NEWS BRIEFS: UC Santa Cruz Fires 54 Grad Teaching Assistants

The university said students engaged in a wildcat strike. “The students are striking for a $1,412-a-month cost-of-living adjustment, which they say they desperately need amid a growing housing crisis in California. Most students are spending between 5o% and 70% of their $2,434-a-month salary on rent, some forced to live in substandard apartments with many roommates in order to stretch their dollars.” Read more from The Guardian.

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