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Jan. 31, 2023 10:45 p.m.
Alumnus creates organization to decrease disparities for Latinas in academia

Valerie Gómez is an anthropology alumnus who graduated in 2013. Gómez founded Latina Grad Guide, a social impact organization meant to support Latinas in higher education. (Courtesy of Valerie Gómez)

Valerie Gómez has always wanted to forge a path for those who come after her.
Gómez, an anthropology alumnus, founded Latina Grad Guide – a social impact venture to support Latinas in higher education – in 2018, aiming to decrease disparities for Latinas in academia and alleviate financial barriers they may face.

By Kate Vedder

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Jan. 29, 2023 11:49 p.m.
Asian American Bruins discuss personal impacts of Monterey Park shooting

The aftermath of the Monterey Park mass shooting and the national attention the community has received have been felt throughout the UCLA community, particularly for Asian American Bruins with close ties to the town.

By Anna Dai-Liu and Shaanth Kodialam

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Dec. 3, 2022 7:07 p.m.

Bruins hold vigil to honor Urumqi fire victims, support ‘zero COVID’ protests

More than a hundred people gathered for a vigil Thursday evening at Bruin Plaza to honor the victims of a recent deadly fire in Urumqi, China.

By Anna Dai-Liu and Dylan Winward

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