Thursday, February 20

The Quad: UCLA celebrates Iranian New Year with Nowruz festivities

This post was updated on March 15 at 2:07 p.m. As Iranians cleaned their homes and bought new clothes to celebrate the Iranian New Year, UCLA played host for the first time to the Farhang Foundation’s┬áninth annual celebration of Nowruz at Royce Hall and Dickson Court on campus Sunday. Read more...

Photo: Nowruz is an opportunity for Iranian people to celebrate friends and family. (Molly Wright/Daily Bruin)

Project Concern International holds fast to raise awareness for global hunger

A group of students fasted in solidarity with hungry peoples around the world at an event on the Hill on Sunday. The event “Go Hungry for the Hungry” was co-sponsored by the UCLA branch of Project Concern International and UCLA Residential Life. Read more...

Photo: Ashley Dittmar from Project Concern International spoke about the effects of world hunger to those gathered for the fasting event, which was intended to raise awareness and show solidarity for those suffering from hunger worldwide. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

USAC passes resolution supporting education of Syrian refugees

Students are working to financially support Syrian students through a new resolution passed Feb. 14. The Undergraduate Students Association Council passed the Books Not Bombs resolution, which aims to make it easier for Syrian refugees to seek an education in the United States. Read more...

Photo: The Undergraduate Students Association Council passed a resolution on a program called Books Not Bombs, which aims to help Syrian student refugees, on Feb. 14. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)