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21 min ago | The Atlantic

How to Tap Latent Conservative Support for Climate-Change Policy

Both last month's Senate Climate Talkathon and Tom Steyer's $100 million dollar pledge to back environment-friendly candidates indicate the same thing: Democrats are getting serious about global warming again.

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Related Topix: US News, Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

4 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

Visionary Scholar and Activist Felice Blake Redefines Diversity as a...

Visionary scholar and activist Dr. Felice Blake will reconsider the meanings of diversity in a supposedly "post-racial" era as part of the MultiCultural Center's Diversity Lecture Series at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 6th at 5pm.

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Related Topix: Activism, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Santa Barbara, CA

8 hrs ago | Noozhawk

UCSB Offers Admission to 24,127 for Fall 2014

UC Santa Barbara has offered a place in its fall 2014 entering class to a total of 24,127 high school seniors.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Merced, CA

10 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

DJ Cook: Living in a Converted Garage With a Master's Degree

I am suffocated by student debt. I am 36 years old, I'm employed, and I live slightly above the poverty line.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

15 hrs ago | Popsugar.com

Emelie and Chanti's Whimsical DIY Wedding

Emelie Burnette already shared with us what she learned planning her gay wedding , and now we get to see the big day! Emelie and Chanti tied the knot last Summer in San Juan Bautista, CA, and Emelie is dishing all the details of their laid-back, DIY wedding .

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Related Topix: Wedding, us Travel, Travel, San Juan Bautista, CA, San Francisco, CA, Cake, Life, Dessert, Food, Baked Goods

19 hrs ago | Beachcomber

Think Like Us or Face Our Wrath

Are you afraid to speak your mind? I would bet many conservative people like me actually take time to seriously think about what they are going to say out of fear of being labeled with a very nasty adjective when addressing social and political issues.

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Related Topix: August, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Popular Lee Middle School teacher retiring after 23 years

Longtime Lee Middle School science teacher Kenneth Evans will be packing up his classroom including the classroom tortise at the end of the school year, retiring after more than 23 years.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, UC Berkeley, Federal Prisons, Prison, San Luis Obispo, CA

Science Daily

There's something ancient in the icebox: Three-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

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Related Topix: University of Vermont, Geology, Science

The Sietch Blog

Frozen in time: Three-million-year-old landscape still exists beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

Some of the landscape underlying the massive Greenland ice sheet may have been undisturbed for almost 3 million years, ever since the island became completely ice-covered, according to researchers funded by the National Science Foundation .

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Related Topix: University of Vermont, Idaho State University

Noozhawk

UCSB's Sustainability Efforts Helping Campus Ride Out Statewide Drought

Already at the forefront of sustainability efforts among California universities, UC Santa Barbara's long-standing commitment to water conservation has positioned the campus remarkably well to ride out the drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Huffington Post

Adyashanti Shares A Simple Yet Powerful Exercise To Release Negative Energy

Spiritual teacher Adyashanti , author of Falling Into Grace and Resurrecting Jesus says the thoughts in our heads must not be mistaken as our true identity.

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Related Topix: Super Soul Sunday, Entertainment, Television

The Daily Lobo

Student parents lacking support

She tells herself she'll fill out the applications - that she needs to so she can limit how much more her student debt of $32,000 grows - but she can't find the time.

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Related Topix: Portland State University, University of Minnesota, Washington State University, Kids

News Max

Liberal Activists Push Obama for More Executive Orders

Conservatives have criticized President Barack Obama's use of executive orders; liberal activists think he should use them more.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush

The San Francisco Foghorn

Trigger Warnings Threaten Academic Freedom

Early last week, the LA Times published an article, "Warning: College students, this editorial may upset you," about how the student Senate at UC Santa Barbara recently passed a resolution that calls for mandatory "trigger warnings" to be issued by professors to their students if an upcoming lecture, class discussion, activity and/or assignment ... (more)

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Oberlin College, University of Pennsylvania

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Sheriff seeks photos, video from Isla Vista bash

The April 5 brawl at the unsanctioned event known as Deltopia resulted in dozens of arrests and injuries to several law enforcement officers.

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Related Topix: Isla Vista, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA, Modesto, CA

Mail & Guardian

Oh Lord: It looks a lot like curtains

My very first encounter with God was a vicarious one and it was all because of my grandfather's car.

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Related Topix: World News, Ghana, Africa, California

Noozhawk

UCSB 'Critical Issues in America' Series Examines Poverty, Full Employment

"The poverty of modern-day America is a scandal rather than a tragedy. There's nothing natural about it.

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Independent Women's Forum

A Note from the Groves of Academe: Porn Expert Professes Delicate Sensibilities

Brandeis' cowardly cancellation, in the face of pressure from the combined forces of political correctness and Islamic extremism, of an invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to speak and receive an honorary degree has made me think about the sorts of women who do thrive in American academia.

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The Economist

Free exchange: Nice work if you can get out

FOR most of human history rich people had the most leisure. In "Downton Abbey", a drama about the British upper classes of the early 20th century, one aloof aristocrat has never heard of the term "weekend": for her, every day is filled with leisure.

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Related Topix: Pomona College

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Golfweek

Ogio UC Santa Barbara Intercollegiate

Carin Koch will spearhead Europe's defense of the Solheim Cup in Germany next year, the Ladies' European Tour announced today.

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