Saturday, February 16




Donors like David Geffen, who gave $200 million to UCLA's school of medicine and has his name on many university structures, might seem like an alternative to state funding. But the reality is that these individuals are only pursuing their passion projects at universities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA donors’ focus on passion projects neglects those who most need the money

UCLA’s successful completion of its $4.2 billion fundraising goal came, naturally, with a glowing press release that venerated its major donors. The campaign, part of a trend of growing university donations, went toward cancer research, buying a historic theater in Westwood, expansion of the Anderson School of Management and the like. Read more...

Photo: Donors like David Geffen, who gave $200 million to UCLA's school of medicine and has his name on many university structures, might seem like an alternative to state funding. But the reality is that these individuals are only pursuing their passion projects at universities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Donors like David Geffen, who gave $200 million to UCLA's school of medicine and has his name on many university structures, might seem like an alternative to state funding. But the reality is that these individuals are only pursuing their passion projects at universities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council must ensure its use of student fees is transparent so students don’t lose faith in what remains of UCLA’s democratic system. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

USAC raises suspicion allocating student funds without student input

This post was updated Jan. 28 at 10:00 a.m. In the late 18th century, American revolutionaries proclaimed they would not abide taxation without representation. Today, UCLA students are protesting funding allocations without adequate representation. Read more...

Photo: The Undergraduate Students Association Council must ensure its use of student fees is transparent so students don’t lose faith in what remains of UCLA’s democratic system. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council must ensure its use of student fees is transparent so students don’t lose faith in what remains of UCLA’s democratic system. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)




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