In preparation for next week’s Spring Elections, student government campaigners occupied open grassy space along campus’ main bike thoroughfare, vying for ideal campaign poster placement. Representatives from both the Open People’s Party and Democratic Process Party stationed themselves for over 24 hours, setting up camp around 3 p.m. on Saturday [...]
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UCSB student Cindy Reyna, who was taken into custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail last Thursday after being unable to produce American identification at a DUI checkpoint in Goleta, is now being held in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainment center in Camarillo. Originally from Guatemala, the fourth-year communication [...]
The state of California plans to borrow up to $200 million from the UC system for the operation of its general fund following the discovery of an emergency shortfall in its budget. The funds will not be extracted from the university system’s operating budget but levied from outside sources on [...]
The latest Grapevine survey — an annual evaluation of the extent of each state’s tax support for higher education — revealed that California’s fiscal backing of its universities shrank 13.5 percent over the past year. This rate represents a $1.5 billion decrease, pushing the state far above the national average [...]
The UC Board of Regents met yesterday at UC Riverside for their second day of meetings intended to furnish a comprehensive method to cope with the university system’s chronic budget crisis. Although the Regents did not approve any significant action items, the event elicited a large reaction from student protesters, [...]