Wednesday, April 26

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Professor Mark Sawyer remembered for mentorship, self-expression

Mark Sawyer spoke Spanish with a Cuban accent, despite growing up in the United States. While leading study abroad programs in San Juan, Puerto Rico, locals would call him “El Cubano.” Sawyer, a political science and African American studies professor known for his work on race relations in Cuba, died March 26 in Los Angeles. Read more...

(UCLA Newsroom)

Footaction, a men's sports and casual apparel store, opened Saturday in a building that stood vacant for about a decade. (Catherine Liberty Feliciano/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Footaction, a men's sports and casual apparel store, opened Saturday in a building that stood vacant for about a decade. (Catherine Liberty Feliciano/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Dashew Center's speed dating event was held Feb. 9 and attracted over 200 attendees, 21 of whom were looking for someone of the same gender. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)
The Dashew Center's speed dating event was held Feb. 9 and attracted over 200 attendees, 21 of whom were looking for someone of the same gender. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Students can eat poke bowls at Sweetfin Poké, which opened Tuesday on Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)
Students can eat poke bowls at Sweetfin Poké, which opened Tuesday on Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

The University of California announced it would pull out about $450 million in contracts and investments in Wells Fargo. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The University of California announced it would pull out about $450 million in contracts and investments in Wells Fargo. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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Vision Zero aims to drive down LA traffic deaths with street upgrades

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation released a plan last week for reducing traffic fatalities over the next eight years. The plan aims to reduce traffic fatalities by 20 percent this year by focusing on streets where the majority of traffic accidents happen, including Westwood Boulevard from Le Conte Avenue to Pico Boulevard and other streets in Westwood Village. Read more...

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Terry Valai, UCLA alumna in psychology and the computer science chair's assistant since 2000, died of a brain aneurysm in early December. (Courtesy of Kaoru Mulvihill)
Terry Valai, UCLA alumna in psychology and the computer science chair's assistant since 2000, died of a brain aneurysm in early December. (Courtesy of Kaoru Mulvihill)


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