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Eyes on Your Own Tabs: How Academic Dishonesty Has Evolved in Remote Learning

Students collaborating during exams and accessing “study websites” like Chegg are the most common occurrences of academic misconduct. 
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Eight Arrested at Save the San Marcos Foothills Protest

The group, Save the San Marcos Foothills, has planned a sit-in throughout the weekend and is currently negotiating with the land developers.
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Large Student Gatherings Continue Despite County Ordinance and University Action

On Jan. 29, UCSB sent a campus-wide email to students that laid out the academic consequences of violating public health orders and stressed the importance of taking safety precautions.
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Cases Decline, But Santa Barbara County Remains in the Purple Tier

The county’s rates of adjusted cases and positive tests have declined enough to allow for the reopening of elementary schools, provided that an approved safety plan is in place. 
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SB County Board of Supervisors Approves $13.3 million for Rent and Utility Assistance

The rental assistance program has been in service since Feb. 15 and will continue to be in service until Dec. 30 or unless funds run out sooner.   
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Most Classes To Be Held Remotely, RecCen and University Library Hopeful For Limited Reopening in Spring Quarter

For the upcoming summer quarter, Yang said UCSB is working on a plan to offer an “enhanced summer quarter” with both remote and residential opportunities.
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Recap: Feb. 19 Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Press Conference

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has currently administered 93% of its given allotments of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
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SB County Public Health Department Officials Field Community’s Vaccine Questions at Town Hall Event, Address Vaccine Access Equity

As of Feb. 11, the county has used at least 81% of its current vaccine allotment from the federal government.
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Limited Winter Quarter Housing Allows Few RAs To Return to Campus

Given the uncertainty surrounding the job and housing security during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of RAs who had their offers rescinded signed leases for off-campus housing instead.
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A.S. Human Rights Board Hosts Book Drive for Individuals in Prison, Receives Over 300 Books

Volunteers organized no-contact pickup or drop-off time slots with each donor to mitigate COVID-19 transmission.
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Women’s Network Opens UCSB Chapter

The Women’s Network is an organization that connects collegiate women around the country and facilitates professional growth through workshops, networking events and speakers.
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Econ Assistant Professor and Grad Students Publish Report on Campus Police Department Calling for Greater Transparency

The report was authored by three department members following the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, and later circulated internally among UCSB faculty in the social sciences division. 
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SBSO Makes Four Arrests Following Investigation Into January Goleta Shooting

Sheriff Bill Brown described the double homicide as a “robbery ripoff,” in which the two victims planned to sell at least half a pound of marijuana to the suspects but were robbed instead. 
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Second Victim From January Goleta Shooting Dies, Identified as First-Year UCSB Student

No arrests have been made and a suspect is still at large.
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Student-Led Social Media Platforms Keep Tabs on Parties, Large Gatherings in Isla Vista

The platform owners hope that their advocacy will help UCSB students in Isla Vista feel safe and informed amid the pandemic.
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