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New Study Recommends UC Suspend Standardized Testing After 2025

If a new test is not implemented by 2025, the testing requirement will be eliminated altogether.
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Kirsten Deshler Appointed as New UCSB Representative on I.V. CSD

Deshler, who was appointed to the position by UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang, was sworn in at the Isla Vista Community Services District’s Jan. 12 meeting. 
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COVID-19 Surge Reported in I.V. Over Holiday Weekend as SB County Tops Highest Spread in California

Fifty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported in I.V. on Saturday through UC Santa Barbara Student Health alone
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With New Incentivized Testing Program Underway, I.V. Theater Becomes Permanent COVID-19 Testing Location

The incentives include gift cards and coupons for and from local Isla Vista businesses to support the local economy while increasing testing.
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Lea Toubian Elected Next Associated Students President in Special Election

2,045 students voted, or 9.02% of undergraduates. 
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UCSB Geology Ph.D. Student Remembered as Loving Friend and Altruistic Mentor

The university awarded Alex Johnson a posthumous Ph.D. just 48 hours after his passing — a process that usually takes several months. 
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1,000 Undergraduate Students Set To Move Into University-Owned Apartments This Weekend

All new students will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, sequester for one week and be re-tested at the end of the week.
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UC System Plans for In-Person Instruction in Fall 2021

The UC’s statement on Monday marks the first systemwide announcement of a return to in-person instruction. 
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Andy Ruiz for Associated Students President

Ruiz has the experience and vision to carry UCSB through its third student body presidency of the 2020-21 academic year.
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Preliminary Hearing for Isla Vista ‘Mirror Bus’ Driver Postponed Following Change in Representation

A hearing to reschedule the preliminary hearing will take place on Jan. 14.
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Cydia Creator and I.V. CSD Director Jay Freeman Sues Apple For Allegedly Monopolizing App Distribution

At the core of the lawsuit is app distribution, over which the lawsuit alleges Apple exerts full control.
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Houseless Residents Vacate Anisq’Oyo’ Park Following IVRPD Directive

Aside from one altercation between two houseless residents, the clearing of Anisq’Oyo’ Park went peacefully. 
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Associated Students Presidential Election To Be Held in Week Two

The election will have a 4% voting threshold, which means that approximately 930 undergraduate students must vote in order for the results to be valid.
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$10,000 and Six Months Later: How the Physics Department Automated Lab Courses for Remote Learning

The automization of the physics labs allows for students in the Physics 5L class to interact remotely with equipment using an online portal connected to the apparati set up in the lab.
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UC Implements New Policy on Gender Identity and Lived Names Recognition

The guidelines provide “at least three gender options,” such as male, female and nonbinary, across all UC information systems.
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