Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy. For most of us, the images of rioters breaching the Capitol will be forever seared into our memory. For the UCLA Bruins who serve in Congress representing both parties, their vantage points from within the building offer harrowing accounts of the day’s events. "I wasn't going to go down without a fight."
In celebration of Black History Month, we recognize the achievements of UCLA’s Black Bruins in the past 100 years. They are among the best and the brightest of their generation — activists, artists, athletes, and much more. They walk in the footsteps of those who came before them, and blaze a path for those that follow, in search of a more just and equitable world.
For 52 years, Bruins have come together around the dinner table for three nights in the winter to share the warmth of Bruin camaraderie. This year we'll gather again, virtually, to laugh, reminisce, make new friends and remember that UCLA unites us and lifts us up. Sign up to attend anywhere in the world on Feb. 20, 21 or 27.
Alumni President D'Artagnan Scorza '07, Ph.D. '13, goes one-on-one with UCLA's new athletic director, who fielded tough questions on the impact that COVID-19, racial justice issues, budget deficits, the Nike partnership and remote learning have had on UCLA's student-athletes. Tune in for the next town hall on Feb. 11.
Now, more than ever, student clubs and organizations offer the social connection often lacking in a remote learning environment. With in-person gatherings on hold, these groups have had to adapt and come up with creative ways to build, and in some cases expand, their Bruin community.
Whether you're single, dating or in a long-term relationship, the pandemic has created many challenges to finding or sustaining love. Luckily, soulmate coaches Orna '88 and Matthew Walters have a message of hope: it's never too late to find the love of your life or turn a current partner into the love of your life.