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UC Davis participates in third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 28, 2014

UC Davis participated in the third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 15. According to event coordinator Joe Devon, the day was started as an effort to enlighten tech companies and web developers on ways they could make their websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Devon, who is a Los Angeles-based...

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Candlelight vigil for UCSB victims to be held Thursday at 8 p.m. on Quad

May 27, 2014
Candlelight vigil for UCSB victims to be held Thursday at 8 p.m. on Quad

To honor the victims who were killed and injured during a recent rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., near UC Santa Barbara, on May 23, there will be a candlelight vigil on the UC Davis campus. The vigil will take place on the Quad at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 29. Because of the potential...

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UC Davis course catalogs are available on-demand only

May 23, 2014

Course catalogs will no longer be sold at the UC Davis Bookstore. Instead, they will be available to order by request only. In recent years, UC Davis Repro Graphics, the publisher of the course catalogs, acquired new digital equipment that has allowed on-demand ordering. With the intention of sustainability as well as reducing costs,...

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Stories on divestment: Mandy Losk

May 22, 2014
Stories on divestment: Mandy Losk

Being both an Israeli-Jewish student and a Middle Eastern and South Asian (ME/SA) major, the past few months have been quite an experience for second-year student and Aggies for Israel member Mandy Losk. “I kind of signed up for it. I thought it would be a less Israeli-friendly major than others, so I expected...

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Stories on divestment: Eran Zelnik

May 22, 2014

At the May 8 ASUCD senate meeting, UC Davis history Ph.D. student and former Israeli soldier Eran Zelnik is part of the small population of Jewish-Israeli students who affiliate with the pro-divestment side. “I care about people from that region. That is my place, that is where I come from,” Zelnik said. “I want...

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Stories on divestment: Nitzan Bluvstein

May 22, 2014

As a born and bred Israeli, third-year psychology major Nitzan Bluvstein delivered heartfelt accounts of her experiences living in Israel. “I breathe Israeli through and through,” Bluvstein said. “I grew up in an open-minded community.” Bluvstein and her family moved to America in 2001, mainly in an attempt to distance themselves from the violence...

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Stories on divestment: Reem Fatayerji

May 22, 2014

For Reem Fatayerji, a second-year international relations and economics double major, dealing with divestment on campus has been far from relaxing. “I knew that there was some type of injustice going on from when I was a little kid,” Fatayerji said. “I knew it wasn’t a religious thing, because I wasn’t raised religiously. All...

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Stories on divestment: Jessica Reiter

May 22, 2014

When SR #20 was presented to senate, second-year political science and international relations double major Jessica Reiter sat among her Jewish and Israeli peers, proudly representing herself as anti-divestment. Reiter is a German Irish Catholic student. Although the majority of the anti-divestment side of the conflict identified as either Jewish or Israeli, Reiter was...

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Stories on divestment: Sohail Morrar

May 22, 2014

As the vice president of the UC Davis Students for Justice of Palestine, fourth-year international relations major Sohail Morrar wanted Senate Resolution (SR) #20 to bring awareness about Palestinian human rights violations to campus. “Although there are the people in the opposition that say it divides the campus, I feel like it created solidarity...

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Divestment resolution fails to pass ASUCD senate

May 21, 2014
Divestment resolution fails to pass ASUCD senate

At the ASUCD senate meeting on May 8, Senate Resolution (SR) #20 failed to pass in a 5-5-3 vote. SR #20 called for the UC Regents to divest from “corporations that aid in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and illegal settlements in Palestinian territories, violating both international humanitarian law and international human rights.” The...

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