BruinX and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion proudly launch our BruinX Quarantine Recommendations series! Please check out our first issue, featuring movie and TV recommendations curated by our staff and campus partners. First issue available at: http//bit.ly/bx-qr1
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block issued the following statement to the UCLA community in response to the latest announcement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that international students cannot remain in the United States if they are exclusively attending online classes this Fall.
Statement from Chancellor Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carter: Rising to the Challenge
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily Carter issued the following statement to the UCLA community, outlining upcoming actions and initiatives to ensure racial justice and lasting change on campus.
Roughly a year ago I launched CrossCheck, an online platform I’ve used to change the way we think and talk about equity, diversity and inclusion in the University. My number one goal has been to encourage all of us to “up our game” with respect to our discourse about equity, diversity and inclusion and to insist that we go beyond soundbites, caricatures and slogans. This year I am excited to launch CrossCheck Live. Same CrossCheck commitments—but “live.” This new format will allow us to tap into and dialogue with UCLA’s extraordinary pool of talent, including you.
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has introduced a new term to our lexicon: “social distancing.” I confess I dread that term. To me, it sounds like social ostracization, stigmatization, the “othering” of those who are marked as outsiders. If it were up to me, I would’ve picked “social buffering,” “safe distancing,” or even “safe spacing.”