UCSB Library Kicks Off “Reads” Program With Book Giveaway

UCSB Reads — which will celebrate its 16th anniversary this year — occurs annually and features a different book every year.
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CA Senate Passes Bill Allowing for New Student Regent

Previously, the UC appointed only one voting student regent onto the board per year.
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Moderators on UCSB Subreddit Combat COVID-19 Misinformation

The subreddit has a set of rules regarding conduct, and when users report posts or comments that seem to be breaking any of the rules, moderators will review the report and act accordingly. 
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Students Express Apprehension Over Return to In-Person Instruction

The Nexus spoke to students about their thoughts and feelings regarding this initial return to remote learning and subsequent return to in-person instruction.
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Chancellors Get Pay Raise: Recap of UC Regents January 2022 Meeting

Here are the most important takeaways from the University of California Board of Regents’ first meeting of 2022.
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International Students Facing Travel Restrictions Amid Remote Winter Quarter

From mandatory quarantining for international travel to rising prices in booking flights, home has now become an unattainable destination for many international students. 
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Veteran Students Reflect on the Support They Receive From UCSB

An issue among veteran students is a lack of “interconnectedness” only exacerbated by the pandemic.
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2022-23 State Budget Increases Funding for UC

The proposal includes a $307.3 million increase in ongoing funding for the UC.
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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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