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Senate Brief: April 30, 2014

ASUCD Vice President Gareth Smythe presided over the weekly senate meeting on April 30. The meeting was called to order at 8:11 p.m. Environmental Policy and Planning Commission Chair Marissa Ayala and senators Anabiah Syed, Miguel Guerrero, Roman Rivilis, Sarah Priano and Anas Tresh were not present at roll call. Tresh arrived at 8:28...

The California Aggie
Study reveals that online classes don’t necessarily yield positive results

May 11, 2015

A recent study conducted by Cassandra Hart, an assistant professor in the UC Davis School of Education, and education doctoral students Michael Hill and Elizabeth Friedmann found that student grades and completion rates of community college students are lower when they take online courses as opposed to face-to-face classes. The researchers studied students who...

The California Aggie
This Week in Senate

On April 23, the ASUCD senate meeting began with a call to order. During Appointments and Confirmations, senate confirmed former ASUCD senator Gareth Smythe as the new vice president, following former vice president Robyn Huey’s recent resignation. Senate also confirmed two new Outreach Assembly members. During Unit Director Reports, the unit directors of the...

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How would you rule?

How would you rule?

Students consider their first order of business if in charge If you were stranded on a desert island and are designated ruler of that island, what would your first rule be? Juliana Noronha Second-year neurobiology, physiology, and behavior major “My first rule would be for them to call me ‘master of the universe!’”  ...

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If people came with a warning label, what would yours be?

If people came with a warning label, what would yours be?

Kevin Horng Second-year environmental science and management major “Accident prone.”         Natalie Flores Second-year exercise biology major “Daydreamer.”         Micah Marmorstein First-year chemical engineer major “Excessively shows off.”         Matthis Groupe Third-year animal biology major “Nerd.”         Rachelle Fishbin First-year women and...

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News in brief: La Raza Cultural Days celebrates 46th annual week of events

Last week, the La Raza Cultural Days (LRCD) committee and the UC Davis Cross Cultural Center came together to present the 46th annual La Raza Cultural Days on campus. The theme this year was “nuestros desafios fortalecen nuestra Resistencia,” which translates to “our struggles empower our resistance.” Events started on April 27, with a...

The California Aggie
Campus updates, reaffirms Principles of Community

On April 28, a reaffirmation ceremony was held for the Principles of Community in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The principles were created in April 1990 and have seen revisions in 1996, 2001, 2008 and 2010. Campus organizations such as the academic senate, Early Outreach Program, Affirmative...

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Aggie Daily Calendar

TUES., MAY 5 Classical Bassoon & Wine Tasting 5 to 7 p.m. Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, Davis Free baroque bassoon performance by Ricardo Rosales with wine tasting host Susan Leonardi. Salsa Night 9:30 p.m. The Graduate, Davis Dance lessons with Cori from “Barbara’s Dancing Tonight,” hosted by DJ Miguel. Tickets are $6. Big Day of...

The California Aggie
News in brief: ASUCD town hall offers opportunity for accountability

ASUCD leadership sought greater student participation last Thursday. On April 30, the association hosted a town hall event entitled “Pizza and Politics” in an attempt to inform undergraduates about student government activities. Eight senators, four commission leaders and the controller lined the west wall of the ASUCD Coffee House beside stacks of pizza boxes...

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UC Davis celebrates LGBTQIA community with annual PRIDE month

UC Davis celebrates LGBTQIA community with annual PRIDE month

PRIDE coordinators discuss purpose of month, planning, events In recognition of May as Pride month, the UC Davis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Resource Center plans to celebrate the diversity and importance of LGBTQIA individuals within the campus community. “I believe Pride month is a way for our community to...

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