Saturday, October 24

Daily Bruin wins Pacemaker Awards in 3 categories for 2nd consecutive year

The Daily Bruin received its seventh Pacemaker Award for being one of the best national college newspapers along with two online awards for the 2019-2020 year from the Associated Collegiate Press on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: The Daily Bruin won Pacemaker Awards on Thursday for best four-year college newspaper, best website and best magazine website. The Bruin also won five awards in individual categories. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin senior staff)



Posthumous $9M donation from married professors to support students, faculty

A married pair of UCLA professors posthumously left the university nearly $9 million that will go toward scholarships, department chairs and seminars. Bernice Wenzel and Wendell Jeffrey, two married psychology professors at UCLA who passed away in 2018 and 2015, respectively, donated $8.7 million to UCLA, said Lynn Andrews, the professors’ niece, in an emailed statement. Read more...

Photo: UCLA will use posthumous donations from two professors to offer scholarships to students and financially support department faculty. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)


Rental prices have dropped, but this has not alleviated financial concerns

Rent prices in Los Angeles have dropped since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but some community leaders said the price decrease may not help people already struggling to pay bills. Read more...

Photo: Dropping rent prices in Los Angeles may not benefit blue-collar workers already affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, some community members said. (Justin Jung/Daily Bruin senior staff)


New coupon code provides UCLA community with discounts at 12 Westwood eateries

A new coupon code will give the UCLA community discounts in at least 12 Westwood eateries. Undergraduate Students Association Council Facilities Commission and Financial Supports Commission partnered with the Westwood Village Improvement Association to create the coupon code, “ILOVEWESTWOOD,” announced via social media on Oct 13. Read more...

Photo: A new coupon code provides discounts on popular Westwood Village eateries to the UCLA community. (Justin Jung/Daily Bruin senior staff)


UC researchers named to new state advisory group overseeing vaccine development

UCLA and University of California researchers will lead a team that will advise California officials on a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. California Gov. Gavin Newsom named a Scientific Safety Review Workgroup in a press release Monday, which will help California government officials vet a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available and help officials develop a plan to distribute the vaccine. Read more...

Photo: Gov. Gavin Newsom assembled a team of researchers and medical experts to advise California officials on the creation and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Justin Jung/Daily Bruin senior staff)