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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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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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Local Past “Jeopardy!” Contestants Reflect on Alex Trebek’s Legacy

For the UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista community members who met Alex Trebek while on “Jeopardy!,” the memories that they have shared with him will endure for a lifetime.
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Academic Senate Extends Pass/No Pass Option Through End of Week 10, but Associated Students Pushes for Greater Action

The extension, however, didn’t allow departments to enable pass/no pass options for pre-major or major courses, unlike during Spring Quarter 2020.
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UCSB Identifies Fifth COVID-19 Case in De La Guerra Dining Commons Staff

With contract tracing efforts underway, the university said it is now looking to identify individuals who may have come into contact with any of the positive staff members.
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UCSB Community Members Discuss Post-Election Future in Capps Center Zoom Panel

The panel began with personal introductions and segued into a group dialogue about the importance of public political forums and discussions.
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The Show Must Go On: How UCSB’s Theater Department Has Learned To Perform Virtually

At UC Santa Barbara's Department of Theater and Dance, the show hasn’t stopped.
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Most On-Campus Labs Remain Empty as Research Continues To Operate Virtually

Despite the shuttering of on-campus research and limitations on project ideas, researchers remain optimistic about the future.
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UCSB To Offer More In-Person Classes and Limited University Housing for Winter Quarter

The university will prioritize housing for students who already signed a contract for this fall and housing will be limited to one person per room. 
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UCPD Identifies UCSB Employee Who Died at Campus Point

Geoff Jewel, 52, worked as a computer network technologist at UCSB since February 1996, dedicating almost 25 years to the university.
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Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Students From Afar: RCSGD’s Plans for Fall Quarter and Beyond

With a calendar full of events and programs for the virtual fall quarter and beyond, the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity waits with open arms.
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The Gen Z Vote: Digital Outreach in the 2020 Election

Though most young adults and teens are well attuned with social media, older politicians’ efforts may fall flat when trying to engage with Gen Z voters.
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Early Polling Results Show Record Numbers of Youth Voter Turnout Nationwide

In light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, UCSB CALPIRG ramped up voter registration efforts and adapted its normal tactics for online environments.
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