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UCLA Students Call for Removal of Department Chair for Not Being the ‘PC Police’

Students at UCLA are calling for the removal of Eli Gafni, the chair of the computer science department, over his defense of a colleague’s use of the term “Wuhan virus.” Gafni told students that were upset by the term that “what is ‘sensitive’ to you might feel like PC police to others,” leading to the petition for his removal over “ethical” failures.

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Feds: UCLA Researcher Destroyed Evidence of China Ties

The DOJ announced on Friday that officials have arrested a Chinese national working as a researcher at UCLA on federal charges of destroying evidence to obstruct an FBI investigation. The researcher allegedly destroyed evidence of his ties to the Chinese military and the transference of research to Chinese government agencies.

Counter-protesters hold up Chinese flags to oppose the protesters gathering in central London to attend a march organised by StandwithHK and D4HK in support of Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, on August 17, 2019. - Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster …

UCLA Petition Defends Prof Who Refused to Delay Exam for Black Students

A group of students is defending UCLA Professor Gordon Klein, who was placed on leave after he denied a request to postpone a final exam for black students. Student activists at universities and colleges around the nation have demanded lenient grading and postponed exams for black students in response to the social unrest that has followed the death of George Floyd.

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UCLA Professors Launch Campaign to Fight ‘Collaboration’ with Police

Professors at UCLA published a letter this week in response to the death of George Floyd that called on university officials to end its relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department. According to the professors, the university must end its “collaboration” with the LAPD and move ” towards the divestment of UCLA from LAPD and other forms of policing.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 30: An LAPD vehicle burns after being set alight by protestors during demonstrations following the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The vast majority of protestors demonstrated peacefully. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody for …

UCLA Professor: People Have No Choice But to Riot

UCLA Professor Robin Kelley suggested this week that black Americans have no choice but to riot in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. As Kelley explained in a UCLA interview, “My wife asked me this question last night, ‘Do you think this is right?’ I said, ‘What other choice do people have?’”

Protesters throw objects onto a burning car outside a Target store near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - …

College Admissions Bribe Scandal: Chinese Mother Sentenced for Cheating UCLA System

A wealthy Chinese national living in Canada was sentenced to her time served of approximately five months in prison and a $250,000 fine for paying a bribe to have her son admitted to UCLA. The woman worked with William “Rick” Singer,” who pled guilty to being the mastermind of the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scheme, to have her son admitted as a soccer recruit even though he had never played competitive soccer.

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UCLA, Duke Join Growing List of Coronavirus Campus Closures

Universities around the country announced this week that they are shutting down their campuses in response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, including UCLA and Duke. Some universities have told students that they should not return to campus for the rest of the semester.

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Dozens of Universities Adopt Technology to Spy on Students

A new report suggests that dozens of American colleges and universities are adopting technology that allows administrators to track, monitor, and surveil students. Students from across the political spectrum have joined together to push back against this concerning trend.

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UCLA Kills Plan to Use Facial Recognition Tech After Criticism

The University of California, Los Angeles, announced this week that they will not be moving forward with a plan to use facial recognition technology on campus. The decision comes ahead of a planned day of protests by students and advocacy groups that focus on privacy rights.

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UC Santa Cruz Prioritizes Diversity in Faculty Hiring

A new program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, may be rejecting qualified white and male candidates because they are not “diverse” enough. All candidates are also required to sign a “diversity pledge” as a commitment to advancing progressive diversity politics.

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DNC Bows to AFSCME Union, Won’t Hold 6th Debate at UCLA

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) bowed to the wishes of the Association of Federal, State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union Wednesday, canceling the sixth Democratic Party presidential primary debate at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in December. An alternative venue for the debate has not yet been announced.

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UCLA Hosts Pole Dancing Class for Students

Students at UCLA learned about the “art” of pole dancing last week in a “Sexploration – Pole Class” hosted by two official university divisions at the school, which promised to teach the “basic moves needed to become a magnificent pole dancer.”

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