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News in Brief: Hate crime occurs at UC Davis research facility

Jun 9, 2014

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 12, a hate crime occurred at a UC Davis research facility on Newton Court. According to the Campus Crime Alert Bulletin, the facility’s workers reported that an unknown subject had written racially-charged remarks in black felt tip pen on the windows of two of the building’s rooms. According...

UC Davis Police implements Police Accountability Board

Jun 9, 2014

A new Police Accountability Board (PAB) was implemented by the UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD). The panel was established as a pilot program toward the beginning of 2014. The panel consists of members of the UC Davis community, including students, faculty and community members. The PAB was created in the hopes of strengthening the...

This week in Senate: May 29, 2014

Jun 9, 2014

Vice President Maxwell Kappes presided over the weekly senate meeting on May 29 in the Mee Room. The meeting was called to order at 6:24 p.m. In the appointments and confirmation section of the meeting, senate approved candidates for Academic Affairs Commission, Picnic Day and Aggie Reuse. During public announcements, Senator Gareth Smythe announced...

UC Board of Regents meets in Sacramento for annual meeting

Jun 9, 2014

The University of California Board of Regents met in Sacramento on May 14 and 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The Regents discussed a variety of issues and topics concerning University of California (UC) campuses and students. The meeting began at 8:40 a.m. on May 14. The public comment session initiated the meeting. Various...

Davis Roots offers hands-on introductory programming classes

Jun 9, 2014

Introductory programming courses at UC Davis tend to be big, filling up the largest lecture halls with students who are oftentimes fulfilling a requirement for their major. The general manager of Davis Roots, Alex Rossbach, pointed out that there is a lack of options for people simply looking to learn introductory programming. Davis Roots...

Fifth annual Tour de Cluck Bicycle Coop Crawl huge success

Jun 9, 2014

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck Bicycle Coop Crawl took place on Saturday, May 24. This collaboration of Davis Farm to School, Yolo Farm to Fork and other sponsors and participating businesses bring a chicken-centered community activity to the City of Davis. The City of Davis is well-known for its flat ground that is...

UC Regents plan to improve transferring process

Jun 9, 2014

University of California (UC) Regents published a report on May 15 addressing a plan to ease the transferring process from California community college students into the UC system. This report followed UC President Janet Napolitano’s November 2014 address to UC Regents regarding upcoming plans for the UC system. “The University must reexamine...

Davis Nugget Markets aim to support local school garden programs

Jun 9, 2014

In the past two months, the Nugget Markets and Davis Farm to School and Yolo Farm to Fork have been awarding schools with ‘stellar garden programs’ across Yolo County. These organizations have been working to provide everything from workshops, grants for gardens in schools and supplies to supplement school-based garden learning. The Nugget Markets...

Awareness event at UC Davis combats hijab misconceptions

Jun 9, 2014

A UC Davis alumna was fired in 2010 from her stockroom job at a Bay Area Hollister for wearing a hijab, a traditional covering for the head and neck worn for religious reasons. The then 19-year-old Hani Khan was restocking merchandise one morning when a district manager approached her on the sales floor to...

UC Davis hosts 14th annual Big Bang! Business Competition

Jun 5, 2014

The 14th annual Big Bang! Business Competition, hosted by the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Management, provided the opportunity for UC Davis students, staff, faculty and alumni to compete in order to win prize money for their respective companies. According to Cleveland Justis, executive director of the...

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