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UCSB Postpones Commencement, Will Host “Virtual Ceremony” in June

The decision to postpone commencement comes two weeks after the university announced it would be transitioning to remote instruction through the end of April.
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Pandemic Pedagogy: Professors Prepare For First Quarter of Remote Instruction

Now, with the pressure of all classes being taught online, the time to carefully develop courses is quickly dwindling.
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In the Limbo of Coronavirus, International Students Struggle With Housing and Travel

As of Fall Quarter 2019, there are 3,261 international undergraduate students attending UCSB — composing 14% of the campus population — as well as 914 international graduate students. 
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Santa Barbara MTD Announces Route Changes, Free Fares and Social Distancing Procedures

These changes will be in place indefinitely. 
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Following Governor Newsom’s “Stay At Home” Order, University Aims To Curb Number of Employees on Campus

Individuals who cannot work from home and who are not “essential service providers” are eligible for paid leave.
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CALPIRG Draws Attention to Climate Change Through Anti-Oil Demonstration

During the demonstration, approximately 25 students dressed in all black laid down in the plaza, representing an oil spill, while speakers around them spoke about the dangers of oil drilling. 
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UC President Extends Employees’ Paid Leave With Executive Order

Paid leave hours be used only in specific circumstances, such as if employees are subject to shelter-in-place orders, or if family members or themselves are exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.
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UC Freshmen Applications Decrease for a Second Consecutive Year, Transfer Applications Rise

University-wide, freshmen applicants decreased from 176,530 in 2019 to 172,099 in 2020, according to the data.
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? UCSB Students Grapple With I.V. Leases After University Recommends Moving Home

Isla Vista Tenants Union lawyer Robin Unander is working with the university to send a memo to UCSB students about their housing options.
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LIVE: Updates on Coronavirus in Santa Barbara County, on UC Santa Barbara Operations

This post will be updated daily.
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In Photos | A Campus Deserted

Yesterday, UCSB's winter quarter finals week began – but instead of the typical packed Arbor and swamped library, the campus appeared absent of students.
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UCSB Faculty Association Issues Letter Advising Against the Use of ProctorU Testing Services

The student information ProctorU collects and releases to third parties also includes fingerprints, faceprints, voiceprints and retina scans.
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UCDC Cancels Spring Quarter Program, Withdraws Winter Quarter Attendees Due to Coronavirus

The UCDC cancellation is the latest in a slew of study abroad and transfer student program cancellations.
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All Five UCSB Students Test Negative For Coronavirus, Remain Under Quarantine

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department said the remaining test results would come back by Wednesday at the latest. 
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Facing a Digital Spring Quarter, UCSB Preps Faculty for Remote Instruction

To help facilitate the transition from in-person instruction to remote instruction, Instructional Development is providing instructors with an assortment of tools, resources and workshops.
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