Monday, July 22

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School of Medicine must be transparent about raised admission thresholds

Applying to medical school is the apex of any pre-medical student’s journey. But for some students, it’s possible their efforts may not even be considered. The Daily Bruin reported in January that the David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its admission thresholds to a minimum 3.4 math and science GPA and a minimum 512 score on the MCAT, a score at the 88th percentile. Read more...

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Time changes corresponding with daylight saving time come with a lot of baggage: changing the time twice a year, correlations to increases in crime rates and potential increases in heart attack rates. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Time changes corresponding with daylight saving time come with a lot of baggage: changing the time twice a year, correlations to increases in crime rates and potential increases in heart attack rates. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA Alumni Association awards the Alumni Scholarship to 150 students every year. The catch is students have to apply to the scholarship before UCLA releases its admission decisions. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)
The UCLA Alumni Association awards the Alumni Scholarship to 150 students every year. The catch is students have to apply to the scholarship before UCLA releases its admission decisions. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA must consider nontraditional ways to increase student participation in the common book program (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin).
UCLA must consider nontraditional ways to increase student participation in the common book program (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin).

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(Noelle Cho, Daily Bruin)
(Noelle Cho, Daily Bruin)