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Thomas Fire Evacuees Hope To Return Home Soon, UCSB Evacuation Center Remains Open

The Thomas Fire is still raging a week and a half later, but evacuation centers continue to shelter those displaced from their homes.
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Chancellor Yang Announces Friday Classes Canceled, Student Petition Gains 3,000 Signatures in One Hour

Margaret Klawunn, vice chancellor for student affairs, confirmed to students Wednesday night that the campus is open and will resume normal operations.
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UC Santa Barbara Students, Local Officials Condemn Fire-Starting During Power Outage

“Fifty years from now, we’ll all be able to remember that one night dead week became literal dead week.”
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In Photos: Students Protest Against GOP Tax Bill

Under the tax bill, graduate students that receive tuition waivers would have to pay income taxes because those waivers would be counted as income.
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UCSB Students Worry About Financial Struggles as GOP Tax Bill Heads to Senate

Roselia Mendez, a UC Santa Barbara graduate student, began to worry about her future when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Republican tax bill on Nov. 16 — one that might threaten her abil...
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Students Might Bear Burden Under New GOP Tax Bill, Congressman Salud Carbajal Says

Under the House Republican Tax Reform bill, graduate students who receive tuition waivers would have to pay income taxes on those waivers, as those waivers would be counted as income.
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Student Advisory Board Formed for Title IX Issues

The University of California Title IX Office is establishing a Student Advisory Board, which will provide students with a direct connection to the system-wide Title IX Office.
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Student Who Led Sit-In Expresses Frustrations 6 Months Later, Faculty Discuss Improvements

Following a nine-hour student sit-in at Cheadle Hall against the university’s treatment of sexual violence in May, UCSB faculty met this Tuesday, Nov. 14, to revisit the status of the 12 demands mad...
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Cathy Murillo to be Next Santa Barbara Mayor with Support of Campus Democrats

City councilmember Cathy Murillo will be the new Santa Barbara mayor after winning the 2017 Santa Barbara mayoral race with 28.4 percent of the vote.
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Governor Vetoes Bill Codifying Obama-era Title IX Policies

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 169 (SB 169) on Sunday, refusing to codify former President Barack Obama-era Title IX sexual assault policies in California schools.
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Governor Brown Signs ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill, Limits Police Cooperation With Immigration Officials

Bill Brown, who is also the president of the California State Sheriffs’ Association, publicly opposed the bill in July.
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