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Community Leaders and Students Discuss Basic Needs at On-Campus Town Hall Event

Students directed questions about basic needs — which encompass housing, food insecurity and money — to a panel of five members.
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Timely Warning Issued for North Campus Faculty Housing Burglaries

The burglaries took place sometime between the evening of Oct. 11 and the morning of Oct. 12.
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Gov. Newsom Signs New Senate Bill to End UC’s “Wage Theft” Exemption

The bill mandates that the UC pay its nearly 140,000 employees on their regularly scheduled payday.
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Memes and Self-Deprecation: A UCSB Professor’s Key to the Belly Laugh

Bob Kennedy — a linguistics lecturer at UCSB — first dipped his toes in the university’s meme scene years ago, when he began posting on a now-defunct Facebook group.  
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UC Student Governments Call for Divestment of Thirty Meter Telescope Project

The letter asks the UC to cease funding for TMT and for any faculty or staff working on the project to “speak out against the exploitation of Mauna Kea.” 
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A Look Inside UCSB’s Blockchain Community

Because most universities don’t offer accredited classes taught by professors, students often resort to teaching each other.
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Formerly Incarcerated Student Wants To Make A “Blueprint” For Others To Pursue Higher Education

After losing nearly half his life to the prison system, Ryan Flaco Rising’s outlook felt bleak — except for his hopes of going to college.
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U.S. Government Sues SoCal Edison For Allegedly Sparking Rey Fire

Listed in the suit is Southern California Edison, an electrical services company; Frontier Communications, a telecommunications company; and Utility Tree Service, a tree trimming company. 
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UCSB Files Suits Against Amazon, Target and Others Over Alleged Exploitation of Intellectual Property

The documents credit three full-time UCSB professors with inventing the patents: James “Jim” Speck, Steven DenBaars and Shuji Nakamura.
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UC Announces Tentative Agreement With UPTE for Two New 5-Year Contracts

If ratified, the two contracts would be valid until fall 2024. 
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Students Condemn UC and Chancellor Yang’s Involvement in Thirty Meter Telescope, Express Support for Native Hawaiians

Yang is the chair of the telescope's board of governors, a position he has held since 2007.
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UC Regents Elect Former State Politician as New Chair

Prior to assuming the role of board chair, Pérez worked as a regent after being appointed to the position in 2014 by former California Gov. Jerry Brown.
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New Initiative Aims To Address Basic Needs and College Affordability through Marijuana Cultivation Tax

UCSB students have rallied behind a new initiative calling for the redirection of a year-old cultivation tax, asking that the money collected from the tax be used to address college affordability.
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2019-2020 A.S. Executives: A Look Ahead

The Nexus sat down with the five executives and asked them to speak about their plans for the upcoming year.
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UC Announces New Measures to Fortify Admissions Process

UC’s decision to reform its admission process arrives roughly three months after several universities across the U.S. were accused of using unfair backdoor methods to admit students.
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