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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UC To Sue Federal Government, Seeking To Prevent Deportation of International Students

Currently, there are over 41,000 graduate and undergraduate international students within the UC system.
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Former UCSB Student Challenges Title IX Case Reopening

In July’s hearing, the judge will decide whether or not to grant Roe’s motion, which could reverse the superior court’s previous decision to vacate the Title IX findings.
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Santa Barbara County Health Officer Issues Order To Close Bars

The new order will begin on July 1 at 8 a.m. and end on July 26 at 5 p.m. or “until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.”
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Elings Hall Shut Down on Friday After Researcher Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Any staff members who may have been in close contact with the researcher have already been contacted.
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In Times of Despair, the I.V. Food Co-op Stands Tall

For a small business with a generational stake in I.V., Melissa Cohen is confident that the “new normal” will make the I.V. Food Co-op stronger than ever. 
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UCSB Confirms Two Additional Cases of Coronavirus Among Students

One of the two students worked for the Dining Services but had not been at work for more than a week and was not involved in food preparation.
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UC Reaches Open-Access Publishing Deal With Springer Nature

The new deal comes just over a year after the UC walked away from its 20-year partnership with Elsevier over disagreements surrounding the UC’s push for open-access research articles.
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UC Academics Explore the Black Lives Matter Movement and Greater Themes During “The Fire This Time: Race at Boiling Point”

The webinar featured prominent speakers who discussed the greater themes surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and institutionalized racism.
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Two UCSB Dining Services Staff Members Test Positive for Coronavirus

Dining services employees have been following sanitizing and cleaning protocols and wearing face coverings and gloves to reduce the chance of transmission.
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Thirty Meter Telescope Has Received $68M From UC in Past Six Years

The financial report was obtained through a California Public Records Act from Mauna Kea Protectors at UC Berkeley and details the UC’s contributions to TMT from October 2014 to February 2020. 
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A.S. Senate Passes Resolution Addressing On-Campus Housing Under a Fall Quarter Hybrid Scenario

The resolution, which is positional and only takes a stance on the issue, urges the university to “bear the increased financial consequences of a situation that is essentially out of their control."
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UCSB Student Organizes March Through I.V. To Call for Justice for George Floyd

Students plan to march from Storke Tower to Sands Beach via Del Playa Drive beginning at noon.
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Breaking: UCEAP Suspends All Fall 2020 Study Abroad Programs

Students will not be charged withdrawal or cancellation fees and will have the option to either transfer their applications to the spring or apply for the Fall 2021 term. 
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Juan Sánchez Muñoz, UCSB Alumnus, Named UC Merced’s Fourth Chancellor

Early in his career, Muñoz worked as a secondary school teacher, a community college advisor and served as a Marine.
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