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UC-Santa Barbara Won’t Challenge Web Site That Spotlights Crime on the Campus

February 25, 2005

Behind the stunning coastal beauty of the University of California at Santa Barbara lurk mayhem and danger, according to James H. Baron. He says his daughter left the university in 2003, in her junior year, because she was assaulted on campus.

In an effort to expose what he calls "deviant behaviors" of Santa Barbara students -- including drunkenness, drug use, and violence -- and what he sees as the lax attitude of administrators, Mr. Baron created a Web site called the Dark Side of UCSB (

Schools: University of California, Santa Barbara Cases: University of California, Santa Barbara: Attempt to Stop Website from Using Letters “UCSB”