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UCLA study finds schools across the country are becoming increasingly segregated

American public schools are increasingly segregated along the lines of race and income, a study found. A report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Center for Education and Civil Rights at the Pennsylvania State University, which was published in May, found racial and economic segregation is intensifying and spreading among American public schools due to demographic changes and a stall in desegregation regulations. Read more...

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The Asian Pacific Coalition and other Southeast Asian groups in universities across the country advocated last week against deportations of members of the Southeast Asian American community. The week ended with a forum in which speakers discussed how to respond to deportation orders. (Courtesy of Jason Vu)

‘Week of action’ promotes Southeast Asian solidarity with campaigns, forums

Southeast Asian student groups at UCLA and across the nation called attention to rising deportation rates of Southeast Asian Americans under President Donald Trump’s administration. The Asian Pacific Coalition at UCLA, several of its member organizations and Southeast Asian student groups nationwide held a “week of action” last week to raise awareness about the issue. Read more...

Photo: The Asian Pacific Coalition and other Southeast Asian groups in universities across the country advocated last week against deportations of members of the Southeast Asian American community. The week ended with a forum in which speakers discussed how to respond to deportation orders. (Courtesy of Jason Vu)

The Asian Pacific Coalition and other Southeast Asian groups in universities across the country advocated last week against deportations of members of the Southeast Asian American community. The week ended with a forum in which speakers discussed how to respond to deportation orders. (Courtesy of Jason Vu)

The College Board, a nonprofit organization that administers the SAT, announced it will implement the Environmental Context Dashboard, which has been referred to as an “adversity score” by other media outlets. The ECD aims to provide admissions applications readers with information on students’ communities and high schools, including family income, crime rate and opportunities for Advanced Placement classes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA community offers views on possibilities, shortcomings of SAT ‘adversity score’

UCLA professors and students said they do not think a new score that aims to provide context on the challenges students face will be immediately effective in increasing disadvantaged students’ access to higher education. Read more...

Photo: The College Board, a nonprofit organization that administers the SAT, announced it will implement the Environmental Context Dashboard, which has been referred to as an “adversity score” by other media outlets. The ECD aims to provide admissions applications readers with information on students’ communities and high schools, including family income, crime rate and opportunities for Advanced Placement classes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

The College Board, a nonprofit organization that administers the SAT, announced it will implement the Environmental Context Dashboard, which has been referred to as an “adversity score” by other media outlets. The ECD aims to provide admissions applications readers with information on students’ communities and high schools, including family income, crime rate and opportunities for Advanced Placement classes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Marcus Hunter, the African American studies department chair and a sociology professor said ethnic studies emerged thanks to student activism. Hunter also coined the hashtag Black Lives Matter. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

The Centennial Issue: Forging the Future

or Jan Reiff, activism means caring about issues beyond one’s self and then acting to make positive change on those issues. “It’s where you harness your emotions and your strong feelings to figure out how to make that turn into something,” said Reiff, a history professor. Read more...

Photo: Marcus Hunter, the African American studies department chair and a sociology professor said ethnic studies emerged thanks to student activism. Hunter also coined the hashtag Black Lives Matter. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Marcus Hunter, the African American studies department chair and a sociology professor said ethnic studies emerged thanks to student activism. Hunter also coined the hashtag Black Lives Matter. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Mae Ngai, a history and Asian American studies professor at Columbia University, gave a lecture at UCLA Wednesday about the history of refugees and asylum seekers in the United States and around the world. The lecture is a part of a two-part series on asylum and deportation. (Tess Horowitz/Daily Bruin)

Columbia professor discusses issues involving refugees, asylum seekers

This post was updated on May 17 at 5:36 p.m. A Columbia University professor said Americans should show greater compassion toward refugees and asylum seekers coming to the United States at an event on campus Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Mae Ngai, a history and Asian American studies professor at Columbia University, gave a lecture at UCLA Wednesday about the history of refugees and asylum seekers in the United States and around the world. The lecture is a part of a two-part series on asylum and deportation. (Tess Horowitz/Daily Bruin)

Mae Ngai, a history and Asian American studies professor at Columbia University, gave a lecture at UCLA Wednesday about the history of refugees and asylum seekers in the United States and around the world. The lecture is a part of a two-part series on asylum and deportation. (Tess Horowitz/Daily Bruin)

Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu, representative of California’s 33rd district, which includes Westwood, introduced a bill with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), that would give $750 million in grants to local governments each year for the next five years in an effort to combat homelessness.(Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Senate bill introduced to combat homelessness by securing federal funds

Local governments in Los Angeles may receive additional funds to help fight homelessness if a Senate bill passes. The Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act would give $750 million in grants to local governments each year for the next five years in an effort to combat homelessness. Read more...

Photo: Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu, representative of California’s 33rd district, which includes Westwood, introduced a bill with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), that would give $750 million in grants to local governments each year for the next five years in an effort to combat homelessness.(Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu, representative of California’s 33rd district, which includes Westwood, introduced a bill with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), that would give $750 million in grants to local governments each year for the next five years in an effort to combat homelessness.(Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

The Law School Admission Test will be delivered on tablets instead of booklets starting in July. The Law School Admission Council, the organization that administers the LSAT, announced the change to the digital format in October. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Digital LSAT expected to improve test-taking experience, increase accessibility

Students taking the Law School Admission Test will soon have to take the two sections of the exam in two separate sittings under the new digital format. Read more...

Photo: The Law School Admission Test will be delivered on tablets instead of booklets starting in July. The Law School Admission Council, the organization that administers the LSAT, announced the change to the digital format in October. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

The Law School Admission Test will be delivered on tablets instead of booklets starting in July. The Law School Admission Council, the organization that administers the LSAT, announced the change to the digital format in October. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)


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