Tuesday, November 20

Anna Fisher, a UCLA alumna and the first mother in space, had attended a NASA meeting to prepare for flight three days after giving birth. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Alumna receives science education award, shares experience as astronaut

A recently retired astronaut, who is also a UCLA alumna, encouraged children attending a science festival Sunday to pursue an education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more...

Photo: Anna Fisher, a UCLA alumna and the first mother in space, had attended a NASA meeting to prepare for flight three days after giving birth. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Anna Fisher, a UCLA alumna and the first mother in space, had attended a NASA meeting to prepare for flight three days after giving birth. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

A University of California spokesperson said the proposed changes would hurt UC students who struggle with the cost of attending college but are outside the eligibility of need-based financial aid programs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

New tax plan proposed by GOP could hurt students and universities

A tax bill House Republicans introduced Thursday would cut tax benefits for college students and higher education institutions. The plan reduces tax credits college students receive for tuition by categorizing employer-provided tuition payments as taxable income and eliminating a deduction on the interest college alumni pay on student loans. Read more...

Photo: A University of California spokesperson said the proposed changes would hurt UC students who struggle with the cost of attending college but are outside the eligibility of need-based financial aid programs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A University of California spokesperson said the proposed changes would hurt UC students who struggle with the cost of attending college but are outside the eligibility of need-based financial aid programs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Students in Bruins Elect met Friday to call residents in Virginia's 68th House of Delegates district to garner support for a Democratic candidate running in the race. The group has held several phone banking sessions in the past for other candidates outside of California, including those in Georgia and Montana.  (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Liberal student organization campaigns for out-of-state candidates

Students in a grassroots political organization spent three hours calling voters in Virginia to support a local Democratic candidate at a phone banking event Friday. About 12 students in Bruins Elect met in a Westwood apartment to call residents in the Virginia House of Delegates’ 68th district to garner support for Dawn Adams, a candidate in Tuesday’s election. Read more...

Photo: Students in Bruins Elect met Friday to call residents in Virginia's 68th House of Delegates district to garner support for a Democratic candidate running in the race. The group has held several phone banking sessions in the past for other candidates outside of California, including those in Georgia and Montana. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Students in Bruins Elect met Friday to call residents in Virginia's 68th House of Delegates district to garner support for a Democratic candidate running in the race. The group has held several phone banking sessions in the past for other candidates outside of California, including those in Georgia and Montana.  (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Rudy Reyes, a formerly-incarcerated individual who advocates for former prisoners, said at an event Friday he experienced anxiety, depression and lack of spatial awareness after spending 23 years in solitary confinement. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Lawyers and activists discuss prison health care at law school event

Legal experts and activists said at a symposium Friday they think the United States needs to improve its prisons’ mental and physical health care systems. About a dozen lawyers, academics and activists attended UCLA Law Review Discourse’s first symposium about health care issues in prisons and the long-term physical and psychological consequences of prison life on formerly incarcerated people. Read more...

Photo: Rudy Reyes, a formerly-incarcerated individual who advocates for former prisoners, said at an event Friday he experienced anxiety, depression and lack of spatial awareness after spending 23 years in solitary confinement. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Rudy Reyes, a formerly-incarcerated individual who advocates for former prisoners, said at an event Friday he experienced anxiety, depression and lack of spatial awareness after spending 23 years in solitary confinement. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Mohamed Owedah, a Palestinian Combatants for Peace member, and Galia Galili, an Israeli Combatants for Peace member, shared their experiences living in the conflict zone and from their time in CFP. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Combatants for Peace speakers advocate for Israeli-Palestinian dialogue

Two speakers personally affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict said they believe peace in the region is possible through more dialogue and cooperation between the two groups at an event Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Mohamed Owedah, a Palestinian Combatants for Peace member, and Galia Galili, an Israeli Combatants for Peace member, shared their experiences living in the conflict zone and from their time in CFP. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Mohamed Owedah, a Palestinian Combatants for Peace member, and Galia Galili, an Israeli Combatants for Peace member, shared their experiences living in the conflict zone and from their time in CFP. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

The University of California and other groups have asked a federal judge to keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals operational until a final court ruling on the program.

UC files motion to keep DACA operational during lawsuit review

The University of California and other groups suing President Donald Trump’s administration for ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals jointly filed a motion Wednesday asking a federal judge to keep the program operating while their lawsuits are being reviewed. Read more...

Photo: The University of California and other groups have asked a federal judge to keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals operational until a final court ruling on the program.

The University of California and other groups have asked a federal judge to keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals operational until a final court ruling on the program.

Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat representing the district including UCLA, said he is working to prevent the president from being able to unilaterally authorize a nuclear strike. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

West LA congressman sponsors bill lowering presidential military power

The congressman representing the district that includes UCLA said at an event Monday he is working to prevent the president from being able to unilaterally authorize a nuclear strike. Read more...

Photo: Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat representing the district including UCLA, said he is working to prevent the president from being able to unilaterally authorize a nuclear strike. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat representing the district including UCLA, said he is working to prevent the president from being able to unilaterally authorize a nuclear strike. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)


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