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September 3, 2013 |
Adding their voices to a debate that also has engaged media organizations, UCLA's undergraduate student government recently approved a resolution that condemned the use of the term “illegal” when describing immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission. The so-called “Drop the I-Word” resolution declared, in part, that: "We are aware that certain racially derogatory language used in media, political discourse and other institutional settings has historically bolstered the foundation for racially harmful actions including racial profiling practices, punitive policies targeting socially marginalized groups, hate crimes and violence.” It also said that some students have expressed fears about the appointment of Janet Napolitano as the next UC system president because she helped oversee an expansion of deportations during her recently concluded term as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
March 13, 2012 |
Ben Howland will remain UCLA's basketball coach, UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced Tuesday. In a prepared statement, Guerrero said that he and Howland had “several discussions” after the volatile season. Guard Jerime Anderson was arrested for misdemeanor theft in August, Reeves Nelson, the Bruins' top player, was dismissed from the team in December and a Sports Illustrated story portrayed Howland as having lost control of his team. “Ben understands full well that the management and oversight of the program needs improvement,” Guerrero said.
October 2, 2012 |
UCLA neurobiologist Elissa Hallem has won a prestigious MacArthur fellowship for her work studying a topic you've almost definitely never considered unless you work in her lab: how worms smell stuff. Strange as it may sound, Hallem's work has the potential to reduce the devastating health effect of parasitic worms around the world -- and to improve our still-thin understanding of how all animals smell. Hallem and 22 other winners from the arts and sciences will each receive "genius grants" of $100,000 a year for five years.
December 30, 2010
UCLA next vs. Washington, Friday at Pauley Pavilion, 1 p.m., Prime Ticket ? UCLA has won four consecutive games at home against the Huskies, the media's preseason pick to win the Pacific 10 Conference. One key statistic to track will be rebounding; Washington was outrebounded in each of its first three losses and will be confronted by one of the Pac-10's best frontcourts in Reeves Nelson and Joshua Smith.
September 21, 2012 |
Two of the most prestigious names in Southern California healthcare - Cedars-Sinai and UCLA - are getting shut out of a major insurance plan for being too expensive. In a bold cost-cutting move, Anthem Blue Cross has eliminated doctors affiliated with the hospitals from a health plan offered to about 60,000 employees and dependents at the cash-strapped city of Los Angeles. The city opted for Anthem's plan because it will save $7.6 million in annual premiums next year by excluding physicians from the two institutions known for tending to the Southland's rich and famous.
January 27, 2011
UCLA TONIGHT AT ARIZONA Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. When: 6 p.m. PST. On the air: TV: ESPN2. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 13-6 overall, 5-2 Pac-10; Arizona 16-4, 5-2. Update: Derrick Williams isn't the only Wildcat the Bruins are worried about containing. Junior guard Kyle Fogg scorched UCLA for a career-high 25 points the first time the teams played last year and then topped that with a career-high 26 points when they met in Tucson.
October 11, 2013 |
The apple doesn't run far from the tree. Running back Paul Perkins and quarterback Brett Hundley, UCLA's All-Chandler (Ariz.) High backfield, disagree about one thing: Who's faster. They met as children, not far removed from midday naps, while running for the Arizona Cheetahs Track Club. "I was faster," Hundley says. Says Perkins: "What? He's lying. He's definitely lying. " And now … "I can still put up a race," Hundley says. Says Perkins: "He's fast. He's not that fast.
January 21, 2011
UCLA next vs. Stanford, Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, 11 a.m., Channel 2 ? The Cardinal has been one of the early surprises of Pacific 10 Conference play, beating Washington at home and winning three of its first five games. But Stanford had lost three of its four road games ? including defeats at Butler and Oklahoma State ? before also falling to USC on Thursday night. ? Ben Bolch
January 16, 2011
UCLA next vs. California, Thursday at Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket ? Most of the top Golden Bears players are gone from the team that won two of three meetings with the Bruins last season, including an 85-72 victory in a Pacific 10 Conference tournament semifinal. But freshman guard Allen Crabbe, a former Los Angeles Price High standout, has given Cal a boost. He scored a career-high 30 points Thursday during the Bears' 88-81 overtime victory over Washington State.
October 25, 2012 |
Times UCLA writer Chris Foster, USC writer Gary Klein and national college football columnist Chris Dufresne gave an update on the season in a live Google+ Hangout today. Their chats are featured on the Sports Now blog each Thursday, usually at 11:30 a.m., if you want to catch them live. Among the topics covered: --The panel addresses, in a lively debate, the Trojans switching players' numbers during a game against Colorado to gain an advantage on special teams and possibly to try to confuse upcoming opponents.