Tuesday, October 22

UCLA was ranked ninth in the world by Times Higher Education in its 2020 engineering and technology ranking. UCLA was also ranked sixth in the United States and first among American public universities in engineering and technology. (Daily Bruin file photo)
UCLA was ranked ninth in the world by Times Higher Education in its 2020 engineering and technology ranking. UCLA was also ranked sixth in the United States and first among American public universities in engineering and technology. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A study from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies found that black children in Los Angeles county face educational, health and social disadvantages. Failing to recognize the connections between education, health and poverty makes it difficult for policy to effectively counter these disadvantages, according to the study. (Daily Bruin file photo)
A study from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies found that black children in Los Angeles county face educational, health and social disadvantages. Failing to recognize the connections between education, health and poverty makes it difficult for policy to effectively counter these disadvantages, according to the study. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The House Committee on Education and Labor introduced legislation Tuesday that could overhaul the higher education system. The College Affordability Act would update the Higher Education Act for the first time in over 10 years using about $400 billion in funding. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The House Committee on Education and Labor introduced legislation Tuesday that could overhaul the higher education system. The College Affordability Act would update the Higher Education Act for the first time in over 10 years using about $400 billion in funding. (Daily Bruin file photo)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24, which will require California public universities to provide abortion pills at campus health care centers Friday. The bill will provide $200,000 to each health center in the University of California and California State University systems to pay for the cost of setting up the medication abortion services. (Daily Bruin file photo)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24, which will require California public universities to provide abortion pills at campus health care centers Friday. The bill will provide $200,000 to each health center in the University of California and California State University systems to pay for the cost of setting up the medication abortion services. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Douglas Barrera, associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning, spoke at a CALPIRG event in Bruin Plaza on Thursday about efforts to increase student-voter turnout in the upcoming elections. Barrera said he has noticed that students have become less involved in the political process over the years. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

CALPIRG is working to grow student-voter turnout, prepare UCLA for 2020 elections

UCLA students said they are working to institutionalize voting on campus in an effort to increase student-voter turnout in the upcoming 2020 general election. The California Public Interest Research Group hosted an event Thursday morning at Bruin Plaza to discuss UCLA student-voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections and efforts to increase turnout in the upcoming 2020 elections. Read more...

Douglas Barrera, associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning, spoke at a CALPIRG event in Bruin Plaza on Thursday about efforts to increase student-voter turnout in the upcoming elections. Barrera said he has noticed that students have become less involved in the political process over the years. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

David Ghesser (left), a third-year music composition student, was the first recipient of a new scholarship named after Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson (right). The scholarship was facilitated by a $100,000 donation from UCLA adjunct professor David Leaf (center). (Courtesy of Daniel Ghesser)

Music student is first to receive scholarship named in honor of Beach Boys member

A music student was the first recipient of a new scholarship inspired by Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson. The scholarship, awarded this year to third-year music composition student David Ghesser, will be presented every other year to a third-year student in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music interested in pursuing a career in composing, arranging or producing popular music. Read more...

David Ghesser (left), a third-year music composition student, was the first recipient of a new scholarship named after Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson (right). The scholarship was facilitated by a $100,000 donation from UCLA adjunct professor David Leaf (center). (Courtesy of Daniel Ghesser)

Paul Boutros, the director of cancer data science at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the study’s senior author. Researchers from the Jonsson Center worked alongside researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Manchaster. (Courtesy of Milo Mitchell/UCLA)
Paul Boutros, the director of cancer data science at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the study’s senior author. Researchers from the Jonsson Center worked alongside researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Manchaster. (Courtesy of Milo Mitchell/UCLA)


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