Wednesday, July 17

UCLA Health's People-Animal Connection program began when a cardiology nurse noticed patients who had fish tanks in their rooms did better during medical treatment. It connects therapy dogs, and one therapy miniature horse, to students and UCLA Health patients. (Courtesy of UCLA People-Animal Connection)

Animal-assisted therapy group supports students, UCLA Health patients and staff

Erin Rice once watched her therapy dog make a 6-year-old boy open his eyes, look at his mother and begin communicating after a surgery that removed one hemisphere of his brain. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Health's People-Animal Connection program began when a cardiology nurse noticed patients who had fish tanks in their rooms did better during medical treatment. It connects therapy dogs, and one therapy miniature horse, to students and UCLA Health patients. (Courtesy of UCLA People-Animal Connection)

UCLA Health's People-Animal Connection program began when a cardiology nurse noticed patients who had fish tanks in their rooms did better during medical treatment. It connects therapy dogs, and one therapy miniature horse, to students and UCLA Health patients. (Courtesy of UCLA People-Animal Connection)

The NWWNC achieved many of the goals it set in its first term despite challenges posed by a lack of experience among members and a short term.
(Daily Bruin file photo)

NWWNC councilmembers reflect on council’s achievements in its first term

The North Westwood Neighborhood Council accomplished many of its goals, but members faced challenges from a lack of experience and a shorter-than-usual term. The members of the NWWNC collectively sought to address topics ranging from housing development to promoting businesses and entertainment in Westwood Village, said NWWNC President Michael Skiles. Read more...

Photo: The NWWNC achieved many of the goals it set in its first term despite challenges posed by a lack of experience among members and a short term. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The NWWNC achieved many of the goals it set in its first term despite challenges posed by a lack of experience among members and a short term.
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Jamaal Muwwakkil, a doctoral student at UC Santa Barbara, was nominated in May to be the student regent for the 2020-2021 term. As student regent, he said he hopes to increase engagement of different student populations and focus on issues relating to basic needs. (Courtesy of Matt Perko)

Nominated UC student regent plans to focus on transfers, basic student needs

A recently nominated student regent and UCLA alumnus said he hopes to increase engagement of different student populations and focus on issues relating to basic needs. Read more...

Photo: Jamaal Muwwakkil, a doctoral student at UC Santa Barbara, was nominated in May to be the student regent for the 2020-2021 term. As student regent, he said he hopes to increase engagement of different student populations and focus on issues relating to basic needs. (Courtesy of Matt Perko)

Jamaal Muwwakkil, a doctoral student at UC Santa Barbara, was nominated in May to be the student regent for the 2020-2021 term. As student regent, he said he hopes to increase engagement of different student populations and focus on issues relating to basic needs. (Courtesy of Matt Perko)

Former UCLA doctor James Heaps appeared at the Airport Courthouse on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing or rescheduling. The hearing was rescheduled to July 30. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Judge postpones hearing of former UCLA doctor charged with sexual battery

This post was updated June 26 at 8:16 p.m. A former UCLA doctor appeared in court Wednesday for charges of sexual battery against former patients and sexual exploitation connected to his practice. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA doctor James Heaps appeared at the Airport Courthouse on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing or rescheduling. The hearing was rescheduled to July 30. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA doctor James Heaps appeared at the Airport Courthouse on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing or rescheduling. The hearing was rescheduled to July 30. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA administrators informed students June 10 about the investigation and arrest of James Heaps, a former UCLA doctor, for sexual battery charges. The campuswide statement came about a year and a half after UCLA launched an initial Title IX investigation in response to complaints against Heaps. (Daily Bruin file photo)

USAC, GSA call for greater transparency following Heaps investigation

UCLA took over a year to notify students of the investigation of a former doctor accused of sexual battery. University officials sent a campuswide email June 10 regarding the arrest of James Heaps, a former UCLA Health obstetrician and gynecologist. Read more...

Photo: UCLA administrators informed students June 10 about the investigation and arrest of James Heaps, a former UCLA doctor, for sexual battery charges. The campuswide statement came about a year and a half after UCLA launched an initial Title IX investigation in response to complaints against Heaps. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA administrators informed students June 10 about the investigation and arrest of James Heaps, a former UCLA doctor, for sexual battery charges. The campuswide statement came about a year and a half after UCLA launched an initial Title IX investigation in response to complaints against Heaps. (Daily Bruin file photo)


The University of California announced Thursday it will be taking steps to strengthen the policies and procedures of its undergraduate admissions in response to the recent college admissions scandal uncovered in March. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC plans to change admissions process in response to recent bribery scheme

The University of California announced changes to its admissions process Thursday in response to a recent college admissions scandal. The UC said in a press release it will be taking steps to strengthen the policies and procedures of its undergraduate admissions process. Read more...

Photo: The University of California announced Thursday it will be taking steps to strengthen the policies and procedures of its undergraduate admissions in response to the recent college admissions scandal uncovered in March. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The University of California announced Thursday it will be taking steps to strengthen the policies and procedures of its undergraduate admissions in response to the recent college admissions scandal uncovered in March. (Daily Bruin file photo)