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Isla Vista, UCSB’s COVID-19 Cases Spike With Winter Surge

As of Jan. 12, UCSB is reporting 262 active cases, and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard is reporting 635 active cases in Isla Vista. 
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UC Leadership Affirms Support for DACA Program

The chancellors’ letter described both the sizable presence that DACA participants have across UC campuses and the value they bring as students, employees and community members.
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UCSB Gives Instructors Discretion Over Holding Classes In-Person or Remotely For Last Two Weeks of January

UCSB is the only UC school to not fully extend remote learning through Jan. 28. 
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Some UC Campuses Extend Remote Learning Period; UCSB Still To Return on Jan. 18 While COVID-19 Cases Peak for University

UC Santa Barbara is yet to make any such announcement about extending its remote learning period.
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UCSB Announces Remote Learning for First Two Weeks of Winter Quarter

Current plans indicate that UC schools will remain online till Jan. 17, 2022, though that plan may change depending on the spread of COVID-19.
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University of California Recognizes Student Researcher Union

The acknowledgement comes after a bevy of legislative backing for the union, including 49 members of the California State Assembly and 30 members of California’s congressional delegation. 
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Student Researchers Union Votes to Authorize Strike, Union Members Optimistic for Negotiations

Rebecca Martin, an organizer with SRU-UAW and a first-year electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, said that the union is currently in a state of determining “strike-readiness.”
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Texas Court Ruling Puts Future of DACA Program in Jeopardy

An estimated 4,000 undocumented students are enrolled across UC campuses, according to 2020 data.
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UC Eliminates Testing Requirement in Admissions

All other admissions criteria will remain, following the dropping of the test requirement.
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Former UC Associate Vice Chancellors, Campus Architects Send Letter Against Munger Hall to UC Regents and President Drake

The undersigned also said that Munger Hall would be ​the most expensive residential project in UC history. 
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Student Researcher Union Authorizes Strike Due to Lack of Recognition From the UC

The strike vote “does not necessarily mean we will go on strike, just that a strike can be called if circumstances justify,” the Student Researches United-UAW website read.
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Strike Averted as UC Lecturers Reach Historic Deal, Securing Job Security and Better Pay

The new contract, announced early on Wednesday, includes significant improvements to job security, salaries, paid family leave policy and better workload standards, according to the union.
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UC Issues Flu Vaccination Requirement for the 2021-22 year

Those who opt out of the requirement must continue wearing masks or face coverings on campus “to the end of the flu season."
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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. 
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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.
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