The new electric BruinBuses are the first electric buses at any California public university. The buses replaced UCLA's last diesel buses and will join a fleet of 14 natural gas buses. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

The new electric BruinBuses are the first electric buses at any California public university. The buses replaced UCLA's last diesel buses and will join a fleet of 14 natural gas buses. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA zooms towards carbon neutrality with new electric buses


UCLA officials unveiled two new electric BruinBuses at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Dickson Court on Tuesday. UCLA’s fleet now consists of 14 compressed natural gas buses and two new electric buses, which replaced UCLA’s last diesel-run buses, said Renee Fortier, executive director of UCLA Events and Transportation.

UCLA alumnus and previous faculty member James Bassler began to study the art of weaving in the basement of Royce Hall after witnessing the integration of textiles in Asian culture. (Courtesy of Reed Hutchinson)

Fowler Museum exhibition features UCLA alumnus’ work with fibers


Weaving was considered feminine when James Bassler first secretly worked with fiber in helping his father hook rugs in the 1930s. In the privacy of the family home, 6-year-old Bassler watched his father, a major league baseball player, trade his catcher’s mitt for strips of dyed silk.

EVP office organizes Turnout Tuesdays to encourage voting

The undergraduate student government's external vice president office held the first Turnout Tuesday of the academic year in Bruin Plaza. BruinsVote! plans to register 15,000 students for the presidential election by the Oct. 24 deadline. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

The undergraduate student government’s external vice president’s office held an event Tuesday to educate students about voting for the upcoming elections. The event, which was held from 10 a.m.

Graduate students lose health benefits after departmental errors


Some UCLA graduate student academic workers have lost access to their full health benefits, after their departments failed to process payment for their tuition and fees on time.

The Dam Truth: Coaches should not be defined only by their losses

Bar necessities: Finn McCool’s Irish Pub

Throwback Thursday: The ordeal of registering for classes in the days before MyUCLA

(Daily Bruin archives)

The last time I sat in a chair for two hours waiting for my name to be called was at my middle school graduation. But for UCLA students 35 years ago, that was a regular occasion when signing up for classes.

The Quad: The top 10 things that are #YoungerThanTaysomHill

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First generation college students attended First To Go, the first UCLA program of its kind, at Covel Commons Tuesday night. It was created in June and will focus on providing resources, networking opportunities and programming. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA initiates program to support first-generation college students

UCLA's first-ever program for first-generation college students held its Welcome Soiree on Tuesday night in Covel Commons.First To Go, which was created in June, will... Read more »

USAC Recap – Sept. 27

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UCPD searching for suspect who entered student’s room without permission


Ellen Scott received an Academy Scholar grant for exploring cinematic representations of slavery during the Classical Age of Hollywood in her current research.(Miriam Bribiesca/Photo Editor)

TFT professor named 2016 Academy Film Scholar

Ellen Scott spends most her of free time at an archive desk, studying 80-year-old film scripts about slavery to determine how the institution's cinematic image... Read more »

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Alumnus expands on classroom curriculum through world travel

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Radio reporter Jonaki Mehta, photographer Sonja Bartlett and an external translator, Ravindranath Chandran, spent nine days in Vadamanappakkam covering the progress and effectiveness of Project RISHI’s initiatives and exploring the complexities of this rural village and its residents. This project was made possible by the Bridget O’Brien Scholarship Foundation, which has funded UCLA’s student journalists for eight years to cover stories of a global reach and local impact.

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