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Kien Tran had been struggling to make friends during freshman orientation until Christopher Dinkel reached out and invited him to play table tennis.
Dinkel quickly became Tran’s first friend at UCLA, and the two eventually became roommates their second year.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to remove the name of Student A from the story. While the Daily Bruin employs a rigorous no-retractions policy, 2020-21 Editor in Chief Melissa Morris has granted an exception to policy in this single case because the views expressed by Student A in the text of the story put the source at consequential risk of political retribution.
This post was updated March 13 at 5:53 p.m.
A UCLA alumnus was arrested by federal authorities Tuesday for involvement in a scheme that helped Chinese nationals obtain student visas by cheating on their English proficiency tests.
Two men were charged with vandalism Wednesday for damaging the Bruin Bear statue in November.
Louie Torres, 19, and Willie Johnson, 18, were charged with causing more than $10,000 in damages after allegedly painting the statue with red and yellow paint, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.
The Bruins Around The World event Wednesday featured a fashion show and several dance performances that represented the cultures and histories of the international community at UCLA.
The Daily Bruin won three first-place awards for college journalism Friday.
The Bruin won a total of 13 awards, including three first-place awards, at the College Media Association’s 2017-2018 Pinnacle Awards.
UCLA researchers received $5 million to further research on stem-cell based therapies for eye conditions that result in blindness.
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded the grant to researchers in the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute, who have been working to develop a treatment that will generate retinal cells typically lost in blinding eye diseases using stem cells derived from patients’ own skin cells, a university press release announced Thursday.
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