Tuesday, October 17

The University of California Student Association held its monthly meeting at UCLA on Oct. 14 and 15. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCSA recap – Oct. 14-15

The University of California Student Association is composed of representatives from most undergraduate student governments in the University of California. The organization’s Board of Directors held its monthly meeting at UCLA on Oct. Read more...

Photo: The University of California Student Association held its monthly meeting at UCLA on Oct. 14 and 15. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The University of California Student Association held its monthly meeting at UCLA on Oct. 14 and 15. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Alumna Tanya Petrossian created her own company to create nonhormonal treatments for endometriosis, a disease which affects about 10 percent of women worldwide. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Alumna creates company to develop nonhormonal endometriosis treatment

Tanya Petrossian is fighting against an overlooked epidemic that affects more than 10 percent of girls and women worldwide. Petrossian, who received her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees at UCLA, founded EndoCyclic Therapeutics in 2017 to develop the world’s first nonhormone therapeutic treatment for endometriosis, a chronic disease that Petrossian was diagnosed with in February. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Tanya Petrossian created her own company to create nonhormonal treatments for endometriosis, a disease which affects about 10 percent of women worldwide. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Tanya Petrossian created her own company to create nonhormonal treatments for endometriosis, a disease which affects about 10 percent of women worldwide. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

(Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

UCSA plans to introduce regents’ student engagement evaluation system

University of California student leaders are creating a system to evaluate UC Regents based on their engagement with students. The UC Student Association will release the UC Regent Report Card annually to evaluate how often UC Regents visit campuses and talk to students during their visits and how they vote on issues that affect students. Read more...

Photo: (Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

(Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

Enja Eriksen, manager at Paradise Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary in Westwood Village, said she thinks it is fair for individuals who live or work within 500 feet of a dispensary to challenge its business license. Erikesn said Paradise Collective had to reclocate to Westwood because the former location was within 1,000 feet from a day care. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

LA proposes limiting who can appeal marijuana dispensary licenses

The city of Los Angeles may make it more difficult for residents to challenge marijuana dispensary business licenses. The Los Angeles City Council is considering legislation that would only allow individuals who work, live or own property within 500 feet of a marijuana dispensary business to appeal the dispensary’s license. Read more...

Photo: Enja Eriksen, manager at Paradise Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary in Westwood Village, said she thinks it is fair for individuals who live or work within 500 feet of a dispensary to challenge its business license. Erikesn said Paradise Collective had to reclocate to Westwood because the former location was within 1,000 feet from a day care. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Enja Eriksen, manager at Paradise Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary in Westwood Village, said she thinks it is fair for individuals who live or work within 500 feet of a dispensary to challenge its business license. Erikesn said Paradise Collective had to reclocate to Westwood because the former location was within 1,000 feet from a day care. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)


Students attended the "Escape the Quake: Bruins Escape" event at the Court of Sciences to learn about what to do when evacuating in case of an earthquake emergency. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Students shake off disaster worries at earthquake preparedness event

Students evacuated an outdoor escape room and learned what to do in the event of an earthquake at an emergency preparedness event Thursday. Student groups and administrations, such as the undergraduate student government Facilities Commission, UCLA Residential Life and the Communication Emergency Response Team at UCLA, hosted “Escape the Quake: Bruins Safe” at the Court of Sciences. Read more...

Photo: Students attended the "Escape the Quake: Bruins Escape" event at the Court of Sciences to learn about what to do when evacuating in case of an earthquake emergency. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Students attended the "Escape the Quake: Bruins Escape" event at the Court of Sciences to learn about what to do when evacuating in case of an earthquake emergency. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan, is compliant with Covered California, and allows students to use the subsidy provided by the Affordable Care Act. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Covered California to add surcharge to Silver plan in 2018

California’s state health insurance agency announced a surcharge Wednesday to some insurance policies in its 2018 health plan. Covered California added a 12.4 percent surcharge on its Silver plan, the second-least expensive plan, because the federal government did not indicate whether it would continue funding cost-sharing reduction reimbursements next year. Read more...

Photo: The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan, is compliant with Covered California, and allows students to use the subsidy provided by the Affordable Care Act. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan, is compliant with Covered California, and allows students to use the subsidy provided by the Affordable Care Act. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)