The high school students at Lincoln Heights' Los Angeles Leadership Academy have been marching a lot lately — to fight for immigrant protection, to protest Donald Trump's presidential election, to make their voices heard in favor of LGBT rights.
On Wednesday, the charter school's student activist group, La Resistencia, decided that instead of missing more school for the nationwide A Day Without a Woman strike, they would throw a "Women's Party" at school.
So they filled the school's multipurpose room with red balloons bearing the names of strong women — Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Michelle Obama — and invited speakers including Wendy Carrillo, a candidate for the 34th Congressional District, to speak about the importance of young women in politics and activism.
UCLA graduate student Kristen Glasgow says she first met Gabriel Piterberg, a history professor, in 2008. They had coffee together and then, she alleged, he walked her to her car, pushed her against it and forced his tongue into her mouth.
Glasgow detailed this and other claims of Piterberg's sexual misconduct over a five-year period in a lawsuit she filed against the University of California in 2015.
A University of California regents committee on Wednesday approved a tuition increase for nonresident students, despite their pleas that it would cause them hardship.
The proposed 3.5% tuition increase would boost the supplemental tuition that nonresident students pay by $978 — from $28,014 to $28,992 for the 2018-19 school year. The increase would raise nearly $35 million.
A controversial UCLA professor accused of sexual harassment has lost his job with the university and any chance of future employment with the University of California under a settlement announced this week.
History professor Gabriel Piterberg made unwelcome sexual comments and contact — including an open-mouth kiss — to a person or persons in 2008 and between 2009 and 2013, a UCLA Title IX investigation has found. UCLA did not disclose the number or names of the complainants.
Piterberg disputes the findings but agreed to leave UCLA and forgo any emeritus status, future employment in the UC system, office space or other privileges under the settlement.