Higher Education

The California Aggie
UC Davis student brings family startup to town

Apr 19, 2014

Have you ever traveled and had trouble getting to the airport? UC Davis third-year biological sciences major Sabrina Merchant is working with her two brothers to help solve that very problem for UC Davis students. Their service, called SocialDrv, is designed to utilize people in the community for providing transportation to and from the...

The California Aggie
Bike accidents: an Aggie tradition

Apr 19, 2014

Last quarter, a bike collision left me in urgent care with staples in my head, a concussion and notes to give my professors to avoid penalization for missing class. I was riding in what I thought was a conscientious manner, with one hand on the horn of the saddle for warmth and the other...

The California Aggie
Student Fashion Association holds “Utopia” themed show

Apr 17, 2014

Boasting a wide variety of fashion designs by student designers and local clothing boutiques, an a cappella performance and a good cause, the UC Davis Student Fashion Association’s annual charity fashion show hit Davis on April 5. Fully student-run, this year’s SFA fashion show was held at the UC Davis Conference Center, and featured...

The California Aggie
UC Davis ARC celebrates 10th anniversary

Apr 17, 2014

 On April 17, the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The ARC’s website states that a number of upcoming events are lined up to pay tribute to the facility’s success as a student hub. The activities include a Zumbathon, or a Zumba marathon, which will be on April...

The California Aggie
Local groups demand greater food producer responsibility

Apr 17, 2014

Local groups and students in Davis are pushing for greater food producer and consumer rights, according to the recent lobbying and education efforts of both the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and the newly initiated Fair Trade Club on campus. Among the topics being discussed by these Davis organizations, the three issues of...

The California Aggie
Senate bill passes to transform operation of student advocacy

Apr 17, 2014

On March 13, ASUCD Senate passed a bill to consolidate advocacy sectors into one single unit, as the Office of Advocacy and Student Representation (OASR). Prior to Senate Bill (SB) #53, student advocacy was represented by three separate units: University Affairs, Lobby Corps and City and Community Relations. To establish a more cohesive and...

The California Aggie
UC Davis Police enhances traffic stop practice

Apr 17, 2014

Beginning in February, the UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) began recording its traffic stops of bicycles and cars online according to age, gender and race. The records will be updated monthly and can be viewed on the UCDPD’s website. According to Matt Carmichael, UC Davis police chief, if not noted on the subject’s driver’s...

The California Aggie
UC Davis celebrates Asian Pacific Culture Week

Apr 17, 2014

From April 2 to April 11, UC Davis celebrated Asian Pacific Culture Week, a week when students can enjoy and learn more about Asian Pacific Islander culture through a series of events including film screenings, culture nights and workshops about identity. The Cross Cultural Center, which annually puts on this week, chose “We Will...

The State Hornet
Pepper spray used on car full of people on J Street

Apr 16, 2014

Police responded to a group of people pepper sprayed in their vehicle at the intersection of Carlson Drive and J Street around 10:45 this morning.

The State Hornet
Former engineering dean says he resigned from position

Apr 15, 2014

Emir Macari, former Sacramento State dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, was called for questioning April 9 by the Senate Rules Committee regarding his reappointment to the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission whe...



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