Thursday, September 24

Opinion: New UC president has opportunity to defund UCPD, improve student resources

The saying “out with the old, in with the new” symbolizes the sentiment of moving forward. And with a new president taking over the University of California, we can only hope that forward is truly the direction the UC intends to head. Read more...

Photo: (Center photo courtesy of University of California Office of the President. Clockwise from top left: Photos by Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin senior staff, Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff, Lauren Man/Assistant photo editor, Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor, Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin senior staff, photo illustration by Emily Dembinski/Illustrations director)

USAC unanimously passes resolution in support of renaming Janss Steps to Tongva Steps

More than 20 student organizations have endorsed a student government resolution calling on UCLA to rename a campus landmark after a Native American tribe that originally inhabited Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: An Undergraduate Students Association Council resolution calling on UCLA to rename Janss Steps to Tongva Steps to honor the Indigenous Gabrielino-Tongva people who originally inhabited Los Angeles was unanimously passed July 28. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Opinion: UCLA’s support for students of color must be meaningful, go beyond building names

No one said change comes easy. But at UCLA, change comes painstakingly slow – to the unfortunate detriment of its students. The past few months have borne witness to the protests and reforms of a growing racial justice movement, all amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

Photo: UCLA must support students of color by funding on-campus initiatives and resources. Performative acts of showmanship are not enough to address institutional failings. (Justin Jung/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Petition to rename Campbell Hall for Black Panthers killed in 1960s gains support

This post was updated Aug. 6 at 7:59 p.m. to include the NWWNC’s vote in support of renaming Campbell Hall. UCLA community members are calling on the UCLA administration to rename Campbell Hall to honor two Black activists who were killed inside the hall in the 1960s. Read more...

Photo: A petition to rename UCLA’s Campbell Hall created by fourth-year student Tanner Hall has already garnered over 4,500 signatures as of Aug. 3. (Screen capture by Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

UCLA, UC consider cutting 2 scholarships connected with Confederate heritage group

UCLA is considering terminating two scholarships offered by a Confederacy heritage group. The United Daughters of the Confederacy’s California Division currently offers two scholarships to students at the University of California who are descendants of either a Confederacy veteran or a Confederacy veteran’s sibling: the Lulie C. Read more...

Photo: UCLA is in discussion with the University of California to end two scholarships offered by a Confederate heritage group. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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