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UCSB says it’s sticking with Munger’s mega-dorm

By   /  Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UCSB says it’s sticking with Munger’s mega-dorm

Despite drawing national attention and criticism, UC Santa Barbara isn’t backing down from the design of the proposed Munger Hall dormitory on the university’s campus. Charlie Munger, the 97-year-old vice chairman of Warren Buffet’s firm Berkshire Hathaway, has pledged $200 million to UCSB to build the student housing development. The project budget is “in the Read More →

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ParentSquare takes its school-tech platform nationwide

By   /  Friday, October 8th, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, South Coast, Startups, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on ParentSquare takes its school-tech platform nationwide

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Our View: Cal Lutheran’s investments in science and tech will pay off; SLO takes big step with new mayor

By   /  Friday, October 8th, 2021  /  Editorials, Education, Government, Latest news, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Our View: Cal Lutheran’s investments in science and tech will pay off; SLO takes big step with new mayor

This month, California Lutheran University is unveiling some big investments in the future of its Thousand Oaks campus. The Swenson Science Hall, officially dedicated on Oct. 22, will add a 47,000-square-foot facility dedicated to research and science education, that will more than double the amount of available space on campus dedicated to those purposes. With Read More →

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CSUCI wins $5M federal grant

By   /  Thursday, October 7th, 2021  /  Education, Government, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on CSUCI wins $5M federal grant

CSU Channel Islands has received a nearly $5 million federal grant to help a new initiative aimed at boosting diversity and enhancing success for students seeking to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. The competitive $4,999,990 grant was open to the nation’s colleges and universities designated as Hispanic-Serving Institutions from the United Read More →

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Latino economy grew fast in 2010s, CLU report says

By   /  Friday, September 24th, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Latino economy grew fast in 2010s, CLU report says

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Our View: Universities keep our region on top in innovation

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: Universities keep our region on top in innovation

If you want to know why the innovation culture is so important to the regional economy, look no further than the 2021 ranking of our top universities. In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released Sept. 12, UC Santa Barbara cracked the top five among national public universities. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Read More →

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Opinion: ‘Use it or lose it’ policy wastes our natural resources

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  Education, Energy, Government, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: ‘Use it or lose it’ policy wastes our natural resources

By James Salzman The Bureau of Land Management auction in February 2016 for oil and gas drilling rights near Arches National Park was unremarkable. The high bidder, Tempest Exploration Co. LLC, paid $2,500 for the 1,120-acre lease by credit card and began paying annual rental fees. What soon did prove remarkable, though, was the revelation Read More →

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