Wednesday, February 26

Associate Justice Elena Kagan remarks on diversity and the modern Court

Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan spoke about the current perception and diversity of the court in American society during a Thursday visit to UCLA. Kagan, who previously served as United States Solicitor General and dean of Harvard Law School, spent the day interacting with law students and faculty during breakfast and lunch events before the evening program, which was sponsored by the school of law. Read more...

Photo: Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan (right) with School of Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin (left) during the Thursday event. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Colleges will compete to register the most voters in inaugural state ballot bowl

UCLA will participate in a statewide university ballot bowl ahead of the closely contested midterm elections in November. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Monday at the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame that he plans to help host the first College and University Voter Registration Ballot Bowl. Read more...

Photo: Students and faculty line up outside John Wooden Center to vote. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Students prepare to hit the road in California’s swing congressional districts

Student groups with different political affiliations are preparing voter registration drives and trips to swing districts as the midterm elections draw closer and local congressional races heat up. Read more...

Photo: Former president Barack Obama spoke at an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Anaheim two weeks ago, where he endorsed the Democratic nominees in the swing districts. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

New automatic online voter registration system introduced at UCLA

UCLA is one of the first universities in the nation to offer automatic and completely online voter registration to its students. MyUCLA will autofill a California voter registration form with each eligible student’s name and information and send it to the California Secretary of State’s office beginning in fall quarter. Read more...

Photo: Voting locations across Westwood will now be consolidated to Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom, a well-known space on campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA fraternities have one year to ban hard liquor

Many UCLA fraternities will have one year to ban hard liquor from their events and houses due to a national ban passed at this year’s North-American Interfraternity Conference. Read more...

Photo: Fraternities such as Alpha Epsilon Pi, Beta Theta Pi and Delta Lambda Phi will prohibit drinks with an alcohol content over 15 percent. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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