Sunday, September 25

Student activism at UCLA sees increases, continued growth likely

Several professors and students said they think student activism has increased after the 2016 presidential election, but there is still room for improvement. This year, students have participated in large protests off campus such as the Los Angeles Women’s March or the March for Science Los Angeles, and on campus they have protested against President Donald Trump’s election and the Dakota Access pipeline. Read more...

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Faculty, students talk free speech, entertaining controversial opinions

Students and professors at UCLA said they think conversations about controversial issues have become strained since the election of Donald Trump as president. Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Jerry Kang’s office said in an email statement that national political discourse has become polarized and that certain conservative and liberal groups are trying to chill, intimidate and silence those they disagree with. Read more...

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Students, faculty express concern over proposed federal budget cuts

Several UCLA students and administrators said they are concerned with President Donald Trump’s budget request for federal funding for higher education. The proposed budget request would cut the Department of Education’s discretionary spending by $9.2 billion or 13.5 percent, impacting student aid and financial loans as well as research grants. Read more...

Photo: David Pomerantz, former Democratic Staff director on the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations; Marjorie Duske, director of Science and Technology Policy in the UC Office of the President’s Federal Government Relations division; and Francisco Carrillo, executive director of Federal Government Relations, discussed President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget at a forum Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of Jonathan Van Dyke)

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