Tuesday, November 20

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Editorial: USAC’s lack of transparency creates dangerous precedent

“Early Wednesday morning, leaders of the undergraduate student government made a decision to deny hundreds of assembled community members basic information necessary in assessing their student government.” That’s what the Daily Bruin Editorial Board wrote in 2014 after that year’s Undergraduate Students Association Council used a secret ballot to cast a vote on a resolution about divesting from companies that profit from Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Read more...

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Editorial: University’s handling of upcoming SJP conference threatens First Amendment rights

This post was updated Nov. 13 at 2:32 a.m. UCLA is no stranger to ideologically charged campus events. Be it a talk in Ackerman Union by Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator, or a lecture in Royce Hall by Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor and former poster child of the Democratic Party, administrators have always had the same justification for allowing politically divisive events on campus: Joe Bruin always sides with free speech. Read more...

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Editorial Board: Centralized on-campus voting seems convenient, does not curb long wait times

The blue wave came and went. But at UCLA, it wasn’t ideology that kept students from voting – it was long lines. Tuesday’s midterm elections were a critical point for the United States’ government, with students’ votes not only affecting who represents California in Washington, D.C., but also state policies regarding critical areas like taxation and rent. Read more...

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Editorial: Gavin Newsom for governor

Californians have two options for their next governor: a slick politician and a businessman struggling to get your attention. On one hand, there’s Gavin Newsom, California’s incumbent lieutenant governor and someone who’s been on the gubernatorial campaign for so long that his technical answers sound like campaign slogans. Read more...

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