UC News

UC Refuses To Disclose Information Regarding Accellion Data Hack

The Nexus submitted a PRA to the UC Office of the President and UCSB on May 10, asking for internal communication discussing the Accellion data breach. Both refused to comply with the request. 
read more

UCSB External Vice President of Statewide Affairs Named President of UC Student Association

Quintero-Cubillan ran on a platform of making UCSA a more equitable space and strengthening federal lobbying power by connecting UCSA to other student unions.
read more

UC President Plans Overhaul to Campus Policing

In a letter to the UC community, Drake called the plan “transformational,” and said that the new approach will be “data-driven, service-oriented [and] community centric.”
read more

UC Releases COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

According to the policy, UC students, staff and faculty will only be given an exemption for the following reasons: medical conditions, disabilities or religious beliefs.
read more

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.
read more

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.
read more

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.
read more

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. 
read more

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.
read more

“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. 
read more

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.
read more

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. 
read more

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.
read more

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.
read more

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.
read more