UC Davis Journalism Students Explore the Budget Crisis
Students enrolled in a UWP 104c class spent the fall quarter working on a
group project exploring the impact of the University of California budget
cuts on the Davis community.
Students wrote about the effects on individual programs and departments, the impacts on non-academic student services, the mental health stresses faced by students living through this crisis, the ways in which the broader community fabric is being challenged, and a myriad of other issues.
Each student wrote a feature article, which went through several drafts;
and each student was responsible for forming a working unit with other
students to produce introductory essays and editorials around specific
themes highlighted in the project.
The class has uploaded their articles onto the UWP website (minus a few
articles from students who were uncomfortable with having their work on
display), where they will be publicly viewable. We believe that, taken as
a whole, these articles afford a unique insight into how life at U.C.
Davis is being changed by the economic crisis and budget cuts that we are
currently living through.