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  • Feds to Spend $194K to Study Skill-Building for Male Sex Workers in Peru

    08/06/2014 5:47:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2014 - 3:33 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The federal government has awarded the University of California Los Angeles $193,989 in taxpayer funds to study skill-building as HIV prevention for male sex workers in Peru. The grant was issued by the National Institute of Mental Health, a part of the National Institutes of Health, and proposes “a pilot study for a group that has been neglected in the Peruvian HIV epidemic, namely male sex workers (fletes).” Men having sex with men in Peru have a “high burden of HIV” at 10 to 15 percent, compared to male sex workers, who have a 23 percent prevalence, researchers found. …
  • Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    07/29/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies
    abc ^ | 7/29/14
    LIVE VIDEO AT THE LINK A 102-year-old water main broke in Westwood Tuesday, sending water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday. The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) People were stranded by the rising water, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Three people were rescued from parking structures,...
  • UCLA: The Cheating Strategies of a Racist College

    06/03/2014 8:14:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every professor knows that you can’t prevent students from cheating. Every safeguard can be overcome. Only the ethical makeup of a student will prevent him from cheating. The same is true of a university. Unfortunately UCLA had its own sense of ethics which not only made cheating ethical and mandatory, but also made covering up that cheating equally ethical and mandatory.Tim Groseclose’s “Cheating: An Insider’s Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA” exposes how the school dodged California’s ban on racial preferences. Groseclose, a professor of American Politics, saw the abuses up close while on the admissions...
  • UCLA Jew Beats Muslim-BDS in Student Election

    05/15/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 10 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 14, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A Jewish student at UCLA who refused to sign a Muslim-sponsored “ethics statement” against traveling to Israel on Jewish-funded trips has won re-election to the student government, where he will serve as Internal Vice President.
  • UCLA Professor Blows Whistle on Illegal Admissions Practices at University

    05/08/2014 4:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Larry Elder
    In 1996 California voters passed Proposition 209, which prohibited discrimination or preferential treatment based on race, ethnicity or sex in admissions to public college and universities. But the moment 209 passed, UCLA, according to a new book, set about figuring ways around it. "Cheating: An Insider's Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA," by Professor Tim Groseclose, describes what the author insists are illegal admissions practices that he witnessed at UCLA. Groseclose's story begins in 2008 when, as a member of a faculty oversight committee for admissions, he asked for a random set of application files. He...
  • UCLA Rejects $3M Gift From Donald Sterling For Kidney Research

    04/29/2014 5:24:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 77 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 29, 2014 4:08 PM | Ed Mertz
    WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Researchers at UCLA will return a portion of a $3 million pledge that Clippers owner Donald Sterling made to support kidney research, school officials announced Tuesday. The university is returning the initial $425,000 payment from the Donald T. Sterling Foundation made earlier this month, and will not accept the balance of the money, calling the comments he made in a recorded conversation “divisive and hurtful,” according to spokesperson Phil Hampton. Dr. Ira Kurtz, a professor of medicine in UCLA’s Division of Nephrology was awarded the gift earlier this month to fund research on the structural properties of...
  • California Democrats intent on damage control after Leland Yee arrest (gun-running Dem a downer)

    04/02/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ^ | 3/31/14 | Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer
    The stunning arrest of veteran Democrat Leland Yee will erode, at least temporarily, Democratic dominance in the very blue Golden State. Yee, arrested after a five-year FBI sting operation, faces federal charges related to conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and accepting campaign funds in exchange for political favors. An LA Times headline read, “Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations.” “If there ever has been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I’m not aware of it, writes one observer. “The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a...
  • University of California System Raises Number of Blacks and Hispanics Admitted

    07/13/2002 11:41:13 AM PDT · by rdf · 27 replies · 580+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | July 12, 2002 | DANIEL GOLDEN
    July 12, 2002 Barriers Students Faced Count In University Admission Process By DANIEL GOLDEN Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL IRVINE, Calif. -- Stanley Park felt as if the University of California, Los Angeles, had revamped its admissions criteria just for him. UCLA was looking for students who had overcome "life challenges," such as family illness, being raised by a single parent or being the first in the family to go to college. After Mr. Park's parents, Korean immigrants of modest means, divorced three years ago, he lived with his mother. When she developed breast cancer, he began tutoring...
  • $100K Reward Announced In Fatal Pacific Palisades Hit-And-Run

    03/26/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | March 26, 2014 9:11 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles City Councilman Wednesday announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a recent UCLA graduate. David Pregerson, 23, was fatally struck on Dec. 27 on Chautauqua Boulevard, north of Borgos Place in the Pacific Palisades, the Los Angeles Police Department said. “The driver of the car drove off after the collision, failing to stop, render aid, or identify themselves,” officials said. The victim was later found in the brushes off Chautauqua around 3:20 a.m. Pregerson, who was an aspiring film producer...
  • Harvey Weinstein at UCLA: Hillary Clinton Benghazi Flap 'Complete Bull---'

    03/09/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/8/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    <p>Harvey Weinstein revealed on Saturday that he wasn't sure how he felt about Barack and Michelle Obama when Hillary Clinton -- a longtime friend -- was defeated by Obama in the Democratic primary.</p> <p>"I strongly support Hillary. When she lost, Michelle invited me back in ... but I thought I was going to sit that one out," Weinstein said during his keynote speech at the 38th annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium, hosted by the UCLA School of Law.</p>
  • UCLA Student Curses and Cries After Anti-Israel Measure Fails

    02/27/2014 12:08:53 PM PST · by tom h · 47 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 26, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A UCLA student burst into tears and launched into a mostly incomprehensible anti-Israel rant on Wednesday after her fellow students voted to defeat a student council resolution aimed at divesting from the Jewish state. UCLA’s student council defeated the boycott resolution by a vote of 7 to 5 following an all-night session, according to the blog Legal Insurrection. Following the vote, one of the divestment measure’s supporters experienced a several-minute emotional breakdown that was caught on tape and uploaded to YouTube. “I’ve never been more f---ing disappointed than today,” the girl wails through tears, as she shivers and rolls back...
  • Ben Shapiro Crashes UCLA Divestment from Israel Hearing, Resolution Defeated 7-5

    02/27/2014 7:02:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/27/2014 | Paul Bois
    [Visit TruthRevolt.org.]On Tuesday night, the UCLA undergraduate student government heard public testimonies for nearly 9 hours — from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. — on whether or not the university should go forward with a resolution to boycott and divest from businesses that allegedly “profit from the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.”The meeting, attended by over 500 people, began at 7 p.m. Tuesday night and ended 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Ben Shapiro, TruthRevolt.org Editor-in-Chief and UCLA alum, crashed the divestment hearing to blast both the student sponsors and those considering the anti-Semitic measure. Here’s the transcript: My...
  • UCLA Student Melts Down After Divestment Defeat

    02/26/2014 12:50:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/26/26 | Legal Insurrection
    Vid at link
  • First Oscar Concert Honors Nominated Composers

    02/13/2014 9:34:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | February 13, 2014 | Sandy Cohen
    After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide. The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards that celebrates the year's nominated music. The Feb. 27 concert at UCLA's Royce Hall will feature all five original scores performed by an 80-piece orchestra conducted by each nominated composer, plus performances of the four original songs up for Oscars this year.
  • Poorly educated and lied to, Blacks at UCLA call correcting their grammar and punctuation racist

    02/10/2014 9:45:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 109 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It’s hard to figure out what to make of the people in this story. Should these people be laughed at or pitied? Recently a group of 25 self-described “Students of Color” held a sit-in to support poor English writing skills. They whined about the “racism” of being offered constructive criticism of their lack of grammar, spelling and punctuation abilities. As products of dysfunctional government schools, many if not all of them have little or no writing skill. Many of them don’t know they have no writing skills. They have been lied to and had their heads patted so often by...
  • Ability To Obtain Clean Drinking Water From Salt Water A Near Reality, Says UCLA Professor

    02/03/2014 6:36:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 3, 2014 5:31 PM
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — In light of California’s escalating drought emergency, the onetime dream of President John F. Kennedy of obtaining fresh water from salt water may become a reality in the very near future. The process of getting usable fresh water from salt water, called desalination, stems from a technology that is already accepted worldwide, according to UCLA Professor of Chemistry and Bio-Molecular Engineering, Youram Cohen. “It’s a technology that is now in widespread use all around the world, and I think that, in time, this is what we will see,” Cohen said. UCLA has reportedly developed a number...
  • Reality Check

    01/28/2014 8:47:20 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    Israel Monitor ^ | January 25, 2014 | ari busssel
    “I have often wondered what Jews or decent people could have done to push back against the anti-Semitic propaganda of 1930s Germany,” says my friend, Dr. Roberta Seid, the historian and scientific advisor of Stand With Us. Seid was describing an event at my alma-mater, UCLA, where the speaker, Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, was “on the road again with his anti-Israel show and its pack of bigotry and lies.” I wholeheartedly recommend Seid’s opinion piece, “A Speaker who Brings Hate.” It is a must reading for anyone who has never attended an anti-Israel...
  • Students defend professor after sit-in over racial climate

    12/23/2013 11:14:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Daily Bruin ^ | 12/23/13 | Sam Hoff
    Current and former students in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies expressed their support for professor emeritus Val Rust following a demonstration in one of his graduate classes last Thursday. Student demonstrators alleged that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the graduate school, including in Rust’s classroom. Organizers told the Daily Bruin last week that they decided to host the demonstration after a recent report examining racial discrimination among the university’s faculty stated that UCLA’s policies and procedures do not sufficiently address racially motivated instances of discrimination. After Thursday’s sit-in, several current and former students said they...
  • UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”

    11/27/2013 5:03:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”Posted By Mark Tapson On November 27, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments About 25 graduate students “of color” staged a sit-in in professor Val Rust’s UCLA classroom recently, alleging that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. As partial evidence of that poisonous climate, they complained that the grammar and spelling corrections he made on their dissertation proposals are a form of racial “micro-aggression.”The demonstration stemmed from a new report stating that UCLA’s policies and procedures don’t...
  • UCLA will appeal to save its stadium lease on veterans land

    10/23/2013 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | By Gale Holland
    UCLA will appeal a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans' agency..... ......The development came in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of four homeless veterans that seeks to invalidate leases on the 387-acre property, which had been used for veterans' housing until the 1980s. Otero ruled the land could be used only for healthcare for veterans.........
  • Sex Ed at UCLA: Does a university’s liberal sexual agenda trump students’ conscience rights?

    09/19/2013 7:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2013 | Alec Torres
    When two freshman sisters at UCLA were told their mandatory orientation on sexual harassment would include a section on sex education, they respectfully requested exemption from that part of the program. As conservative Catholics, Angelica and Bella Ayala did not want to participate in the sex-ed presentation — which discussed, among other topics, how to put on a condom and how to ask someone to have sex with you — because contraception and premarital sex violate their moral code. But the two girls were swiftly reprimanded for their small protest and told they were required to attend the session, even...
  • UCLA Student Government Bans ‘Derogatory’ Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

    09/04/2013 9:08:45 AM PDT · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-04-2013 | John Hill
      California is America's 'Sanctuary State': by far the most welcoming to illegal invaders, handing them virtual amnesty, healthcare, welfare and even student loans and grants. Now the the student government at UCLA is defending those invaders with speech censorship: unanimously voting to call for the eradication of the phrase “illegal immigrant.” The UCLA Undergraduate Students Association wants the term “illegal immigrant” banned because, its members say, the phrase is a violation of the human rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution,  reports our friends at Campus Reform. Last week’s resolution emphasizes the student council’s desire to prevent journalists, media organizations and various...
  • UCLA student government resolution bans ‘derogatory’ term ‘illegal immigrant’

    09/03/2013 6:53:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The student government at UCLA unanimously resolved to call for the eradication of the phrase “illegal immigrant,” reports Campus Reform.The UCLA Undergraduate Students Association wants the term “illegal immigrant” banned because, its members say, the phrase is a violation of the human rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.Last week’s resolution emphasizes the student council’s desire to prevent journalists, media organizations and various campus partners from identifying illegal aliens as “illegal immigrants,” explains the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s campus rag.The resolution flatly states that “illegal immigrant” is “racially derogatory language.” Such language “has historically bolstered the foundation for racially harmful actions including racial...
  • UCLA's Michael Sondheimer Resigns After Alleged Online Sex Chats with Minors

    07/02/2013 9:33:04 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7-2-13 | Alex Kay
    UCLA associate athletic director Michael Sondheimer has resigned amidst allegations that he “engaged in inappropriate behavior with children on the Internet,” as per CBS2 Los Angeles’ investigative reporter David Goldstein. Goldstein states that a separate website, entitled “Operation Riptide”, revealed that Sondheimer was attempting to engage children in sexual chats and was caught in a sting where adults posed as minors. They also have a series of disturbing quotes from one of the alleged conversations, which are listed as followed: “13? Good”, “Love ghetto girls U are so real and so cool” and ‘Want to do anything to your hot...
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • Obama 348, Romney 190: UAH astrophysicist, who got it right twice before, predicts electoral results

    10/03/2012 5:10:05 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 66 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | Tuesday, October 02, 2012 | Challen Stephens
    There is little suspense left in our presidential horse race, even in most of the so-called swing states, says astrophysicist and statistician Wes Colley. The way he measures the poll data and his deceptively simple median method, which have correctly predicted the last two presidential elections, show President Obama has locked up Ohio and Virginia and cemented a small, but stable lead in Florida. Bottom line: Obama is well on his way to re-election. "I think the operative word is disaster if you're a Republican," said Colley on Monday. "I think the operative word is confidence if you're a Democrat."...
  • What is happening to Amnesty International?

    02/06/2008 5:08:39 AM PST · by Marze Por Gohar Reports · 3 replies · 81+ views
    Mehr.org ^ | February 02, 2008 | Mohammad Parvin
    Amnesty International (AI) is sponsoring an event in Los Angeles under the title,“Human Rights in Iran: How to Move Forward” on February 22, 2008. Mr. Trita Parsi, president of National Iranian American Council (NIAC) an extremely dedicated activist for the establishment of normal and unconditional relations between the religious dictatorship in Iran and the U.S. [1] is one of the panelists in this event. This is not the first time NIAC has manipulated AI. On July 26, 2007, AI was one of the sponsors of an event organized by NIAC under the title, “Human Rights in Iran and U.S. Foreign...
  • Here Comes the 'Hispanic Obama'

    08/03/2012 2:21:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tom Trancredo
    [SNIP] ....Based on my limited interactions and after reading more about [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro, it is clear that he is superficially very different from the older Latino leaders but very similar in other ways. The most prominent Hispanic mayor in America is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Before Castro was born, Villaraigosa was at UCLA leading the openly racist, secessionist, and anti-American group MEChA. After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People's School of Law. He took...
  • UCLA establishes nation’s first university exclusively for illegal aliens

    08/03/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 14 replies
    Professors from the the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) have launched an online university exclusively for the use of illegal aliens.The school, dubbed “National Dream University (NDU),” will feature a faculty of illegal immigrants and will cater to students who qualify for an education under California’s DREAM Act. “This is the first national program specifically geared toward DREAM Act students,” Kent Wong, director of UCLA’s Labor College, told LA Weekly on Wednesday. “It’s not easy for DREAM Act students to attend college.”
  • UCLA provided $100k for radical anti-American separatist group

    07/25/2012 1:32:22 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 9 replies
    A student group espousing anti-American separatist views at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) received $100,000 in funding from the college administration last year, reveals an internal budget obtained by Campus Reform.The recipient of the funds is a student-organization, Moviemiento Estudiantil Chicano de AZTLAN (MEChA) which believes that the Southwestern U.S. states New Mexico, Arizona, California and parts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado are in fact part of a separate nation called “Aztlan.” The national organization’s website states that their aim is “reclaiming the land of our birth” and calls the organization “a nationalist movement of indigenous gente...
  • Who Really Invented the Internet?

    07/23/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 239 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 23, 2012 | L. GORDON CROVITZ
    Contrary to legend, it wasn't the federal government, and the Internet had nothing to do with maintaining communications during a war. A telling moment in the presidential race came recently when Barack Obama said: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." He justified elevating bureaucrats over entrepreneurs by referring to bridges and roads, adding: "The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies could make money off the Internet." It's an urban legend that the government launched the Internet. The myth is that the Pentagon...
  • Sci-fi policing: predicting crime before it occurs

    07/01/2012 10:45:54 AM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Sunday, July 1, 2012 | GREG RISLING, Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are aiming to beat suspects to the scene of a crime by using computers to predict where trouble might occur. The Los Angeles Police Department is the largest agency to embrace an experiment known as "predictive policing," which crunches data to determine where to send officers to thwart would-be thieves and burglars. Time Magazine called it one of the best inventions of 2011. Early successes could serve as a model for other cash-strapped law enforcement agencies, but some legal observers are concerned it could lead to unlawful stops and searches that violate Fourth...
  • Move over, Wisconsin -- the union battle is beginning in California

    06/10/2012 8:50:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 60 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/10/12 | Jon Ortiz
    Labor unions and business interests have been quietly raising millions of dollars and testing campaign messages for months, girding for a brawl over a November ballot measure that could fundamentally shift political power in Sacramento. Now, on the heels of an election that saw unions handed a major defeat last week in Wisconsin, the opposing camps in California soon will launch a campaign battle likely to consume $50 million or more in political spending. "Unions have just two channels of influence," said Daniel J.B. Mitchell of the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, "collective bargaining and the political side,...
  • Harvard, UCLA Disallow Argument for Legitimacy of Jewish State

    05/30/2012 3:14:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/30/12 | Pamela Geller
    Recently I posted about how UCLA hosted a "debate" between Islamic supremacist Jew-haters Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish arguing over the "one-state solution" or the "two-state solution" -- that is, whether Israel should be destroyed by "Palestinian" jihadists working from within or from a "Palestinian" state. There was no discussion of the legitimacy of the Jewish State. Atlas reader Wallace Edward Brand ("Salubrius") posted this comment: I have been trying to offer the students at UCLA a view of a one lawful Jewish state West of the Jordan River. One of the UCLA faculty members told me it was impossible....
  • Two Jew-Hating Terror Apologists, Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish, To Duke It Out At UCLA About How

    05/02/2012 9:34:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/2/12 | Pamela Geller
    It is unconscionable that the likes of Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish, sly and slick advocates for Israel's destruction, get a platform and a respectful hearing at universities all over the country, while freedom fighters seldom get invited at all, and when we do, leftist brownshirts do all they can to shout us down and shut us down. Bin Laden apologist (Hussein Ibish) to debate Ahmadinejad apologist (Reza Aslan) on Israel at UCLA Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch In light of the jihad doctrine and the stated goals of jihad groups like Hamas, there is no difference between a one-state...
  • UCLA Honors Sharia Apologist Khaled Abou El Fadl

    04/05/2012 1:39:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 4/5/12 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Judith Greblya
    Academic self-congratulation reached new heights at the University of California, Los Angeles on March 21, 2012, with "An Event Honoring Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl." Abou El Fadl—Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor in Islamic Law and chair of the Islamic Studies Interdepartmental Program at UCLA—was feted by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, the UCLA School of Law Journal of Near Eastern and Islamic Law, the UCLA School of Law Muslim Law Students Association, and the UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program. Eighty students, professors, and community members gathered to commemorate "the world's leading authority on...
  • Wikipedia editor responds to ‘Critical Race Theory’ edit war

    A Wikipedia article devoted to Critical Race Theory, a controversial legal theory crafted to respond to the alleged role of “white supremacy” in American law, was placed on a temporary editing lockdown over the weekend after bloggers determined that CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien had relied on Wikipedia’s introductory definition of the theory — verbatim — during on an-air debate. A second lock was placed on the article Monday to protect it from politically biased editors who adjusted it following O’Brien’s gaffe. The flurry began after Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollak made a guest appearance on O’Brien’s show to explain a video...
  • UCLA 'Conflict Resolution' Program Features Anti-Israel Profs. on Both Sides

    02/28/2012 7:39:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 2/27/12 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    This just in from the UCLA Newsroom: UCLA is launching a series of public lectures, academic courses and programs aimed at fostering civil discourse and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will be among those teaching courses, along with experts on mediation and professors who have opposing viewpoints on politically charged issues.'It is our obligation to equip students for success in a complicated and interconnected world,' Block said in an email announcing the effort to the campus community. 'From UCLA alumnus Ralph Bunche, who won the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts as a mediator in the...
  • Farewell to UCLA's Sondra Hale

    01/10/2012 7:14:00 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 1/10/12 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    The rabidly anti-Israel University of California, Los Angeles anthropology and women's studies professor Sondra Hale has retired. Her list of dubious achievements is long and, over the years, Campus Watch has chronicled a good number: Hale was one of the founding members of the organizing committee for the Campaign for the Cultural and Academic Boycott of Israel. At the time of its inception, she touted her prominent involvement, telling the Daily Bruin in February, 2009 that, were it to go into effect, "foreign exchange and cooperative programs with Israel would cease."At an October, 2009 conference at the Center for Near...
  • Mora: So-called tradition stops here

    12/23/2011 12:39:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    BruinBlitz.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | Rick Kimbrel
    Jim L. Mora found out about the first one at UCLA - where seniors "go over the wall" to skip a day of practice - and he's not happy about it. In fact, he made it very clear it's one tradition that will stop the day he starts.
  • UCLA Will Play Illinois In Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

    12/05/2011 12:34:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 4, 2011 5:27 PM
    The UCLA Bruins will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on December 31st against the University of Illinois. Both schools are coming off seasons in which they fired their head coach. The Illini dropped their last six games of the season after getting off to a 6-0 start, which cost Ron Zook his job. The Bruins basketball team will also be in the bay area playing at California on December 31st.
  • UCLA Fires Rick Neuheisel; Will Coach Pac-12 Title

    11/28/2011 11:44:41 AM PST · by americanophile · 38 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | November 28, 2011 | GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer
    UCLA has fired coach Rick Neuheisel after four seasons in charge of his alma mater. Neuheisel will be allowed to coach the Bruins (6-6, 5-4 Pac-12) in Friday's Pac-12 title game at Oregon, the school announced Monday. Offensive coordinator Mike Johnson will be the Bruins' interim coach if they earn a bowl berth. Neuheisel is 21-28 since taking over the program in 2008, never building the momentum he needed to reach his goal of challenging Southern California for city supremacy. UCLA made it to just one bowl game in his first three seasons, winning the EagleBank Bowl in Washington, D.C.,...
  • UCLA player, coach Walt Hazzard dies

    11/18/2011 9:35:59 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 6 replies
    ESPN Website ^ | November 18, 2011 | AP
    Walt Hazzard, the former UCLA and NBA star who played on the Bruins' first NCAA championship basketball team in 1964 and later coached the team for four seasons in the 1980s, died Friday. He was 69. Hazzard's family said he had been recuperating for a long time from complications following heart surgery. The school said Hazzard died at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
  • In Loco Parentis, or Pimp Students Out?

    10/16/2011 7:42:27 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 15 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 10-17-11 | stolinsky
      In Loco Parentis, or Pimp Students Out? David C. Stolinsky Oct. 16, 2011 UCLA officials announce that they are considering coed dorm rooms.− News item In my day, college dormitories were unisex. People of the opposite sex were not allowed above the first floor. When I took out a girl, which is what we called teenage females then, I checked in at the desk, and they phoned her to come down. In those days, we became legal adults at 21, not 18. We were called adolescents, meaning people who were in the process of becoming adults − just...
  • UCLA Considers 'Gender Inclusive' Dorms (Young men and women could share rooms, in some cases)

    10/11/2011 7:14:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/11/2011 | By Beverly White and Bill French
    UCLA is considering a plan that would put young men and women in the same dorm room, under certain conditions. The campus newspaper reports "gender inclusive" dorm life, as suggested by UCLA Housing Services, is now being considered by the Office of Residential Life. The success rate depends on who's involved, according to students. "I grew up with three brothers. I'm used to living with guys," said student Rachel Luba. "This is my first year living with another girl as a roommate. I would be comfortable with it, especially if it was my brother." Most requests received by the Office...
  • UCLA students nearly predicted bin Laden's location

    05/04/2011 9:07:51 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    ksl ^ | 5/2011
    UCLA students nearly predicted bin Laden's location May 4th, 2011 @ 7:29am By ksl.com SALT LAKE CITY -- A 2009 study by geography students at UCLA correctly predicted many things about where Osama bin Laden would be hiding. They worked on a class project and came up with a model to predict bin Laden's location. The students concluded: •He would not be living in a cold cave; instead he would be living in a city less then 200 miles away from Tora Bora, his last known location. •He would be living in a home with high ceilings and electricity. It...
  • Academic mission or UCLA speech code?

    04/12/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/12/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    If you think that academia is not the exclusive playground of the academic left, consider the fate of UCLA epidemiologist James Enstrom. In 2008, Enstrom thought that a report on the health effects of diesel emissions presented by the California Air Resources Board was faulty. As it turns out, CARB's nitrous oxide emission estimates were overstated by 340 percent. Enstrom and others had trouble believing that a Ph.D. statistician would make some of CARB's findings. They dug around and found that CARB researcher Hien Tran had falsely claimed to have a doctorate in statistics from UC Davis. In fact, Tran...
  • YouTube Asian ranter Alexandra Wallace leaving UCLA after receiving death threats

    03/20/2011 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/11 | Laura Donovan
    Alexandra Wallace, the southern California undergraduate who apologized for her recent YouTube rant about the “hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts into our school every single year,” said Friday that she will no longer be attending classes at UCLA. In a statement to the college newspaper, The Daily Bruin, Wallace said, “the harassment of my family, the publishing of my personal information, death threats and being ostracized from an entire community” has caused her to leave the university.
  • UCLA won't discipline creator of controversial video, who later withdraws from university

    03/19/2011 10:36:13 PM PDT · by thecodont · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | March 19, 2011 | By Larry Gordon and Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
    UCLA announced Friday that it would not discipline or further investigate the student who released a controversial online video in which she complained about Asian students' behavior and mimicked an Asian language. But later in the day, the student, Alexandra Wallace, announced that she was withdrawing from UCLA because of death threats and because she had been "ostracized from an entire community." In a statement released to the Daily Bruin, UCLA's student newspaper, she apologized for offending Asians and called the video a mistake. Wallace's three-minute video had triggered a national discussion about racial stereotyping and what authority, if any,...
  • UCLA Student Posts Video Rant on Asians

    03/15/2011 4:05:05 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 70 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | 3-14-11 | AP
    ANGELES – LOS ANGELES -- The chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles said Monday he was "appalled by the thoughtless and hurtful comments" that a white student made about her Asian classmates in a video that has drawn national attention. Alexandra Wallace posted a three-minute rant on YouTube called "Asians in the Library," in which she criticizes the school for accepting "these hordes of Asian people" who she said have no manners and invite their extended family to visit on the weekends. The UCLA political science student also faulted Asian students for disrupting her studies at the library...