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August 1, 2003
Welcome back! With this issue, we begin the second volume of our monthly newsletter. Needless to say, much has happened in California since our last issue: unprecedented and devastating budget cuts for education and other social services, the failure to resolve the fiscal crisis facing the state (meaning potentially more budget cuts next year), the start of a gubernatorial recall election, and the scheduling of the Racial Privacy Initiative for the Fall ballot.
June 1, 2003
As we reach the end of the academic year and my first year as director, I want to take the opportunity to thank the many people who have contributed to our programs and our mission.
May 1, 2003
The headline in the Los Angeles Times said it all: "Minority Admissions Rise in UC System but Fall at UCLA."
April 1, 2003
On February 13, we proposed a Faculty Diversity Initiative to UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale, followed the next week by a town hall with community members in order to discuss the proposal and the underlying educational issues and challenges facing our increasingly diverse state.
March 17, 2003
"Today, public education in California is facing one of its biggest challenges as the state government considers severe budget cuts in order to cover a $34.6 billion deficit. These cuts come as student enrollment is increasing, thereby putting more pressure on the educational system and creating a climate that is even more hostile to an equitable sharing of resources."
Daily Bruin, February 17, 2003
March 1, 2003
On February 13, the four ethnic studies centers at UCLA, including the CSRC, submitted a faculty diversity initiative to Chancellor Albert Carnesale.
February 19, 2003
"UCLA's four ethnic studies centers made an unusual public plea Tuesday to boost faculty diversity and expand courses and research."
Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2003
February 18, 2003
"Directors of the four UCLA ethnic research centers introduced an initiative to increase faculty diversity at a town hall meeting Tuesday, drawing broad support from students, faculty and community members who attended."
Daily Bruin, February 18, 2003
February 17, 2003

"The four ethnic research centers at UCLA will unveil a proposal today asking the university for additional faculty to help the centers keep pace with California’s growing minority population."

Daily Bruin, February 17, 2003

February 1, 2003
This month the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) will release two policy briefs on Latinos and education in California. The data -- drawn from the California Department of Education and the U.S. Census -- reveals that Chicanos and other Latinos in the state face shocking disparities in terms of access to quality education.