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Antonio Velasco: Medicine and activismAntonio Velasco: Medicine and activism

Alumnus Antonio Velasco, who worked in the fields alongside his parents as a child, rose to the heights of the scientific and medical professions by investigating and preventing life-threatening pesticide poisoning.

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Spotlight thumbnailThis is Porter College

Take a walk through Porter College -- one of UC Santa Cruz's 10 residential colleges on campus. Porter College was founded in 1969 and is especially dedicated to achievement in the arts, believing that creative inquiry is an essential part of a rigorous and broad-minded education, a flourishing society, and a happy life.

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