Monday, November 19

Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jane and Terry Semel’s gift to help expand Healthy Campus Initiative

UCLA will establish a new center for its initiative to promote health and well-being on campus following a donation from philanthropists. Jane and Terry Semel’s contribution will allow for an expansion in research and programs related to the Healthy Campus Initiative, which was established in 2013. Read more...

Photo: Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jane and Terry Semel have made several donations to UCLA in the past, including helping create the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The University of California's largest employee union is planning to hold a strike this week. Other unions including the California Nurses Association are also striking in sympathy. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Other unions representing UC workers plan to join AFSCME in solidarity strike

Unions representing medical employees in the University of California plan to hold a strike in solidarity with the UC’s largest union this week. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, which represents service workers such as custodians and food service workers, is holding a strike from Monday to Wednesday because the union was unable to reach a contract agreement with the UC. Read more...

Photo: The University of California's largest employee union is planning to hold a strike this week. Other unions including the California Nurses Association are also striking in sympathy. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

The University of California's largest employee union is planning to hold a strike this week. Other unions including the California Nurses Association are also striking in sympathy. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)


A UCLA study found affirmative action could allow low-income students with high innate abilities to gain more income and social mobility than high-income students with low innate abilities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Researchers suggest affirmative action could be beneficial to the economy

Researchers built an economic model showing that socioeconomic affirmative action at institutions of higher education could positively impact the economy. Bernard Herskovic, an assistant professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Joao Ramos, a USC assistant professor of finance and business economics, showed in their report that affirmative action allows low-income students with high innate abilities to gain more income and social mobility than high-income students with low innate abilities. Read more...

Photo: A UCLA study found affirmative action could allow low-income students with high innate abilities to gain more income and social mobility than high-income students with low innate abilities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A UCLA study found affirmative action could allow low-income students with high innate abilities to gain more income and social mobility than high-income students with low innate abilities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Luskin School of Public Affairs announced the creation of the public affairs major Monday. The major offers a multidisciplinary social science curriculum and requires students to participate in a capstone experience. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Luskin School of Public Affairs to create its first undergraduate major

Students will be able to take a new major that teaches students how to approach societal issues starting in fall. The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs announced the creation of the public affairs major Monday. Read more...

Photo: The Luskin School of Public Affairs announced the creation of the public affairs major Monday. The major offers a multidisciplinary social science curriculum and requires students to participate in a capstone experience. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Luskin School of Public Affairs announced the creation of the public affairs major Monday. The major offers a multidisciplinary social science curriculum and requires students to participate in a capstone experience. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin) The University of California Student Association board members unanimously passed a resolution creating a new officer position for international students in the UC.

UCSA adds international student affairs officer position to board

The University of California Student Association created a new officer position Sunday to support international students in the UC. At the UCSA board meeting at UC Merced, board members unanimously passed a resolution calling for the addition of an international student affairs officer for the new academic year. Read more...

Photo: (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin) The University of California Student Association board members unanimously passed a resolution creating a new officer position for international students in the UC.

(Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin) The University of California Student Association board members unanimously passed a resolution creating a new officer position for international students in the UC.

Shubham Goel, who is running for governor, graduated from UCLA in 2017. He previously ran for general representative in the undergraduate student government election in 2016 on the MakeUCLAGreatAgain slate. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Q&A: 2017 alumnus Shubham Goel discusses gubernatorial platform

The gubernatorial primary is in June, and of the 27 candidates in the race, one of them is Shubham Goel, who graduated from UCLA in 2017. Read more...

Photo: Shubham Goel, who is running for governor, graduated from UCLA in 2017. He previously ran for general representative in the undergraduate student government election in 2016 on the MakeUCLAGreatAgain slate. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Shubham Goel, who is running for governor, graduated from UCLA in 2017. He previously ran for general representative in the undergraduate student government election in 2016 on the MakeUCLAGreatAgain slate. (Daily Bruin file photo)