Wednesday, April 24

Julián Castro, a 2020 presidential candidate, spoke to a Chicana and Chicano studies class Monday about his positions on specific policies, his family background and his qualifications. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Julián Castro visits UCLA to speak with students about his 2020 presidential run

A candidate for the 2020 presidential election explained his position on various policies, including health care, education and foreign affairs on campus Monday. Julián Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and former United States secretary of housing and urban development under former President Barack Obama, spoke to a Chicana and Chicano studies class about his positions on specific policies, his family background and his qualifications. Read more...

Photo: Julián Castro, a 2020 presidential candidate, spoke to a Chicana and Chicano studies class Monday about his positions on specific policies, his family background and his qualifications. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Julián Castro, a 2020 presidential candidate, spoke to a Chicana and Chicano studies class Monday about his positions on specific policies, his family background and his qualifications. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The UC and Elsevier, which owns over 2,500 journals including Cell and The Lancet, were unable to come to an agreement regarding publishing fees and subscription costs after months of negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UC decides not to renew Elsevier subscription after months of negotiations

The University of California will not renew its subscription with the world’s largest scientific publisher, a University press release announced Thursday. The UC and Elsevier, which owns over 2,500 journals such as Cell and The Lancet, were unable to come to an agreement regarding publishing fees and subscription costs after months of negotiations. Read more...

Photo: The UC and Elsevier, which owns over 2,500 journals including Cell and The Lancet, were unable to come to an agreement regarding publishing fees and subscription costs after months of negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

The UC and Elsevier, which owns over 2,500 journals including Cell and The Lancet, were unable to come to an agreement regarding publishing fees and subscription costs after months of negotiations. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

University of California Hastings College of the Law professor Manoj Viswanathan said there are a number of ways to bypass a recent cap on tax deductions. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect January 2018, capped these deductions. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Visiting professor discusses recent federal tax law and mitigation techniques

A law professor proposed ways for individuals and local and state governments to mitigate the impacts of a recent cap on tax deductions at an event Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: University of California Hastings College of the Law professor Manoj Viswanathan said there are a number of ways to bypass a recent cap on tax deductions. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect January 2018, capped these deductions. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

University of California Hastings College of the Law professor Manoj Viswanathan said there are a number of ways to bypass a recent cap on tax deductions. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect January 2018, capped these deductions. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Joan Ling is the Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program co-director and an urban planning lecturer. She said the program helps enrollees acquire skills and knowledge that can often take a considerable amount of time to learn when actively working in the field. (Courtesy of Berangere Altier)

Affordable housing development program to expand and launch this summer

UCLA has developed an educational program which aims to help housing professionals address issues regarding affordable housing. The Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program is an interdisciplinary educational curriculum developed jointly by faculty from the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Ziman Center for Real Estate, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and UCLA School of Law. Read more...

Photo: Joan Ling is the Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program co-director and an urban planning lecturer. She said the program helps enrollees acquire skills and knowledge that can often take a considerable amount of time to learn when actively working in the field. (Courtesy of Berangere Altier)

Joan Ling is the Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program co-director and an urban planning lecturer. She said the program helps enrollees acquire skills and knowledge that can often take a considerable amount of time to learn when actively working in the field. (Courtesy of Berangere Altier)

First year sociology student Buna Poeng attended a town hall Wednesday where students discussed whether standardized tests such as the SAT should be used in college admissions. Students at the event said they think the tests are poor predictors of academic achievement and select against certain groups of students (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

Student group seeks end of standardized testing in college admissions

Students said they think standardized testing should not be a factor in the college admissions process at a town hall Wednesday. The town hall was hosted by Beyond the Score, a group of students who aim to raise awareness about the potential drawbacks of using standardized test scores to determine a student’s eligibility for college. Read more...

Photo: First year sociology student Buna Poeng attended a town hall Wednesday where students discussed whether standardized tests such as the SAT should be used in college admissions. Students at the event said they think the tests are poor predictors of academic achievement and select against certain groups of students (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

First year sociology student Buna Poeng attended a town hall Wednesday where students discussed whether standardized tests such as the SAT should be used in college admissions. Students at the event said they think the tests are poor predictors of academic achievement and select against certain groups of students (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu received The Dr. Winston Doby Impact Award on Tuesday for his support for higher education and his efforts to improve funding. The Winston C. Doby Lecture Series awards humanitarian and social justice activists with the Winston C. Doby plaque and invites them to give a lecture at UCLA. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Ted Lieu given The Dr. Winston Doby Impact Award for support of higher education

This post was updated Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu received an award for his efforts to improve higher education at an event on campus Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu received The Dr. Winston Doby Impact Award on Tuesday for his support for higher education and his efforts to improve funding. The Winston C. Doby Lecture Series awards humanitarian and social justice activists with the Winston C. Doby plaque and invites them to give a lecture at UCLA. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu received The Dr. Winston Doby Impact Award on Tuesday for his support for higher education and his efforts to improve funding. The Winston C. Doby Lecture Series awards humanitarian and social justice activists with the Winston C. Doby plaque and invites them to give a lecture at UCLA. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Richard Epstein, a law professor at New York University and University of Chicago, said self-censorship has become an increasingly worrying problem, especially in university classrooms. He added students should not be fearful of sharing their opinions with their peers and professors. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Law professors discuss free speech protections on college campuses

A law professor said all forms of free speech, including hate speech, should be protected on university campuses. John Villasenor, a professor at the UCLA School of Law, spoke with Richard Epstein, a law professor at New York University and University of Chicago, about the First Amendment and its applications to business, higher education and politics at an event Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Richard Epstein, a law professor at New York University and University of Chicago, said self-censorship has become an increasingly worrying problem, especially in university classrooms. He added students should not be fearful of sharing their opinions with their peers and professors. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Richard Epstein, a law professor at New York University and University of Chicago, said self-censorship has become an increasingly worrying problem, especially in university classrooms. He added students should not be fearful of sharing their opinions with their peers and professors. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)


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