Davis was a big feather in the cap of a campus born during the civil rights era and already renowned for drawing radical thinkers.“She did marvelous work as a teacher,” said professor Bettina F.As is typical for the refuse collection industry, the campus had fixed dumpster collection routes and frequencies that did not offer detailed data regarding weight or fill status on a location and customer basis.The department realized there was no reliable way to use this system to accurately measure waste streams and achieve its zero-waste goal.Portillo sued, and UC Santa Cruz recently agreed to settle the case.
Portillo, who recently won a million-dollar settlement from UC Santa Cruz, spoke to the the about her case.
The day before graduation, Portillo, then 23, along with a student-employee and the assistant professor, Hector Perla Jr., spent the the afternoon at a nearby winery, celebrating the graduation with a wine tasting.
After several drinks, the trio went back back to the student-employee’s home, SFGate reports, where she was given more to drink, until she eventually lost consciousness due to severe intoxication. Though Portillo reported the rape, the University failed to take the claim seriously, and even sided with Perla in the beginning, Buzzfeed reports.
One of its stated goals in response to UCOP’s policy is to “identify and pursue opportunities for operational infrastructure improvements that will increase waste diversion.” The policy set landfill diversion goals of 50 percent in 2008, 75 percent in 2012 and 95 percent by the year 2020.
To achieve these goals, one of the first acknowledgements was the need to change how UCSC charges for waste and recycling pickup.