World University Games


From July 3 to 14, almost 50 UCLA student-athletes and coaches will participate in the 2015 summer World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. The Games, which occur every two years, feature the world’s best university athletes.

Former Bruin Bash performer and rapper Tyga dropped his album "The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty" on June 23 without promotion. The release only sold 2,200 copies its first week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Emerging trend of surprise albums puts focus on artists


The music industry died once and may be dying again, with the power shifting from music industry executives to the hands of artists. The emerging trend of artists dropping surprise albums without promotion is switching the attention from the music industry to the artists themselves.

UCLA reaches record-low admission rate for 2015-2016 academic year

This post was updated on July 2 at 8:58 p.m. UCLA had a record-low admission rate of 17.3 percent for freshman applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year, according to data released by the University of California Thursday morning.

Professor faced hardships in war-torn Iran, now heads UCLA department

Dr. Siavash Kurdistani, a biological chemistry professor at UCLA since 2004, was named chair of the department Wednesday. As chair, he wants to maintain the rigor of the department and make new discoveries. (Courtesy of Siavash Kurdistani)

Dr. Siavash Kurdistani maintained and developed a curiosity for science and discovery throughout his youth, despite the hardships he faced as a member of an oppressed minority during wartime.

Aram Ghoogasian: Students must put pressure on UC Regents to have voices heard

Alumna scores go-ahead goal for US in 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup win




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A&E summer previews

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Wake of the Storm

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Read our feature series about recovery efforts in the Philippines, which was devastated by a super typhoon last November. UCLA student donations played a part in the relief missions of several aid agencies in the wake of the storm. The Daily Bruin spent 19 days in the Philippines talking to typhoon survivors and relief organizations. The reporting in the Philippines was made possible by the Bridget O’Brien Scholarship Foundation, which is in its seventh year of funding UCLA journalism with global reach and local impact.

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Opinion Poll

The University of California has steadily increased nonresident admission, while in-state admission has remained relatively stagnant over the last few years to address budgets from the state. International and out-of-state students compose 41.7 percent of UCLA's most recently admitted class, the highest percentage within the UC system. UCLA also admitted the smallest percentage of Californian students, accepting only 16.2 percent of in-state applicants. What do you think? Submit View results without voting »