Daily Nexus

Lobbyists Melt I.C.E. in Jails

The Central Coast Immigrant Rights Coalition and UC Santa Barbara Lobby Corps have been lobbying the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to remove Immigration and Customs Enforcement from county jails… In addition to the UCSB Lobby Corps, Santa Barbara City College, Allan Hancock College and Westmont College have been assisting CCIRC. more

Former Gaucho Track Star Aims for the Podium at Debut Olympics

Four years after graduating from UCSB, former Gaucho track star Barbara Nwaba will be competing at her first Olympics in Brazil after winning the heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon last month. … Shortly after her graduation, she joined the Santa Barbara Track Club, which was founded by Priester, a former assistant coach for Gaucho track and field. Priester, who specializes in coaching the multi-events (heptathlon and decathlon), now runs one of the premier running clubs in the country, training just down the coast at the Westmont College track. more

Gauchos Impress at Aztec Invitational

The Gauchos next action will be this Friday and Saturday at the Sam Adams Multi-Events at Westmont College and the Bruin Legends Invite at UCLA. more

UCSB Track and Field Still Developing, Events at Westmont College Saturday

UCSB’s track and field teams will remain in local territory this Saturday as they will compete at Westmont College before heading on the road next weekend to participate in the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State University.

The Gaucho women are coming off of a winning day last Saturday at UC Riverside in a double-dual meet against the Highlanders and rival Cal Poly, while the men just barely fell short against both UCR and the Mustangs. more

UCSB Dominates Gaucho Round-Up

The Gauchos track and field team started off the season strong with a rout Saturday at Westmont College in its double dual meet against the Pepperdine Waves and the home Warriors. more

‘Orange is the New Black’ Inspiration to Visit UCSB

UCSB Reads will bring Piper Kerman, author of the novel that inspired the Netflix Series “Orange is the New Black”, to campus during Spring quarter this year. … Metzger said the library’s search committee — composed of professors from the university, Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College — held meetings throughout the summer before finally deciding to host Kerman. Metzger also said the program needs more students to serve on the committee responsible for choosing an author. more

Two Gauchos Selected in MLS SuperDraft

Schmetz was named College Sports Madness Defender of the Year for … in 2011 during his first year at UCSB after transferring from Westmont. more

Westmont College Hosts Seaside Luncheon with Former Secretary of State Kissinger

Hosted by Westmont College, the elegant luncheon cost a hefty $1,500 per person and presented a ‘fireside chat’-style talk led by Westmont College President Gayle Beebe. The 90-year-old Kissinger — known for opening international relations with the People’s Republic of China and negotiating the Paris Peace Accords, amongst other major political moves — fielded questions regarding chemical weapons in Syria, the U.S. approach to resolving conflict in the Middle East, contemporary immigration issues and the concept of American ‘exceptionalism’. more

Gauchos Place at Sam Adams Invitational

Competition for the Sam Adams Multi-Event Invitational began on Friday at Westmont College. UCSB sent multiple athletes to compete against some of the world’s best in the two-day meet that features the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon. more

UCSB Competes at Sam Adams Invitational

Following impressive performances at the Cal Poly Invitational and Cal/Nevada Championships this past week, UCSB track & field turned its attention to the Sam Adams Multi-Event that took place here in Santa Barbara at Westmont College on Apr. 2 and 3. more

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