A UCLA report highlighted large structural issues within jails as a central cause of unnecessary COVID-19-related deaths and infection of county jail inmates and staff.
According to the March 8 report from the UCLA Law COVID Behind Bars Data Project, jails across the United States reported their highest numbers of COVID-19 infections between December 2021 and March 2022.
This post was updated Feb. 24 at 12:31 a.m.
More than 350 organizations across the United States are calling for Congress to vote on a bill that would create a commission to study the impacts of slavery on African Americans today.
This post was updated March 1 at 6:51 p.m.
Students’ 16-day sit-in is now over.
Student leaders decided Wednesday morning to suspend their 16-day sit-in at Murphy Hall after reaching an agreement with UCLA administrators regarding their demands for increased accessibility and education equity.
UCLA student leaders decided Friday to continue their sit-in at Murphy Hall after an inconclusive meeting with UCLA administrators regarding improved accessibility, education equity and retention.
Student and administrative leaders expressed excitement as Associated Students UCLA stores prepare to accept CalFresh through Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.
CalFresh, California’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides low-income Californians with a grocery allowance of up to $250 per month.
This post was updated Feb. 3 at 12:46 a.m.
Student leaders will continue their sit-in to advocate for improved accessibility after an unsatisfactory meeting with administrators Monday night.
Students and community members called for the firing of the Community Programs Office’s director and associate director in a virtual town hall Thursday evening.
The Mother Organizations coalition, a coalition made up of UCLA student organizations including the Afrikan Student Union, the American Indian Student Association, the Asian Pacific Coalition and MEChA de UCLA, organized a Zoom town hall meeting to discuss claims that the CPO fosters a hostile workplace and refuses to be transparent with student funds.
Some UCLA students with exceptional financial need said they were surprised to receive additional financial aid through emergency relief grants they did not apply for.
The university began releasing grants from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund in spring 2020.
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