Wednesday, February 22


Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Rai Benjamin beats foot fracture, leads UCLA men’s sprints in 2017

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Halfway through his first collegiate track and field season, one of the top sprinters in the country found himself hobbling around campus with a boot on his right foot.



First-year undeclared student Nick Haffner founded his piano academy during his junior year of high school. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Student’s piano academy aims to inspire students with upbeat lessons

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Nick Haffner said the best piano teachers are those who can pass their passion on to their students. The first-year undeclared student started Nick Haffner’s Piano Academy his junior year of high school in his hometown of Renton, Washington.


UC President Janet Napolitano selects new chancellor of UC Davis

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University of California President Janet Napolitano selected the dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering to be the new chancellor of UC Davis on Tuesday.


Former advisor to Israeli ambassador and alumnus talks Obama policies

UCLA alumnus Scott Lasensky, an advisor to Obama's ambassador to Israel, said he thinks the administration should have been more transparent about Obama’s support for Israel. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)
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A former advisor of President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel defended Obama’s legacy in Israel on Tuesday. Scott Lasensky, a UCLA alumnus, served as a senior advisor to Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, where he worked to improve public engagement and policy advising in Israel.


Alumnus discusses Oscar-nominated script, the female perspective


Submission: CALPIRG’s fracking ban advocacy is part of larger sustainability goal


The Quad: Low usage fails to justify 24-hour John Wooden Center

Workers at the John Wooden Center have been adjusting to its new 24-hour schedule, four days a week. (Daily Bruin file photo)
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At long last, you can now gym at 3 a.m. to your heart’s content. After much adjustment on the behalf of FITWELL and UCLA Recreation, the John Wooden Center is now open 24 hours a day for four days of the week.

Trivial Pursuits Tuesday: Why the CSO van service ends so early

The Quad: Nontraditional older students share why they’re in UCLA


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Dorm Dining: Chicken noodle soup


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The Undergraduate Students Association Council passed a resolution on a program called Books Not Bombs, which aims to help Syrian student refugees, on Feb. 14. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

USAC passes resolution supporting education of Syrian refugees

Students are working to financially support Syrian students through a new resolution passed Feb. 14. The Undergraduate Students Association Council passed the Books Not Bombs... Read more »


USAC recap – Feb. 21


Graduate Students Association opens applications for spring election


Local retirement home residents no longer face eviction for renovations


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Radio reporter Jonaki Mehta, photographer Sonja Bartlett and an external translator, Ravindranath Chandran, spent nine days in Vadamanappakkam covering the progress and effectiveness of Project RISHI’s initiatives and exploring the complexities of this rural village and its residents. This project was made possible by the Bridget O’Brien Scholarship Foundation, which has funded UCLA’s student journalists for eight years to cover stories of a global reach and local impact.

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The Westwood Village Improvement Association, which is tasked with beautifying and drawing more businesses into Westwood, has stated it wants to change city law to make it possible to give multiple parking tickets per day. The move is intended to discourage food trucks from coming to the village by making it difficult for them to park in one spot all day. What do you think about this issue? Submit View results without voting »