Last month, the University was rocked by a Bias Motivated Incident (BMI) only a few weeks into the academic year. While the case was eventually solved and closed, community members continue to wonder about details surrounding now-banned perpetrators of the verbal BMI.
In light of COVID-19 and incendiary language from the former U.S. President Donald Trump, the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission reported significant increases in anti-Asian hate crimes from 2019 to 2020.
In a Community Advisory email sent out on Oct. 22, the University announced that, in accordance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) guidelines, it would no longer enforce the modified quarantine policy. This change in policy will go into effect beginning Friday, Oct. 22.