Friday, April 3

Latinx conference discusses representation in STEM, resources for students

This post was updated March 13 at 1:33 a.m. Joanna Navarro said at an event Saturday that she often felt out of place in her statistics classes because there were few students who shared her Latina background. Read more...

Photo: The Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2018, held in Ackerman Grand Ballroom by the Institute of Applied and Pure Mathematics, aimed to open a discussion surrounding the Latinx academic community. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Study shows discrepancy between diversity in college faculty, students

A report released last week found faculty at California public colleges were about a third less racially diverse than their students. The Campaign for College Opportunity collected data on student enrollment in the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems and found more than two thirds of students enrolled in the 2016-2017 school year identified as nonwhite, while more than two thirds of faculty and leadership are white. Read more...

Photo: A nonprofit organization released a report last week showing more than 70 percent of faculty at California public colleges are white, and about 70 percent of UC students are nonwhite. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Panelists smoke out pros and cons of marijuana legalization

Experts said the legalization of recreational cannabis could increase tax revenue and facilitate discussion between patients and doctors about marijuana use. Politicians, medical researchers and economic analysts reviewed economic and medical implications of California’s recent legalization of marijuana at an event at UCLA on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Panelists at the event said they are optimistic the cannabis industry will be integrated into society, but are unsure of how it will develop in Los Angeles. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

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