Thursday, March 30

(William Zou/Daily Bruin)
(William Zou/Daily Bruin)

Tom Perez, former Secretary of Labor under President Barack Obama, was elected the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee last week. (Creative commons photo by Tiffany L. Koebel via Wikimedia Commons)
Tom Perez, former Secretary of Labor under President Barack Obama, was elected the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee last week. (Creative commons photo by Tiffany L. Koebel via Wikimedia Commons)

Judith Butler, professor of comparative literature and program of critical theory at the University of California, Berkeley, spoke about resistance under President Donald Trump. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Judith Butler, professor of comparative literature and program of critical theory at the University of California, Berkeley, spoke about resistance under President Donald Trump. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

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UCLA environmental researchers concerned about future federal funding

UCLA environmental researchers are anxious about the future of federal funding for their research after President Donald Trump temporarily froze grants from a federal agency. The Trump administration lifted the executive order that temporarily suspended all funds from the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, but environmental scientists still have concerns about the future of their research. Read more...

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Lynn Vavreck, Theodore Johnson, Ian Masters and Michael Tesler discussed the results of the 2016 presidential election in "Election Postmortem" Tuesday night. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Hammer Museum hosts expert panel on 2016 election results

The Hammer Museum hosted a forum to discuss the results of the presidential election Tuesday night. Two political scientists and a public policy scholar examined the effectiveness of political ad campaigns, roles of black voters and the link between racial and economic anxiety at the event titled “Election Postmortem.” Lynn Vavreck, UCLA professor of political science and communication studies, pointed out three numbers she thought highlighted the closeness of the election: 77,000, the total votes needed in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to swing the election in favor of Hillary Clinton; 2,800,000, the total votes by which Donald Trump lost the popular vote; 58, President Barack Obama’s approval rating. Read more...

Lynn Vavreck, Theodore Johnson, Ian Masters and Michael Tesler discussed the results of the 2016 presidential election in "Election Postmortem" Tuesday night. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

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