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UC student leaders divided in opinion over whether to end student advisor position

The UC Student Association urged the UC Board of Regents to terminate the student advisor position Sunday, saying that other student-held positions are more effective in providing student representation. Read more...

Photo: The possible elimination of the student advisor position on the UC board of regents has led to debate between student leaders in the UC system. The position was created as a pilot program in 2016 to increase student representation on the board. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA Medal awarded to activist Rev. James Lawson for contributions to civil rights

This post was updated Dec. 4 at 10:38 a.m. An acclaimed civil rights activist received UCLA’s highest award for his contributions to civil rights and talked about the urgency of ending violence in America at the award ceremony Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Rev. James Lawson received the UCLA Medal for his contributions to civil rights at an event hosted by the UCLA Labor Center on Wednesday. The medal is UCLA’s highest honor. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Wildfires across California declared major disaster due to destructive impacts

President Donald Trump approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to classify California’s massive wildfires as a major disaster Monday. The declaration will help residents of Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties get additional resources such as air quality control, shelter, water and transportation from federal agencies. Read more...

Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown requested the California wildfires be designated a major natural disaster by the federal government. This distinction grants the state more fiscal and physical aid. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Federal appellate court sides with UC Regents in fight to preserve DACA

A federal appeals court supported the University of California Board of Regents in their case against the current federal administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: UC President Janet Napolitano served as secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama when he created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. She is now leading the fight to uphold the program. (Ryan Leou/Daily Bruin)

Midterm elections result in Democrats taking House while Republicans keep Senate

This post was updated Nov. 7 at 4:04 p.m. Democrats won control of the House of Representatives by a wide margin while the Republican Party maintained control and added seats in the Senate. Read more...

Photo: Californians voted on 11 propositions. Proposition 6 failed, as California voters chose to protect the gas tax, but Proposition 10, which would have allowed local rent control, failed. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA community members consider ramifications of Harvard admissions lawsuit

This post was updated Nov. 3 at 8:42 p.m. Members of the UCLA community said they think an ongoing federal case in Boston concerning affirmative action and college admissions could have consequences on race relations in America. Read more...

Photo: The gates to Harvard. UCLA alumni and faculty said they think Harvard’s ongoing federal case concerning affirmative action in admissions will have a national impact. (Courtesy of Sackton)

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