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UCLA summer lecturers face loss of retirement benefits

Lecturers who teach summer courses at several University of California campuses will lose access to retirement benefits they have received for more than 15 years. The UC chief negotiator Nadine Fishel sent a letter March 9 to the American Federation of Teachers Local 1990, which represents UC lecturers and librarians, that said lecturers at UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine have been receiving more generous benefits than required under the collective bargaining agreement between UC and AFT. Read more...

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The University of California Board of Regents voted on changes to the faculty code of conduct, discussed student housing initiatives and heard updates on the University's advocacy in Sacramento, among other items at its board meeting Wednesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC Regents recap – March 16

The University of California Board of Regents, the governing body of the UC, discussed the cost of attendance, UC advocacy in state and federal government and student housing at UC Berkeley and UCLA, among other items, on the second day of its board meeting at UC San Francisco. Read more...

Photo: The University of California Board of Regents voted on changes to the faculty code of conduct, discussed student housing initiatives and heard updates on the University's advocacy in Sacramento, among other items at its board meeting Wednesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The University of California Board of Regents voted on changes to the faculty code of conduct, discussed student housing initiatives and heard updates on the University's advocacy in Sacramento, among other items at its board meeting Wednesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Kayla He, a first-year pre-communication studies student, will speak about her experiences with a past eating disorder at an event Thursday for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. She said she hopes to see changes in the way people talk about eating disorders. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Students discuss experiences with eating disorders for awareness week

After getting into a fight with her father at 1 a.m., Kayla He went to her room and ate as many chicken fingers and pizza slices as she could. Read more...

Photo: Kayla He, a first-year pre-communication studies student, will speak about her experiences with a past eating disorder at an event Thursday for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. She said she hopes to see changes in the way people talk about eating disorders. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Kayla He, a first-year pre-communication studies student, will speak about her experiences with a past eating disorder at an event Thursday for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. She said she hopes to see changes in the way people talk about eating disorders. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Scott Lasensky, an advisor to Obama's ambassador to Israel, said he thinks the administration should have been more transparent about Obama’s support for Israel. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Former advisor to Israeli ambassador and alumnus talks Obama policies

A former advisor of President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel defended Obama’s legacy in Israel on Tuesday. Scott Lasensky, a UCLA alumnus, served as a senior advisor to Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, where he worked to improve public engagement and policy advising in Israel. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Scott Lasensky, an advisor to Obama's ambassador to Israel, said he thinks the administration should have been more transparent about Obama’s support for Israel. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Scott Lasensky, an advisor to Obama's ambassador to Israel, said he thinks the administration should have been more transparent about Obama’s support for Israel. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Karina Kaye, a 2015 UCLA alumna, was recently elected to serve as delegate for the Democratic Party in Assembly District 37, which covers parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Alumna elected as Democratic Party delegate to state Assembly District

Karina Kaye grew up in the United Kingdom with progressive parents and socialist grandparents. Her family’s political influence motivated her to move the Democratic party towards more progressive ideals. Read more...

Photo: Karina Kaye, a 2015 UCLA alumna, was recently elected to serve as delegate for the Democratic Party in Assembly District 37, which covers parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Karina Kaye, a 2015 UCLA alumna, was recently elected to serve as delegate for the Democratic Party in Assembly District 37, which covers parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Bernard Wolfsdorf, an immigration attorney, explained the effects of President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration and how to avoid deportation. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Immigration attorney talks Trump executive order on immigration

An immigration attorney explained President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on refugees and immigrants Wednesday, to about 50 students and faculty. The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars hosted Bernard Wolfsdorf, who immigrated to the United States from South Africa because he opposed apartheid. Read more...

Photo: Bernard Wolfsdorf, an immigration attorney, explained the effects of President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration and how to avoid deportation. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Bernard Wolfsdorf, an immigration attorney, explained the effects of President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration and how to avoid deportation. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)