Wednesday, June 19

Scandal pulls UCLA into international spotlight

In recent weeks, UCLA has been getting a lot of coverage in the international press, but not the kind of publicity the school desires. The story of two UCLA medical center employees arrested in connection with the illegal sale of cadavers donated to the UCLA Willed Body Program has been covered by everyone from CNN and Reuters to Yahoo! Read more...


Prop. 57 may only offer short-term relief

Budget and legislative experts are saying Proposition 57, heralded by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as a way to aid the fledgling California economy, would only serve to repay past debts, and will not have much of a long-term impact. Read more...




School bond faces stiff debate

Though recent polls show an increase in voter support for an upcoming education bond which would pay for repairs and construction at education facilities in California, the initiative’s passage is not certain in the March election. Read more...


Subpoenas alert universities

Students participating in anti-war demonstrations at university campuses across the country have had a tense two weeks. The federal government first issued then retracted a subpoena to Drake University in Iowa, requesting the university produce the names of students who took part in an anti-war conference held at the school. Read more...


Local AFSCME withholds official endorsement

As the American Federation of State, Country and Municipal Employees retracted its support for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean last week, the University of California’s chapter has decided to shift its focus from making endorsements to a more general strategy of putting a Democrat into the White House. Read more...



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