Wednesday, November 14


Engineering students will have access to a centralized location for resources at the new transfer center, located in Boelter Hall 6288. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

UCLA engineering school opens resource center for transfer students

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences opened a new resource center for its transfer students Friday. The Engineering Transfer Center, located in Boelter Hall 6288, held a grand opening for students to see the new space and meet the center’s staff. Read more...

Photo: Engineering students will have access to a centralized location for resources at the new transfer center, located in Boelter Hall 6288. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Engineering students will have access to a centralized location for resources at the new transfer center, located in Boelter Hall 6288. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Residential Life and the On-Campus Housing Council, two entities that host events on the Hill, command programming budgets of $11,000 and $50,00 respectively.  However, they don’t disclose how exactly they spend this money, raising transparency concerns. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Emily Merz: OCHC and Residential Life must work to provide student-driven programming

The scariest part of the Hill may not be its annual Haunted Hill, but rather its massive covert programming budget. It’s not cheap to live on the Hill. Read more...

Photo: Residential Life and the On-Campus Housing Council, two entities that host events on the Hill, command programming budgets of $11,000 and $50,00 respectively. However, they don’t disclose how exactly they spend this money, raising transparency concerns. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Residential Life and the On-Campus Housing Council, two entities that host events on the Hill, command programming budgets of $11,000 and $50,00 respectively.  However, they don’t disclose how exactly they spend this money, raising transparency concerns. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A new vending machine that sells condoms, Plan B pills and school supplies was installed at Ackerman A-level on Thursday. (Kathy Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Vending machine with safe sex, health products installed in Ackerman

Students will now be able to access a vending machine on campus that provides birth control products, condoms and school supplies. Associated Students UCLA and the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center partnered with UCLA Vending Services to install the vending machine in Ackerman A-Level on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: A new vending machine that sells condoms, Plan B pills and school supplies was installed at Ackerman A-level on Thursday. (Kathy Zhou/Daily Bruin)

A new vending machine that sells condoms, Plan B pills and school supplies was installed at Ackerman A-level on Thursday. (Kathy Zhou/Daily Bruin)

The OptumRx mobile application, which issues students' pharmacy insurance card, has added new services this year, including easier search tools and  multiple credit card payment options. (Kathy Zhuo/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Ashe Center expands features, services with OptumRx mobile app

A health insurance mobile application for UCLA students expanded its medication and prescription features this year. The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan expanded the services of one of its mobile apps, OptumRx, which it started using in 2015, said Barbara Rabinowitz, insurance manager for UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Wellness and Health Center. Read more...

Photo: The OptumRx mobile application, which issues students' pharmacy insurance card, has added new services this year, including easier search tools and multiple credit card payment options. (Kathy Zhuo/Daily Bruin)

The OptumRx mobile application, which issues students' pharmacy insurance card, has added new services this year, including easier search tools and  multiple credit card payment options. (Kathy Zhuo/Daily Bruin)

It’s common knowledge the Westwood Village needs to be revitalized to draw in diverse businesses that cater to residents’ needs. In order to do that, the Village’s officials need to involve students, not disregard their interests.(Daily Bruin file photo)

Emily Merz: Community leaders should value student interests when planning

UCLA is known for its school spirit and energetic student body. But the vacant storefronts and struggling businesses in Westwood Village say otherwise about the surrounding community. Read more...

Photo: It’s common knowledge the Westwood Village needs to be revitalized to draw in diverse businesses that cater to residents’ needs. In order to do that, the Village’s officials need to involve students, not disregard their interests.(Daily Bruin file photo)

It’s common knowledge the Westwood Village needs to be revitalized to draw in diverse businesses that cater to residents’ needs. In order to do that, the Village’s officials need to involve students, not disregard their interests.(Daily Bruin file photo)

Cyclists who violate the California bicycle code can face fines or take an online bike education program. Unaddressed citations can go to the Los Angeles Superior Court. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Emily Merz: Bike safety education should come before violations, not after

UCLA’s campus is not known for being bike-friendly. While many other college campuses such as UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis overflow with bicyclists, UCLA students might only see one or two bicyclists going down Bruin Walk each day. Read more...

Photo: Cyclists who violate the California bicycle code can face fines or take an online bike education program. Unaddressed citations can go to the Los Angeles Superior Court. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Cyclists who violate the California bicycle code can face fines or take an online bike education program. Unaddressed citations can go to the Los Angeles Superior Court. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)