Daniel Johnson, UCLA’s First BSU President

Prepared to flourish in a new setting, Daniel Johnson eagerly left his home state of Alabama to attend UCLA in the fall of 1964. Johnson entered the university wanting to demonstrate his intelligence, but was quickly taken aback after he failed his placement exams that were required for admittance at the time. He sought help through prep courses, and the …

UC President Responds to Sy Stokes video

UC President Napolitano admits that lack of diversity is a problem not just at UCLA, but at UC campuses in general. Two weeks ago third year Afrikan American Studies student Sy Stokes released a video which highlighted the considerable lack of diversity at UCLA.  The video, which currently has almost 1.6 million views on YouTube, immediately went viral and captured …