Wednesday, May 27

Week four: Possible measles exposure, Sepi’s petition, Jordyn Wieber to leave gymnastics

This Week in the News serves as The Quad’s space for reflection on current events at and around UCLA. Every week, Daily Bruin staffers will analyze some of the most significant stories to keep readers up to speed. Read more...

Photo: (Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin, Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff, Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor, Daily Bruin file photo)

The Quad: Reflecting on legacy of UCLA’s first Japanese-American varsity baseball player

Kiyoshi Patrick Okura was a varsity athlete before World War II. But afterward, he became a civil rights leader. With a number of laws put in place to create anti-Japanese and anti-Asian-American sentiment at the time, Okura struggled with both professional and athletic opportunities throughout his lifetime ā€“ the beginning of World War II only put him at a further disadvantage. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of UCLA Asian American Studies Center Library and Reading Room)

The Quad: How do students feel about UCLA’s athletics and its performance?

There are few universities that can lay claim to such a unique history of both academic prestige and athletic success as UCLA can. Our university is one of the top-ranked schools in the world, and the Bruins have won 113 NCAA Championships across all sports – tied with Stanford for the most championship won. Read more...

Photo: UCLA is tied with Stanford with most NCAA championships won. We asked students how much UCLA performance and the legacy in athletics matters to them. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)