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UC Berkeley Police Captain Alex Yao Named as New UCSB Police Chief

Yao will replace UCSB’s Interim Police Chief James Brock in early fall quarter. 
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UCSB Ranked No. 6 in Public Schools, No. 30 in Colleges Nationwide in 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges Ranking

The university jumped one spot in the public university category and four spots in the national university category compared to last year’s rankings.
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UCSB Student Sues UCPD Chief of Police for Sexual Battery

As of September 2020, there are now seven active lawsuits filed against members of the UCSB UC Police Department (UCPD). 
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Back on the Same Wavelength: KCSB Alumni Return To Host Radio Shows From Around the World

When the coronavirus pandemic forced KCSB-FM to move its operations online in late March, the show didn’t stop. In fact, it got more creative.
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From the Computer’s Glow, FSSP Offers a Remote Freshmen Experience

Health concerns have barred the program’s students from experiencing FSSP's usual format — in exchange for one behind a computer. 
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Students and Parents Adjust Expectations for the First Day of Online College

With online classes and residence hall limitations, the university will not be welcoming students to campus with the normal celebrations.
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UCSB Students Describe Their Path to Higher Education, Often Paved by Family’s Sacrifice

Many students’ journeys to UCSB began not with themselves, but with their parents.  
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Fall Undergraduate Housing Limited To Those With “Special Circumstances”

The university will offer full refunds for fall quarter housing contracts.
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Student Health Ramps Up Flu Shot Efforts For New UC-Wide Vaccine Requirement

The new mandate anticipates additional spikes in COVID-19 cases in the community, come fall, and an increased strain on UCSB’s — and the rest of the UC campuses’ — medical systems.
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Current Honors Students Will Continue To Receive Priority Registration, But Policies May Change for Future Incoming Classes

During the 2020-2021 academic year, it is expected that the Academic Senate will likely re-evaluate priority registration for all eligible UCSB students who currently receive it.
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The “Uphill Fight that the Black Community in America has Constantly Been Fighting Towards”: UCSB and IV Community Speak on Black Lives Matter Movement

As protest headlines disappear from mainstream news, it remains unclear how the Black Lives Matter movement has changed, or will change, the community of Isla Vista and UCSB.
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UCSB Alum and Literary Partner Publish Mental Health-Focused Poetry Collection

The poetry collection takes readers through the ups and downs of heartbreak, loss and letting go with the intent to shine light on mental health struggles.
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UCSB Professor Explores Race in the U.S. Through a South Asian Lens, in New Novel “Members Only”

Pandya said his initial ideas for the novel began in 2016, a year he published his first collection, “The Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella.”
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Amidst Partying in Isla Vista, UCSB Continues To Warn Students About Coronavirus Risks

I.V.’s cramped living conditions, infamous for housing 10 or more people under the same roof, can make tracking the spread of coronavirus increasingly difficult. 
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In an Unwavering Fight Against Brain Cancer, a Gaucho’s Legacy Shines Through

Several of Raul Garcia's friends spoke to the Nexus about the ways in which he brings joy to their lives and why their friendships with him are everlasting.  
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