Last week, Chancellor Gene Block awarded Rev. James Lawson our university’s highest honor, the UCLA Medal, for his contributions to nonviolence and social change. The UCLA Medal has been awarded to many people who have, for better or for worse, changed the culture and the political climate we live in.
UCLA celebrated the early fulfillment of The Centennial Campaign for UCLA’s fundraising goal July 25. More than $4 billion has been raised from private sources since 2014, and the university will continue its fundraising campaign through 2019.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the University of California. UC administrators want us to believe that this milestone marks 150 years of the UC pioneering a better future for its students and workers, 150 years of egalitarianism and inclusion and 150 years as a socio-economic ladder for students and workers.
I hear the concerns that Aaron Julian raised in the Daily Bruin’s Nov. 22 opinion column. He’s right that both political parties have alienated white, working-class Americans by refusing to address their needs.
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