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Majority of Fall Quarter Classes To Be Held Remotely, Tuition and Student Fees Will Not Change

Any student who wishes to continue learning entirely remotely will be given the option to do so.
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UCSB Confirms Two Additional Cases of Coronavirus Among Students

One of the two students worked for the Dining Services but had not been at work for more than a week and was not involved in food preparation.
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UC Reaches Open-Access Publishing Deal With Springer Nature

The new deal comes just over a year after the UC walked away from its 20-year partnership with Elsevier over disagreements surrounding the UC’s push for open-access research articles.
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UC Regents Endorse Repeal of Affirmative Action Ban

In order to appear on the California ballot in November, the amendment to repeal Proposition 209 must pass through the California State Senate with two-thirds approval. 
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On-Campus Living Requirement Waived for Senators for Upcoming School Year

The on-campus housing requirement — a part of A.S. Legal Code — has long been a subject of debate on the Senate table.
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UC Academics Explore the Black Lives Matter Movement and Greater Themes During “The Fire This Time: Race at Boiling Point”

The webinar featured prominent speakers who discussed the greater themes surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and institutionalized racism.
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Two UCSB Dining Services Staff Members Test Positive for Coronavirus

Dining services employees have been following sanitizing and cleaning protocols and wearing face coverings and gloves to reduce the chance of transmission.
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UCSB Library Offers Community Perspectives in New COVID-19 Archives Project

Through a google form on the University Library website, interested participants can answer questions about their coronavirus stories.
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A.S. Senate Passes Two Resolutions Supporting Indigenous Nations

During the public forum, students expressed the importance of representation for Indigenous students, who make up only 1% of the school’s population.
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Thirty Meter Telescope Has Received $68M From UC in Past Six Years

The financial report was obtained through a California Public Records Act from Mauna Kea Protectors at UC Berkeley and details the UC’s contributions to TMT from October 2014 to February 2020. 
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Editorial | Why Has UCSB Not Addressed Allegations of Severe UCPD Misconduct?

To this day, the student body knows very little about what is happening within the UCSB Police Department. 
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UCSB Grad Students Receive Extended Degree and Candidacy Timelines But Funding Remains Uncertain

Some graduate students are saying that it is unclear how many students — faced with the cost associated with an extra year of study — will utilize this offer. 
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A.S. Senate Passes Resolution Addressing On-Campus Housing Under a Fall Quarter Hybrid Scenario

The resolution, which is positional and only takes a stance on the issue, urges the university to “bear the increased financial consequences of a situation that is essentially out of their control."
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Achievement Unlocked: UCSB’s Gaming Community Adapts to Remote Instruction

While clubs have faced difficulties staying together as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Gaucho Gaming is uniquely positioned to make the leap from in-person to digital social events.
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Close to 1,000 March to Sands Beach for Justice for George Floyd on Saturday

Floyd’s death — as well as the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade — have ignited protests against violence toward Black people in over a dozen cities. 
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