For the fourth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report's Best College rankings lists UCLA as the top public school in the nation, coming in at No. 20 overall. Among the top 20 national universities, UCLA was the only one to be ranked highly in social mobility (fourth), while ranking first for best public college for veterans and fifth best public college for ethnic diversity. Peer institutions UC Berkeley and USC were ranked No. 22 and No. 24 overall, respectively.
Martin Jarmond took the helm at UCLA Athletics this past June amidst a sea of change affecting college sports. From social justice issues to revenue deficits, the safety of student-athletes to the state of Pac-12 play, he answers the questions Bruin fans want to know.
The pandemic has turned the lives and livelihoods of many musicians and actors upside-down. Yet, it is their art that we rely upon to lift our spirits. In this new series, we're featuring several Bruin artists and sharing their stories of adversity, adaptation and accomplishment in the COVID-19 era.
Alumni President D'Artagnan Scorza '07, Ph.D. '13, will host two inaugural forums this month aimed at inspiring and enlightening alumni. The Bruin Built podcast will feature longtime L.A. politician Zev Yaroslavsky '71, M.A. '72, and the first Alumni Town Hall on Oct. 22 welcomes UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck.
The story of these three mother-daughter alumnae —Edith Keyser White '31, Teresa White Riddle '68, M.Ed. '76, and Alice White Parrish '69 — is the embodiment of the True Bruin spirit, that guides, encourages and motivates us to overcome, achieve and, where possible, give back.
Student activism has been a part of UCLA since its inception, reaching a crescendo with the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war protests of the 60s and 70s, and continues to this day. This slider image juxtaposes a UCLA student engaged in a BLM protest this past summer with a future hall-of-fame Bruin athlete protesting the Vietnam War in 1974.