Sunday, December 8

According to multiple researchers, some hospitals across developing nations violate patients' human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills. Several reports found the practice to be widespread across Africa, Europe and Asia. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Experts discuss the detention of hospital patients who are unable to pay fees

Some hospitals across developing nations violate patients’ human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills, according to multiple researchers. Multiple news reports and research papers uncovered the extent of hospital detentions, referring to the practice of unlawfully detaining patients within the institution until the patients’ incurred costs are fully paid. Read more...

According to multiple researchers, some hospitals across developing nations violate patients' human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills. Several reports found the practice to be widespread across Africa, Europe and Asia. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Nikki Mark, former executive director of the Los Angeles Football Club Academy, proposed a soccer field at Westwood park and named it after her son Tommy Mark. The plan has been revised after community feedback but still faces challenges. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Nikki Mark, former executive director of the Los Angeles Football Club Academy, proposed a soccer field at Westwood park and named it after her son Tommy Mark. The plan has been revised after community feedback but still faces challenges. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Several residents have expressed concerns about how UCLA is conducting construction projects in Westwood. Some struggle with excessive noise, frequent demolitions and traffic issues. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Frustration builds for Westwood residents near UCLA Housing construction projects

Several Westwood residents have expressed concerns about how UCLA is constructing new student housing in Westwood. UCLA Housing has undertaken several construction projects since March 2017 so it can guarantee housing for undergraduate students for up to four years, but some Westwood residents have been struggling with the frequent demolition, noise pollution and even alleged sexual harassment. Read more...

Several residents have expressed concerns about how UCLA is conducting construction projects in Westwood. Some struggle with excessive noise, frequent demolitions and traffic issues. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The psychology department’s executive committee recently voted to officially ban the informal, yet, traditional practice of graduate students providing food for their thesis defense (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

Committee votes to end department tradition despite opposition from senior faculty

A UCLA graduate school executive committee passed a policy July 29 preventing graduate students from catering food at their thesis defenses. The psychology department’s executive committee voted to end the tradition of students bringing food to their thesis defenses after a Science Magazine article brought the stresses this tradition caused for students to light, said Anna Lau, head of the UCLA psychology department executive committee and a psychology professor. Read more...

The psychology department’s executive committee recently voted to officially ban the informal, yet, traditional practice of graduate students providing food for their thesis defense (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

(Cody Wilson/Daily Bruin contributor)
(Cody Wilson/Daily Bruin contributor)

The Community Health and Homelessness Committee, chaired by Ashraf Beshay, was created to address issues related to health care and providing resources to the homeless community. (Daily Bruin file photo)

New NWWNC committee to take on health and homelessness in Westwood

A local neighborhood council established a new committee in early June to provide medical services to the homeless population in Westwood. The North Westwood Neighborhood Council created the Community Health and Homelessness Committee at the first meeting of its newly elected board June 10 to broaden the scope of its predecessor, the Homelessness Committee, and address additional issues, such as providing health care to the uninsured. Read more...

The Community Health and Homelessness Committee, chaired by Ashraf Beshay, was created to address issues related to health care and providing resources to the homeless community. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The NWWNC achieved many of the goals it set in its first term despite challenges posed by a lack of experience among members and a short term.
(Daily Bruin file photo)
The NWWNC achieved many of the goals it set in its first term despite challenges posed by a lack of experience among members and a short term.
(Daily Bruin file photo)


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