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UC Regents Discuss Proposed Tuition Increase Beginning in 2022

The plan proposes assigning a tuition and fee level to each incoming cohort of students and keeping that number flat for six years following enrollment.
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UC To Require COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of In-Person Class Return This Fall

The proposed policy would go into effect once a vaccine has been granted full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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UC System, Including UCSB, Receives Largest Undergraduate Applicant Pool in History

UCSB's record application cycle saw a 16% increase in freshman applications and an 8% increase in transfer applications compared to last year.
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UC Students Spread Hope and Gratitude Through COVID-19 Compassion Projects

As UCSB students continue to have a hand in spreading positivity to vulnerable communities, some have had the opportunity to experience the fruit of their compassion projects first hand. 
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Students and Faculty React to the Announcement of an In-Person Fall Quarter 2021

While some are eagerly awaiting the return of in-person learning, others feel that expecting a return to business as usual is premature.
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“Who Guards the Guards:” UC Black Staff and Faculty Organization Discuss the Past, Present and Future of Law Enforcement in Police Panel

One problem brought up by the panel is the trend of police officers living outside of the communities they serve, be it because of financial restrictions or other reasons. 
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New Study Recommends UC Suspend Standardized Testing After 2025

If a new test is not implemented by 2025, the testing requirement will be eliminated altogether.
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UC System Plans for In-Person Instruction in Fall 2021

The UC’s statement on Monday marks the first systemwide announcement of a return to in-person instruction. 
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UC Implements New Policy on Gender Identity and Lived Names Recognition

The guidelines provide “at least three gender options,” such as male, female and nonbinary, across all UC information systems.
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UC Regents Approve 2021-22 Budget, Special Needs Report

The UC Board of Regents Nov. 19 remote meeting focused on the impact of financial losses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UC Regents Discuss Alternative Approaches to Financial Aid

The primary focus of the Nov. 18 meeting was Option 7: The Road to the Debt-Free UC.
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UC Regents Discuss Better Representation and Outreach to Indigenous UC Students

The UC Board of Regents convened remotely on Nov. 18 to discuss a number of items relating to academics, including admissions and outreach to Indigenous students. 
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Under Pressure from the Pandemic, UC Lecturers’ Union Pushes for New Contracts with Better Protections

The UC has lost at least $2 billion in revenue due to COVID-19. Many lecturers say the economic fallout has worsened fears among their ranks over potential cuts and job losses.
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Prop 16 Failed to Pass. What’s Next for the UC System?

For student leaders on the “front lines” of campaigning, the decision came as a blow for those hoping to bring greater racial diversity to the UC system.
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State Audit Finds UC Inappropriately Admitted 64 Students, Four at UCSB

Between 2013 and 2019, 64 applicants were admitted to the four campuses “based on their personal or family connections to donors and university staff."
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