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Monday, December 18


Chancellor Gene Block and other campus administrators met with the Daily Bruin Editorial Board on Friday and discussed campus issues, including the university's response to the Skirball fire. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Gene Block discusses UCLA’s response to Skirball fire, recent issues

Chancellor Gene Block meets with the Daily Bruin Editorial Board every quarter to discuss issues affecting campus and explain administrative policies. At their meeting on Friday, Block, who was joined by Vice Chancellor Jerry Kang, Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck and Dean of Students Maria Blandizzi, spoke about the administration’s response to the Skirball fire, student housing insecurity and Centennial Campaign for UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Chancellor Gene Block and other campus administrators met with the Daily Bruin Editorial Board on Friday and discussed campus issues, including the university's response to the Skirball fire. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Chancellor Gene Block and other campus administrators met with the Daily Bruin Editorial Board on Friday and discussed campus issues, including the university's response to the Skirball fire. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Several students said the Skirball fire impeded their ability to focus on finals and that UCLA should have provided faster updates on the fire and campus operations. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Students voice opinions on administration’s response to Skirball fire

Ky’Tavia Stafford-Carreker asked her professor Wednesday if she could miss class because the poor air quality from the Skirball fire worsened her seasonal allergies and sinus infection. Read more...

Photo: Several students said the Skirball fire impeded their ability to focus on finals and that UCLA should have provided faster updates on the fire and campus operations. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Several students said the Skirball fire impeded their ability to focus on finals and that UCLA should have provided faster updates on the fire and campus operations. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)


Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Q&A: Professor discusses Westwood air quality following Skirball fire

UCLA canceled classes Wednesday and Thursday due to poor air quality following the Skirball fire in the Bel-Air area. The Daily Bruin’s Emi Nakahara spoke with Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor whose research focuses on air pollution in urban environments, to discuss the possible health impacts of the air quality on campus and Westwood during the fire. Read more...

Photo: Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Suzanne Paulson, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor who studies air pollution, said the air pollutant concentration Wednesday was unhealthy for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children and those with respiratory illness. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA canceled Thursday  classes because of a fire burning in the Bel-Air area near UCLA. Several student leaders have said they think UCLA did not properly respond to the fire. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

Student leaders react to UCLA administration’s response to fire

This post was updated Dec. 7 at 1:10 p.m. Some student leaders said they think the UCLA administration’s response to the Skirball fire was inefficient and that the decision to cancel Thursday classes could have been made earlier. Read more...

Photo: UCLA canceled Thursday classes because of a fire burning in the Bel-Air area near UCLA. Several student leaders have said they think UCLA did not properly respond to the fire. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

UCLA canceled Thursday  classes because of a fire burning in the Bel-Air area near UCLA. Several student leaders have said they think UCLA did not properly respond to the fire. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

University of California President Janet Napolitano spoke to the Daily Bruin Editorial Board on Tuesday about free speech and tuition, among other topics. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UC president discusses free speech, tuition at Daily Bruin interview

University of California President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that UC tuition may continue to rise with inflation, depending on how the state funds the UC in the future. Read more...

Photo: University of California President Janet Napolitano spoke to the Daily Bruin Editorial Board on Tuesday about free speech and tuition, among other topics. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

University of California President Janet Napolitano spoke to the Daily Bruin Editorial Board on Tuesday about free speech and tuition, among other topics. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)