Students walking past Perloff Hall last quarter stopped often, intrigued by what looked like neon strings wrapping themselves around beach balls.
Round two of UCLA’s efforts to build a hotel and conference center on campus has begun, and public reaction to the proposal was largely negative at a meeting Monday night.
Last spring, the university scrapped plans to construct a hotel in place of the existing faculty center, due in part to outcry from professors and concerns raised by the Academic Senate.
Now administrators hope to build a scaled-down version of the project at Parking Structure 6, in between Spaulding Field and Ackerman turnaround.
The Monday meeting, which took place at the faculty center, was about the environmental impact of building at this new location.
For the more than 1,000 people who are scheduled to work at university hospitals and clinics the weekend of the 405 Freeway closure, longer commute times could become a big problem.
The show was sold out, but there were a lot of empty seats in Royce Hall on Monday afternoon.
After it was announced on Sunday that His Holiness the Dalai Lama would be unable to come to UCLA because of a sore throat, many ticket holders opted for a refund.
A lecture the Dalai Lama had planned to give in the morning was canceled altogether.
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