Friday, April 20

UCLA Extension employees alleged the Dean Wayne Smutz hired individuals he worked with at his previous employer without opening the positions to other candidates. The organization announced last month it is laying off nearly a quarter of its employees due to projected decreases in revenue. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Extension employees make allegations of unethical hiring practices

UCLA Extension employees said they are concerned about what they think are questionable hiring practices for administrative officials, alleging the dean hired individuals he worked with at his previous employer without opening the positions to other candidates. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Extension employees alleged the Dean Wayne Smutz hired individuals he worked with at his previous employer without opening the positions to other candidates. The organization announced last month it is laying off nearly a quarter of its employees due to projected decreases in revenue. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Extension employees alleged the Dean Wayne Smutz hired individuals he worked with at his previous employer without opening the positions to other candidates. The organization announced last month it is laying off nearly a quarter of its employees due to projected decreases in revenue. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)


Sheri Melander-Smith, who is the Ms. Wheelchair America 2018 and a UCLA alumnus, visited UCLA on Thursday to talk about her experiences living with a chronic disability. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

Alumna, Ms. Wheelchair America 2018 talks disabilities at UCLA event

Sheri Melander-Smith decided to give up her modeling career and focus on her studies at UCLA after being diagnosed with a medical condition that could render her unable to walk. Read more...

Photo: Sheri Melander-Smith, who is the Ms. Wheelchair America 2018 and a UCLA alumnus, visited UCLA on Thursday to talk about her experiences living with a chronic disability. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

Sheri Melander-Smith, who is the Ms. Wheelchair America 2018 and a UCLA alumnus, visited UCLA on Thursday to talk about her experiences living with a chronic disability. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

Graduate students in public health established the Green Ribbon Club at UCLA to destigmatize mental health and unify different mental health and suicide awareness groups on campus. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Club aims to promote mental health awareness by increasing cooperation

An organization on campus is spearheading a campaign to improve coordination between different mental health and suicide awareness groups at UCLA. The Green Ribbon Club will host a Mental Health Leadership Conference on Apr. Read more...

Photo: Graduate students in public health established the Green Ribbon Club at UCLA to destigmatize mental health and unify different mental health and suicide awareness groups on campus. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Graduate students in public health established the Green Ribbon Club at UCLA to destigmatize mental health and unify different mental health and suicide awareness groups on campus. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)

Aza Steel founded Free Money for Founders, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide enterprising student startups with cash and mentorship. (Pablo Muñoz/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Nonprofit organization grants student entrepreneurs startup funding

Aza Steel began his entrepreneurial career as a child in Santa Cruz, selling what he called “moon dust” in old film canisters to his neighbors. Even at UCLA, Steel, who graduated in 2013, said he was more focused on solving problems around him than supporting his GPA. Read more...

Photo: Aza Steel founded Free Money for Founders, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide enterprising student startups with cash and mentorship. (Pablo Muñoz/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Aza Steel founded Free Money for Founders, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide enterprising student startups with cash and mentorship. (Pablo Muñoz/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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Humanities graduates report high job satisfaction despite lower pay

Arts and humanities graduates are happy with their jobs despite earning less money, according to a study published earlier this month. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which surveyed graduates from 2015, found that although humanities graduates are slightly more likely to be unemployed and earn less than engineering, social science, business and life science graduates, about 87 percent of all workers with a bachelor’s degree in the humanities were satisfied with their jobs. Read more...

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(Thomas Tran/Daily Bruin)

Student club provides medical help to Vietnamese communities in need

Vina Nguyen’s grandfather died from cancer because of a lack of proper medical care. “All the doctors did was give him over-the-counter prescriptions,” Nguyen said. “It was only two days before he died that he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.” Nguyen, a fourth-year human biology and society student, said the lack of accessible healthcare in underprivileged communities in San Diego, where she grew up, was one of the reasons she joined Medical, Education Missions and Outreach, a student-run club at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: (Thomas Tran/Daily Bruin)

(Thomas Tran/Daily Bruin)


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