This Week in the News serves as The Quad’s space for reflection on current events at and around UCLA. Every week, Daily Bruin staffers will analyze some of the most significant stories to keep readers up to speed.
It’s week one of winter quarter and the news cycle has already begun to pick up. From two men being arrested for the alleged vandalism of the Bruin Bear to the Los Angeles City Council announcing big plans to house the homeless, here are The Quad’s top picks for this week’s news stories.
UC Board of Regents considers eliminating student adviser position
The student adviser position to the University of California Board of Regents is at risk of being cut at next week’s meeting.
The student advisor is one of three positions on the board that represents undergraduate students on topics from sexual assault policy to tuition cost. It was established in 2016, following many requests to increase representation of undergraduate students among the Regents. However, this decision was made on the condition that a vote would be needed to continue the position after 2018.
It is officially the new year, and many are advocating strongly for the continuation of the position.
Current student adviser, Edward Huang, thinks the position has encouraged discussion of many student concerns that are often overlooked in the Regents committees. The position seems to have proven that it can provide some tangible results — just last year, for example, the former student adviser Rafi Sands saw success in advocating for lower tuition.
LGBTQ+ Bruins find independence and support amid familial conflicts
(James Schaap/Daily Bruin)First-year biochemistry student Buddy Al-Aydi along with second-year psychobiology student Kai Huang shared their experiences coming out as members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as how they have dealt with the disapproval from their respective family members.
After publicly …