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SBCC’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Home Health Aide (HHA) program, part of the college’s popular and acclaimed School of Nursing, got a shot in the arm this week in the form of a $385,000 grant from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation. The CNA/HHA program prepares students to give basic nursing care under the direction of a licensed nurse. The grant provides $300,000 for tuition and extra costs for 105 students each year for three years. The remaining $85,000 will go toward a study to determine the effectiveness of the program on career outcomes.

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Longtime UCSB Chicano/Chicana Studies professor Luis Leal passed away on 1/25 at 102 years young. Known to many as simply “Don Luis,” the Mexico-born Leal began teaching at UCSB in 1976. Known the world over as a scholar of Latin American and Mexican literature, Leal penned the seminal A Brief History of the Mexican Short Story along with 44 other books and some 400 scholarly articles. In 1997 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Bill Clinton. In 1995, UCSB created the Luis Leal endowed Chair in Chicano Studies.

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The numbers are in: According to a recent survey by NeighborhoodScout, Isla Vista topped the chart for the highest rate of property crime in American college neighborhoods. With loads of recently fledged teenagers living in close quarters with personal items often left unattended, college neighborhoods have a reputation for such misdeeds, and the survey reported 1,019 property crimes per 1,000 residents in I.V. Violent crime rates, however, were not included in the analysis.

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