Editor’s note: The referenda on the USAC ballot do not directly compete with one another, but in the interest of full transparency, we believe it is worth noting one of the referenda on this year’s ballot directly benefits the Daily Bruin financially.
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science plans to increase enrollment by about 1,000 students and recruit 50 new faculty within the next five to 10 years, in accordance with the University of California’s initiative to expand enrollment.
The dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science will step down in January, after more than 12 years of service.
During his tenure as dean, Vijay Dhir increased the number of academic scholarships available from about five to 130, recruited new faculty, improved the school ranking and built Engineering buildings V and VI.
The State Historical Resources Commission unanimously decided Friday not to nominate the UCLA Faculty Center as a historical resource, following a four-year-long attempt to establish its significance.
UCLA undergraduate students can enroll in three new minor programs this fall in ancient and Near East Egyptology, global health and literature and the environment.
The Faculty Executive Committee approved the new minors last spring, said Kyle McJunkin, director of the committee.
The journal Science officially retracted a research study co-authored by a UCLA graduate student Thursday after multiple irregularities were found in the study last week.
The study, which was conducted by political science graduate student Michael LaCour and Columbia University Professor Donald Green, suggested that conversing with advocates for same-sex marriages results in an increase in voter support for the issue.
This article was updated at 2:59 p.m. on April 30.
Some students groups are pushing to pass a quarterly $3 fee increase referendum this week to combat decreases in undergraduate student government funds, while other students are questioning why they should have to pay for it.
UCLA announced Friday that Jayathi Murthy will be the new dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science starting Jan. 1, 2016. Daily Bruin reporter Chandini Soni spoke with Murthy, who is currently the chair of the mechanical engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin, about her plans as dean and her thoughts on engineering.
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