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Jazz Legends Named UCLA Professors

Grammy Award winners Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter were announced on Tuesday as the two newest UCLA professors in the school’s Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance.

“We are truly delighted to welcome Herbie and Wayne to the faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music,” said Christopher Waterman, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. “The arrival of these legends marks an important step in the growth of UCLA’s distinguished jazz program, which provides students with the opportunity to study with the renowned guitarist and NEA Jazz Master Kenny Burrell, award-winning flutist and composer James Newton and leading Los Angeles–based jazz musicians such as Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Charley Harrison, Barbara Morrison, Michelle Weir, George Bohanon, Tamir Hendelman and Justo Almario.”

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USC Football Billboard Removed from Westwood

You know college football is right around the corner when billboards featuring the opposition start popping up in each other’s neighborhood.

A USC billboard went up on Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive featuring USC quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Matt Barkley with the words “WE PLAY TO FINISH.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, it’s one of 30 billboards that are featured throughout Los Angeles.

Well, make that 29.

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UCLA’s Jim Mora Apologizes for Safety Remark

A new coach at USC or UCLA doesn’t truly earn their stripes until they take a swipe at the crosstown opposition.

Stripes earned, Jim Mora.

The new head coach of the UCLA football team joined Roger Lodge on the radio Wednesday and it appeared he took a shot at the crime that surrounds the USC campus.

“We don’t have murders a block from our campus,” Mora said regarding life in upscale Westwood.

Even though he didn’t mention USC by name, it was pretty obvious his comment was directed towards his new rival — a school that’s still coping following the murders of two international grad students in April.

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Sports Illustrated Drops the Hammer on UCLA

If you’ve wondered why the UCLA men’s basketball program has fallen from grace the last three seasons, George Dohrmann of Sports Illustrated has discovered the possible answer.

The Ben Howland regime in Westwood has been filled with rampant fighting, drinking and drug use — all while the head coach looked the other way a majority of the time.

Dohrmann spoke to dozens of players and former staff members from the last four seasons. But the true star in this lengthy piece is former Bruin Reeves Nelson:

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Daily Bruin Reflects on 50-0 Loss to USC

For USC fans, Saturday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was the perfect ending to the 2011 season as the Trojans defeated their crosstown rivals 50-0.

For UCLA fans, they were left wishing their season was over, but the Pac-12 South “champs” will travel to Oregon for an opportunity to play in the 2012 Rose Bowl.

Daily Bruin columnist Ryan Eshoff reflected on his thoughts, which sums up how a majority of Westwood must be feeling Monday:

It was one of those games where the details don’t even end up mattering all that much. Sure, USC quarterback Matt Barkley put up gaudy numbers. Even Kevin Prince had, statistically, one of his more productive passing games. Usually, there’s some silver lining to be found in the numbers. Here, though, only one thing matters.

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Hollywood Reporter Stirs Up USC-UCLA Rivarly

The Hollywood Reporter is kicking off USC-UCLA week by publishing a story in this week’s print edition looking at the crosstown collegiate rivalry through the eyes of Hollywood.

In the piece, Saturday Night Live alums Will Forte (UCLA) and Will Ferrell (USC) managed to get their digs in at each other’s school:

UCLA GRAD WILL FORTE:
“I don’t really associate with USC fans. A certain type of person goes there — they aren’t good people. They’re very entitled, the type of person that will not hold the door for an old woman. They’ll intentionally walk a blind person into traffic. That’s what you’re working with at that school.”

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Loeb Award Finalists Announced; Times, Economist Editors To Get Career Achievement Awards

loeb.jpgToday, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management announced the finalists for its 2009 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times had the most finalists, with seven each across multiple categories. The Journal was nominated in the large newspaper, commentary, breaking news, beat writing and feature writing categories, while the Times also picked up noms for large newspaper reporting, breaking news and beat writing, and was recognized for excellence in online reporting and magazine reporting as well.

Bloomberg, “60 Minutes” and CBS were also recognized with a handful of nominations each, while now defunct magazine Portfolio received three nods.

In addition, former editor-in-chief of The Economist Bill Emmott will be receiving a Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award and Lawrence Ingrassia, business and financial editor at the Times will be awarded the Lawrence Minard Editor Award at the awards dinner here in New York on June 29.

A full list of the finalists is after the jump

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