Monday, May 25

Local high schoolers get a splash of classes taught by UCLA students

High school students learned about squirrel feeding, laser cooling and the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in classes led by UCLA students during an event Saturday. Splash is a nationwide program that holds yearly events during which college students teach informal introductory classes on various topics to high school students. Read more...

Photo: Around 70 high school students attended classes on various topics taught by UCLA students at an event Saturday. Classes offered at Splash this year included lessons on the evolution of teen film, analyzing stock charts and Russian prison tattoos. (Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)



TFT professor remembered for thoughtfulness, approachability

Students and faculty remember John Sweet as a kind and talented teacher with a passion for championing his students and improving their work. Sweet, a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, died at the age of 57 on Dec. Read more...

Photo: John Sweet, a professor at the School of Theater, Film and Television, died at age 57 on Dec. 28. He taught at UCLA for 10 years. (Courtesy of Tim Albaugh)


New organization aims to create community for vegan students

When Joyce Shang decided to become a vegan, she was surprised to learn that her greatest challenge was not finding food to eat, but rather people to eat with. Read more...

Photo: Joyce Shang, a third-year business economics student, founded Veg Bruins last spring to connect vegan students on campus after she noticed UCLA didn’t have a club that was dedicated to supporting vegan students. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


GSA adds free printing for grad students at Biomedical Library

Graduate students will be able to print documents for free at the Biomedical Library starting Monday. All graduate students will be able to print up to 250 pages per quarter for free, said Michael Skiles, president of the Graduate Students Association. Read more...

Photo: Graduate students will be able to print documents for free at the Biomedical Library as part of the Graduate Student Association’s South Campus Printing Initiative to provide a printing option closer to the southern part of campus starting Monday. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Bill ensures nonresident students held to higher academic qualifications

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law last week that modified the state’s education code to ensure that out-of-state undergraduate students accepted to the University of California have greater academic qualifications than in-state undergraduate students. Read more...

Photo: Last week, Gov. Brown signed a bill into law requiring out-of-state undergraduate students to have greater academic qualifications than in-state undergraduate students in order to be admitted. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Alum works in Sen. Kamala Harris’ office as director of constituent services

Daniel Chen once helped a Vietnamese woman provide a life-saving stem cell transplant for her sister. Chen helped the woman obtain humanitarian parole so she could travel to the United States and complete the transplant for her 61-year-old sister. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Daniel Chen works as Sen. Kamala Harris’ director of constituent services. He joined her team after she was elected senator last year. (Courtesy of Daniel Chen)