February 28, 2000
Making the News
Brent Haddad of environmental studies is fielding calls about his new book on water policy. He was interviewed by a reporter with American News Service and appeared on KSCO Radio. Next up is KUSP Radio, where he'll appear on March 27 at 12:30 p.m.
Last week's vote on mandatory grades attracted coverage from the local media, including the Santa Cruz County Sentinel and KCBA-TV, as well as beyond the local area. The San Francisco Chronicle joined the San Jose Mercury News in covering the story, and both papers quoted several faculty members and instructors, including Bob Ludwig, George Brown, Geoffrey Pullum, Dan Linger, Barbara Rogoff, Tim Fitzmaurice, Peter Euben, and Martha Zuniga. KQED Radio's coverage included interviews with Daniel Press, Barry Bowman, and Roger Anderson.
In a Metro Santa Cruz story on UCSC alum Marti Noxon, women's studies scholar
Bettina Aptheker was credited as being the inspiration for an episode of Buffy
the Vampire Slayer, the WB channel show about a teenager who fights forces of
darkness in the halls of her high school by day and in the vampire world by night.
Aptheker herself isn't a vampire expert, but she does know a lot about goddesses,
and Noxon, who writes for the hit show, said themes in an episode called "The
Wish" were inspired by Aptheker's class lectures on goddesses.