Goleta Ice Rink Plans Move Forward With Help of Recent Grant

The Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association recently received a $350,000 grant from local attorney Christina Djernaes and the Kind World Foundation to fund the development of a new ice rink in Goleta. The “Ice in Paradise” campaign will seek additional funding to move forward with the project despite current financial constraints; as a result, […]

UCSB’s Most Useful Majors

In continuation of yesterday’s installment of UCSB’s Most and Least Useful Majors, as compiled by Newsweek using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, today the Nexus provides the Six Most Useful Majors offered on campus. The list’s inclusion of all that is mathematical and hard science-based — aside from the one outlier of foreign languages […]

UCSB’s Least Useful Majors

Citing data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Newsweek recently released a list of what it considers the 13 Most Useful and Useless college majors after weighing factors such as employment rates and salary directly following graduation. Unsurprisingly, the ultimate hard science trifecta of mechanical, electrical and civil engineering topped the magazine’s Most […]

City Funds Nonprofit Agencies

The city of Santa Barbara recently offered grants collectively worth $1.3 million to dozens of local community service organizations. City officials allocated over half a million dollars to capital projects and over $700,000 in community development block grants to various groups, including the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, Transition House, Domestic Violence Solutions and Foodbank […]

Web Courses To Offer UC-Caliber Learning at Home

UCSB will offer its first fully online courses during this year’s Summer Sessions for students seeking the convenience of a UC education from home. Session A will feature Geography 8: Living with Global Warming, while Session B will offer Chemistry 142A: Biochemistry Lecture; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, 108A: General Biochemistry and Probability and Statistics […]

A.S. Funds Aid Humanitarian Efforts

During last night’s Associated Students Finance Board meeting, the campus chapter of the Global Medical Brigades requested $4625.02 from the board’s unallocated funds for medication to be distributed during the group’s first trip to Ghana. The Global Medical Brigades is a transnational organization that promotes access to basic health needs in rural communities in Honduras, […]

New Book Finds UCSB Surpasses Federal Standard

The College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities guide recently named UCSB one of the top disability-friendly colleges in the nation. The book, released Feb. 1, compares prospective schools for students with disabilities and medical conditions. The guide ranked the campus as an ‘ADA-plus college’ for providing services beyond those required under the federal Americans […]

Election Bill Veto Sparks Controversy in A.S. Session

The Associated Students Legislative Council spent the majority of last night’s meeting debating A.S. President Harrison Weber’s veto of the organization’s amended Elections Code. Weber struck the bill down after the representatives unanimously voted in its favor last week on the grounds that many of its provisions — such as a ban on A.S. officials’ […]

Food Bank Splurges on Awareness

During last night’s Associated Students Finance Board meeting, the A.S. Food Bank requested an allocation of $11,300 for the upcoming 2012-13 school year. The organization’s proposed budget includes expenses for general operation and educational campaigns, with a newly-added request for funding for honoraria. Though the food bank has also placed a lock-in fee on the […]

Litigation Brings Modifications to DSP Application

UCSB’s Disabled Students Program modified its online application system in response to a lawsuit filed last quarter by fourth-year global studies major Alexander Stern. Stern filed litigation against the UC Regents in October to contest a campus policy allegedly banning disabled students from applying for jobs within the program, such as note-taking and exam proctoring. […]