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Higher Education

Jan. 20, 2021 1:08 p.m.
Biden’s nominee for secretary of education draws support from students, faculty

UCLA faculty and students said Miguel Cardona, President Joe Biden’s nomination for secretary of education, is a promising choice. (Courtesy of Ryan Glista/University of Connecticut Neag School of Education)

President Joe Biden’s nomination of Miguel Cardona to be the next secretary of education is a promising choice, UCLA faculty and students said.
Cardona previously taught as a fourth-grade teacher and is currently Connecticut’s commissioner of education.

By Christine Tran

Higher Education

Jan. 14, 2021 2:26 p.m.
CALPIRG leads push for UC-wide open textbooks grant plan

University of California students and faculty are asking the UC Board of Regents to fund a systemwide open textbook grant program.
The California Public Interest Research Group, a student activist organization, began a textbook affordability campaign in 2007 after other student PIRGs started similar campaigns.

By Diego Rivera and Hayden Carroll

Campus

Dec. 4, 2020 11:38 p.m.

Student organizations emphasize campus resources for homelessness, food insecurity

There are many resources students experiencing hunger and homelessness may not know about, according to UCLA student and community leaders at a panel Tuesday.
The Bruin McKinney Vento Initiative supports the academic success of students experiencing homelessness by providing them with access to basic needs, 580 Cafe helps students find food resources in local communities during the pandemic, and Swipe Out Hunger collects residential Hall meal swipes and donates them to students.

By Evelynn Chen

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