Saturday, February 16

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)

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)


A tree outside the UCLA Store fell into Bruin Plaza, but no damages were reported. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Large tree falls down in front of Ackerman Union

A tree fell outside the UCLA Store in Bruin Plaza on Friday afternoon, partially blocking part of Bruin Walk. Nurit Katz, executive officer of Facilities Management, said the tree was reported at 4:11 p.m., but she was not sure exactly when the tree fell. Read more...

Photo: A tree outside the UCLA Store fell into Bruin Plaza, but no damages were reported. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

A tree outside the UCLA Store fell into Bruin Plaza, but no damages were reported. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


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)

Hope Shin, a second-year undeclared student, works in the Asian American Studies Center Library. She works about seven hours a week and has learned to balance her job and school. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Students offer perspectives on benefits, drawbacks of work-study jobs

It was only 5:30 a.m., but Maya Ervin was at work, helping out athletes at her sports medicine internship. She would finish at noon, grab a quick lunch, go to class and go back to work until 8 p.m. Read more...

Photo: Hope Shin, a second-year undeclared student, works in the Asian American Studies Center Library. She works about seven hours a week and has learned to balance her job and school. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Hope Shin, a second-year undeclared student, works in the Asian American Studies Center Library. She works about seven hours a week and has learned to balance her job and school. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)


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