Tuesday, August 21

Luis Mora, a third-year student at UC Berkeley,
was detained by immigration authorities while visiting family with his girlfriend last month.
(Creative Commons Photo by Jay Cross via Flickr)

UC Berkeley, campus group work to release detained undocumented student

UC Berkeley is working for the release of an undocumented student who was detained by border patrol agents, the campus’ chancellor announced Monday. Immigration authorities took Luis Mora, a third-year student at UC Berkeley, into custody in San Diego on Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Luis Mora, a third-year student at UC Berkeley, was detained by immigration authorities while visiting family with his girlfriend last month. (Creative Commons Photo by Jay Cross via Flickr)

Luis Mora, a third-year student at UC Berkeley,
was detained by immigration authorities while visiting family with his girlfriend last month.
(Creative Commons Photo by Jay Cross via Flickr)


Graduate students protested against a previous version of the tax bill for treating graduate studetns’ tuition waivers as taxable income, which is not included in the final version of the bill. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

Federal tax bill may not impact students as negatively after update

Student leaders and experts said they think a new federal tax law that goes into effect this month does not impact students as negatively as previously proposed tax bills. Read more...

Photo: Graduate students protested against a previous version of the tax bill for treating graduate studetns’ tuition waivers as taxable income, which is not included in the final version of the bill. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

Graduate students protested against a previous version of the tax bill for treating graduate studetns’ tuition waivers as taxable income, which is not included in the final version of the bill. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)


Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has represented UCLA and Westwood in the California State Assembly since 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Mark Sanchez via Wikimedia Commons)

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas resigns citing health reasons

The California State Assemblyman who represents UCLA and Westwood resigned Wednesday due to health issues. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, who represents the 54th assembly district, said in a statement he is leaving his position after Dec. Read more...

Photo: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has represented UCLA and Westwood in the California State Assembly since 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Mark Sanchez via Wikimedia Commons)

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has represented UCLA and Westwood in the California State Assembly since 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Mark Sanchez via Wikimedia Commons)

About 300 protestors demonstrated in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles on Sunday to oppose President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

(Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Westwood protest held on recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel demonstrated in front of the Federal Building in Westwood on Sunday. Read more...

Photo: About 300 protestors demonstrated in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles on Sunday to oppose President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

About 300 protestors demonstrated in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles on Sunday to oppose President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

(Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

A North Carolina congresswoman introduced a bill that would expand federal financial aid programs to encourage shorter-term programs and would cap the amount of loans a student can receive. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Proposed bill to reform, expand financial aid in higher education

A bill proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday aims to reform how the federal government oversees higher education. North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx introduced House Resolution 4508, which expands the Pell Grant, a federal financial aid program, to include shorter-term programs like apprenticeships. Read more...

Photo: A North Carolina congresswoman introduced a bill that would expand federal financial aid programs to encourage shorter-term programs and would cap the amount of loans a student can receive. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A North Carolina congresswoman introduced a bill that would expand federal financial aid programs to encourage shorter-term programs and would cap the amount of loans a student can receive. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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