CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1994 |
Two Orange County students have been named distinguished scholars at UCLA, campus officials said Wednesday. Pooneh Hendi of Anaheim Hills and Oliver Wright of Costa Mesa won the prestigious award. The students are among 21 undergraduates to be recognized by the UCLA Alumni Assn. for outstanding achievement in the classroom and service to the campus and surrounding community. Undergraduate distinguished scholars must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
October 16, 1986 |
Protests erupted at UCLA this week when angry students discovered that nearby residents are attempting to eliminate up to 1,000 parking places on streets adjoining the crowded Westwood campus. Members of the Westwood Hills Property Owners Assn. have petitioned the Los Angeles City Council to impose preferential parking on several streets west of the campus for residents with permits.
March 24, 1994
The Rotary Club of Westwood Village has awarded Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships to five UCLA students. Winners were Sonia Batra, Stephanie Gruszynski, Timothy Medcoff, Devah Pager and Eric Sylvers. They were among more than 1,000 students worldwide to receive such scholarships this year. Scholars receive round-trip transportation and up to $20,000 for tuition, room and board, transportation and academic fees incurred while studying abroad.
March 10, 1989
Students from USC and UCLA will be among the winners honored Sunday at the 10th annual Frank O'Connor Memorial College Television Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. First-place winners in the entertainment division are Lissa Leff of USC for the drama "Summer Lessons," Pat Verducci of UCLA for the music video "Promised Land," and Beverlyn Fray of USC for the drama "The Long Walk Home."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1998 |
UCLA campus police are investigating a possible fraternity hazing incident that resulted in the hospitalization of two students, including an 18-year-old freshman who remained in critical condition Thursday, school officials said. The freshman, who is from San Jose, suffered possible kidney failure and was being treated at UCLA Medical Center's intensive care unit, said Robert Naples, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life.
November 1, 1990 |
Not too long ago, linguistics professor Pamela Munro didn't know a "beauhunk" from a "goob." Then she started assigning her students at UCLA to collect slang terms. And last fall, after students in her Linguistics 88A seminar had collected and compiled an extensive list, they decided they had the makings of a book. The result, a dictionary called "U.C.L.A. Slang," is a hot item in the bookstore at "Pretty People University" (UCLA).
July 14, 1991 |
Cherokee Parks sprawls his legs across the seats at Pauley Pavilion and surveys an Olympic Festival women's basketball game on the court below. Parks is in the courtside bleacher seats, about where UCLA students usually sit. A forward-center on the festival's West team, he's awaiting the start of Saturday night's game against the South. When he returns to Pauley a few months from now, he won't be quite so comfortable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2010 |
The Greek mythology class has long been popular at UC Santa Barbara, but never quite like this. For the current term, 500 students are enrolled in Professor Apostolos Athanassakis' classics course, filling the lecture hall to capacity. And 300 others have tried, mostly unsuccessfully, to land a spot on the roster, he said. Recent state funding cuts have translated to reductions in undergraduate course offerings across the beachside campus, sending students scurrying for classes such as Athanassakis' that fulfill various requirements.
November 29, 2013 |
As I sat down to write this piece about the UCLA-USC rivalry from the UCLA perspective, I was given word that the L.A. Times had not yet found anyone from USC to write on their behalf. This led me to two natural conclusions. The first: the USC population could be afraid of their chances on Saturday. The second: The Times might have had a hard time finding a USC graduate that actually knows how to spell and form sentences and stuff like that. More than likely it's a combination of the two. Of course, I'm kidding. USC has a great football team that is very competitive. And I'm sure that the L.A. Times could find at least five graduates who know how to spell and form sentences (they probably learned in high school)