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Christopher Dinkel, a rising third-year at UCLA, died Aug. 17. A member of the sailing team and an aspiring actor, he is remembered for his creativity, friendliness and kindness. (Courtesy of Drew Pfeifer)

Friends and family remember student for kindness, athletic and artistic passions

Kien Tran had been struggling to make friends during freshman orientation until Christopher Dinkel reached out and invited him to play table tennis. Dinkel quickly became Tran’s first friend at UCLA, and the two eventually became roommates their second year. Read more...

Photo: Christopher Dinkel, a rising third-year at UCLA, died Aug. 17. A member of the sailing team and an aspiring actor, he is remembered for his creativity, friendliness and kindness. (Courtesy of Drew Pfeifer)

Christopher Dinkel, a rising third-year at UCLA, died Aug. 17. A member of the sailing team and an aspiring actor, he is remembered for his creativity, friendliness and kindness. (Courtesy of Drew Pfeifer)

Alethea Sung-Miller, a third-year electrical engineering student, claims she was the victim of an alleged assault in Delta Terrace. She fears UCLA is casting her as the assailant in the incident and unfairly threatening her student status, she said. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

UCLA potentially unfairly pursues misconduct allegations against Hill resident

This post was updated Sept. 24 at 1:57 p.m. UCLA pursued student misconduct allegations against an alleged victim of an on-campus assault during a student conduct meeting Friday. Read more...

Photo: Alethea Sung-Miller, a third-year electrical engineering student, claims she was the victim of an alleged assault in Delta Terrace. She fears UCLA is casting her as the assailant in the incident and unfairly threatening her student status, she said. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Alethea Sung-Miller, a third-year electrical engineering student, claims she was the victim of an alleged assault in Delta Terrace. She fears UCLA is casting her as the assailant in the incident and unfairly threatening her student status, she said. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Westwood Village may see its zoning regulations changed in an effort to lower its 21% vacancy rate. A Los Angeles City Council committee gave the go-ahead to start drafting amendments Aug. 13. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Council votes to draft changes to Village zoning policies to revitalise business

Westwood Village may see changes to its zoning regulations, often claimed to be a major factor for vacancy in the Village by local stakeholders. A Los Angeles City Council committee voted Aug. Read more...

Photo: Westwood Village may see its zoning regulations changed in an effort to lower its 21% vacancy rate. A Los Angeles City Council committee gave the go-ahead to start drafting amendments Aug. 13. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Westwood Village may see its zoning regulations changed in an effort to lower its 21% vacancy rate. A Los Angeles City Council committee gave the go-ahead to start drafting amendments Aug. 13. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Omar Viramontes, a recent graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine, attributes his motivation and drive to the sacrifices his parents made when they moved from Mexico to the Central Valley. (Courtesy of Omar Viramontes, MD)

Student graduates from Geffen School of Medicine, hopes to serve remote communities

This post was updated Aug. 27 at 8:33 p.m. When he wasn’t in school, Omar Viramontes would spend his time picking grapes and selling produce to help his family. Read more...

Photo: Omar Viramontes, a recent graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine, attributes his motivation and drive to the sacrifices his parents made when they moved from Mexico to the Central Valley. (Courtesy of Omar Viramontes, MD)

Omar Viramontes, a recent graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine, attributes his motivation and drive to the sacrifices his parents made when they moved from Mexico to the Central Valley. (Courtesy of Omar Viramontes, MD)

Seventy-one alumni from the UCLA screenwriting program in the School of Theater, Film and Television signed a letter protesting statements and tweets by program director Phyllis Nagy they said denigrated the program. They announced they would be halting donations to the program and asking nonalumni donors to do the same. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Screenwriting alumni halt donations to TFT following statements made by director

Seventy-one alumni of UCLA’s screenwriting master’s degree program at the School of Theater, Film and Television announced Wednesday they would be suspending donations to the program over controversy surrounding its new director, Phyllis Nagy. Read more...

Photo: Seventy-one alumni from the UCLA screenwriting program in the School of Theater, Film and Television signed a letter protesting statements and tweets by program director Phyllis Nagy they said denigrated the program. They announced they would be halting donations to the program and asking nonalumni donors to do the same. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Seventy-one alumni from the UCLA screenwriting program in the School of Theater, Film and Television signed a letter protesting statements and tweets by program director Phyllis Nagy they said denigrated the program. They announced they would be halting donations to the program and asking nonalumni donors to do the same. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program was honored for its 50th anniversary in a Los Angeles Dodgers pregame ceremony on Aug. 10. The program lets high school students shadow medical professionals at work. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Dodgers honor 50th anniversary of Los Angeles Pediatric Society medical program

This post was updated Aug. 18 at 10:43 p.m. When Alexis Briano started high school in 2015, she hoped to join a club at her school for students interested in pursuing medicine, but found nothing. Read more...

Photo: The Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program was honored for its 50th anniversary in a Los Angeles Dodgers pregame ceremony on Aug. 10. The program lets high school students shadow medical professionals at work. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program was honored for its 50th anniversary in a Los Angeles Dodgers pregame ceremony on Aug. 10. The program lets high school students shadow medical professionals at work. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

John Duncan, a professor in the Asian languages and cultures department, retired in June. Duncan, who served in Korea during the Vietnam War, helped create the Center of Korean studies when he arrived to UCLA in 1989.(Courtesy of Peggy McInerny/UCLA)

Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies retires, looks to further research

When John Duncan announced he was retiring as director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, former students from across the world flew back to Los Angeles to say goodbye. Read more...

Photo: John Duncan, a professor in the Asian languages and cultures department, retired in June. Duncan, who served in Korea during the Vietnam War, helped create the Center of Korean studies when he arrived to UCLA in 1989.(Courtesy of Peggy McInerny/UCLA)

John Duncan, a professor in the Asian languages and cultures department, retired in June. Duncan, who served in Korea during the Vietnam War, helped create the Center of Korean studies when he arrived to UCLA in 1989.(Courtesy of Peggy McInerny/UCLA)


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