Some international graduate students at UCLA are concerned the current political climate may negatively affect their career prospects.
Ioan Istrate, the Graduate Students Association vice president of internal affairs, said he thinks there is a higher standard for international students when getting jobs, but the difficulty has intensified in the months following President Donald Trump’s election.
University of California representatives are working to include certain transgender surgeries in student health insurance coverage.
Attendees at the UC Student Health Insurance Plan meeting Tuesday discussed voting to add breast augmentation surgery for male-to-female transgender students to the UC SHIP plan, said David DiTullio, an Executive Oversight Board graduate representative for the Student Health Advisory Committee.
UCLA received a $5 million donation Wednesday to establish a center to apply historical research to modern-day problems.
Alumnus Meyer Luskin, one of the namesakes of the Luskin School of Public Affairs, stipulated his gift would fund the Luskin Center for History and Policy, which will have the mission of furthering the study of historical events and how that knowledge is useful in creating effective public policy.
Students will soon have increased access to free menstrual products in the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.
The Undergraduate Students Association Council and the Ashe Center provided 1,000 free pads and tampons to students at the center in November.
Some doctoral students are upset the Graduate Division is limiting the amount of travel funding they can obtain for research purposes.
The UCLA Doctoral Student Travel Grants for Conferences, Professional Development and Off-Campus Research Program, which launched in July, allocates up to $1,000 to doctoral students participating in research, conferences or other professional networking opportunities.
The undergraduate student government will provide more free buses to drive students to a demonstration Saturday because of unexpectedly high interest.
Sunday, the Undergraduate Students Association Council Academic Affairs Commission started offering students bus rides to the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles.
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