Friday, February 24


Kelsi Rutledge, an ecology and evolutionary biology graduate student, teaches a lab for Life Sciences 1: "Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity." The life sciences division has recruited graduate students outside of the department to teach undergraduate students as well. (Angelica Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

TA shortage requires graduate students to teach outside departments

Some graduate students teach undergraduate courses outside of their departments because of a shortage in teaching assistants. There has been a teaching assistant shortage in divisions like life sciences and physical sciences because the undergraduate student population has increased faster than the graduate student population over the past few years, said Victoria Sork, dean of the life sciences division. Read more...

Kelsi Rutledge, an ecology and evolutionary biology graduate student, teaches a lab for Life Sciences 1: "Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity." The life sciences division has recruited graduate students outside of the department to teach undergraduate students as well. (Angelica Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Construction finished on Associated Students UCLA's new loading dock, located under the engineering building, last Monday. It replaced the original one inside Ackerman Union. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

ASUCLA replaces campus delivery loading dock

A new loading dock for campus deliveries opened underneath the engineering building Feb. 13. Associated Students UCLA moved its loading dock location because the expansion of the engineering building blocked off the road to the original dock’s driveway. Read more...

Construction finished on Associated Students UCLA's new loading dock, located under the engineering building, last Monday. It replaced the original one inside Ackerman Union. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Constance Cheeks, who returned to UCLA last year to pursue a degree in African American studies and continue her activist efforts, died of bone cancer Jan. 28. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)
Constance Cheeks, who returned to UCLA last year to pursue a degree in African American studies and continue her activist efforts, died of bone cancer Jan. 28. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)


Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education candidates Allison Polhill, Gregory Mantayan, Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin debated their positions on charter schools, undocumented students and budget issues at a panel Wednesday. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education candidates Allison Polhill, Gregory Mantayan, Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin debated their positions on charter schools, undocumented students and budget issues at a panel Wednesday. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruin Café will be open until 2 a.m. Thursday to Sunday nights starting March 5. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Bruin Café will be open until 2 a.m. Thursday to Sunday nights starting March 5. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The learning assistant program, which allows undergraduates to provide supplemental help alongside professors and TAs, has expanded from five to 11 professors this quarter. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The learning assistant program, which allows undergraduates to provide supplemental help alongside professors and TAs, has expanded from five to 11 professors this quarter. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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