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Studying abroad at UCSB: Trends across countries, majors and a pandemic

Since it was established in 1962, the UC Santa Barbara Education Abroad Program (EAP) has grown to over 170 programs that span across over 40 countries.
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Changing directions: Experiences of UCSB transfer student athletes

Five transfer athletes and UCSB's Deputy Athletics Director spoke about the lives and experiences of athletes who switch schools to play for UCSB.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Daily Nexus

Three years after the creation of the Diversity and Inclusion task force, here is how we have honored DEI.
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Flex your schedule: The best time to hit the Recreation Center

The Recreation Center is typically less crowded on weekdays in the early morning and late night and on weekends. People tend to visit on weekdays in the late afternoon and early evening.
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Asian American Major Bubble Chart

Beyond Stereotypes: Explaining the push behind Asian Americans in S.T.E.M.

Among majors with the highest percentage of Asian Americans, many S.T.E.M. majors such as microbiology, computer science, computer engineering, biochemistry, and molecular biology dominate the list.
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From Sinzenich to Santa Barbara, Leroy Zeller’s international student-athlete journey

Leroy Zeller led the UCSB men's soccer team to a conference final this past season and won Co-Goalkeeper of the Year of the Big West Conference.
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Sentiment Analysis of UCSB Strike Posts
Sentiment Analysis of UCSB Strike Posts

Keeping up with the UC labor strike: a UCSB social media sentiment analysis

The Daily Nexus Data Team analyzed the sentiment of social media discussions about the UC labor strike at UCSB. The sentiment was mixed across Discord, Reddit and Twitter.
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UCSB women’s swim team excels in academics over the past decade

The team has been selected as a Scholar All-America Team for years, and they have consistently earned a GPA over 3.5 for the past five years.
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UCSB men’s basketball off to blazing hot start with high-powered offense, although attendance continues to drop

The UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team has secured 8 wins out of their first 10 games under sixth-year head coach Joe Pasternack despite relatively low attendance numbers.
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Analysis of the response to Munger Hall using Twitter, Reddit data

Most of the discourse surrounding Munger Hall appears to be neutral with a slightly negative lean. The topic of Munger Hall was a popular discussion point beyond the UCSB community as well.
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To fund or not to fund: UCSB’s competitive research environment

UCSB receives plenty of research funding, but there is a skewed distribution of research funds among UCSB academic departments.
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Diwali Across the Globe

A look into the different ways people around the world celebrate Diwali.
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Halloween in Isla Vista

A look into the history of crowds and crime during Halloween weekend in Isla Vista and the consequent deterrents and restrictions put in place.
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Nexus explained: UC campus crime data from 2008-2016

Crimes rose across the UC campuses and the UCSB police arrested a higher rate of people than other campuses over the years.
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Rating “Rate My Professor”: exploring trends in UCSB professor ratings

In 2020, the quality of teaching, which had increased the year prior, begins to decrease while the difficulty reaches a peak, likely due to remote learning. 
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