The University of California is offering Punjabi for the first time to all campuses through the UC cross-campus enrollment system. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)
Amrik Johal spoke Punjabi growing up, but he never learned how to read or write in the language.
“Many of us could speak Punjabi at home, but there’s very few who understand how to read and write,” said Johal, an education graduate student.
The grand finale of Alexa Kinoshita’s two-year journey at UCLA will be on Zoom.
Kinoshita, a fourth-year transfer sociology student, had less than two quarters to experience campus life before the COVID-19 pandemic caused universities across the world – including UCLA – to shutter in-person instruction and start remote learning.
Some student leaders said UCLA should take an active role in distributing and mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students.
UCLA released a plan Thursday to vaccinate faculty and staff who are over 65 or are working on campus as soon as February.
Nurses at UCLA are protesting a decision that could give them a higher number of patients at UCLA hospitals.
California state law requires hospitals to maintain nurse-to-patient ratios to improve patient safety outcomes by preventing issues that can arise from staffing shortages and nurses’ overextension when caring for multiple patients.
President Joe Biden’s nomination of Miguel Cardona to be the next secretary of education is a promising choice, UCLA faculty and students said.
Cardona previously taught as a fourth-grade teacher and is currently Connecticut’s commissioner of education.
The second impeachment of former President Donald Trump shows the United States needs to formalize constitutional norms, establish checks on executive power and address divisions in the country, UCLA faculty said.
UCLA Health is giving monoclonal antibody treatments to some patients that are in the early stages of their COVID-19 infection.
Monoclonal antibody treatments give people who are at high risk for complications from COVID-19 a reduced chance of hospitalization, said Tara Vijayan, an assistant professor of medicine.
A 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit Los Angeles on Wednesday morning.
The quake originated around 15 miles from the UCLA campus in South Los Angeles at 8:31 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.
Alan Vargas hopes UCLA will live up to his expectations when he comes to campus in the fall.
“When I get there I better not be disappointed,” said the third-year English and political science transfer student.
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