Regents Committee Approves Ocean Road Housing Project: Recap of May 2022 UC Regents Meeting

Several facets of the long-awaited UC Santa Barbara Ocean Road housing project were approved by the University of California Board of Regents Finance and Capital Strategies Committee on May 18.
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UC Student News

A weekly recap of up-to-date UC News.
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Upcoming 2022-23 A.S. Budget Faces $2-Million Reduction

The Senate ultimately voted to extend the rollover funding request deadline to accommodate entities who were not made aware of the upcoming budget cuts. 
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Students for Justice in Palestine Demonstration Prompts Conversation About Israel-Palestine Conflict

Discourse on the Israel-Palestine conflict has historically been controversial at UCSB
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Term in Review: EVPSA Esmeralda Quintero-Cubillan

Throughout their time in office, a passion for empowering and advocating for marginalized communities from a place of empathy remained the clear center of Quintero-Cubillan’s work.
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UC To Offer Free Tuition to Federally Recognized Native American California Residents

The initiative comes as a part of the UC Native American Opportunity Plan, designed to increase UC student diversity and accessibility for Indigenous California residents. 
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A.S. Elections Conclude With Historic Low Voter and Candidate Turnout; Seven Senate Seats Remain Unfilled

1,849 students did not finish filling out their ballots or did not click submit, rendering their votes void, A.S. Elections Board announced during the Zoom webinar where results were displayed. 
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A.S. Elections Voting Extended Through Sunday

UC Santa Barbara’s Associated Students Elections Board has extended voting for spring 2022-23 elections until Sunday, April 24.  The voter threshold for Associated Students (A.S.) elections is 20% ...
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A.S. Elections See Low Voter Turnout; Voting Opened

The only A.S. constitutional amendment on the ballot, dubbed the Nonpartisan Act, asks students to vote on the elimination of the party system for senatorial candidates as well as for the Internal Vic...
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Low Candidate Turnout In 2022-23 A.S. Elections

Shannon Hollingsworth, chair of the A.S. Elections Board, attributed the low candidate turnout to UCSB’s return to in-person instruction after years of being online from COVID-19. 
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Cheadle Center Receives Grant To Restore Campus Point Bluff’s Flora

CCBER is working to redesign the land’s unique flora makeup, and work is slated to begin on the endeavor this summer with excavation of the asphalt pad to begin the following fall.
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Vista Point: Weekly Goings-On In and Around Isla Vista

Weekly events in and around Isla Vista.
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Review of Associated Students 2021-22 Budget

The budget funds the functions of all Senate and executive offices and a variety of boards, committees, commissions and other entities that support student life on campus.
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2022 A.S. Elections To Begin Phase-Out of Parties, Campaign In-Person

Both Associated Students (A.S.) parties registered in the election — the Isla Vista Party and Storke Party — are participating this year but, unlike previous years, they are making an effort to mo...
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UCSB Wins UC Student Association Campus of the Year Award

Esme Quintero-Cubillan said they believed UCSB’s campus won the award because of the EVPSA Office’s hard work and student-centered activism. 
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