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Sunday Commentary: Reminded Once Again of the Difficulties Prosecuting Rape

May 24, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Reminded Once Again of the Difficulties Prosecuting Rape

This week a UC Davis sexual assault trial came to an end without a resolution. The jury hung 8-4 for acquittal and while there has been no announcement about whether to retry the case, I would have to think that given the jury split and the trauma to the alleged victim, it would be...

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The California Aggie
This week in Senate

Last Friday, ASUCD Senate called its meeting to order and began with unit director reports. KDVS General Manager Ashley Hanson gave an update on the radio station’s quarterly progress, including its annual Pledge Drive. This allows KDVS to bring another year of noncommercial, freeform programming; in exchange for donations, KDVS offers a “thank you”...

The California Aggie
News in brief: ASUCD health committee hosts Wellness Week

Last week, the ASUCD Student Health and Wellness Committee (SHAWC) hosted Wellness Week, a four-day series of events aimed at promoting student wellness and campus health resources. SHAWC joined campus organizations such as The Mind Spa, the Center for Leadership Learning, the National Alliance on Mental Illness at UC Davis (NAMI) and The ASUCD...

The California Aggie
Dean of Social Sciences resigns

Dean of the Division of Social Sciences George Mangun recently announced his decision to step down from his position. According to Mangun, deans are normally appointed for five-year terms, creating a continual turnover in each academic division. Mangun, who was reappointed to the position after his term ended, has served as dean for seven...

Davis Vanguard
Jury Hangs 8-4 For Acquittal in UC Davis Sexual Assault Case

by Tiffany Yeh, Makisha Singh, and Lauren King The jury foreperson (juror #2) told the judge that the jury had reached a sort of deadlock. She stated that several jury members seemed very firm in their decision. The judge asked each jury member if they thought there was a reasonable probability of arriving at...

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Davis Vanguard
Chancellor Katehi: Combating Obesity is Critical to the Economic Health of the Central Valley

May 18, 2015
Chancellor Katehi: Combating Obesity is Critical to the Economic Health of the Central Valley

By Leanna Sweha Last week, UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi joined the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to discuss new research by Brookings on the economic costs of obesity in the United States. Chancellor Katehi emphasized the role of UC Davis in curbing the obesity epidemic and its negative...

Davis Vanguard
Prosecution Resumes Sexual Assault Case Against Lang Her

Prosecution Resumes Sexual Assault Case Against Lang Her

By Tiffany Yeh Another witness for the prosecution testified today. She was doubtful about certain words in the report that the nurse practitioner wrote after YX’s exam, specifically the words “forceful anal penetration.” She disagreed with the wording. She described that part of the findings as “not typical” and said that she felt like...

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Davis Vanguard
UC Davis Sexual Assault Trial Resumes

UC Davis Sexual Assault Trial Resumes

By Jackie Snyder and Lauren King May 14, 2015, marked the third day of the Lang Her trial.  The victim in this case, who is referred to as only YX, took the witness stand.  She was accompanied by a victim advocate, who sat by her side while she told her story regarding the alleged...

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Davis Vanguard
Trial Opens into the Sexual Assault of UC Davis Student

Trial Opens into the Sexual Assault of UC Davis Student

By Lauren King, Jackie Snyder, and Tiffany Yeh Opening Statements “This is a case of opportunity,” began Deputy District Attorney Amanda Zambor on the afternoon of May 12, 2015, “but rape, none the less.”   Ms. Zambor’s statement marked both the beginning of the Lang Her trial and its opening arguments at the Yolo County...

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The California Aggie
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...

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