Sunday, January 19

Navi Sidhu appointed as new USAC Election Board chair

The Undergraduate Students Association Council unanimously appointed a new election board chair Tuesday. The council appointed Navi Sidhu, a fourth-year psychobiology student, following the resignation of former election board chair Kyana Shajari in November. Read more...

Photo: The Undergraduate Students Association Council appointed Navi Sidhu, a fourth-year psychobiology student, as election board chair Tuesday. The role has been vacant since November when former chair Kyana Shajari resigned after the fall special election. (Courtesy of Kristie-Valerie Hoang)



USAC recap – fall 2019

Robert Watson, president Platforms: Robert Watson promised to increase engagement between the Undergraduate Students Association Council and the student body, to pursue projects that promote affordability and to promote acceptance, especially with regard to gender-inclusive housing. Read more...

Photo: Members of the Undergraduate Students Association Council spoke with the Daily Bruin regarding progress made toward the platforms they ran on in order to get elected. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)


Frozenland hopes to weather Westwood’s high business-turnover rate

A new shop on Lindbrook Drive aims to offer frozen yogurt, Italian-style gelato, crepes and waffles to Westwood Village. Frozenland Ice Cream & Yogurt was opened in November by Joseph Yoush, a local businessman who believes that his store offers a diverse variety of dessert options that other frozen yogurt and ice cream specialty shops do not. Read more...

Photo: Frozenland is a new dessert joint on Lindbrook Drive that occupied a spot vacated by Yogurtland. The shop aims to entice students with a variety of desserts such as frozen yogurt, gelato, waffles and crepes. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)


UCLA researchers help develop predictive model with aim to combat homelessness

This post was updated Jan. 17 at 1:24 p.m. Researchers at UCLA and the University of Chicago have found a way to predict which Los Angeles citizens are at risk of becoming homeless, opening up avenues to help them before they do. Read more...

Photo: UCLA and University of Chicago researchers have developed a model to predict which Los Angeles citizens are at risk of becoming homeless. Their research also includes a plan to intervene before housing-insecure individuals become homeless. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


John Baldessari’s former art students remember professor’s impact, kindness

John Baldessari loved wordplay, using it both in his art and in his daily life. β€œHe loved to tell terrible jokes – groaners, puns,” said Thomas Lawson, a former colleague of Baldessari at the California Institute of the Arts and dean of its School of Art. Read more...

Photo: John Baldessari, a famous conceptual artist and former professor in the UCLA art department, died Jan. 2 at 88 years old. Students remember his sense of humor and his encouraging style of teaching. (Courtesy of Analia Saban)


Community advocates improved higher education access, equity from new UC president

UCLA students and faculty said at a forum Tuesday they think the next president of the University of California needs to pay attention to issues such as sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility. Read more...

Photo: The University of California and College Futures Foundation hosted a forum Tuesday that allowed students, faculty and other education organizations to discuss what they would like to see from the next UC president. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)