More than 2,000 people signed a petition to rename Janss Steps, which is named after Harold Janss and Edwin Janss Sr. who barred people of color from owning properties or businesses in Westwood Village. (Daily Bruin file photo)
A petition to rename Janss Steps received over 2,000 signatures as of July 6.
The petition states that UCLA should rename the steps after an alumnus who changed the world for the better, rather than someone who contributed to institutional racism.
This post was updated July 5 at 10:46 p.m.
The UCLA School of Dentistry failed to provide its faculty and residents sufficient protection against COVID-19 by violating established safety protocols and guidelines, residents and faculty said.
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the difficulties students with jobs face, a UCLA report found.
The UCLA Labor Center and the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute released a report and supplemental brief June 23, which looked at the challenges faced by working students at public colleges and universities in Los Angeles County and how these students have been affected by COVID-19.
UCLA named a new dean of undergraduate education.
Adriana Galván will start as dean of undergraduate education July 1, said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily Carter in a statement Thursday.
This post was updated June 28 at 2:10 p.m.
UCLA will create a Black Resource Center on campus, a UCLA spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
The Black Resource Center will be in the center of campus, said UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez in an emailed statement.
The Black Graduate Student Association and the Afrikan Student Union said in a joint statement Thursday that the creation of a Black Resource Center is a monumental step for the Black community at UCLA.
As students and their families face reduced income because of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many are becoming more vulnerable to food insecurity.
Tabitha Romero, a fourth-year political science student, was the first in her family to graduate from college, but her celebratory moment is mixed with anxieties for the future and the looming realities of food insecurity.
Students will be required to fill out a survey to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms daily before entering campus, according to UCLA guidelines for COVID-19 monitoring.
Students will receive a daily email reminder to complete a one- to two-minute survey to monitor for symptoms before entering campus.
This post was updated June 19 at 3:35 p.m.
Jerry Kang is stepping down as the vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion after a five-year term and will return to teaching as a professor of law and Asian American studies June 30.
The majority of courses for the fall 2020 quarter will be taught virtually.
Around 15% to 20% of the courses will be conducted in person or as an in-person and online hybrid, according to an email to students from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily Carter.
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