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Tracking COVID-19 at UCLA2020 Racial Injustice Protests

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Jul 6, 2020 8:12 pm
Janss brothers’ history of discrimination prompts call for changing name of steps

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.

By Kaitlin Browne


Jul 5, 2020 5:44 pm
UCLA School of Dentistry fails to implement many COVID-19-mitigating practices

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.

By Jintak Han


Jun 25, 2020 6:00 pm

UCLA to create new Black Resource Center in major step for Black student community

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.

By Genesis Qu and Bernard Mendez

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