This post was updated Oct. 27 at 7:15 p.m.
Voters lined up around the Hammer Museum in Westwood to cast their ballots on Los Angeles County’s first day of early in-person voting.
Some UCLA graduate schools are now operating with increased COVID-19 safety precautions for in-person instruction.
In-person classes are limited to essential workforce training programs that cannot be deferred to an online format, said UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez in an emailed statement.
The Undergraduate Students Association Council allocated more than $700 to student groups. The council also appointed new members to the Academic Senate, the Community Service Mini Fund, the Campus Sustainability Committee, and the John Wooden Center Board of Governors.
UCLA reinstated a lecturer after it found his communications to students did not warrant a formal investigation, despite student petitions calling an email to students “tone-deaf” and insensitive.
Instead of celebrating welcome week with family and friends, Bruins wore masks and greeted each other from 6 feet apart as they hauled their carts of belongings into their dorms alone.
The Undergraduate Students Association Council discussed a research project that would determine whether a physical token could reinforce students’ adherence to COVID-19 health guidance. The council also appointed new committee members to the Academic Senate.
The University of California issued an interim policy on sexual assault mid-August to comply with federal regulations, which student advocates said reduced protections for survivors of sexual assault.
On top of their already pressing challenges, transfer students now face the task of funding over $135,000 to sustain their own resource center.
The Cultivating Unity for Bruins Referendum, which would have paid rent for the Transfer Student Center, failed in the 2020 spring Undergraduate Students Association Council election.
Students are calling for greater support for undocumented students, who are facing heightened financial and emotional challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic.
UCLA announced May 7 it would give each eligible student at least $200 in relief funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
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