Saturday, November 18

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies appointed a new interim director who will expand on the center’s research on incarceration and other issues African-Americans face in modern society.(Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Bunche Center’s new interim director innovates in research on incarceration

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies’ new interim director plans to expand on the center’s research on incarceration and other issues African-Americans face in modern society. Read more...

Photo: The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies appointed a new interim director who will expand on the center’s research on incarceration and other issues African-Americans face in modern society.(Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies appointed a new interim director who will expand on the center’s research on incarceration and other issues African-Americans face in modern society.(Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)


UCLA alumni Matt Pell and Kai Bryant launched The Burg to promote participation in local politics.
(Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA alumni create app to encourage involvement in local politics

Two UCLA alumni are trying to connect voters with local politics and news through a social media app. Matt Pell and Kai Bryant, who both graduated from UCLA in 2015 with history degrees, are in the final stages of developing The Burg, an app meant to encourage civic participation, inform individuals about local politics and ensure elected officials are accurately representing their localities. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumni Matt Pell and Kai Bryant launched The Burg to promote participation in local politics. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA alumni Matt Pell and Kai Bryant launched The Burg to promote participation in local politics.
(Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)



Donald Shoup, a distinguished research professor of urban planning, said Westwood could benefit from the policies of other cities, like looser parking restrictions for new businesses. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

Panelists discuss potential Westwood improvements at UCLA event

Los Angeles experts and city officials said students should continue advocating for Westwood issues at a panel Thursday evening. The undergraduate student government office of the external vice president, the Graduate Students Association and Abundant Housing LA, a group that advocates for more housing, held “How Westwood got trapped in time (and what to do about it)” at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Read more...

Photo: Donald Shoup, a distinguished research professor of urban planning, said Westwood could benefit from the policies of other cities, like looser parking restrictions for new businesses. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

Donald Shoup, a distinguished research professor of urban planning, said Westwood could benefit from the policies of other cities, like looser parking restrictions for new businesses. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Daniel Chen works as Sen. Kamala Harris’ director of constituent services. He joined her team after she was elected senator last year. (Courtesy of Daniel Chen)

Alum works in Sen. Kamala Harris’ office as director of constituent services

Daniel Chen once helped a Vietnamese woman provide a life-saving stem cell transplant for her sister. Chen helped the woman obtain humanitarian parole so she could travel to the United States and complete the transplant for her 61-year-old sister. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Daniel Chen works as Sen. Kamala Harris’ director of constituent services. He joined her team after she was elected senator last year. (Courtesy of Daniel Chen)

UCLA alumnus Daniel Chen works as Sen. Kamala Harris’ director of constituent services. He joined her team after she was elected senator last year. (Courtesy of Daniel Chen)


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