April Fools “Yangtopia”: Student Workers Mockingly Celebrate Chancellor Yang’s Pay Raise

The event, which drew dozens of passersby throughout the afternoon, was dubbed Yangtopia — a play on Deltopia, Isla Vista’s annual unsanctioned street party that was held the same weekend.
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Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Vandenberg Space Force Base, Announces US Anti-Satellite Missile Test Ban

Harris announced the U.S.’s intention to ban the launching of missiles targeting satellites in space, and said the current administration will encourage other countries to follow their lead. 
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UC Santa Barbara Ends Mask Mandate, Classroom Masking Required Until April 4

Yang said that this change comes as Santa Barbara County COVID-19 cases drop to pre-omicron levels.
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UC Santa Barbara Likely to Lift Indoor Mask Mandate at End of Winter Quarter

Lucero said declining COVID-19 case positivity rates influenced the university’s decision to lift the mask mandate.
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Student Workers March to Chancellor Yang’s Home, Demanding Affordable Housing in New Contract

United Auto Workers 2865 represents over 19,000 student employees, teaching assistants, graduate students and various employees across the University of California system.
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Daily Nexus Alumnus Photographs 2022 Olympics

Haffey is taking on his ninth Olympic Games and spoke with the Nexus from Beijing as he photographed the 2022 Winter Olympics. 
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UCSB’s College Republicans and Turning Point Chapter Organize Demonstration Against Online Learning

The group of students — consisting of around six people — carried signs with slogans such as “Honk! For In-Person” and “You Eat Ass but are scared of In-Person Class.” 
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NASA and SpaceX Launch Mission to Crash Spacecraft Into Asteroid From California Coast

Next October, after nearly a year of coasting, DART will intersect with a pair of asteroids in interplanetary space.
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Uncertainty and Stress Is the Norm for Hundreds of Students Living in Hotels

280 students are currently residing in hotels as a result of the ongoing housing shortage.
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Strike Averted as UC Lecturers Reach Historic Deal, Securing Job Security and Better Pay

The new contract, announced early on Wednesday, includes significant improvements to job security, salaries, paid family leave policy and better workload standards, according to the union.
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A.S. Holds Housing Town Hall; University Announces Intent To Extend Hotel Contracts

During the meeting, administration heard out student concerns and announced their decision to extend university housing contracts
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University of California Lecturers Set To Strike This Week After Historic Vote Passes

UC-AFT will strike over the UC’s refusal to bargain over an updated parental leave policy and failure to participate in statutory impasse procedures in good faith.
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UC Lecturers Union To Hold Strike Authorization Vote Over Alleged Unfair Labor Practices Committed by the University of California

UC-AFT said there are two specific unfair labor practices that the union would strike over: refusal to negotiate over the UC parental leave policy and an unfair time constraint included in a UC contra...
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University of California Lecturers Prepare To Strike as Years of Negotiations Fail To Make the Progress They Seek

After three years of bargaining and negotiations with UC management yielded little success, the UC-AFT is preparing for a strike.
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In Photos | Puppies and Pumpkins Event Hosted by A.S. Program Board

The Associated Students Program Board partnered with the nonprofit Love On A Leash to bring therapy dogs and pumpkin painting to Storke Plaza from 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 21.         &nbs...
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