Monday, August 8

California to vote on state constitutional amendment protecting abortion rights

This post was updated July 24 at 8:40 p.m. California voters will see an abortion initiative on the November midterm ballot as activists and legislators push to protect access to abortion and contraception in the state. Read more...

Photo: An Orange County vote-by-mail ballot for an election cycle sits on a table. As the midterms approach, California legislators plan to have an initiative making abortion access a state constitutional right on the ballot. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin staff)


UCLA doctoral student maps out future as NASA fellow studying bird migration

This post was updated July 24 at 8:43 p.m. A UCLA doctoral student was awarded a three-year fellowship from NASA in May to study the migratory movements of disease-carrying birds. Read more...

Photo: Ben Tonelli, a doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology, was awarded a three-year fellowship through the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology program. (Courtesy of Ben Tonelli. Photo illustration by Isabella Lee/Illustrations director)


Rising second-year student Leon Sit runs to represent 59th Assembly District

This post was updated July 24 at 8:36 p.m. When Leon Sit noticed the incumbent assembly member for his district was running unopposed, he saw an opportunity to provide voters with another choice on the ballot. Read more...

Photo: Leon Sit (pictured), a rising second-year materials engineering student, is running to represent California State Assembly District 59 in the 2022 general election. (Courtesy of Leon Sit)


UC Board of Regents names UCLA student Merhawi Tesfai as 2023-2024 student regent

This post was updated July 24 at 8:33 p.m. The University of California Board of Regents appointed UCLA doctoral student Merhawi Tesfai as the 2023-2024 student regent Wednesday.  Tesfai, a first-generation transfer doctoral student in social welfare, will be the 49th student regent and will have official voting privileges starting July 2023, according to a UC press release. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jamie Hall)