Thursday, May 23

(Daily Bruin/Emily Dembinski)
(Daily Bruin/Emily Dembinski)

(Muling Shi/Daily Bruin)
(Muling Shi/Daily Bruin)

The David Geffen School of Medicine increased the GPA and MCAT cutoff standards for its applicants, according to a policy proposal written by medical students. These changes stand to decrease the diversity of the university. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)
The David Geffen School of Medicine increased the GPA and MCAT cutoff standards for its applicants, according to a policy proposal written by medical students. These changes stand to decrease the diversity of the university. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's requirement that faculty candidates must submit an equity, diversity and inclusion statement changes the hiring process to be about idealogical activism rather than merit. (Daily Bruin file photo)
UCLA's requirement that faculty candidates must submit an equity, diversity and inclusion statement changes the hiring process to be about idealogical activism rather than merit. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Victoria Marks, a dance professor, said she thinks knowledge comes from both the mind and the body, because people constantly learn from their sensory experiences. (Courtesy of Hannah Burnett/UCLA: Arts)
Victoria Marks, a dance professor, said she thinks knowledge comes from both the mind and the body, because people constantly learn from their sensory experiences. (Courtesy of Hannah Burnett/UCLA: Arts)

Maria Zamarripa, Alexandro Guerrero, and Justine Ramos (left to right) created SLAM uniVERSE to help students express themselves through performance and writing. (Courtesy of SLAM uniVERSE)

New club aims to encourage creativity, cathartic expression through slam poetry

A new campus organization focused on literary creativity is building a safe space for students to express themselves through writing and performance. SLAM uniVERSE, founded fall 2018 by UCLA students Justine Ramos, Maria Zamarripa and Alexandro Guerrero, is a slam poetry club that aims to teach UCLA students about the benefits of creative literary expression. Read more...

Maria Zamarripa, Alexandro Guerrero, and Justine Ramos (left to right) created SLAM uniVERSE to help students express themselves through performance and writing. (Courtesy of SLAM uniVERSE)