Mixed Heritage Conference to encourage students to embrace background

Students said they joined the Mixed Student Union to better understand their own cultures and to meet people with similar experiences and backgrounds. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Students said they joined the Mixed Student Union to better understand their own cultures and to meet people with similar experiences and backgrounds. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

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Members of UCLA’s Mixed Student Union come from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities, but one question unites them. “What are you?” The union, founded in 2010 as the Hapa Club, hosts social events or discussions every week, on topics such as microagressions and racial profiling, said Ariel Pezner, MSU co-director and third-year environmental science student.


Nineteen candidates attended the undergraduate student government candidate debates in De Neve auditorium Friday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
Nineteen candidates attended the undergraduate student government candidate debates in De Neve auditorium Friday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

UCLA dining hall workers protested Thursday near the flagpole and outside Covel Commons asking for better wages and more transparency from UCLA when hiring new staff. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA workers call for employment priority at new Luskin Center

Union workers protested UCLA’s lack of transparency in hiring staff for the new Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center Thursday morning outside Covel Commons. About 15 uniformed employees from Covel dining hall and Bruin Cafe protested with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, chanting, “No poverty wages” and “Equal pay for equal work.” Organizers also protested by the flagpole near the Humanities Building Thursday afternoon. Read more...

UCLA dining hall workers protested Thursday near the flagpole and outside Covel Commons asking for better wages and more transparency from UCLA when hiring new staff. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Illustration (Taylor Leong/Daily Bruin)  Photo (Kevin McKeegan/Daily Bruin)
Illustration (Taylor Leong/Daily Bruin)  Photo (Kevin McKeegan/Daily Bruin)

Janina Montero, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, will retire in July. (UCLA)

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Janina Montero to retire

An associate vice chancellor will assume Janina Montero’s role as vice chancellor of Student Affairs after Montero retires July 1. As vice chancellor, Montero has overseen more than 20 departments and programs that aim to improve students’ quality of life beyond the classroom, including the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, the UCLA Career Center and other counseling offices. Read more...

Janina Montero, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, will retire in July. (UCLA)

During the 2016-2017 academic year, students will be able to rent bikes from campus through a new bike-share initiative. Students can return their bicycles to any CycleHop station hub on campus or in Santa Monica. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)
During the 2016-2017 academic year, students will be able to rent bikes from campus through a new bike-share initiative. Students can return their bicycles to any CycleHop station hub on campus or in Santa Monica. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

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New policy requires campus buildings to have gender inclusive restrooms

Every UCLA building renovated or constructed after July 2015 must have a gender-inclusive single-stall restroom, according to a university policy effective April 1. About 100 gender-inclusive restrooms already exist on campus, and about 100 more should be installed by mid-May under the policy, said Raja Bhattar, director of the UCLA Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Campus Resource Center. Read more...

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