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Orientation for Spanish-Speaking Parents of Incoming Students Celebrates Inaugural Summer

The transition to college can be especially hard for first-generation students and their parents if they have no experience with universities, Medina emphasized.
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“Power Is Found In The Community”: Santa Barbara Gathers at Vigil for Mass Shootings

Over fifty members of the Santa Barbara community convened downtown last Monday evening to mourn those who were killed in the mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy.
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UCPD Cases To Be Stalled in Court For Six Months As UCSB Completes Internal Investigations

The lawsuits allege wide misconduct within the police department, retaliation for reporting said misconduct and violations of the California Whistleblower Protection Act.
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Timely Warning Issued for Assault on Campus-Adjacent Property

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for the suspect.
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Former UC Graduate Student Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Regents, Claiming Lack of Due Process in Title IX Proceedings

The student is suing on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all other UC students who were disciplined under several different sexual harassment and sexual violence policies.
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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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UC Regents Discuss Implementing Fixed Tuition Plan

According to Regent Lark Park, the issue came down to, “How do we fund the university we want?”
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Freshman Summer Start Program Expands to San Miguel Residence Hall

Students in FSSP have historically lived in San Nicolas Hall, and in recent years, have stayed in that hall for their entire first year. 
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Anthropology Professor Celebrates 32nd Consecutive Summer Traveling Across the World to Teach at UCSB

Kundu’s first official quarter teaching at UCSB was the winter of 1988. He hasn’t stopped since.
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UCSB Admission Rate Drops to 29.7%

Out of a pool of 176,695 applicants, 108,178 students were admitted as incoming freshmen across the nine UC campuses.
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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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Two Women Report Incidents of Fondling at Portola

The suspect is approximately 6 feet tall, has a “thinner build,” brown hair and was wearing a blue jacket at the time of the second incident. 
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Water Rescue Called In For Drunk Rafters, Aborted Shortly After Group Tows Themselves In

The individuals had been out in the ocean for approximately fifteen minutes before the water rescue was called in.
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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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