Monday, July 24

Chancellor Gene Block created an immigration advisory council to help improve communication and representation of international students. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Chancellor Gene Block created an immigration advisory council to help improve communication and representation of international students. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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Faculty, students talk free speech, entertaining controversial opinions

Students and professors at UCLA said they think conversations about controversial issues have become strained since the election of Donald Trump as president. Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Jerry Kang’s office said in an email statement that national political discourse has become polarized and that certain conservative and liberal groups are trying to chill, intimidate and silence those they disagree with. Read more...

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David Pomerantz, former Democratic Staff director on the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations; Marjorie Duske, director of Science and Technology Policy in the UC Office of the President's Federal Government Relations division; and Francisco Carrillo, executive director of Federal Government Relations, discussed President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget at a forum Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of Jonathan Van Dyke)

Students, faculty express concern over proposed federal budget cuts

Several UCLA students and administrators said they are concerned with President Donald Trump’s budget request for federal funding for higher education. The proposed budget request would cut the Department of Education’s discretionary spending by $9.2 billion or 13.5 percent, impacting student aid and financial loans as well as research grants. Read more...

David Pomerantz, former Democratic Staff director on the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations; Marjorie Duske, director of Science and Technology Policy in the UC Office of the President's Federal Government Relations division; and Francisco Carrillo, executive director of Federal Government Relations, discussed President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget at a forum Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of Jonathan Van Dyke)

Joanna Navarro, an undergraduate student researcher, presented her findings on two programs put on by the Black Male Institute at its 2017 Think Tank conference: "Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline." (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
Joanna Navarro, an undergraduate student researcher, presented her findings on two programs put on by the Black Male Institute at its 2017 Think Tank conference: "Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline." (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

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Chancellor Gene Block and Rep. John Lewis shook hands after Lewis was awarded the UCLA Medal. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)
Chancellor Gene Block and Rep. John Lewis shook hands after Lewis was awarded the UCLA Medal. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)


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