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November 1, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ultimately, Rodolfo Acuna said, his victory was not just about age or academics or politics. It was about human rights. "Society has to change or it will blow up," the Chicano studies professor said to a crowd of admirers, lawyers, researchers and reporters Tuesday after winning a federal age-discrimination lawsuit against the University of California at Santa Barbara. "But if we work together, we can move mountains together."
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March 5, 2008 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
Jason Vonstraussenburg worked at UC Santa Barbara for 14 years, a skilled technician who could whip together repairs on complicated pieces of lab equipment when scientists needed them in a hurry. At 61, he was a genial colleague, a homeowner, an avid metal sculptor, a father, a husband and a registered Republican. He was everything, police said, except Jason Vonstraussenburg.
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November 11, 1989 | STEVE LOWERY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sun is shining, the skies are clear and nearly 100 merry funsters from the University of California at Santa Barbara are committing wholesale mayhem. Is this fun or what? It is college football, but there are no scholarships here, no deep-pocket boosters, just the game played for the joy of competition and the incomparable delight of joining with other fine young men to decimate, degrade and destroy an opponent. What else could a kid ask for? Division II status?
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November 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
James Powell made a fall-away three-point basket with 0.4 of a second left to cap UC Santa Barbara's 63-60 comeback victory over Nevada Las Vegas on Tuesday night at Santa Barbara. Alex Harris scored 16 of his game-high 19 points and Powell got all of his 15 during a second-half rally when the Gauchos (6-1) recovered from a 13-point deficit. The Rebels (4-2) had a 44-31 lead with 12:16 to play.
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July 22, 1989 | LARRY GORDON and MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writers
Former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert A. Huttenback on Friday was stripped of his $84,000-a-year salary and suspended from the faculty pending an appeal of his conviction for embezzling university funds spent on improvements to his private home. The action by the UC Regents means that Huttenback would become the first tenured professor to be dismissed in the 120-year history of the UC system if he loses all his state court appeals, officials said.
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February 26, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most men's fingertips graze the bottom of their shorts. Eric McArthur's wrists meet the hem of his shorts, and his hands dangle below, slender fingers reaching toward his knees. McArthur is 6-feet-7, but from fingertip to fingertip, his arms measure 7 feet 3 1/4 inches--"maybe 3 1/2," he says. His nickname at UC Santa Barbara is The Freeze, which even McArthur finds difficult to explain. To his oldest and best friends, he remains "Arms."
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July 16, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
Former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback was convicted Friday of embezzling more than $100,000 in university funds and of five counts of income tax evasion in connection with money that was spent on improvements to his home. Huttenback, who was found not guilty of three counts of insurance fraud and two counts of tax evasion linked to the fraud charges, faces up to eight years in prison.
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October 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Parking fees at UC Santa Barbara may go up as much as $15 per month, to $50--a 43% increase. Administrators say the fees must rise to cover the cost of constructing needed buildings. "Parking is something essential for our jobs," said Mario Garcia, a professor of history and Chicano studies. "We should not be charged one penny for our jobs." The proposed increase would help finance a $26-million stacked structure to replace an existing flat parking lot.
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March 3, 2001
Albert Levy, who was critically injured when a car plowed through a crowd of students in Isla Vista near the UC Santa Barbara campus, was taken off life support and his condition upgraded Friday, according to hospital officials. Levy's condition "went from critical to serious yesterday, so he's getting better," said Linda Jones, nursing supervisor for Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Four people were killed in the Feb.
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April 8, 1987 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
A state auditor general's report Tuesday accused the University of California, Santa Barbara, administration and the university's main fund-raising organization of inappropriately spending or losing more than $800,000 over the last six years due to poor management. University administrators and officials of the UCSB Foundation, a nonprofit corporation formed to raise private funds for the university, routinely ignored fiscal regulations, auditors concluded.
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September 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Santa Barbara was admonished by federal antidiscrimination watchdogs for allegedly denying tenure to a professor after she took time off to have two children. There was reasonable cause to believe the university discriminated against professor Laurie Freeman, 41, in 2003 when she was denied a lifetime appointment as a tenured professor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in San Francisco ruled Sept. 6. Freeman was granted tenure by the university this summer.
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April 23, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Seventeen students have been evicted from a dorm at UC Santa Barbara because of repeated violations that included urinating in halls and tampering with fire equipment, officials said. UC Santa Barbara housing officials handed out the eviction notices Wednesday to students living at the campus' Santa Cruz Hall. The students, all believed to be freshmen, were given 24 hours to get out, said university spokesman Paul Desruisseaux.
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March 10, 2005 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Nothing this season has been easy for Long Beach State or UC Santa Barbara. Long Beach needed a furious surge at the end of the regular season just to make the Big West Conference tournament, while Santa Barbara had trouble fielding a legitimate roster throughout the season. So why would Wednesday's first-round game between the teams be any different at the Anaheim Convention Center? Both teams did their best to give it away before Santa Barbara pulled away late for a 55-49 victory.
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March 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Montecito couple's $2 million donation pushed fundraising past the halfway mark for the Center for Film, Television and New Media at UC Santa Barbara. The gift from Joseph and Helene Pollock, longtime leaders in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival organization, assures construction of the facility's centerpiece public theater. It will be named in honor of the Pollocks. About $5.75 million has been raised toward the $10-million privately funded center.
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March 10, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
It's hard to consider 23-6 a down year, but UC Santa Barbara didn't have quite the season it had envisioned in November, when there were hopes of breaking into the national top 10. "Our kids are little disappointed this year, not meeting some of our goals," said Gaucho Coach Mark French. "But we have other goals that are still in front of us. So even if we're not as happy as we've been in past years, I think there is some pressure taken off by not being ranked. We're under the radar again."
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February 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
In an effort to clean up the Isla Vista party scene, some campus leaders want to ban weekend visitor parking at UC Santa Barbara. The plan is to bar anyone without a legitimate reason to be on the campus on Friday and Saturday from midnight to 4 a.m., supporters said. A system would be devised so cars belonging to students, staff and their guests would still be able to park.
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March 7, 1987 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A UC Santa Barbara buildings and grounds official agreed Friday to plead no contest to three counts of embezzlement of university funds and supplies, the Santa Barbara County district attorney's office announced. The plea-bargaining agreement calls for Holger Chris Ferdinandson to repay $100,000 to the university and to be sentenced to four years and four months in prison. Formal sentencing was set April 15.
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January 27, 1996 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chicano Studies professor Rodolfo Acuna, who successfully sued the University of California for age bias, may collect more than $300,000 in damages but is not entitled to teach at its Santa Barbara campus, a federal judge has ruled. In denying Acuna's request for a tenured post at UC Santa Barbara, the judge found that the animosity between him and his potential colleagues was so great after 3 1/2 years of litigation that it would make his appointment "both impractical and inappropriate."
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January 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The boozy Friday night party scene in Isla Vista is getting close scrutiny by the head of the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. ABC Director Jerry Jolly will stroll through the Del Playa Drive area and hear from local officials who blame the party-hearty problem on open-door bashes featuring free keg beer.
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August 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Army has promised a $50-million research grant to set up a biotechnology center at UC Santa Barbara. The university's largest-ever federal research grant will go toward helping scientists harness the technology that builds sea sponges and seashells and allows moths to sniff out mates. The Army Research Office has promised up to $50 million over five years.
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