A UCLA professor suspended in a row over grades for Black students claims it was to distract from the business school that's 'inhospitable' to people of color
Gordon Klein, an accounting lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management, claimed his suspension was a "well-timed publicity stunt."news.yahoo.com
UCLA booster Alan Robbins defends his conduct questioned in spirit squad lawsuit
Longtime UCLA donor Alan Robbins says he is guilty of nothing more than winking frequently after his behavior was questioned in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the Bruins' former spirit squad coach.news.yahoo.com
UCLA hosts Black Lives Matter co-founder for commencement keynote after she called for 'end' to Israel
The dean of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs confirmed Thursday that Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver a commencement address at a June 11 graduation ceremony amid scrutiny of her past critical remarks concerning Israel.news.yahoo.com
Fox News' Tucker Carlson is on the warpath against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Fox News host Tucker Carlson just went after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) "for the second consecutive show," Politico noted on Tuesday. This time, Carlson devoted an entire segment of his Fox show on Monday to McCarthy's apparent relationship with Republican pollster and consultant Frank Luntz, whom Carlson claimed is "effectively a Democrat" and a Fox chyron declared "has a strange power over GOP leaders." After previously saying on his show that Luntz is "particularly close" with McCarthy, the Fox host on Monday said he received a "call from a source" telling him that they're "not simply friends, they're roommates," as McCarthy apparently "lives in Frank Luntz' apartment" in Washington, D.C. "The top Republican in the House lives with a Google lobbyist?" Carlson said. "Come on. Come on! Even by the sleazy and corrupt standards of politics in Washington, that did not seem possible. In fact, it sounded like a joke." Carlson reported, though, that a spokesperson for McCarthy confirmed to him that "because of the pandemic," McCarthy has "rented a room in Washington at a fair market price from Frank" — at which point Carlson put up a cartoonish graphic on screen of the two sharing a bunk bed. From there, Carlson openly questioned whether McCarthy is, in fact, paying "fair market price" for the room or if he could be "violating House ethics rules on taking gifts" if he's not. "To summarize: The star of Republicans' network of choice is being fed oppo about and is denouncing the man who wants to be speaker of the House," Politico wrote. "Not good for McCarthy." Frank Luntz & Kevin McCarthy. Not only are they friends. They are roommates. pic.twitter.com/nYGXxV5bya — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 4, 2021 More stories from theweek.com5 brutally funny cartoons about Giuliani's legal woesEurope is back in recession. It's not just the virus.Caitlyn Jenner dubs herself a 'compassionate disruptor' in 1st adnews.yahoo.com
What To Watch: Remaining Final Four spots up for grabs
… Gonzaga is seeking to become the first team to make it to the Final Four unbeaten since Kentucky in 2015. 11 seed UCLA (21-9), East Region final, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. … UCLA is back in a regional final for the first time since earning three straight Final Four berths from 2006-08. 6 seed Texas (21-9), Hemisfair Region final, Alamodome, San Antonio. … Texas is in a regional final for the first time since 2016 and seeking its first Final Four appearance since 2003.
The Latest: Appleby cleared to play for Florida
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___7:45 p.m.Florida guard Tyree Appleby has been cleared to play and was in the starting lineup for No. 1 seed in the second round for a third time, joining the 2000 team against Arizona and the 2017 squad against Villanova. Sister Jean Delores Schmidt gave an inspirational pregame prayer to her Loyola Chicago team before the eighth-seeded Ramblers met top-seeded Illinois in Sunday’s second round. UCLA and Abilene Christian face off Monday, assuring that at least one double-digit seed will reach the Sweet 16. This is the first time four teams seeded 13th or worse made it to the second round.
Coronavirus doesn't care that it's the NCAA Tournament
The Indiana Farmers Coliseum scoreboard goes dark after a first round NCAA college basketball tournament game between Iowa and Grand Canyon Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)If you didn’t pay attention to college basketball until the NCAA Tournament, the good news is you didn’t miss much. The loss marked the second time in the Cavaliers’ last three NCAA Tournament appearances — this time as a No. “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” Self said afterward. “I mean really, really good.”___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and updated bracket: https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
NBA star Russell Westbrook scoring big with own philanthropy
Russell Westbrook is known for his magic on the basketball court, his finely honed fashion sense and his media interviews that have spawned memes and GIFs across social media. Last month, he unveiled plans to expand his Russell Westbrook Why Not? Ad___Q: The name of your foundation is called The Russell Westbrook Why Not? That’s where the Russell Westbrook Why Not? ___Q: You recently partnered with the LA Promise Fund to launch the Russell Westbrook Why Not?
Stanford climbs to No. 2 in women's AP Top 25 behind UConn
Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer talks to her team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in the Pac-12 women's tournament championship Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Buoyed by an impressive run to the Pac-12 Conference championship, Stanford jumped two spots to No. The Cardinal won three games in the conference tournament by an average of 31 points, including a 20-point victory over then-No. Stanford (25-2) trails only UConn in the AP Top 25. 3 after edging Louisville for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
Charlisse Leger-Walker leads Wash St over No. 5 UCLA 67-63
Washington State guard Charlisse Leger-Walker (5) shoots next to UCLA guard Chantel Horvat (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman, Wash., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)PULLMAN, Wash. – Freshman star Charlisse Leger-Walker helped Washington State knock off its highest-ranked opponent ever. “My shot felt good the whole game,” Leger-Walker said. She called Charlisse Leger-Walker mature beyond her years. AdThe Bruins led 22-16 after the first quarter despite 11 points from Charlisse Leger-Walker.
Saturday Sessions: Local Natives perform "Lost"
Saturday Sessions: Local Natives perform "Lost" Southern California band Local Natives met at an Orange County high school before attending UCLA and then moving into a house in Silver Lake, where they created their first album — "Gorilla Manor." Three albums later, they've toured the world, played festivals from Coachella to Glastonbury and hit the top 10 on the alternative charts. This fall they released their latest EP, "Sour Lemon." The band now joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to perform "Lost."cbsnews.com
Saturday Sessions: Local Natives perform "Statues in the Garden (Arras)"
Saturday Sessions: Local Natives perform "Statues in the Garden (Arras)" Southern California band Local Natives met at an Orange County high school before attending UCLA and then moving into a house in Silver Lake, where they created their first album — "Gorilla Manor." Three albums later, they've toured the world, played festivals from Coachella to Glastonbury and hit the top 10 on the alternative charts. This fall they released their latest EP, "Sour Lemon." The band now joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to perform "Statues in the Garden (Arras)."cbsnews.com
Saturday Sessions: Local Natives perform "Future Lover"
Saturday Sessions: Local Natives perform "Future Lover" Southern California band Local Natives met at an Orange County high school before attending UCLA and then moving into a house in Silver Lake, where they created their first album — "Gorilla Manor." Three albums later, they've toured the world, played festivals from Coachella to Glastonbury and hit the top 10 on the alternative charts. This fall they released their latest EP, "Sour Lemon." The band now joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to perform 'Future Lover."cbsnews.com
Stanford passes first real test, remains atop women's Top 25
Stanford players celebrate during a timeout as they jump ahead of UCLA during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NEW YORK – Stanford faced its first real test of the season and passed to remain the top team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. 10 UCLA 61-49 on Dec. 21, pulling away late in the only game between ranked opponents last week. The Huskies won their lone game last week, routing Villanova, but lost two points in the voting. It was a relatively quiet week because of Christmas, as women's basketball teams took off from Dec. 23-26.
Broussard, Jefferson headline AP All-Pac-12 football team
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)Colorado's Jarek Broussard ran for 301 yards in one game and averaged more than six yards per carry. Oregon State's Jermar Jefferson averaged more than 145 yards per game and scored seven touchdowns. Broussard and Jefferson were voted co-offensive players of the year by a media panel in The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team released Friday. Broussard had the fourth 300-yard game in Colorado history when he went for 301 yards against Arizona on Dec. 5. He added 11 catches for 126 yards and was second among FBS freshmen with 144.6 all-purpose yards per game.
No. 1 Stanford women overcome 10th-ranked UCLA 61-49
Stanford guard Kiana Williams (23) drives past UCLA forward Emily Bessoir during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. 1 Stanford survived its closest game of the season to beat 10th-ranked UCLA 61-49 on Monday and remain undefeated. Stanford cruised past its first six opponents, winning by a whopping 48.2 points per game while scoring an average of 93.2 points. Stanford raced to a 21-12 lead in the first quarter, holding UCLA to 23% shooting from the floor. UCLA: The Bruins are off for nearly two weeks before visiting Oregon State on Jan. 1 in their second Pac-12 road trip.
CFP semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas
FILE - This Jan. 2, 2017, file pool photo, shows an aerial view of the empty Rose Bowl stadium before to the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game between Southern California and Penn State in Pasadena, Calif. The Rose Bowl asked the state for an exception to the restriction, but was denied twice, including earlier this week. Hancock said it had not yet been determined if the semifinal at AT&T Stadium in Arlington would still be called the Rose Bowl. The first Rose Bowl was played Jan. 1, 1902. The last time the Rose Bowl game was played outside Pasadena, California, was 1942.
The Latest: Ohio State women's basketball pauses
17 Ohio State women’s basketball team canceled Saturday’s game against Iowa because of a spike in positive COVID-19 tests in the Buckeyes program. The status of Ohio’s State road game against Maryland on Dec. 23 is still to be determined. ___Saint Louis and North Carolina State have agreed to meet Thursday in St. Louis as part of a two-game men’s basketball series. The Beach didn’t open its season until Dec. 4 and six of its seven games scheduled this month are road games. USC postponed its Pac-12 opener at home against Stanford over the weekend when it first reported the positive COVID-19 test.
Get ready for another roaring ’20s, UCLA economic forecast predicts
But then get ready for the roaring ’20s. UCLA economists issued an optimistic forecast Wednesday, predicting the U.S. economy will experience “a gloomy COVID winter and an exuberant vaccine spring,” followed by robust growth for some years. Advertisement“The ’20s will be roaring, but with several months of hardship first,” according to the quarterly UCLA Anderson forecast. AdvertisementAnderson agreed that “tech, residential construction, and logistics will drive faster California growth, but I’m not as confident those ebullient trends will continue beyond the initial pent-up demand. Even if the state builds more homes, commercial construction is unlikely to revive soon, according to the UCLA forecast.latimes.com
2 Pac-12 football games canceled as virus problems linger
Instead, Cal will play UCLA on Sunday at the Rose Bowl. Friday's announcements from the West Coast capped the most tumultuous week of COVID-19 disruptions of the college football season. The Sun Devils' home opener was nixed because of several positive COVID-19 tests among the team's players and coaching staff, including head coach Herm Edwards. The Pac-12 said the canceled games will be declared a no contest. So far, 63 games involving schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision have been canceled or postponed because of the pandemic since late August.
Week 10: Pac-12 begins in first monster schedule of season
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Hawkeyes will try to avoid that in this unique conference-only season at home against Michigan State. Arkansas State also had a marquee upset early in the season, beating Kansas State.
3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole finds
This combination of 2020 and 2015 photos shows, from left, Reinhard Genzel, astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics; Andrea Ghez, professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, and Roger Penrose, of the University of Oxford. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, they shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for advancing our understanding of black holes. (Matthias Balk/dpa, Elena Zhukova/UCLA, Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students
“This is a significant problem that the university needs to deal with,” State Auditor Elaine Howle said in a telephone interview. The audit examined admissions policies and practices over a six-year period at four of the UC's nine campuses — UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara. Howle said she believes the findings have barely scratched the surface of problems in the UC admissions process. Those investigations, known as Operation Varsity Blues, previously identified at least three students at UCLA and UC Berkeley who were improperly admitted. At UC Berkeley, at least one student was known to have been admitted with fraudulent test scores, prosecutors allege.
Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis
WASHINGTON Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN began tracking rankings in 2007. Maker is a 6-foot-11, 235-pound center who declared for the NBA draft in April before opting to consider college basketball. Maker was born in Kenya and grew up in Australia before his family moved to North America. ___More AP college basketball: http://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
NCAA encourages day off from college sports on election day
The NCAA on Friday encouraged its 1,100 member colleges and universities to give athletes the day off from sports on election day, responding to grassroots movements of activism from players and coaches. UCLA followed with a similar announcement and Wisconsin said Friday it would also skip athletic activities on election day. The NCAA did not mandate a day off for athletes on election day. Instead, the NCAA encouraged schools to assist students in registering to vote and to give them a day off from athletics to vote. Though MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher released a statement Friday saying the schools, conference and ESPN will work to move the game to a different date,The Division I college basketball season will start about a week after election day.
Madison’s Jillian Martinez ready for transition to UCLA soccer
SAN ANTONIO – If you watched any game that the Madison girls soccer team played this season, you likely saw senior Jillian Martinez score a goal......twice. Instead of a proper sendoff to a stellar high school career, Martinez was forced to transition right into training for college. "Going from high school to spring break and then not being able to go back to school to finish the season was tough. Once they canceled the high school season, I immediately switched to college and getting ready for UCLA.”Luckily, Martinez has been able to establish an effective daily routine despite restrictions placed on facilities and personnel. It’s markedly different -- and more intense -- than her high school training.
Madison’s Jillian Martinez ready for transition to UCLA soccer
Madison’s Jillian Martinez ready for transition to UCLA soccerPublished: June 1, 2020, 12:47 amAfter an impressive high school career with the Madison Mavericks, graduating senior Jillian Martinez is training hard to take the next step next season as a freshman at UCLA.
Comet ATLAS disintegrates into pieces as Hubble telescope watches (photos)
A view of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 23, 2020. Video: Beautiful nebulas in 'never-before-seen' Hubble 30th anniversary viewRelated: The best Hubble Space Telescope images of all time! Two images of Comet Atlas, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. On the left is the comet in 30 pieces on April 20, 2020 and on the right is the comet on April 23 in 25 pieces. In this second view of Comet ATLAS by the Hubble Space Telescope taken on April 20, 2020, the comet's disintegration is clear.space.com
China exonerates doctor reprimanded for warning of virus
China has exonerated a doctor who was officially reprimanded for warning about the coronavirus outbreak and later died of the disease, a startling admission of error by the ruling Communist Party that generally bodes no challenges to its authority. Police in December had reprimanded eight doctors including Li for warning friends on social media about the emerging threat. China's supreme court later criticized the police, but the ruling party continued to tighten its grip on information about the outbreak. As the virus spread, doctors were ordered to delete posts on social media that appealed for donations of medical supplies. Li was detained by police after warning about the virus on a social media group for his former classmates.cnbc.com
Central Americans have long migrated north. Today, their studies are getting their due
It was a rare thing, a few decades ago, to hear anyone in academia talk about Central Americans. In 2000, after nearly a decade of intense lobbying, Cal State Northridge became the nations only university to establish a Central American Studies department with a Central American studies double major, major and minor. They work side by side with the Central American Student Union, UNICA, an organization made up of undergrad Central American students. She constantly promotes Central American research on social media and encourages everyone to share their work using #CentAmStudies. Today, Lovato said, hes encouraged by the growing number of young Central American scholars committed to studying their communities.latimes.com
Women's sports may reap big gains from California law on college endorsement deals
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Male stars of college basketball and football will likely reap the greatest immediate gains from Californias new law allowing student athletes to profit from endorsement deals, but female athletes, and womens sports generally, could be big winners in the long run. Californias law - which upends restrictions long imposed under the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) - could thus prove especially fruitful for female athletes, both individually and collectively. Skeptics also warned that for female athletes in particular, their individual success in winning lucrative deals with major brands may siphon finite endorsement dollars away from their teams as a whole. Opponents of the law had urged California legislators to give the NCAA time to examine the issue and propose its own reforms. Elite athletes, meanwhile, gain a financial incentive to enroll in college and complete their degrees, rather than drop out or skip college to go pro.feeds.reuters.com
Chinese parent arrested in Spain in college admissions scam
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(CNN) - A Chinese woman who allegedly paid $400,000 in bribes to get her son into UCLA as a fake soccer recruit was arrested in Spain as part of the sprawling college admissions scam, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, was arrested in Spain on Monday night and charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors said in a statement they are trying to extradite her from Spain to Boston to face charges. Sui is the 52nd person and the 35th parent to be arrested as part of Rick Singer's international scheme to game the college admissions system. Of the 35 parents arrested in the admissions scheme, just one has been sentenced so far.
Global Goalscast: Reducing consumption to impact climate change
In order to tackle climate change, Americans will need to rethink how we produce and consume energy. "There's enormous variation between people's consumption rates in different parts of the world," Diamond said. Since climate change is caused overwhelmingly by human activities, we have to burn less fossil fuel and get more energy from renewable sources. That's to say if you choose to buy a Humvee, that's your privilege, but you will pay double the market price of the Humvee to drive a Humvee. Rees said in order to reduce the risk of long term climate change, we need to prioritize research and development now.cbsnews.com
Police confirm UCLA shooter had a "kill list"
Los Angeles police said Thursday the man who killed a UCLA professor had a "kill list" with two other names on it. One of those people was found dead nearly 2,000 miles away in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. A third is unharmed. Ben Tracy is following this.cbsnews.com
2/28: Trump declines to denounce David Duke and the KKK; "Hip-hop gymnast" at UCLA a viral star
In a surprising response, Donald Trump was asked to disavow David Duke and the KKK, but failed to do so; Carter Evans introduces us to one college gymnast stretching the limits to a beat all her own.cbsnews.com
Heavy teen marijuana use may cause memory problems
Heavy teen marijuana use may cause memory problems New research shows the effects of heavy marijuana use among teenagers. And, UCLA researchers are closer to developing a blood test to diagnose Alzheimer's. Eboni Williams has a look at some of the day’s top health stories.cbsnews.com
All work and no play for high schoolers, says survey
All work and no play for high schoolers, says survey The pressure to get into college has become so great that high school seniors are partying less, according to a UCLA survey. Ben Tracy reports on the differences between today's generation and those past.cbsnews.com
UCLA dries out after being flooded from water main break
UCLA dries out after being flooded from water main break A water main ruptured, turning UCLA into a giant sink Tuesday. A pipe installed in 1921 broke, flooding 900 cars and destroying the floor of the newly-renovated basketball arena. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com
UCLA opens landmark cancer care center for teens
UCLA opens landmark cancer care center for teens The UCLA Medical Center has launched one of the first cancer care programs in the country targeted towards young adults and teens. As Bigad Shaban reports, young cancer patients at the center can also consult fertility experts since some cancer treatments can interfere with fertility later in life.cbsnews.com
Hillary Clinton on Putin: We can learn from Hitler’s tactics
Hillary Clinton on Putin: We can learn from Hitler’s tactics During a speech at UCLA, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clarified her remark that Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to occupy Ukraine's Crimean peninsula under the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians there is similar to "what Hitler did back in the 1930s."cbsnews.com