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UCLA May End Two Scholarships Supported by a Confederacy Heritage Group
The University of California Los Angeles is considering ending two scholarships supported by a Confederacy heritage group, reported Daily Bruin. The California division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy offers two scholarships to students who are descendants of a Confederate veteran or a veteran’s sibling. The university accepted an endowment from the group in […]
August 6, 2020
Online Drag Shows and Shoe Box Parade Floats: Campus Communities Virtually Celebrate Pride in Style
Online drag shows, miniature floats made out of shoe boxes, virtual panel discussions and dance parties – these are just a few of the ways LGBTQ students and alumni are marking Pride month. Even with parades shut down and campuses closed, college communities are gathering online to celebrate.
June 9, 2020
UCLA ‘Troubled’ the LAPD Is Using the University Stadium as a ‘Field Jail’ During Protests
The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), is upset that the city’s police department is using the university’s Jackie Robinson Stadium as a ‘field jail’ for people detained during demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd. That the Los Angeles Police Department was using the stadium in this manner was brought to the university’s attention […]
June 3, 2020
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UCLA Law Professor Wonders on Twitter if One of His Chinese Students Brought Back Coronavirus
Stephen Bainbridge, a University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law professor, wondered last week on Twitter whether one of his Chinese students brought back the coronavirus from China, reported Law 360 and Above The Law. After a strongly worded letter of condemnation from the school’s students, for racism and xenophobia, Bainbridge apologized publicly […]
April 16, 2020
Coronavirus Brings Extra Uncertainty For DACA Students Awaiting a Supreme Court Decision
DACA students have been in limbo for months, as the U.S. Supreme Court continues to deliberate on whether to uphold the Trump administration’s 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. Now, amidst the coronavirus crisis, both DACA and undocumented students face even more questions about their future.
April 8, 2020
Professor Who Explored Race Inequities Dies of Coronavirus Complications
Dr. Maurice Berger, a research professor who explored the nature of art, race and image, died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications reported the Los Angeles Times. Berger, curator of the Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County’s Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, lived in New York City and died in Craryville, New York. He was […]
March 25, 2020
Expanding Rural Students’ Opportunities is as Simple as Getting Online
When it comes to college, the odds are stacked against students like me. Neither of my parents went to college – my dad didn’t even graduate high school – and we live in a rural part of South Carolina, where college and career opportunities are harder to come by unless you’re willing and able to travel far distances.
February 13, 2020
UCLA Launches Bedari Kindness Institute
Funded by $20 million from the Bedari Foundation, the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute will be a hub for research that will document the positive outcomes that result from acts of kindness
September 26, 2019
Former UCLA Gynecologist Accused of Sexually Assaulting 9 More Women
A former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles has been accused of sexually assaulting nine more women in two lawsuits, according to an Associated Press report. The lawsuits state the women were assaulted by Dr. James Heaps during examinations between 1989 and 2017. Heaps has been criminally charged with the sexual […]
July 15, 2019
Lavender Graduations Set to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Next Year
Lavender Graduations have now become commonplace on many colleges campuses in the United States and abroad. But it wasn’t always that way.
June 6, 2019
Reach Higher Initiative Celebrates 5 Years, College Signing Day
Each year, College Signing Day on May 1st marks the start of thousands of Americans’ higher education journey. It is also the five year anniversary of Reach Higher, the initiative launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama to inspire every student to “take charge of their future” by furthering their education past high school.
April 30, 2019
Measles Quarantine Orders at 2 LA Universities
A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can’t verify that they have immunity. The University of California, Los Angeles, said that as of Wednesday there were 119 students and 8 faculty members under […]
April 25, 2019
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