Thursday, October 28

Opinion: UCLA must accommodate transfer students with more academic flexibility

The Transfer Student Center is a hub for the transfer community at UCLA. Resources like this are helpful, but the university should push for systemic changes that make education more accessible. It can start by normalizing a three- or four-year graduation pathway for transfer Bruins. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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Three out of 10 undergraduate students at UCLA change majors. But for about a quarter of the student body, opportunities to rethink their futures aren’t so easy to come by.


Editorial: Students must remain vigilant to avoid further COVID-19 outbreaks

Editor’s note: Editorials are intended to serve as the jumping-off point, not the conclusion, to discussion. As part of the Daily Bruin’s commitment to its readers, the board hopes to present a responsible and clear analysis of relevant events and news items affecting the lives of those we serve, but our editorials are not representative of the Daily Bruin’s views on issues as a whole. Read more...


Editorial: UCLA administration should increase COVID-19 monitoring, hybrid learning options

Editor’s note: Editorials are intended to serve as the jumping-off point, not the conclusion, to discussion. As part of the Daily Bruin’s commitment to its readers, the board hopes to present a responsible and clear analysis of relevant events and news items affecting the lives of those we serve, but our editorials are not representative of the Daily Bruin’s views on issues as a whole. Read more...


Op-ed: UCLA must support interdisciplinary education through its budgeting decisions

This post was updated Oct. 27 at 11:10 p.m. This fall, UCLA launched an interdisciplinary data science initiative named DataX. Motivated by “the ever-expanding role of data in society” and backed by a $10 million seed investment, DataX will “expand opportunities for students across the disciplines,” including the creation of “interdisciplinary DataX cluster courses … accessible to students without extensive technical backgrounds.” Once the seed money runs out, the long-term success of interdisciplinary curricula initiatives like DataX depends on having a university budget model that supports interdisciplinarity. Read more...






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