After testing positive for cocaine, Blake Leeper wasn’t allowed to practice at the U.S. Olympic Committee training center anymore. He got back on track at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin photo editor)

After testing positive for cocaine, Blake Leeper wasn’t allowed to practice at the U.S. Olympic Committee training center anymore. He got back on track at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin photo editor)

Paralympian Blake Leeper forges path to Rio on Drake Stadium track

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If you walk into Drake Stadium on a weekday around 11 a.m., you’ll see a group of elite-level athletes working out with legendary sprint coach and UCLA alum John Smith.



Alumna Jasmine Eusebio was a production manager at HOOLIGAN Theatre Company before interning at Nickelodeon Studios. Now she is a production assistant at DreamWorks Animation. (Kira VandenBrande/Daily Bruin)

Alumna lands dream production job with experience, dedication

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Jasmine Eusebio’s job in television production is a game of Tetris. Her work involves sorting schedules and tasks, she said, fitting them together in neat blocks.


Luskin Conference Center reaches final stages of construction

The Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is almost complete. The $162 million project started in 2013 and will have about 250 guests rooms and 25,000 square feet of meeting space. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
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This post was updated July 25 at 9:45 p.m. Construction of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is now complete, as the center prepares for its soft opening Aug.


UCLA professor emeritus, author remembered for local writer advocacy

Carolyn See, a former UCLA professor emeritus in the department of English, died July 13 of congestive heart failure. (Courtesy of Patricia Williams)
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Every time Carolyn See received a negative review for one of her books, she would send the critic a bouquet of flowers and a note: “Thank you for your review!” “They would sometimes end up becoming friends,” said Clara Sturak, See’s daughter.


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“Current:LA” exhibits plug water sustainability with art, science


Rush-Hour Respite: A trip to the Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is a popular Malibu destination, both for the art and the events held there. (Creative Commons photo by Harvey Barrison via Flickr)
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Audience members listened to vocal performers and speakers at a vigil Wednesday organized in response to recent deaths of black men at the hands of police. (Courtesy of Todd Felderstein)

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New Bruin Send-off program reaches diverse, international student groups


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Radio reporter Jonaki Mehta, photographer Sonja Bartlett and an external translator, Ravindranath Chandran, spent nine days in Vadamanappakkam covering the progress and effectiveness of Project RISHI’s initiatives and exploring the complexities of this rural village and its residents. This project was made possible by the Bridget O’Brien Scholarship Foundation, which has funded UCLA’s student journalists for eight years to cover stories of a global reach and local impact.

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