Wednesday, March 29

This year's USAC election had a 40.3 percent voter turnout, one of the highest in years, despite cuts in the election board's budget. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

Voter turnout improves despite lowered USAC Election Board budget

This year’s undergraduate student government’s election had a 40.3 percent voter turnout, one of the highest in years, despite cuts in the election board’s budget. The board’s budget decreased from $37,000 in 2015 to $26,000 in 2016, to accommodate decreasing USAC funds. Read more...

Photo: This year's USAC election had a 40.3 percent voter turnout, one of the highest in years, despite cuts in the election board's budget. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

This year's USAC election had a 40.3 percent voter turnout, one of the highest in years, despite cuts in the election board's budget. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)


Three UCLA professors will visit the White House this spring to receive one of the highest honors awarded to young researchers. (Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science)

Three UCLA engineering professors to be awarded highest honors for research

Three UCLA professors will visit the White House this spring to receive one of the highest honors awarded to young researchers. The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers recognizes influential work in fields such as agricultural innovation, environmental protection and national defense. Read more...

Photo: Three UCLA professors will visit the White House this spring to receive one of the highest honors awarded to young researchers. (Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science)

Three UCLA professors will visit the White House this spring to receive one of the highest honors awarded to young researchers. (Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science)

ASUCLA launched a website to compile vendors and offer cheaper textbooks to UCLA students. (Zoe Hessler/Daily Bruin)

ASUCLA allows students to compare textbook prices online

This quarter, UCLA students can compare prices of textbooks sold by different vendors on an Associated Students UCLA-launched website extension. The extension, introduced as part of the ASUCLA textbook website, lists options for course materials available from different companies such as Amazon, AbeBooks and Barnes & Noble. Read more...

Photo: ASUCLA launched a website to compile vendors and offer cheaper textbooks to UCLA students. (Zoe Hessler/Daily Bruin)

ASUCLA launched a website to compile vendors and offer cheaper textbooks to UCLA students. (Zoe Hessler/Daily Bruin)

(UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

UCLA professor Patrick Harran loses nomination as AAAS fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, voted Tuesday to rescind UCLA professor Patrick Harran’s nomination to be a fellow. The association rescinded his nomination after learning the Los Angeles District Attorney filed felony charges in 2011 against Harran, a chemistry and biochemistry professor, for labor code violations that led to the death of one of his lab technicians. Read more...

Photo: (UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

(UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)