Dean of UCLA Luskin takes the long view on political rhetoric

UCLA Luskin Dean Gary Segura talks about the impact of the presidential election on Latinos.

UCLA Luskin Dean Gary Segura talks about the impact of the presidential election on Latinos. Photo by George Foulsham

Gary Segura, dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, thinks that Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric may seem all too familiar to Latinos and others in California who endured a similar campaign against undocumented residents a couple of decades ago. The current effort could backfire on Trump and his supporters, suggested Segura, an internationally recognized expert on the Latino electorate, during a presentation March 21, 2017, to a packed room of citizens, policymakers and fellow educators. The UCLA Advocacy event, co-hosted by UCLA Government and Community Relations and the Luskin School, featured introductions by Chancellor Gene Block and Keith S. Parker, assistant vice chancellor for government and community relations.

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UCLA Vice Provost Testifies On The Virtues of Federal Financial Aid

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Youlonda Copeland-Morgan speaks before a Congress subcommittee on financial aid.

UCLA Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Youlonda Copeland-Morgan traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify before Congress on how to improve federal student aid and better meet the needs of today’s students.

She spoke on March 21 before the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, extolling the success stories at UCLA and the UC system as a whole, when it comes to admitting, enrolling and graduating low-income students.

The video and transcript are available below.

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Veteran Movie Night A Home Run At Jackie Robinson Stadium

Veterans filled Jackie Robinson Stadium for a special movie night.

More than 200 veterans enjoyed ribs and good company during the inaugural Veteran Movie Night at Jackie Robinson Stadium on March 11, a new event series meant to further activate the hallowed baseball grounds as UCLA and the West Los Angeles VA continue to strengthen their partnership.

“UCLA has a longstanding relationship with the VA through various entities on campus including the medical side, athletics, recreation and others. We, at Athletics, have been trying a number of things to activate that space as part of that continued effort,” said Tracy Huth, UCLA Athletics special assistant to the athletic director.

 

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UCLA advocates make the case for increased funding to SoCal legislators

UCLA advocates take to the hallways of the State Capitol on UC Day in Sacramento. (photos by Jonathan Van Dyke)

At any given moment on March 8, the hallways of the California State Capitol bustled with enthusiastic Bruins extolling the virtues of renewed and continued investment in the state’s public higher education system.

If you turned down one corridor, you found one group of campus representatives patiently going over their talking points among themselves before walking into the office of Assemblymember and 2004 UCLA alumnus Matt Dababneh to present their case.

 

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Chancellor Block Introduces Immigration Advisory Council

To the Campus Community:

On Monday, the White House issued a revised executive order that severely restricts immigration and travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries and temporarily bans refugees from around the world.

I wrote in January that the Trump administration’s initial immigration executive order clashed with universities’ core values, which are to encourage the free exchange of scholarship, knowledge and ideas — and the same is true of Monday’s executive order.

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