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(Daily Bruin file photo)
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Letter to the editor: Public perception of predictive policing is wrong, it can help reduce crime

This post was updated May 21 at 11:28 a.m. Dear Editor, Earlier this month, Opinion columnist Lena Nguyen criticized the character and reputation of my colleague, Jeffrey Brantingham, an anthropology professor, in an Opinion column titled “Predictive policing algorithm perpetuates racial profiling by LAPD.” The piece maligned the nature of his work and contributions to the public – joining other attacks on his work in the past few weeks. Read more...

Letter to the editor: Renée and David Kaplan deserve a building named after them

Dear Editor, The Daily Bruin ran a front-page story April 23 headlined “UCLA community questions fairness of naming buildings after donors.” The article quoted those who questioned the naming of buildings after individuals who may not share “our values.” The accompanying text and photo used the Renée and David Kaplan Hall on the campus’ central quadrangle as an example of this practice. Read more...

Letter to the editor: UCLA hospitality facilities further university’s public service mission

Dear editor, This is a letter responding to the Opinion column titled “Mind Your Business: UCLA hotels detract funding from more pressing issues, compromise local business.” The purpose and function of UCLA facilities, like the UCLA Tiverton House, the Guest House, the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center and the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, is to support UCLA’s mission of education, research and public service at a lower cost than other alternatives. Read more...

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