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Striking UC Santa Cruz Workers Are Spending Almost All Their Money on Rent

“I am risking de-facto expulsion and having to leave the country.” By Lauren Kaori Gurley February 24, 2020 When Sohum Banerjea started his PhD in computer science at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 2016, he paid $800 a month to sleep in a bare-bones living room. It was the best he could afford with the stipend offered to him by the university. “There were five of us in a two bedroom apartment,” he said. “Each of us paid $800. I didn’t have a door or curtain.” That summer, he traded the living room for a rat-infested bedroom. Banerjea is one of many UC Santa Cruz graduate student workers who withheld fall quarter grades from the ...