UC Student Governments Call for Divestment of Thirty Meter Telescope Project

The letter asks the UC to cease funding for TMT and for any faculty or staff working on the project to “speak out against the exploitation of Mauna Kea.” 
read more

A Look Inside UCSB’s Blockchain Community

Because most universities don’t offer accredited classes taught by professors, students often resort to teaching each other.
read more

Formerly Incarcerated Student Wants To Make A “Blueprint” For Others To Pursue Higher Education

After losing nearly half his life to the prison system, Ryan Flaco Rising’s outlook felt bleak — except for his hopes of going to college.
read more

U.S. Government Sues SoCal Edison For Allegedly Sparking Rey Fire

Listed in the suit is Southern California Edison, an electrical services company; Frontier Communications, a telecommunications company; and Utility Tree Service, a tree trimming company. 
read more

UCSB Files Suits Against Amazon, Target and Others Over Alleged Exploitation of Intellectual Property

The documents credit three full-time UCSB professors with inventing the patents: James “Jim” Speck, Steven DenBaars and Shuji Nakamura.
read more

UC Announces Tentative Agreement With UPTE for Two New 5-Year Contracts

If ratified, the two contracts would be valid until fall 2024. 
read more

Students Condemn UC and Chancellor Yang’s Involvement in Thirty Meter Telescope, Express Support for Native Hawaiians

Yang is the chair of the telescope's board of governors, a position he has held since 2007.
read more

UC Regents Elect Former State Politician as New Chair

Prior to assuming the role of board chair, Pérez worked as a regent after being appointed to the position in 2014 by former California Gov. Jerry Brown.
read more

New Initiative Aims To Address Basic Needs and College Affordability through Marijuana Cultivation Tax

UCSB students have rallied behind a new initiative calling for the redirection of a year-old cultivation tax, asking that the money collected from the tax be used to address college affordability.
read more

2019-2020 A.S. Executives: A Look Ahead

The Nexus sat down with the five executives and asked them to speak about their plans for the upcoming year.
read more

Generic Admissions and Enrollment photo
Generic Admissions and Enrollment photo

UC Announces New Measures to Fortify Admissions Process

UC’s decision to reform its admission process arrives roughly three months after several universities across the U.S. were accused of using unfair backdoor methods to admit students.
read more

Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant Set to Open in I.V. in Coming Months

Sophie Xu has begun preparing to open Vons Chicken, a San Jose-based franchise that serves over 10 different renditions of authentic Korean fried chicken.
read more

Veterans Resource Center Inches Toward “One-Stop Shop” Model

The center will be relocating to a new space in Fall Quarter, doubling the current square footage available for student veterans.
read more

The Beloved Community Project Strives To Serve as a Beacon of Hope

Since its inception, the Beloved Community Project’s organizing committee has helped sponsor and organize a variety of community outreach and healing events in I.V.
read more

Proposed Vending Machine in I.V. Aimed at Addressing Food Insecurity in Near Future

The vending machine is intended to operate 24/7 and will likely be located outside the Isla Vista Community Room at 970 Embarcadero Del Mar.
read more