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Gene Block discusses meeting demand for mental health services, addresses ongoing issues

This post was updated March 29 at 10:38 a.m. Chancellor Gene Block meets with the Daily Bruin Editorial Board every quarter to discuss issues affecting campus and to explain administrative policies. Read more...

Photo: Chancellor Gene Block met with the Daily Bruin March 11 to discuss administrative decisions and issues affecting the campus community. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Vote to create additional programming fee at University Apartments North fails

A referendum to increase housing costs for more programming in north university apartments failed Feb. 27. The referendum, which was created by UCLA Residential Life, would have increased student fees for University Apartments North residents by $38.76 per year. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Residential Life held a referendum asking University Apartments North residents if they wanted to increase student fees in exchange for more programming. 91 percent of voters voted no. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA Health pauses chair selection process to address diversity, transparency concerns

UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA administrators halted their search for a new psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences department chair to address faculty concerns about diversity, leadership logistics and transparency. Read more...

Photo: Faculty members said in two town halls that the search committee was not sufficiently diverse. Out of the 11 original members on the search committee, 10 were white and eight were men.(Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Faculty express concerns over lack of diversity in UCLA Health’s hiring process

Roughly 200 doctors snapped, cheered and hissed at administrators during a town hall over concerns that the administration did not prioritize diversity. Faculty clashed with David Geffen School of Medicine administrators over questions surrounding the replacement of Peter Whybrow at a town hall Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine challenged administrators’ commitment to diversity at a town hall Thursday. A committee to select the new psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences chair and director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is made up of seven white men, three white women and one Latino man. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Angela Davis features at social justice summit, shares personal experience

Activist Angela Davis expressed hope for the future of social justice during a summit held at a school that had fired her twice. “It is young people, who have not had very much experience in this world, who have the hope, and who know they have to do something to change the world because otherwise they know they will not have a future,” she said. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Black Alumni Association and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies hosted a social justice summit in which speakers, including Angela Davis and rapper Common, analyzed topics including mental health, music and activism. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

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