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UCSB Hosts Vigil for Umpqua Shooting

Graduate Student Association President Aaron Jones and Chicano/Chicana Studies Professor Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval hosted a candlelight vigil Thursday in front of the Student Resource Building (SRB) to honor the 10 victims killed in the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon earlier that day.

Visiting Scholars Residence To Open Late 2016

The UCSB Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) is currently constructing a three-floor residence for visiting scholar physicists located adjacent to the San Clemente Villages, scheduled to open late next year.

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A.S. Discusses Halloween, Party System, Bills

The Associated Students Senate met Wednesday night at the Flying A room in the UCen to discuss changes to the A.S. Legal Code regarding political party formation and election regulations.

Library Opening Postponed

UCSB Library Senior Writer Karen Lindell said the expanded library will open on Jan. 4, 2016, rather than this November as was announced this summer. According to Lindell, the newly renovated library will span 150,000 square feet and include a house, a 24-Hour Learning Commons, Summit Café and Special Research Collections.

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Larry Calvaletto Returns to his Popular Question Booth

In his Peanuts-inspired booth, Larry Calvaletto is back outside Davidson Library for the 2015-2016 school year to facilitate conversations with anyone interested.

Local Marijuana Bust Indicative of Larger Operation

Two men arrested at Gaviota State Park for being under the influence and transporting tens of thousands of dollars worth of marijuana to San Onofre State Beach earlier this week

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Law Schools Expecting Applications Influx in 2015

Kaplan Test Prep’s recently released 2015 Survey of Law School Admissions Officers reveals 88 percent of law school admissions officers predict their schools will see an increase in the number of applicants in 2015.

Postdoc Student Union Makes Case for Fair Pay, Job Security

University of California postdoctoral students will have the option to vote online or by mail Oct. 1 through 9 on whether to allow their union’s (UAW 5810) bargaining team to call for a strike if contract negotiations with UC fall through.

Parts of Sierra Madre Villages which are not finished
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First Students Move Into Sierra Madre Villages

UCSB’s Housing & Residential Services opened Sierra Madre Village Apartments on Storke Road this fall to accommodate an increase in student enrollment and faculty members.

Carnival To Feature Games, Food

Patrons will enjoy a Ferris Wheel, games, prizes and free food at the seventh annual Pardall Carnival on Pardall Road.

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A.S. Helps To Fund Six Student Organizations

The Associated Students Finance and Business Committee (A.S. F&B) met for their first meeting of Fall Quarter on Monday in the UCen State Street Room.

UCSB’s New Diversity Status Merits $2.6 Million Grant

UC Santa Barbara was awarded a $2.6 million grant on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education for Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success (ONDAS) after meeting the qualifications of a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

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UC Wage Increase Excludes Student Workers, Part-Time Employees

UC student workers and part-time employees are criticizing UC President Janet Napolitano’s recently announced plan to increase minimum wage for UC employees, claiming the plan is not inclusive of employees working less than 20 hours a week.

How to Stay Safe Without Staying In

Daily Nexus sat down with three students from the Associated Students Public Safety Commission to give you the tips you need to have a safe time out on the streets of I.V.

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National Spotlight/International News

Nexus staff present a summation of this week’s national and international happenings.