Monday, February 18



Many students rely on private loans to pay for housing, but the disbursement times don’t line up with when rent is due for non-UCLA housing. This is due to federal regulations not being flexible and not taking into account how students actually use private loans. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Federal financial aid policy hinders off-campus students from paying rent on time

Jan. 1. New year, new you, right? All that’s on your mind is that it’s time to start eating at Bruin Plate and hitting up the Bruin Fitness Center regularly. Read more...

Photo: Many students rely on private loans to pay for housing, but the disbursement times don’t line up with when rent is due for non-UCLA housing. This is due to federal regulations not being flexible and not taking into account how students actually use private loans. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Many students rely on private loans to pay for housing, but the disbursement times don’t line up with when rent is due for non-UCLA housing. This is due to federal regulations not being flexible and not taking into account how students actually use private loans. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

The University of California’s 10 chancellors unanimously opposed the proposed academic boycotts against Israel. This is a victory for intellectual freedom over political agendas.(Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

UC chancellors’ decision to thwart academic boycotts protects free speech

In December, the University of California’s 10 chancellors all made a decision to promote and preserve intellectual pursuit over a political agenda. It was the right one. Read more...

Photo: The University of California’s 10 chancellors unanimously opposed the proposed academic boycotts against Israel. This is a victory for intellectual freedom over political agendas.(Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

The University of California’s 10 chancellors unanimously opposed the proposed academic boycotts against Israel. This is a victory for intellectual freedom over political agendas.(Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's requirement that faculty candidates must submit an equity, diversity and inclusion statement changes the hiring process to be about idealogical activism rather than merit. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Required diversity, inclusion statements unfairly bias UCLA hiring process

In an effort to promote diversity, UCLA might just be doing the opposite. The university enacted a policy in May that requires all faculty candidates to submit an equity, diversity and inclusion statement as part of their application. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's requirement that faculty candidates must submit an equity, diversity and inclusion statement changes the hiring process to be about idealogical activism rather than merit. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA's requirement that faculty candidates must submit an equity, diversity and inclusion statement changes the hiring process to be about idealogical activism rather than merit. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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Editorial: Faculty EDI statement is half-baked solution for diversity, inclusion

UCLA’s diversity and inclusion strategy is inclusive of a lot of diverse ideas – even troublingly bad ones. Earlier this academic year, the university began requiring all prospective faculty hires to fill out an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement, which involves applicants mentioning their past, present and future contributions to diversity and equity, which are then taken into account during the hiring process via a qualitative grading process. Read more...

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(Nicole Nobre/Daily Bruin)

Establishing a creative writing minor will expand possibilities for UCLA students

Imagination is a hard thing to come by in one’s undergraduate studies. Putting pen to paper to write something imaginative can be even harder. Right from the start, incoming students are made to fulfill general education requirements, including science and English literature courses, as well as a bevy of other courses, to complete their major. Read more...

Photo: (Nicole Nobre/Daily Bruin)

(Nicole Nobre/Daily Bruin)


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