The renaming does not involve any programmatic
changes, organizational changes, or changes in any instructional or research
The Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School is offering a Wilderness First Aid and WFR Recertification class on January 25 and 26. The two-day course is used by many organizations to introduce first aid and long-term patient care to trip leaders, guides, and rescue team members. For full details, go to the course description in the Recreation Department's online catalog.
The cost of the class is $100/UCSC students; $145/non-UCSC students.
For more information or to register, call (831) 459-2806 or stop by the
Recreation Office to pay with cash or check.
The campus calendar
for the 2003-04 academic year has been finalized and is now available
on the web at http://reg.ucsc.edu/calendar/2003_04.html.
The calendar includes several modifications and has been approved by Campus
Provost Simpson. The three primary changes are:
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