Higher Education

The California Aggie
You’re majoring in what?

Jun 6, 2013

Editor’s note: You’re Majoring in What? is a new Aggie column that features students of UC Davis’ lesser-known majors. Alicia Berg is a fourth-year hydrology major from San Pedro, Calif. What is hydrology? Hydrology is the study of water in all aspects. This includes the physical, biological and chemical elements of water and its...

The California Aggie
Former UC Davis employee to lose health insurance payment

Jun 6, 2013

Karen Strack, a former UC Davis employee with the Department of Food Science and Technology, is currently battling her health maintenance organization (HMO) to retain funding for medical rehabilitation after being diagnosed with a rare neuropathy known as Guillain–Barré syndrome. Health Net, the insurance company utilized by the University of California for its retirees,...

The California Aggie
Best Quotes 2012-13

Jun 5, 2013

“It would have been nice if the UC Davis administrators driving this case had had such support rather than spending funds on a petty and ill-fated prosecution. For obvious reasons, they did not.” — The Davis Dozen in an email interview on reaching a plea deal. “Imagine a world where the free exercise...

The California Aggie
Best of Campus News

Jun 5, 2013

ASUCD Senator Yara Zokaie steps down Oct. 30 — Following pressure from within the Association, ASUCD Senator Yara Zokaie, who is currently attending law school at the University of San Diego, stepped down from her position. — Originally reported by Adam Khan Tuition to increase by $2,400 should Prop. 30 fail, Student Regent says...

The California Aggie
Column: Watts Legal?

Jun 5, 2013

Question: Can my roommates force me to pay the rent for a subleaser who’s replacing me? I’m moving out of my apartment early, and I found a subleaser to take over my room for the summer. The subleaser signed an agreement to take over the remainder of my lease, so she’s on the lease...

The California Aggie
UC Davis to become a smoke free campus in 2014

Jun 5, 2013

A press release sent to UC Davis students on June 4 stated a new policy to make all UC campuses smoke and tobacco free will go into effect starting Jan. 1 of next year. John Meyer, Vice Chancellor, Administrative and Resource Management, cited the initiative as part of a system-wide effort announced by UC...

The California Aggie
Shrem Art Museum to break ground in Davis next year

May 30, 2013

Plans are in motion to open the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis next year, but the university still needs at least $5 million to outfit the building and officially launch. The capital budget for this project is $30 million, which has been approved by the Capital...

The California Aggie
Inspecting the dirty business

May 30, 2013

Do you have a favorite bathroom around campus? If you’ve ever been disgusted by the foul, stomach-churning smells wafting through the air of a campus bathroom or the unkempt mess of toilet paper scattered across the dirty floors, we don’t blame you for being picky. From the best and newest restroom facilities on campus,...

The California Aggie
Fallen Aggie soldiers honored at Memorial Day event

May 30, 2013

On May 23, about 100 people gathered to honor Aggies who lost their lives at war during a Memorial Day event. The names of the Gold Star Aggies — 135 fallen soldiers from World War I through the Iraq War — were read aloud as part of the ceremony outside the Memorial Union (MU),...

The California Aggie
Campus Judicial Report

May 30, 2013

Caught in the act During an exam, a TA noticed that a student was looking for extended periods of time in the directions of the students sitting around him. It was made clear that this was not simply a case of wandering eyes when the student was observed clearly trying to discern what was...

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