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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Term in Review: EVPSA Daevionne Beasley

Reflecting on his year as a whole, Beasley said the one thing he would change about his office is its accessibility to students.
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Gov. Newsom Proposes 10% Reduction in UC Funding To Direct Toward Coronavirus Relief

January’s budget proposal had originally included $18.1 billion in total for higher education. But on Thursday, that number shrank to $16.3 billion.
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All Summer Sessions To Be Conducted Remotely, University Announces

The university has yet to announce a decision about the status of fall quarter instruction. 
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UC Davis Student Sues the UC Over Spring-Term Student Fees in Class-Action Lawsuit

Students who have paid “any fees” to the UC for this spring term are included in the lawsuit and will have their student fees reimbursed if the court sides with the plaintiff.
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As Students Disappear From Campus and I.V., So Do Their Jobs

For many student employees who send money home or juggle multiple jobs to pay their way through college, paid administrative leave or remote work study isn’t enough. 
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CU Maintains Senate Majority, Executive Branch Splits Even

For the first time, both the Associated Students election campaigning and results night took place remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the shift to remote instruction.
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A Recreational Cannabis Shop in I.V.? It’s Closer Than You Think

Santa Barbara County will award one recreational dispensary license to the top applicant in each of the county’s six “community plan areas,” including Isla Vista.
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