With the country’s first Environmental Studies program and the birthplace of Earth Day, leadership is no stranger here in Santa Barbara. But that doesn’t stop UCSB faculty and students from pursuing innovation in the field. Robert Stark talks to UCSB Professor Simone Pulver about her new environmental leadership incubator class.
At the end of April, KCSB News profiled several sexual assault cases at UCSB that were overturned at the beginning of the 2018 2019 school year. While the three cases differed in their respective details, the university-determined ruling in each case was reversed in an appellate court, which found a […]
A report aiming to capture the magnitude of the US’s teacher shortage was released by the Economic Policy Institute last month. Tine Sloan, an associate teaching professor at the university of California, Santa Barabara, talked to KCSB about the shortage and its causes, as well as how organizations and legislators […]
On Tuesday, April 16th, The Associated Students of UCSB held a townhall to re-evaluate the communities progress towards Food Security of students and the community of Isla Vista. KCSB reporter Kody Chong covers the issues brought by speakers and community members at the town hall.
This week, the week of April 22nd, Thi Bui, author and artist behind the UCSB 2019 Reads selection, The Best We Could Do, came to UCSB for a talk at Campbell Hall. One of our News Directors, Dorothy Tang, had the opportunity to interview her. In collaboration with the Public […]
KCSB News presented a panel on Monday, February 25th, 2019 regarding the implications of (un)natural disasters on marginalized communities due to non-inclusive and outdated policies. The panel featured representatives from the UCSB Environmental Studies Department, UCSB Students for Environmental Justice, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Central Coast Alliance for a […]
Both students and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department are planning for Deltopia, which is a social “street party” organized for this upcoming weekend. KCSB’s Megan Stafford speaks with Deputy Justin Schroeder about the precautions local law enforcement is taking and what Goleta residents and UCSB students can do to stay […]
This past Friday, a terrorist shot and killed 51 people in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Today, the UCSB Muslim Student Association held a noontime vigil at Storke Tower in solidarity with the victims, families, and community at large. Here are highlights from today’s UCSB “Standing in Solidarity with […]
UPTE-CWA, a union representing 15,000 UC workers, is planning a labor rally beneath Storke Tower this coming Wednesday. KCSB’s Megan Stafford has more information on the UC system-wide strike: Another labor strike is happening at UCSB, the University Professional Technical Employee-Communications Workers of America (UPTE-CWA), a union that represents 15,000 […]
On January 22nd, the UCSB Library presented a lecture by Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating in conjunction with UCSB Reads, exploring some of the themes found in this year’s book, The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. KCSB’s Daisy Kershaw speaks with clinical psychologist Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating about her work studying […]
Recently, a public demonstration took place outside of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s regional office in remembrance of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill and to bring attention to the plans to drastically expand offshore drilling operations. Even with petroleum at the forefront of residents’ minds, many are still […]
AFSCME workers staged a UC-wide strike last week that garnered sympathy strikes from several other UC-wide unions. KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali summarized the strike, and why workers voted for it. Photo Credits: KCSB Staff
A research project launching out of UC Santa Barbara is using more than just technology to help fish off our coastline. KCSB’s Anita Carraher has the story. Find out more about the project here: spottinggiantseabass.msi.ucsb.edu/ Image credit: Spotting Giant Sea Bass Project
The NewCen is a proposed University Center renovation introduced by Associated Students President Hieu Le last January. The proposal has received attention because of its associated student fee. Héctor Sánchez Castañeda spoke with Daily Nexus reporter and news editor Shomik Mukherjee about the reporting he’s been doing over the past […]
Firefighters from across the state continue their battle against The Thomas Fire. Unhealthy air quality, along with intermittent power outages prompted UC Santa Barbara officials to postpone final exams, which were supposed to take place this week. Instead – the many services on campus are closed and students have left […]