Student Researchers Union Votes to Authorize Strike, Union Members Optimistic for Negotiations

Rebecca Martin, an organizer with SRU-UAW and a first-year electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, said that the union is currently in a state of determining “strike-readiness.”
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UC Eliminates Testing Requirement in Admissions

All other admissions criteria will remain, following the dropping of the test requirement.
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Nexus News Team Introduces Community Outreach Beat

In an effort to expand our coverage and more accurately represent our community, we are creating a new community outreach beat within the news section beginning Winter Quarter 2022. 
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UCPD Issues Timely Warning for Incidents of Stalking on Campus Property, Arrests Suspect

UCPD is currently investigating the crimes in conjunction with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. 
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Foothills Forever Receives $3 Million Dollars from the state to Preserve San Marcos Foothills

The $3 million donation was presented in a check to representatives from Foothills Forever by State Senator Monique Limón and Assemblymember Steve Bennett.
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UC Santa Barbara Students Share Experiences with Alisal Fires

The Nexus spoke with students about their experience with the Alisal fire, a vegetation fire that started at Alisal ranch and is currently 97% contained
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UC Issues Flu Vaccination Requirement for the 2021-22 year

Those who opt out of the requirement must continue wearing masks or face coverings on campus “to the end of the flu season."
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Proposal To Turn Platform Holly Into a “Green Lighthouse” Gathers Community Support

The proposal outlines a transformation of the platform into a lighthouse that simultaneously mitigates oil seepage and promotes aquaculture.
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SBCC Student Faces Four Felony Charges of Sexual Assault

The student, Peyton Mcdonald, is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 25. 
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New Student-Regent Designate Marlenee Blas Pedral

Blas Pedral did her undergraduate education at UCSB as a first-generation student and global studies major, where she co-founded an A.S. political party called the Democratic Process Party. 
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New State Program Allocates $500 Million To Aid With Student Housing

The bill has been passed through the state legislature and now awaits Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature.
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Isla Vista Residents Vote During Recall Election

Every California governor since 1960 has faced an attempt at a recall — Newsom himself has faced five before this — but this was the fourth gubernatorial recall in U.S. history.
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UC Refuses To Disclose Information Regarding Accellion Data Hack

The Nexus submitted a PRA to the UC Office of the President and UCSB on May 10, asking for internal communication discussing the Accellion data breach. Both refused to comply with the request. 
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Isla Vista Facing Historic Housing Shortage Ahead of Fall Quarter 2021

As the university prepares for Fall Quarter 2021, students are grappling with a housing crisis on an unprecedented scale.
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Unmasking Isla Vista: Testing & Vaccines

In the third segment of our new series, "Unmasking Isla Vista: A COVID-19 Community Archive," the Daily Nexus and KCSB examine the university’s and county’s COVID-19 testing and vaccine rollout.
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