Monday, August 26

The psychology department’s executive committee recently voted to officially ban the informal, yet, traditional practice of graduate students providing food for their thesis defense (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

Committee votes to end department tradition despite opposition from senior faculty

A UCLA graduate school executive committee passed a policy July 29 preventing graduate students from catering food at their thesis defenses. The psychology department’s executive committee voted to end the tradition of students bringing food to their thesis defenses after a Science Magazine article brought the stresses this tradition caused for students to light, said Anna Lau, head of the UCLA psychology department executive committee and a psychology professor. Read more...

The psychology department’s executive committee recently voted to officially ban the informal, yet, traditional practice of graduate students providing food for their thesis defense (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

(Cody Wilson/Daily Bruin contributor)
(Cody Wilson/Daily Bruin contributor)

The Community Health and Homelessness Committee, chaired by Ashraf Beshay, was created to address issues related to health care and providing resources to the homeless community. (Daily Bruin file photo)

New NWWNC committee to take on health and homelessness in Westwood

A local neighborhood council established a new committee in early June to provide medical services to the homeless population in Westwood. The North Westwood Neighborhood Council created the Community Health and Homelessness Committee at the first meeting of its newly elected board June 10 to broaden the scope of its predecessor, the Homelessness Committee, and address additional issues, such as providing health care to the uninsured. Read more...

The Community Health and Homelessness Committee, chaired by Ashraf Beshay, was created to address issues related to health care and providing resources to the homeless community. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The NWWNC achieved many of the goals it set in its first term despite challenges posed by a lack of experience among members and a short term.
(Daily Bruin file photo)
The NWWNC achieved many of the goals it set in its first term despite challenges posed by a lack of experience among members and a short term.
(Daily Bruin file photo)

The FlyAway shuttle that transported passengers between Westwood and Los Angeles International Airport will cease operation Sunday due to years of low ridership. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The FlyAway shuttle that transported passengers between Westwood and Los Angeles International Airport will cease operation Sunday due to years of low ridership. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Ford Foundation awarded $1.5 million to UCLA. The grant will go toward helping disadvantaged populations such as undocumented workers and children of immigrant families. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The Ford Foundation awarded $1.5 million to UCLA. The grant will go toward helping disadvantaged populations such as undocumented workers and children of immigrant families. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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