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  • Ganging up on a millennial

    Ganging up on a millennial
    Millennials had a rough week on The Times' letters page. In addition to the handful of responses Thursday agreeing with the editorial that criticized student leaders at UC Santa Barbara for calling on professors to flag any potentially distressful class...
  • Letters: Take PTSD in college seriously

    Re "Warning: This editorial may upset you," Editorial, March 31 The Times claims, "The latest attack on academic freedom comes not from government authorities or corporate pressure but from students." That is completely ridiculous. The Times needs...
  • 3 gay men die of meningitis in L.A. County

    3 gay men die of meningitis in L.A. County
    Three gay men sickened from meningitis in L.A. County have died, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday. The department announced earlier this week that there have been eight cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the county...
  • Letters: Learning isn't always comfortable

    Re "Warning: This editorial may upset you," Editorial, March 31 The Times' editorial on an effort at UC Santa Barbara to have professors put "trigger warnings" on their course syllabi when lecture material may cause some distress reminded me of a...
  • Why 'trigger warnings'? We already live in a hair-trigger world.

     Why 'trigger warnings'? We already live in a hair-trigger world.
    Academia has always been an easy target for mockery. Henry Kissinger observed that university politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so low, and one logical extension is that liberal arts departments are steeped in self-importance...
  • County urges meningitis vaccinations for men who have sex with men

    County urges meningitis vaccinations for men who have sex with men
    Citing a recently identified uptick in potentially deadly meningococcal disease, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommended Wednesday that men who have sex with men get a meningitis vaccination. All men who have sex with men, whether...
  • The liberal professor who stepped right into an anti-abortion trap

    The liberal professor who stepped right into an anti-abortion trap
    You want a recipe for confrontation? Take a bunch of graphic photos of aborted fetuses onto a University of California campus -- or maybe any college campus -- and watch the fireworks. Emotions can run high when liberal college students debate the...
  • Warning: College students, this editorial may upset you

     Warning: College students, this editorial may upset you
    The latest attack on academic freedom comes not from government authorities or corporate pressure but from students. At UC Santa Barbara, the student Senate recently passed a resolution that calls for mandatory "trigger warnings" — cautions from...
  • UC Santa Barbara water polo player, 19, drowns during practice

    UC Santa Barbara water polo player, 19, drowns during practice
    Officials are saying that a 19-year-old UC Santa Barbara water polo player who was found unresponsive at the bottom of a pool during practice died of an accidental drowning. Nick Johnson, a sophomore at UCSB, was swimming laps at the Santa Barbara...
  • UCSB professor vs. antiabortion protester: 'Trauma trigger' is no defense

    UCSB professor vs. antiabortion protester: 'Trauma trigger' is no defense
    Mireille Miller-Young, a feminist studies professor at UC Santa Barbara, has been charged with battery, vandalism and theft after she allegedly stole and destroyed the sign of an antiabortion protester on campus and then pushed and scratched the 16-year-...
  • UC will take part in Hawaii telescope project with Caltech

    SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California took a big step Thursday toward what astronomers predict will be vastly improved exploration of the solar system and universe. The UC regents approved the university's participation in the...