A Guide to the Student Advocate General Special Election

The special election for the Student Advocate General (S.A.G.) position will be held from Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.
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A.S. President Daevionne Beasley Announces Resignation

According to A.S. Legal Code, the Internal Vice President (IVP) — fourth-year Tianna White — will succeed the office of the president until a special election can be held in winter quarter.
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A.S. Special Election Resumes Following Last-Minute Delay

The recall efforts come five months after a UCSB student alleged that Beasley sexually assaulted him in 2018, which Beasley denies.
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Status of A.S. Presidential Recall Remains Up in the Air after Seven-Hour Senate Discussion

The recall efforts come five months after a UCSB student alleged that Beasley sexually assaulted him in 2018, which Beasley denies.
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Petition to Recall A.S. President Reaches Voting Threshold, Moves to Senate Vote

Now that the petition signatures have been verified, A.S. Senate will vote on the petition at Wednesday’s meeting.
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Special Election To Begin Following Student Advocate General Resignation

At least 4% of undergraduate students will have to vote for the results to be valid, which amounts to approximately 930 students.
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A.S. Halts Senate Appointments Following Dispute Over Runner-Ups

A.S. Legal Code does not indicate a clear system for determining the runners-up, only that the highest vote-getter not elected from the previous spring’s election will fill the position.
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UC Berkeley Police Captain Alex Yao Named as New UCSB Police Chief

Yao will replace UCSB’s Interim Police Chief James Brock in early fall quarter. 
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UCSB Student Sues UCPD Chief of Police for Sexual Battery

As of September 2020, there are now seven active lawsuits filed against members of the UCSB UC Police Department (UCPD). 
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The “Uphill Fight that the Black Community in America has Constantly Been Fighting Towards”: UCSB and IV Community Speak on Black Lives Matter Movement

As protest headlines disappear from mainstream news, it remains unclear how the Black Lives Matter movement has changed, or will change, the community of Isla Vista and UCSB.
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UC Santa Cruz Reinstates 41 Teaching Assistants Dismissed over COLA Strikes

Graduate students across the UC continue to advocate for a COLA, even as the pandemic brings challenges to in-person activism.
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Isla Vista Experiences Largest Single-Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases

Santa Barbara County confirmed an additional five new cases on Friday, bringing the total count to 74 cases in Isla Vista, 20 of which are currently active. 
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Fall Quarter 2020 In-Person Classes List

As UC Santa Barbara closes in on a hybrid fall quarter, the Nexus has compiled a list of all remaining in-person classes.
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UCSB Asst. Professor Sues Journalist for Defamation Over Reportings About Title IX Violations

In the lawsuit filed last month, Professor Danielle Kurin alleges that journalist Michael Balter knowingly made defamatory, libelous and slanderous statements against her.
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Michael V. Drake Appointed as First Black UC President, Succeeding Janet Napolitano

Drake is the 21st UC President and the first Black president in UC history.
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