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UC Davis Stores unveil new graduation gowns

Apr 11, 2014

The graduating class of spring 2014 will be the first to wear blue graduation gowns at UC Davis. The color of the gowns used by the majority of UC schools, and the color of robes previously used by UC Davis, is black. The new robes will be blue with a gold stripe to match...

The California Aggie
Experimental College classes resume for Spring Quarter

Apr 11, 2014

After the suspension of Experimental College (EC) in December due to financial insecurity, the program will once again offer classes beginning April 14. ASUCD Senate approved reinstatement of classes for spring on March 13, and the launch of EC’s website went live April 8, allowing students to register for Spring Quarter classes. Although EC...

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TGIF, white poppies, and Ruth Bancroft Garden plant sale

TGIF, white poppies, and Ruth Bancroft Garden plant sale

It’s been a long week, but Friday is finally here. Thank you, Katy Perry, for getting me in the mood!

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 12) is the spring plant sale at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. One of the many kinds of plants they’ll be selling is Agave montana. I have two...

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The California Aggie
UC Davis implements preferred name service

Apr 11, 2014

On March 27, UC Davis began its preferred name service, which allows UC Davis students to change their legal first names on campus systems to a preferred name through the online directory if they so choose. The name change would then automatically propagate into other campus systems such as SmartSite (which includes class rosters),...

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The Palouse

Apr 11, 2014
The Palouse

The Palouse is a large agricultural area in the southeastern part of Washington and western part of Idaho.  It was originally a rolling prairie, but settlers converted the area to productive grain and legume fields in the late 1800s. I read that t...

Davis Vanguard
New Report Backs Off Central Fire Station Move, More

Apr 11, 2014
New Report Backs Off Central Fire Station Move, More

When the council voted 3-2 to enter into a shared services agreement with UC Davis to share management over the two agencies’ fire services, the Davis City Council requested quarterly updates on progress. The report written by Chief Nathan Trauernicht reported, “We believed it critical to get out to the stations, start building relationships...

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Davis Vanguard
Krovoza Campaign Responds To Vanguard Analysis of the 4th AD Race

Apr 11, 2014
Krovoza Campaign Responds To Vanguard Analysis of the 4th AD Race

On Wednesday, the Vanguard analyzed the 4th Assembly District Race and concluded that Bill Dodd had a sizable advantages in terms of both money and breadth of support that put him into the frontrunner class. Dan Wolk’s strength rests with his broad base of support among elected officials in Yolo County but also his...

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Davis Vanguard
Davis City Council Candidates Question 3 – Downtown Parking

Apr 11, 2014
Davis City Council Candidates Question 3 – Downtown Parking

  Editor’s Note: Every week on Friday the Vanguard will send all five of the candidates a question that they will be asked to respond to by the end of the day on Thursday for a Friday publication. The answers are posted in the order that they were received. Answers are limited to 350...

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The California Aggie
UC Davis research team discovers reason behind zebra stripes

Apr 10, 2014

A research team led by UC Davis has discovered the reason for zebras’ black and white stripes. Possible purposes for the stripes have included camouflage, reducement of heat, social function, disruption of attack by predators and avoidance of biting flies. The results of the study, published April 1 in the online journal Nature Communications,...

The California Aggie
UC Davis celebrates centennial picnic day

On April 12, UC Davis will celebrate its centennial picnic day by bringing back loved events from past years and further expanding its safety zones into the City of Davis. Long time Davis residents might remember that in the past, police have had issues with alcohol at Picnic Day. There will be about 60...



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