LRC Fights To Retain Protected Counseling for UCSB Students, Which Could Disappear by July

The student legal services advisor job description will change from “inform and advise” to “educate and inform."
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Isla Vista Community Services District Expands Houselessness Support Efforts

The nature of houselessness, with precarious living situations and uneven access to necessities, makes it extremely difficult to follow shelter-in-place orders and social distancing guidelines.
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Gauchospace Sees Increased Visits, New Challenges Amid Remote Instruction Transition

Professors, teaching assistants and students are in the midst of cramming a quarter’s worth of normally in-person courses into GauchoSpace’s online platform.
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Isla Vista Tenants Union Creates Emergency Coronavirus Fund

The emergency fund aims to help cover temporary housing, moving and storage costs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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A.S. Senate Allocates $80,000 to Student Relief Groups To Support Those Affected by Coronavirus

Both organizations provide financial relief to students through various means and can use the total $80,000 to help students experiencing financial hardship.
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UCSB Eases Pass/No Pass Grading Policies in Light of Coronavirus Impact

Students normally have to decide to have their classes graded P/NP by week seven but can now make the switch anytime up until June 5, the last day of spring quarter instruction.
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UC Regents Hear Update on Coronavirus, Concerns From Workers

The meeting was held virtually in order to mitigate transmissions of coronavirus, and the Regents called upon public commenters who had signed up to speak.
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Isla Vista Houseless Count More Than Doubles From 2019, County Data Shows

Of the total number of houseless individuals in the county, 68% are living in the south, an 8% increase from last year.
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Isla Vista Rental Review Website Currently In Development

There is currently no set date as to when residents of I.V. will be able to access the website; Menzhausen hopes students will be able to submit reviews by the end of spring quarter.
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Cannabis Professionals Search For Community Opinions on Possible Isla Vista Dispensary

The county will be holding a meeting in I.V. to gauge input from the community, and ask what residents would like out of a local recreational marijuana dispensary.
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UC Santa Barbara Releases 2019-20 Campus Population Data

Across the UC system, the number of freshman applicants decreased by 2.5% from the last school year, but transfer student applications increased by 4.7%.
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3rd District Supervisor Candidates Field Community Questions at Isla Vista Town Hall

Questions written by attendees prior challenged the candidates on issues including environmental policy, mental health and affordable housing in I.V. and the county as a whole.
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$2.7 Million New Router Installation To Improve Data Capacity and Internet Speed Making Way at UCSB

The upgrade from 10 to 100 gigabit links is set to be completed in April, but buildings such as the University Library could see immediate improvements in data transmission speed
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A.S. Senate Passes Resolution to Mandate Negotiations for Project Labor Agreements for Campus Construction Workers

The bill contains a provision which calls for the Senate to pass a resolution of no confidence in the university should a UCSB office “interfere with the enactment of this bill."
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UC Regents Discuss Title IX, Review UC Handling of Sexual Misconduct Cases

The discussion around Title IX focused on cases of sexual misconduct and violence on UC campuses and what the UC Title IX offices have done to address the issue. 
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