Saturday, June 23

Till von Wachter, an associate professor of economics, is the faculty director of the California Policy Lab site at UCLA. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Lab researching scientific solutions to social problems receives $2.85M grant

A social science research program at UCLA received a $2.85 million grant to research social problems including homelessness, poverty, crime and education inequality. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation donated a total of $5.5 million to support the California Policy Lab, a research program at UCLA and UC Berkeley which partners with state and local governments to provide scientifically backed solutions to social problems. Read more...

Photo: Till von Wachter, an associate professor of economics, is the faculty director of the California Policy Lab site at UCLA. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Till von Wachter, an associate professor of economics, is the faculty director of the California Policy Lab site at UCLA. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

The judicial board has decided to review a petition filed by the election board chair against the Undergraduate Students Association Council. (Edward Qiao/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Judicial board to review petition filed by USAC Election Board

The undergraduate student government judicial board has decided to review a petition filed by the election board chair against the Undergraduate Students Association Council. Jack Price, the USAC election board chair, filed a petition claiming the council violated Article III Section B.2 of the USAC constitution, which states that all elected USAC officers shall be installed before the end of the academic term in which they were elected, and shall serve one year, or until their successors are elected or appointed. Read more...

Photo: The judicial board has decided to review a petition filed by the election board chair against the Undergraduate Students Association Council. (Edward Qiao/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The judicial board has decided to review a petition filed by the election board chair against the Undergraduate Students Association Council. (Edward Qiao/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The UCLA Community Programs Office, made up of student projects that emphasize access to college and community service, received $603,000 from the Social Justice Referendum.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

CPO increases student wages, expands food closet with referendum funds

UCLA Community Programs Office has raised student work hours and expanded projects with the extra funds received from increased student fees. CPO has received $603,000 from the 2016 Social Justice Referendum, said Antonio Sandoval, the office’s director. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Community Programs Office, made up of student projects that emphasize access to college and community service, received $603,000 from the Social Justice Referendum.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA Community Programs Office, made up of student projects that emphasize access to college and community service, received $603,000 from the Social Justice Referendum.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)



General Representative 2 Kayla He and Ashraf Beshay, a fifth-year biology student and member of He’s office who advocated for the position’s creation, helped lead a town hall to gather feedback on the how to write the bylaws for the new international student representative office. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

USAC hosts town hall to gather feedback in creating ISR position bylaws

Students called on undergraduate student government leaders to ensure that the new international student representative office will fight for international students’ financial wellness, mental health and legal rights at a town hall Monday. Read more...

Photo: General Representative 2 Kayla He and Ashraf Beshay, a fifth-year biology student and member of He’s office who advocated for the position’s creation, helped lead a town hall to gather feedback on the how to write the bylaws for the new international student representative office. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

General Representative 2 Kayla He and Ashraf Beshay, a fifth-year biology student and member of He’s office who advocated for the position’s creation, helped lead a town hall to gather feedback on the how to write the bylaws for the new international student representative office. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

An interim Major Events Policy called Policy 862, will allow registered and non-registered campus organizations to hold major events on campus with security costs covered by the university, according to an email sent out Monday by Vice Chancellor Michael Beck. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA’s Policy 862 to pay for security costs of major campus events

A new policy will require the university to pay security costs for major events on campus. UCLA announced an interim Major Events Policy that will allow registered and non-registered campus organizations to hold major events on campus with security costs covered by the university. Read more...

Photo: An interim Major Events Policy called Policy 862, will allow registered and non-registered campus organizations to hold major events on campus with security costs covered by the university, according to an email sent out Monday by Vice Chancellor Michael Beck. (Daily Bruin file photo)

An interim Major Events Policy called Policy 862, will allow registered and non-registered campus organizations to hold major events on campus with security costs covered by the university, according to an email sent out Monday by Vice Chancellor Michael Beck. (Daily Bruin file photo)