Tag: UCLA

Stephen Colbert Trolls President Trump in Twitter Spat with LaVar Ball

Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show on CBS, rarely misses an opportunity to take a dig at President Trump. The comedian seems especially prone to taking those digs when it comes to the president’s tweets. During Monday night’s opening monologue, Colbert didn’t let that opportunity go to waste.

LaVar Ball, center, father of Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, listens to his son during a news conference, Friday, June 23, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LaVar Ball Does Not Credit Trump for Son’s Release After China Arrest

UCLA basketball star LiAngelo Ball and two other players were arrested in China for shoplifting — a crime that carries a ten-year sentence there — and President Donald Trump intervened, asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to look into the case. Chinese authorities have since freed the players, but now, LiAngelo’s father, LaVar Ball, has dismissed the president’s efforts.

Conservative UCLA Lecturer Let Go by University After Criticizing School

Conservative UCLA lecturer Keith Fink has been let go from his post for supposedly failing to meet the institution’s standard of excellence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZvMZwzihVM Attorney and lecturer Keith Fink appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program on more than one occasion during the spring

Milan Chatterjee (Facebook)

Hindu Law Student Leaves UCLA After Anti-Israel Harassment

University of California Los Angeles law student Milan Chatterjee, the former president of the school’s Graduate Student Association (GSA), revealed that he is leaving for New York University because of discrimination, bullying and harassment by anti-Israel students at the publicly-funded California school.

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Stanford Beats Cal, USC Beats UCLA at 2016 Summer Olympics

The ongoing rivalry between the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC) has yielded another victory to USC, with the Trojans earning more Olympic medals from the Rio Summer Games than their Bruin counterparts. But Stanford stands alone on top, with 27 medals, according to one count.