Sunday, May 19


Student government candidates spoke about their platforms and qualifications during their annual election debate. Of 15 positions, three are contested, including the USAC President seat. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

With elections lightly contested, USAC holds cordial debate

Student government candidates defended their platforms but made a point not to criticize each other at their annual debate. The Undergraduate Students Association Council held its annual candidate debate Thursday night. Read more...

Photo: Student government candidates spoke about their platforms and qualifications during their annual election debate. Of 15 positions, three are contested, including the USAC President seat. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Student government candidates spoke about their platforms and qualifications during their annual election debate. Of 15 positions, three are contested, including the USAC President seat. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)


Panelists from different religions spoke about their experiences with their religion in college to promote understanding across faiths at an event Tuesday. The Undergraduate Students Association Council president’s office hosted the event. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Interfaith event aims to build community among students of different religions

An interfaith committee featured students from different religions Tuesday to promote understanding across faiths. Panelists from various religions – including Catholicism, Judaism and Islam – spoke about their experiences with their religion in life and in college, how they have developed their faith and how their beliefs have helped them to find a community on campus. Read more...

Photo: Panelists from different religions spoke about their experiences with their religion in college to promote understanding across faiths at an event Tuesday. The Undergraduate Students Association Council president’s office hosted the event. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Panelists from different religions spoke about their experiences with their religion in college to promote understanding across faiths at an event Tuesday. The Undergraduate Students Association Council president’s office hosted the event. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

An Undergraduate Students Association Council Judicial Board ruling saved three candidates from disqualification from the USAC election after the council retroactively changed a paperwork deadline to accommodate problems within the election board. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

USAC Judicial Board votes to keep recent changes to election calendar

Student government candidates will not be disqualified for late paperwork under a Friday judicial board ruling. Navkaran Gurm, a first-year public affairs and economics student, alleged the Undergraduate Students Association Council Election Board and council itself violated article 13.1.3 of the election code, which states all changes to the election calendar must be proposed by week seven winter quarter. Read more...

Photo: An Undergraduate Students Association Council Judicial Board ruling saved three candidates from disqualification from the USAC election after the council retroactively changed a paperwork deadline to accommodate problems within the election board. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

An Undergraduate Students Association Council Judicial Board ruling saved three candidates from disqualification from the USAC election after the council retroactively changed a paperwork deadline to accommodate problems within the election board. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


Zak Fisher, J.P. Santos, Paul Nesterenko, and Shrinidhi Balasubramanian won the four seats on the 2019-2020 Graduate Students Association executive council. (Daily Bruin staff)

GSA announces four new leaders for 2019-2020 academic year

New graduate student government leaders were announced Wednesday. Six candidates campaigned for the four executive positions in the Graduate Students Association. Two of the new officers were independent candidates and two are from the Moving Forward slate. Read more...

Photo: Zak Fisher, J.P. Santos, Paul Nesterenko, and Shrinidhi Balasubramanian won the four seats on the 2019-2020 Graduate Students Association executive council. (Daily Bruin staff)

Zak Fisher, J.P. Santos, Paul Nesterenko, and Shrinidhi Balasubramanian won the four seats on the 2019-2020 Graduate Students Association executive council. (Daily Bruin staff)