Data

Disruption and dialogue: Quantifying the effects of the UC school system strikes

The nearly six-week strike by UC graduate student workers led to substantial wage increases while maintaining the number of teaching assistant-led classes.
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Degrees Conferred

UCSB academic departments have seen growth in undergraduate degrees conferred in recent years

Communication, psychological & brain sciences, economics, biological sciences, statistics and data science and physics are among the top growing majors from 2013-14 to 2022-23.
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Degrees Conferred

The realities of the job market post-graduation: Insights from UCSB alumni

Advisors and alumni from UCSB shared their advice for navigating the current job market.
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Munching metrics: Mapping retail dining nutrition at UCSB

The Nexus analyzed the top-10 most calorie-dense menu options at four retail dining restaurants located on the UCSB campus.
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Unveiling the climate crisis in Santa Barbara
Unveiling the climate crisis in Santa Barbara

Unveiling the climate crisis in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has warmed by 2.3 degrees Celsius since 1895.. Efforts to reduce emissions saw an increase by 14% despite the City Council's goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.
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Deltopia in full-throttle with record-level citations, massive crowds

The 13th annual unsanctioned street festival saw over 20,000 attendees, record-level citations and overwhelmed medical emergency services by early Saturday morning.
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FOOD BANK
FOOD BANK

Food insecurity amongst UCSB students

The Associated Students (A.S.) Food Bank and the Food Security and Basic Needs Advising Center at UCSB are working to reduce food insecurity.
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Bike racks

Navigating the bike-friendly campus: challenges and solutions at UCSB

The proportion of students biking to campus has decreased over the past decade. while the proportion of those walking increased.
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Bike racks

Play like a Gaucho: UCSB women athletes celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Feb. 7, 2024 marked the 38th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day. As of the 2023-2024 school year, 184 women athletes represent UCSB in the Big West and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
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ChatGPTAi

Learning and Large Language Models: Charting ChatGPT’s changes to curriculum

ChatGPT has been utilized at UC Santa Barbara for over a year, influencing teaching methods and academic curricula with its advanced text processing and generation abilities.
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ChatGPTAi

UCSB’s lodging labyrinth: The hunt for housing in Isla Vista

As UC Santa Barbara’s winter quarter reaches the halfway mark, students enter a housing market characterized by rising rent prices, limited unit availability and intense competition. 
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From checkups to coverage: Understanding UCSB’s healthcare landscape

UCSB’s Student Health Service logged a total of 49,197 student visits between Fall 2022 and Spring 2023, and a majority of the students who visited were covered under UC SHIP.
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Data sheds light on what COVID-19 is like for inmates at CDCR institutions

Due to the recent continuous drop in COVID-19 cases in CDCR institutions and the high vaccination rates among the population throughout the state’s prisons, their reopening guidelines have loosened.
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The best time to hit the books: Exploring occupancy trends in the UCSB Library

Visitors primarily frequent UC Santa Barbara's Davidson Library during weekday afternoons. There are relatively few visitors between the hours of 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. and on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Isla Vista law enforcement response in October 2023, summarized

The data was obtained from the October 2023 Arrest Log folder that is provided by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Crime Analyst Elisabeth Nybo.
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