The housing crunch at UC Santa Barbara has eased a bit, with students no longer staying in hotels in Goleta, but worries remain about how the university will house its students in the coming years. Edith Gomez, a third-year sociology major at UCSB, began researching apartment rentals in Isla Vista about six months before the Read More →
UC Santa Barbara is caught between a housing mandate and the controversial ideas of a billionaire donor. In a pair of moves that have provided plenty of fodder for headlines but little progress, Goleta announced plans to sue UC Santa Barbara, saying it has not fulfilled its pledge to provide housing for thousands of students Read More →
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 →
UC Santa Barbara has released a notice of preparation for a new student housing development, Munger Hall, which was previously approved as part of the university’s Long Range Development Plan. Munger Hall, when built, would increase the university’s on-campus housing by 50%, with single-occupancy rooms, and will allow the university to eliminate triple housing in Read More →
You can tell the global markets are going through uncertain times because we are in the middle of a serious acronym drought. These days the BRICS are busted, the FANGS are fangless and “Chimerica,” the word once used to describe a world dominated by two economic giants, has lost its magic amid trade war tensions. Read More →
Munger made headlines nationwide when he gave $65 million to UC Santa Barbara to fund a planned scholars residence for the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, enlisting South Coast developer-financier-philanthropist Mike Towbes, whose Towbes Group will build the three-story project.