Saturday, April 4

UC needs stronger, unified accountability regarding student-athlete admissions

The Varsity Blues college admissions scandal of 2019 is the gift that keeps on giving. The stories and media hysteria surrounding the affluent parents who paid for their kids’ admission to prestigious universities were all anyone could talk about last year. Read more...

Photo: The University of California’s poor oversight allowed for unqualified students to enroll as student athletes, and even then, those students often failed to fulfill their obligation. Allowing these students to game the system took opportunities away from more deserving student-athletes nationwide.


UC needs to have open conversation with students striking for COLA

An employer should not fire an employee for attempting to have an honest discussion. But that’s unlikely to be a reality than anything else for many graduate students and workers at the University of California. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student teaching assistants at UCLA are putting their careers on the line for better living wages, but the University of California would rather terminate their jobs than entertain an honest discussion. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)




Op-ed: Graduate students are seeking COLA, UC has yet to budge

Graduate students at UCLA are set to go on a one-day strike Thursday. This comes in response to the firing of 82 graduate students who went on a wildcat strike for higher wages at UC Santa Cruz in December. Read more...

Photo: Ucla4Cola will be striking Thursday in solidarity with the recently fired UC Santa Cruz graduate students. They are advocating for a cost-of-living adjustment and fair treatment from the University. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)


Power imbalance creates strained relationship between landlords, student tenants

This post was updated March 5 at 5:39 p.m. College marks an era of learning: how to survive midterm season, how to decorate a dorm and how to live away from home for the first time. Read more...

Photo: Westwood landlords aren’t particularly bastions of fairness and respectfulness. Students must learn and exercise their own tenant rights and push back against landlords’ harmful practices. (Sofia Gonzalez/Daily Bruin)


Overwhelming enrollment process could be streamlined through additional workshops

With a laundry list of prerequisites, general education requirements, and lower-division and upper-division classes, calling enrollment an overwhelming experience might be an understatement for new students. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s enrollment system favors luck for enrollment appointment times and students feel a lack of transparency regarding what courses they need and what they have to do to stay on track. The school should put on consistent workshops to provide students with much-needed clarity.(Daily Bruin file photo)