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ASUCD Divestment bill passes through senate

Jan 29, 2015

At tonight’s (Jan. 29) ASUCD senate meeting, Senate Resolution (SR) #9 passed with an 8-2-2 vote. The text of SR #9 calls for the University of California (UC) Board of Regents to divest from “corporations that aid in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and illegal settlements in Palestinian territories, violating both international humanitarian law...

How to enjoy the upcoming weekend as a non-sports fan

Jan 29, 2015

Every year, the Super Bowl attracts a large audience, and many of those watching are not football fans. Some are interested in the commercials, while others prefer the halftime show, which amounts to a free (albeit brief) televised concert. A select few are even interested in the game itself and want to see the...

UC Davis faculty aim to increase interactivity in science classes

Jan 29, 2015

Attention UC Davis science students: expect a drastic shake-up in your lectures and be prepared to get called on at any moment in class. The UC Davis-based project iAMSTEM HUB (interdisciplinary Agriculture Medicine Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Hub) has been conducting experiments and studies to measure how the interactions between faculty and students...

Starting up at UC Davis

Jan 27, 2015

If it weren’t for the Rapid Ramen Cooker, many UC Davis students might not immediately associate the university with student enterprise. Although the frequency of startup businesses in Davis might not match that of startups at other schools, there is a growing effort to change the culture of entrepreneurship as it is seen on...

A Work of Heart

Jan 27, 2015
A Work of Heart

Many design students were surprised to learn that heart disease kills one woman approximately every minute — more than all cancers do combined — through a fashion project, not a biology class. In the fall of 2009, Amparo Villablanca, cardiovascular medicine professor and director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program (UCDWCMP) at the University’s...

Second Public-Safety Dialogue held to enhance city communication

Jan 27, 2015
Second Public-Safety Dialogue held to enhance city communication

Nearly 40 members of the Davis community and the Davis Police Department (DPD) gathered in the Davis Veterans Memorial Center Jan. 21 for the second meeting in a series of Public-Safety Dialogues related to concerns that arose from the city’s acquisition of the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) this past June. Although Davis is...

UC Davis students, administration work toward gaining HSI status

Jan 22, 2015
UC Davis students, administration work toward gaining HSI status

By the fall of 2019, UC Davis administration hopes to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), making the university eligible to receive a federal grant to support a number of academic and student success programs. Though the title does not necessarily guarantee the funding, if given, UC Davis will apply for the grant in the...

UC Davis police department extends olive branch to student body

Jan 22, 2015

On Jan. 7, the Community Forum Series held its first meeting in the ARC Ballroom, initiated by a group of UC Davis students from a variety of on-campus organizations. The aim of the meeting was to provide a space where the local community and university police department could communicate about recent national police brutality...

City Council has yet to act on draft policy banning sugary drinks in kids meals

Jan 22, 2015

City Council has yet to review a draft policy, submitted by Davis Housing & Human Services in December concerning the addition of healthy beverage options to kids meals. The policy requires Davis restaurants to set default beverages for kids meals from sugary drinks – such as soda – to healthier beverage options. “The discussion...

Yolo County District Attorney Office settles case with Johnson & Johnson, Neutrogena

Jan 22, 2015

On Jan. 18, the Yolo County District Attorney’s (DA) Office announced that they came to a settlement in a case involving Johnson & Johnson and Neutrogena over deceptive packaging, leading California consumers to believe that there was more product in the packaging than there really was. The case was settled in cooperation with the...

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