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UC Spokesperson Challenges Claims Against “Digital Education”

Patrick Sheehan’s May 3 Op-Ed, “From the Makers of Massive Budget Cuts: A Digital Education,” is based on the incorrect assumption that the University of California Board of Regents and administ...
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Gaucho de Mayo: Beyond Shots and Sombreros

I know Cinco de Mayo is approaching when sombreros are being sold on campus, when supermarkets begin to dress their aisles in sarapes and when themed parties begin to overflow the streets of Isla Vist...
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From the Makers of Massive Budget Cuts: A Digital Education

From the makers of massive budget cuts: a digital education   Over the last four years, the top managers of the UC system — the governor and the UC Regents — have launched an accelerating eff...
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Student and Mother Calls for Affordable Childcare at UCSB

I am a master’s degree student at UCSB. I have a 2-year-old son who is in the White Door of the Orfalea Family Children’s Center. Recently, I heard that the university is going to cancel the d...
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Left Said Tackles Divestment

Some will remember the commotion a few weeks back surrounding a resolution proposed to our student government that would have the university divest from American companies who profit from internationa...
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Voices on Voting: Student Backs TBL, Independent Media

We as students face a continuing uphill battle to protect our rights to information even though we attend a public institution. Whether it be information about increasing student fees, cuts to classes...
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A.S. Officers Band Together, Back Foronda as President

During every election cycle at UCSB, students are inundated with an immense amount of information. While standing in support of healthy dialogue as a learning process, we as the 2012-13 A.S. Executive...
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WGSE, Striving for “More Than ‘Adequacy’”

We, A.S. Womyn’s Commission, A.S. Queer Commission, End Fake Clinics, Take Back the Night, Voices for Planned Parenthood and The Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity Department, are extremely frustrated...
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Bitcoin: All That Glitters Isn’t Always Gold

On Monday, I accidentally showed up around thirty minutes early to my 12:30 p.m. history class. The time was just short enough to force me to stay in Phelps Hall, but not long enough to do anything. S...
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Student Returns from Convention Jazzed on US-Israeli Relations, Weary of Iran

Gauchos for Israel is a bipartisan group of student activists and campus leaders educated to be confident advocates for Israel on our UCSB campus. It is a pro US-Israel relations group that aims to pr...
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New “CAUCUS” Group Focuses on Unity between UC/CSU/CC Students, Aims for Empowerment

  The three tiers of education in California have acted independently of one another since their very creation. Every CC, CSU, and UC has had their own slate of issues laid down and divided by th...
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Cyberspace Classrooms and E-Professors: One Laptop Learner Considers the Merits and Downfalls of Online Classes

UCSB has recently begun to experiment with teaching online classes. Many parts of the traditional face-to-face lecture class work well online, but some do not. Knowing the difference between when the ...
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Transfer Woes: A Word To the Wise Transfer Student

Transfer students at the University of California, Santa Barbara increasingly face a variety of issues including culture shock, problems getting into their major, difficulty obtaining research positio...
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From Drone Strike Policy to Campus Rape Awareness Campaigns: Musings on Male Culpability in the 21st Century

  On Tuesday, Feb. 19, two Nexus articles caught my eye. The first was titled “Campus, Community Groups Run Campaign Against Sexual Assault.” The second was a “Left Said” opinion piece on...
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The Pains of Political Correctness

As students of a generally left-wing Southern California university, we are fortunate enough to form part of a culture that preaches tolerance and diversity. While I do not wish to decry the value of ...
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