Thursday, July 20

Westwood Neighborhood Council recap – July 12

The Westwood Neighborhood Council meets monthly to discuss issues pertaining to Westwood Village and the surrounding areas. Comments by public officials Jasmine Shamolian, a field representative for Councilman Paul Koretz, said construction for the Westwood Recreation Center dog park will be completed by the beginning of August. Read more...


The Academic and Student Affairs Committee established a policy in undergraduate admissions that includes requesting letters of recommendation from possible admits. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC Regents recap – July 12

The University of California Board of Regents, the governing body of the UC, discussed diversity in graduate student programs, outcomes of surveys targeting graduate students and undergraduate admission policy, among other items, on the second day of its board meeting at UC San Francisco. Read more...

Photo: The Academic and Student Affairs Committee established a policy in undergraduate admissions that includes requesting letters of recommendation from possible admits. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee established a policy in undergraduate admissions that includes requesting letters of recommendation from possible admits. (Daily Bruin file photo)




Kendra Perez, a graduate student in acting, died June 18 after falling into a creek at Sequoia National Park. (Courtesy of Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels)

Graduate student remembered for charisma, passion for theater

Faculty and students remember Kendra Perez as a lively and talented individual who brought people together with her enthusiasm and passion for acting. Perez, a graduate student in acting, was 26 years old when she died June 18 after falling into a creek in Sequoia National Park. Read more...

Photo: Kendra Perez, a graduate student in acting, died June 18 after falling into a creek at Sequoia National Park. (Courtesy of Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels)

Kendra Perez, a graduate student in acting, died June 18 after falling into a creek at Sequoia National Park. (Courtesy of Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels)

A $5 million gift from Morton La Kretz funded the new La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which features a welcome center with a multifunctioning classroom to attract more visitors. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Donation to UCLA botanical garden increases access with new pavilion

When Morton La Kretz was gathering swampy water at the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden about 50 years ago for a biology class experiment, he never thought he would end up sponsoring renovations at the garden. Read more...

Photo: A $5 million gift from Morton La Kretz funded the new La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which features a welcome center with a multifunctioning classroom to attract more visitors. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

A $5 million gift from Morton La Kretz funded the new La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which features a welcome center with a multifunctioning classroom to attract more visitors. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)