A newly launched website called Alertification now allows students to receive a text message alert as soon as a space becomes available in a previously filled class. Initially established for UCLA students by UCLA graduate Brian Roizen and his brother, undergraduate Robert Roizen, Alertification now works for most universities across [...]
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World-renowned astrophysicist, science communicator and director of the New York Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke at the Granada Theatre on Thursday as part of an event hosted by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Though Tyson’s lecture was initially intended to be 45 minutes long followed by a Q&A and book [...]
Chancellor Henry T. Yang recently joined chancellors from the UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine and Riverside to officially terminate each university’s participation in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan, with the exception of UC SHIP dental and vision programs. The decision was made at last Wednesday’s Council of Chancellors [...]
Roughly $1 trillion in automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts were enacted March 1 after Washington lawmakers failed to agree upon a satisfactory deal between Congressional Republicans, Democrats and the White House to reduce $4 trillion from the U.S. deficit. The Sequester, as the cuts are referred to in the U.S. [...]
Next week’s Associated Students elections ballot will include a proposal for a $1.69 per quarter student lock-in fee in support of The Bottom Line, A.S.’s weekly campus newspaper. The organization began campaigning for a student lock-in fee last year after a series of A.S. budget cuts led to a 73 [...]