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Several students said the Skirball fire impeded their ability to focus on finals and that UCLA should have provided faster updates on the fire and campus operations. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)
Several students said the Skirball fire impeded their ability to focus on finals and that UCLA should have provided faster updates on the fire and campus operations. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

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Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Q&A: Professor discusses Westwood air quality following Skirball fire

UCLA canceled classes Wednesday and Thursday due to poor air quality following the Skirball fire in the Bel-Air area. The Daily Bruin’s Emi Nakahara spoke with Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor whose research focuses on air pollution in urban environments, to discuss the possible health impacts of the air quality on campus and Westwood during the fire. Read more...

Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

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The Quad: Students use Facebook memes to respond to Skirball fire

“UCLA Memes for Sick AF Tweens” is known for its commentary on campus events, and the Skirball fire proved to be no exception. While some students took to drafting petitions and posting angry status updates to voice their concerns over how UCLA handled the situation, others turned to the Facebook community to comment on the fire. Read more...

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UCLA canceled Thursday  classes because of a fire burning in the Bel-Air area near UCLA. Several student leaders have said they think UCLA did not properly respond to the fire. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
UCLA canceled Thursday  classes because of a fire burning in the Bel-Air area near UCLA. Several student leaders have said they think UCLA did not properly respond to the fire. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)


Wednesday night’s game against Montana was coach Steve Alford’s squad’s first of five non-conference games remaining on their schedule before Pac-12 play begins. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
Wednesday night’s game against Montana was coach Steve Alford’s squad’s first of five non-conference games remaining on their schedule before Pac-12 play begins. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)