Thursday, April 9

UCLA’s involvement in Thirty Meter Telescope prompts protest from student groups

UCLA students and faculty remain divided over the University of California’s involvement in the development of a massive telescope in Hawaii, as construction continues to be delayed by protesters for a sixth week. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Pacific Islands’ Student Association held a town hall in February and invited local Hawaiian leaders to discuss their opinions on the Thirty Meter Telescope. The student organization held a public protest and received almost 5,000 signatures on a petition to demonstrate opposition to the TMT to the UC Board of Regents, according to PISA member Uriah Blackwell. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


Nominated UC student regent plans to focus on transfers, basic student needs

A recently nominated student regent and UCLA alumnus said he hopes to increase engagement of different student populations and focus on issues relating to basic needs. Read more...

Photo: Jamaal Muwwakkil, a doctoral student at UC Santa Barbara, was nominated in May to be the student regent for the 2020-2021 term. As student regent, he said he hopes to increase engagement of different student populations and focus on issues relating to basic needs. (Courtesy of Matt Perko)



UCLA community offers views on possibilities, shortcomings of SAT ‘adversity score’

UCLA professors and students said they do not think a new score that aims to provide context on the challenges students face will be immediately effective in increasing disadvantaged students’ access to higher education. Read more...

Photo: The College Board, a nonprofit organization that administers the SAT, announced it will implement the Environmental Context Dashboard, which has been referred to as an “adversity score” by other media outlets. The ECD aims to provide admissions applications readers with information on students’ communities and high schools, including family income, crime rate and opportunities for Advanced Placement classes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


Undocumented young adults qualify for health care until age 26 in new state budget

Undocumented young adults may continue receiving health care coverage from the state until age 26, according to the governor’s budget report. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-2020 state budget, which was revised Thursday, stated the budget will allocate $98 million to extend the length of Medi-Cal coverage for young adults between the ages of 19 and 25 regardless of immigration status. Read more...

Photo: Gavin Newsom’s annual budget will allocate $98 million to extend the length of Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented young adults between the ages of 19 to 25. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Report finds out-of-state student recruitment racially, socioeconomically biased

This post was updated April 23 at 5:04 p.m. Public research universities focus more of their recruitment efforts on out-of-state students, according to a report from UCLA and the University of Arizona. Read more...

Photo: A recent study from UCLA and the University of Arizona found decreased state funding has led universities to focus recruitment efforts on out-of-state students, particularly in wealthy and white communities. (Daily Bruin file photo)