Monday, October 21

A study from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies found that black children in Los Angeles county face educational, health and social disadvantages. Failing to recognize the connections between education, health and poverty makes it difficult for policy to effectively counter these disadvantages, according to the study. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Black students in LA still face significant barriers in education, UCLA study finds

Educational policies have to address both in-school and out-of-school factors in order to overcome the barriers that black students face in the County of Los Angeles, a UCLA study found. Read more...

Photo: A study from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies found that black children in Los Angeles county face educational, health and social disadvantages. Failing to recognize the connections between education, health and poverty makes it difficult for policy to effectively counter these disadvantages, according to the study. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A study from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies found that black children in Los Angeles county face educational, health and social disadvantages. Failing to recognize the connections between education, health and poverty makes it difficult for policy to effectively counter these disadvantages, according to the study. (Daily Bruin file photo)


According to multiple researchers, some hospitals across developing nations violate patients' human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills. Several reports found the practice to be widespread across Africa, Europe and Asia. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Experts discuss the detention of hospital patients who are unable to pay fees

Some hospitals across developing nations violate patients’ human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills, according to multiple researchers. Multiple news reports and research papers uncovered the extent of hospital detentions, referring to the practice of unlawfully detaining patients within the institution until the patients’ incurred costs are fully paid. Read more...

Photo: According to multiple researchers, some hospitals across developing nations violate patients' human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills. Several reports found the practice to be widespread across Africa, Europe and Asia. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

According to multiple researchers, some hospitals across developing nations violate patients' human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills. Several reports found the practice to be widespread across Africa, Europe and Asia. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Students perused the Undergraduate Students Association Council Facilities Commission's first Bruin Bazaar of the year Wednesday. All items were given at no cost to students in exchange for donations or help promoting the event. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Students have the opportunity to slow down fast fashion at 1st Bruin Bazaar

Students browsed through school supplies, board games and clothing Wednesday at a pop-up shop hosted by student government officials. The Undergraduate Students Association Council Facilities Commission hosted its first Bruin Bazaar of the year Wednesday, where students could donate items to the market in exchange for clothes, a reusable utensil set or other miscellaneous goods. Read more...

Photo: Students perused the Undergraduate Students Association Council Facilities Commission's first Bruin Bazaar of the year Wednesday. All items were given at no cost to students in exchange for donations or help promoting the event. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Students perused the Undergraduate Students Association Council Facilities Commission's first Bruin Bazaar of the year Wednesday. All items were given at no cost to students in exchange for donations or help promoting the event. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Cycle for Science, founded by two UCLA alumnae, organizes long-distance bike rides for female scientists. The scientists stop at K-12 classrooms to teach lessons about renewable energy, climate change and glaciers. (Courtesy of Rachel Woods-Robinson)

Alumnae embark on bike rides geared toward encouraging female interest in science

Rachel Woods-Robinson and Elizabeth Case were preparing their campsite for the night when two young girls approached to ask about the heavy bags strapped to their bicycles. Read more...

Photo: Cycle for Science, founded by two UCLA alumnae, organizes long-distance bike rides for female scientists. The scientists stop at K-12 classrooms to teach lessons about renewable energy, climate change and glaciers. (Courtesy of Rachel Woods-Robinson)

Cycle for Science, founded by two UCLA alumnae, organizes long-distance bike rides for female scientists. The scientists stop at K-12 classrooms to teach lessons about renewable energy, climate change and glaciers. (Courtesy of Rachel Woods-Robinson)

The House Committee on Education and Labor introduced legislation Tuesday that could overhaul the higher education system. The College Affordability Act would update the Higher Education Act for the first time in over 10 years using about $400 billion in funding. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Act proposed by House of Representatives would make college more affordable

A new bill in the House of Representatives could overhaul the higher education system. The College Affordability Act, which was introduced by the House Committee on Education and Labor on Tuesday, aims to lower the cost of college, improve the quality of higher education and increase student opportunities, according to a press release from the committee. Read more...

Photo: The House Committee on Education and Labor introduced legislation Tuesday that could overhaul the higher education system. The College Affordability Act would update the Higher Education Act for the first time in over 10 years using about $400 billion in funding. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The House Committee on Education and Labor introduced legislation Tuesday that could overhaul the higher education system. The College Affordability Act would update the Higher Education Act for the first time in over 10 years using about $400 billion in funding. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood has the highest rent in all of California. In the nation, only a few New York ZIP codes are more expensive. The high cost of rent can drive students to live with several roommates or live far from campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Students, faculty discuss implications of Westwood’s expensive housing options

This post was updated Oct. 17 at 12:17 a.m. Chaonan Liu pays exorbitant sums to live several miles away from campus. Liu, a fourth-year financial actuarial mathematics student, said the expense of living near campus had forced her into an apartment a few miles away from campus still costing $1,100 a month – with no bathroom. Read more...

Photo: Westwood has the highest rent in all of California. In the nation, only a few New York ZIP codes are more expensive. The high cost of rent can drive students to live with several roommates or live far from campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood has the highest rent in all of California. In the nation, only a few New York ZIP codes are more expensive. The high cost of rent can drive students to live with several roommates or live far from campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)