Wednesday, June 19

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[In chart titles "Number of candidates v. turnout" and "Number of referenda v. turnout," the "v."s should be changed to "vs."] 5.9.op.pink.usacturnout-01.png

UCLA is increasingly relying on nontenured academic faculty as opposed to tenured faculty. While budget problems play a role in this, they don’t completely explain the phenomenon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Austin Pink: Reliance on nontenured faculty harms teaching environment, education quality

For 14 Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners and a Fields Medalist, UCLA is home. For 2,000 nontenured faculty, however, it’s merely temporary housing. The number of nontenure academic faculty at UCLA, including adjunct faculty, lecturers, clinical professors and in-residence faculty, has increased by 46 percent since 2009, according to UCLA Academic Planning and Budget. Read more...

UCLA is increasingly relying on nontenured academic faculty as opposed to tenured faculty. While budget problems play a role in this, they don’t completely explain the phenomenon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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More than 20 students occupied the Powell Library steps to protest the tuition hike and lack of university funding. (Daily Bruin file photo)
More than 20 students occupied the Powell Library steps to protest the tuition hike and lack of university funding. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Creative Commons photo by Cody Williams via flickr)
(Creative Commons photo by Cody Williams via flickr)

(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)

Students, faculty work on sustainability report card for LA County

UCLA faculty and students will update the County of Los Angeles’ sustainability grade based on its air quality and use of sustainable energy. The report card is a project led by the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, a research initiative out of the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, which aims to make Los Angeles County environmentally sustainable by 2050. Read more...

(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)

(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)
(Noelle Cho/Daily Bruin)