Tuesday, September 17



Savannah Badalich (left) and Chrissy Keenan (right) organized a photo series aimed at sparking conversations about ending sexual assault on college campuses. Sina Famenini (center) is one of the participants in the project. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

‘It’s On Us UCLA’ series aims to encourage dialogue on sexual assault

Royce Hall’s iconic tile walls blurs around Sina Famenini’s face as he stares intently into the camera. His direct and somber gaze echoes the similar expressions of 30 other subjects, who all posed to show support for survivors of sexual assault. Read more...

Photo: Savannah Badalich (left) and Chrissy Keenan (right) organized a photo series aimed at sparking conversations about ending sexual assault on college campuses. Sina Famenini (center) is one of the participants in the project. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Savannah Badalich (left) and Chrissy Keenan (right) organized a photo series aimed at sparking conversations about ending sexual assault on college campuses. Sina Famenini (center) is one of the participants in the project. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Student petitions for Sikh studies class

Manjot Singh covers his long hair in a turban every day as a physical manifestation of worship, a basic tenet of his Sikh faith. Because he wears a turban, the fourth-year global studies student said he sometimes thinks students on campus treat him differently or make unfair judgments about his religious beliefs. Read more...


UCLA Grand Challenges program awarded $100,000 grant

A Los Angeles nonprofit awarded the UCLA Grand Challenges program $100,000 for its environmental improvement initiative on Tuesday. LA2050, an initiative aimed at improving the city’s educational, environmental, health and safety standards, gave 10 Los Angeles-based projects $100,000 each this week for their work to improve the city. Read more...


(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

USAC launches ‘All of Us’ mental health awareness campaign

Devin Murphy felt his self-awareness and self-worth deteriorate at the end of his second year at UCLA. After losing in the undergraduate student election for the position of a general representative in May 2013, facing hostility from extended family members for being gay and wondering if he would be able to afford to live in Westwood, he turned from his friends and family. Read more...

Photo: (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

English, Korean departments to offer new service-learning courses

Two new courses that weave together service learning and traditional lectures will be open to UCLA students in the fall. The UCLA Center for Community Learning created the new courses – Korean 106SL: Superior Korean with Service Learning, and English 119SL: Literary Cities with Service Learning – to increase students’ engagement with the course material through community service outside of UCLA, said Dr. Read more...



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