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RENTENTION- continued from page 3 programs for high schools throughout Orange Country and Los Angeles would continue their efforts but with the advantage of staff support and a centralized space in which to collaborate. The center would also provide advocacy and advisory support for students who are at risk for dropping out of the University. Staff would be able to help students deal with crises, share the relevant policies and put them in touch with the appropriate campus resources. Students would supplement this support with mentorship programs designed to create an engaging and empowering community.

Members of the task force have met with Admissions, the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Center for Educational Partnerships and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to discuss the optimum structure for the center. Chancellor Drake has agreed that he will support a center if it will be both “effective and efficient.” The current proposal calls for an office space, study lounge and work room for student organizations. The center would require between $100,000-$150,000 in addition to the existing SIAP funding.

And while nothing has been formalized as of yet, the Chancellor’s Office has begun to investigate possible spaces on campus and begin looking for funding, so ASUCI and the other student leaders are optimistic about an Outreach and Retention Center being created in the next few months.

Like What You See? The ‘Vine is looking for a new editor for the 2010-2011 school year. The job’s requirements are:

- Fine writing and good grammar - Proficience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign - Keen attention to detail - Strong leadership skills If interested in applying, please email your resume and a cover letter to: Sandy Winslow sandy@uci.edu

ASUCI WANTS TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY By SANDEEP ABRAHAM The ‘Vine Editor Lush, verdant and entirely student-run, the Anteater Garden intends to at least partially resolve one of the most glaring problems of our generation: where does our food come from? And is it really even food?

The brainchild of two groups, the Real Food Challenge at UCI and Students for Sustainability, the initiative suggests the creation of a garden on campus to both encourage student farming and self-sufficiency and to educate students on the benefits of Agro-ecology. Part of the long-term vision behind it is the creation of an agro-ecology major, likely to be a part of the School of Social Ecology, in which students can learn about the diminishing American industry of agriculture. The initiative is not entirely unheard of as every other university in the UC system already has a student-run garden. Along with the fact that locally grown food can be 30% less expensive and less energy intensive, the initiative also cites the possibility of using the garden as an outdoor laboratory available to a variety of disciplines including biology, ecology, and public health.

Concerning land allocation, the initiative requests a modest quarter acre plot of land, which is about a quarter of a football field. The plot will still require upwards of 70 hours of work each week, more than enough for a large number of student volunteers.

For that the initiative proposes the creation of a Garden Initiation Board, composed of the initiative’s authors – fourth year anthropology major Lauren Hopfenbeck, fourth year ecology and evolutionary biology major Alexis Kim, fourth year political science major and Garden Campaign Co-Manager Alexandra Nagy, David Lee, and fourth-year physics major and Garden Campaign Co-Manager Alexandre Colavin. While the Board will need an advisor from the UCI community with gardening experience, it will ultimately be responsible for recruiting volunteers to fill its ranks. They have already collected over 700 pledged hours of volunteering from UCI students. ASUCI has agreed to oversee the project and will create a team of two ASUCI commissioners and multiple interns, who will then an-

swer to the Garden Initiation Board.

ASUCI and TGIF recently agreed to a three year pilot program and ASUCI is in the proThe authors of the initiative hope that most cess of negotiating with the administration to of the installation costs will be covered by secure a space on campus. grants, sponsors, and donations, though similar initiatives have been successful at other For more information, please contact UC campuses. ucigarden@gmail.com Maintenance costs will include stipends for the board of trustees as well as a proposed internship program. Other expenses will include irrigation installation, fencing, chicken wire, tools, soil amendment, soil tests, seeds, publicity and water, for a minimum total of $3,340 and a maximum of $12,820 for the first year. The estimated annual costs for every proceeding year will be about $2,000. Representatives of both groups are in the process of procuring funds for the Garden from sponsors and grants, such as the Strauss Fellowship ($10,000), the UCI Green Initiative Fund (up to $30,000), and the Home Depot grant ($2,500). They are also soliciting donations of land, seeds, and fencing material.

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