Tuesday, February 19

The Undergraduate Students Association Council Financial Supports Commission gave 40 students scholarships in the form of $50 gift cards to help pay for textbooks. Over 130 students applied. (Daily Bruin file photo)

USAC scholarship attempts to tackle textbook affordability issues

Alex Saucedo said he sometimes had to choose between being able to purchase the required textbooks for his classes and having food to eat for the day. Read more...

Photo: The Undergraduate Students Association Council Financial Supports Commission gave 40 students scholarships in the form of $50 gift cards to help pay for textbooks. Over 130 students applied. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council Financial Supports Commission gave 40 students scholarships in the form of $50 gift cards to help pay for textbooks. Over 130 students applied. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA Extension planned to layoff 25 percent of its employees last year. Instead, almost a third of its employees quit and its upper administrators have been removed. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Employees leave UCLA Extension amid administrative turmoil and loss of deans

About 75 employees left UCLA Extension amid administrative upheaval, despite UCLA cancelling an initial plan to lay off about one-quarter of UCLA Extension’s employees last year. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Extension planned to layoff 25 percent of its employees last year. Instead, almost a third of its employees quit and its upper administrators have been removed. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Extension planned to layoff 25 percent of its employees last year. Instead, almost a third of its employees quit and its upper administrators have been removed. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Andreas Moudarres, an assistant professor of Italian at UCLA, was recently awarded the 21st annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies. He received the award for his manuscript "The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic: Images of Hostility from Dante to Tasso." (Edward Savaria, Jr., courtesy of the Modern Language Association)

Assistant professor of Italian wins prestigious publication award

When Andrea Moudarres developed his doctoral dissertation at Yale University, he did not expect that it would one day turn into an award-winning manuscript. Moudarres, an assistant professor of Italian at UCLA, was recently awarded the 21st annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies. Read more...

Photo: Andreas Moudarres, an assistant professor of Italian at UCLA, was recently awarded the 21st annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies. He received the award for his manuscript "The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic: Images of Hostility from Dante to Tasso." (Edward Savaria, Jr., courtesy of the Modern Language Association)

Andreas Moudarres, an assistant professor of Italian at UCLA, was recently awarded the 21st annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies. He received the award for his manuscript "The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic: Images of Hostility from Dante to Tasso." (Edward Savaria, Jr., courtesy of the Modern Language Association)


The David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its math and science GPA and MCAT cutoff scores to 3.4 and 512, respectively. Many students said they are worried this will negatively affect the school’s diversity. (Daily Bruin file photo)

David Geffen School of Medicine raises admission standards, incites controversy

The medical school is raising admission standards for next year’s applicants. The David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its math and science GPA and MCAT cutoff scores to 3.4 and 512, respectively, according to a policy proposal released by school of medicine faculty and students. Read more...

Photo: The David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its math and science GPA and MCAT cutoff scores to 3.4 and 512, respectively. Many students said they are worried this will negatively affect the school’s diversity. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its math and science GPA and MCAT cutoff scores to 3.4 and 512, respectively. Many students said they are worried this will negatively affect the school’s diversity. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Undergraduate Students Association Council General Representative 1 Ayesha Haleem's (pictured above) office hosted a speed dating event for student organizations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

USAC hosts speed-dating event for student organizations to promote collaboration

Student organizations went on speed dates to build cross-community relationships. About 15 students from various student organizations met in small groups at an event hosted by the Undergraduate Students Association Council General Representative 1 office Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Undergraduate Students Association Council General Representative 1 Ayesha Haleem's (pictured above) office hosted a speed dating event for student organizations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Undergraduate Students Association Council General Representative 1 Ayesha Haleem's (pictured above) office hosted a speed dating event for student organizations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


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