Saturday, January 25

Remaining 2 USAC representatives sworn in following campaign violation investigation

This post was updated Nov. 20 at 12:07 a.m. The final two Undergraduate Students Association Council seats were filled Tuesday, despite a ruling that one newly elected official violated election campaign rules. Read more...

Photo: Undergraduate Students Association Judicial Board Chief Justice Jamail Gibbs swore in general representatives 2 and 3, Orion Smedley and Brandon Broukhim, respectively, at a council meeting Tuesday. The swearing in was delayed after it was found that Smedley committed an election code violation. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)


UCLA receives $10M donation to fund middle-income student scholarships

A $10 million gift to UCLA seeks to provide scholarships for middle-income students who may not be eligible for aid, but cannot immediately pay for college. Read more...

Photo: Philanthropist Steve Tisch gifted UCLA $10 million for scholarships for middle-income students. The gift will be used for four-year scholarships and future scholarships. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)



Democratic National Committee pulls 6th presidential primary debate from UCLA

This post was updated Nov. 7 at 10:48 a.m. UCLA will no longer hold the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate. The Democratic National Committee asked its media partners to move the debate, planned for Dec. Read more...

Photo: UCLA will no longer host the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate following concerns raised by employee union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


Two USAC representative seats left unfilled after alleged election code violation

This post was updated Nov. 6 at 6:42 p.m. Two undergraduate government seats remain unfilled following the undergraduate council’s meeting Tuesday. The judicial board chief justice chose not to swear in two newly elected representatives at the meeting amid allegations that one violated election rules. Read more...

Photo: Undergraduate Students Association Council Election Board chair Kyana Shajari resigned Tuesday. USAC postponed the confirmation of students who were voted in as general representatives 2 and 3 after a potential election code violation during campaigning came to light. (Marilyn Chavez-Martinez/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Lack of slates in USAC special election indicative of greater political independence

All of the 2019 Undergraduate Students Association Council fall special election candidates ran independently, marking a decline in candidate coalitions. The 2019-2020 USAC now has 11 independent representatives, the most in at least eight years. Read more...

Photo: The number of representatives on the Undergraduate Students Association Council who ran independently is the highest it has been in at least eight years. Representatives said they feel they can more clearly express their ideals independently. (Daily Bruin file photo)


MATLAB software now accessible for free to all UCLA students, staff and faculty

The UCLA community can now access the programming software MATLAB for free via a campuswide license. UCLA administrators sent a campuswide email Thursday, announcing UCLA would be providing a campuswide license of the software for students, faculty and staff. Read more...

Photo: Students, faculty and staff can now access MATLAB for free via a campuswide license paid for by UCLA administrators. Students who purchased the software between Sept. 23 and Thursday are eligible for reimbursements. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)



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