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Student leaders hand out fliers at a town hall Wednesday night about implementing a diversity-related requirement. (Dang-Co Vu/Daily Bruin)

The original version of this article contained an error and has been changed. See the bottom of the article for additional information. Students and faculty raised concerns at a town hall Wednesday night about successfully implementing a diversity-related requirement that is both effective and sensitive to the UCLA community’s needs. More »

The University of California paid a $10 million settlement Tuesday to the former chairman of UCLA’s orthopedic surgery department, after he alleged the school’s doctors took lucrative payments from medical companies and subsequently compromised patient care, according to the Los Angeles Times.The Times reported that two years ago, then-UCLA surgeon and orthopedic surgery chairman Robert Pedowitz sued UCLA, the UC Board of Regents, university officials and other surgeons, claiming they retaliated against him after he accused university doctors of conflicts of interest in their research and treatment of patients.According to a statement on a UCLA website, the UC Regents paid the settlement “to end a prolonged conflict and permit UCLA Health Sciences to refocus on its primary missions.” The statement also claimed that UCLA fully abided by the law and UC policy.“Multiple investigations by university officials and independent investigators concluded that conduct by faculty members was lawful,” the statement read. More »

Students who resent searching for empty seats in libraries and dining halls may not need to bother anymore. The Undergraduate Students Association Council General Representative 2 office began promoting an iPhone app called Bear Essentials last week that monitors how crowded every UCLA library and dining hall is throughout the day. More »

Agenda The council approved contingency programming allocations with a 10-0-1 vote. Special Presentations A student presented to the council about Ally Week, which aims to educate UCLA community members about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and how to be an ally to them. More »

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