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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Conservative Campus Group Turning Point USA Establishes Itself at UCSB

Turning Point USA at UCSB has increased its campus presence since its first meeting, protesting online learning in January and hosting conservative speakers in an off-campus event in April. 
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Hundreds March for Abortion Rights in Downtown Santa Barbara Following Supreme Court Leak

Planned Parenthood organized rallies nationwide, with the California Central Coast branch putting together five events in three different counties.
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Three University of California Unions Rally for New Contracts

The three unions representing various University of California employees are in the process of renegotiating their contracts.
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Nexus Uncovers UCSB’s Munger Hall Mockup

The Nexus also identified the location of the warehouse where the mockup is being kept: 389 South Los Carneros Road.
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IVCSD Finance Committee Discusses 2022-23 Budget on Community Engagement

The committee deliberated on the most efficient and cost-effective methods of community engagement, suggesting social media outreach as an effective alternative.
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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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