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President Napolitano Recommends Suspension of SAT and ACT

The ACT and SAT would be optional for two years, with testing requirements eliminated completely for two years after that.
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UCSB Considers Hybrid-Instruction Courses for Fall Quarter 2020

The county confirmed Isla Vista’s first case of coronavirus on March 30. Five weeks later, it remains I.V.’s only confirmed case.
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Isla Vista Youth Projects Moves Services Online, Aims To Help Families Impacted by Coronavirus

Isla Vista Youth Projects usually provides year-round, full-day childcare, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the group to convert its services into an online platform.
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Gauchospace Sees Increased Visits, New Challenges Amid Remote Instruction Transition

Professors, teaching assistants and students are in the midst of cramming a quarter’s worth of normally in-person courses into GauchoSpace’s online platform.
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All Summer Sessions To Be Conducted Remotely, University Announces

The university has yet to announce a decision about the status of fall quarter instruction. 
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The Furry Faces Behind UCSB’s Pet Community

The job of running an Instagram dedicated to a pet may seem easy, but there’s always “the pressure for everything to look nice, have a defined ‘aesthetic’ and post frequently.” 
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UCSB Information Technology Will Pilot Student Internship Program in Summer 2020

The internships will focus students on UCSB-wide development and implementation of Salesforce, JupyterHub, data, cloud, library and web services.
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UC Davis Student Sues the UC Over Spring-Term Student Fees in Class-Action Lawsuit

Students who have paid “any fees” to the UC for this spring term are included in the lawsuit and will have their student fees reimbursed if the court sides with the plaintiff.
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UCSB Teaching Assistants End Wildcat Strike, Submit Withheld Winter Quarter Grades

UCSB graduate students were the last of any UC campus to continue withholding grades.
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The Elephant in the Zoom: How Student Orgs Are Adapting to Virtual Member Engagement

According to the Office of Student Life, there are currently 366 registered campus organizations at UCSB, many of whom are attempting to transfer their membership services online. 
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UC Santa Cruz COLA Strikers To Submit Withheld Fall and Winter Grades

Around 80 UCSC graduate students who were dismissed from their spring TA positions are still without work.
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Goleta City Council Votes To Provide Library Services in Isla Vista

The chosen option for a hybrid-style library includes multiple pop-up services, such as book vending machines, book drops, pop-up libraries and a cargo van.
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Sixth UCPD Lawsuit Filed Against Department, Alleging Sexual Harassment

In the sixth lawsuit, filed in February, former officer Amanda Siegel levies accusations against current UC Police Department Officer Michael Little and Sergeant Gregory Smorodinsky.
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As Students Disappear From Campus and I.V., So Do Their Jobs

For many student employees who send money home or juggle multiple jobs to pay their way through college, paid administrative leave or remote work study isn’t enough. 
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CU Maintains Senate Majority, Executive Branch Splits Even

For the first time, both the Associated Students election campaigning and results night took place remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the shift to remote instruction.
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