Thursday, April 25

UCLA renamed the humanities building after Renee and David Kaplan this year. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he thinks naming buildings on campus after wealthy donors is a form of legal bribery. UCLA community members offered their view on Newsom's statement. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA community questions fairness of naming buildings after donors

Students and professors said naming facilities after large donors gives an unfair advantage to donors’ families while administrators said donations do not influence admission. Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a national media tour that the practice of granting university facility naming rights to large donors is a form of legal bribery and reflects the corruption of the college admissions process. Read more...

UCLA renamed the humanities building after Renee and David Kaplan this year. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he thinks naming buildings on campus after wealthy donors is a form of legal bribery. UCLA community members offered their view on Newsom's statement. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Students in the Afrikan Student Union have been advocating for a black resource center for years. Though the center has been approved, progress has been slow, members said. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Students in the Afrikan Student Union have been advocating for a black resource center for years. Though the center has been approved, progress has been slow, members said. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Maj. Steve Kwon, Maj. Tyrone Vargas, Romeo Miguel and Victoria Sanelli were recognized at an award ceremony Wednesday for aiding in the rescue of a trapped motorist in a car crash last year. Members of the department of military science attended the ceremony. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)
Maj. Steve Kwon, Maj. Tyrone Vargas, Romeo Miguel and Victoria Sanelli were recognized at an award ceremony Wednesday for aiding in the rescue of a trapped motorist in a car crash last year. Members of the department of military science attended the ceremony. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

A math teacher at the UCLA Lab School was placed on administrative leave with pay twice in the past year. The school's principal was also put on unexplained leave last year, and did not return for the following year. (Daily Bruin file photo)
A math teacher at the UCLA Lab School was placed on administrative leave with pay twice in the past year. The school's principal was also put on unexplained leave last year, and did not return for the following year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council Financial Supports Commission gave 40 students scholarships in the form of $50 gift cards to help pay for textbooks. Over 130 students applied. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The Undergraduate Students Association Council Financial Supports Commission gave 40 students scholarships in the form of $50 gift cards to help pay for textbooks. Over 130 students applied. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Construction for a new space for dance groups has been delayed. Dance groups will have to continue dancing in parking garages until construction is completed. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Construction for a new space for dance groups has been delayed. Dance groups will have to continue dancing in parking garages until construction is completed. (Daily Bruin file photo)