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Senate braces itself for critical ICA information

Oct 21, 2014

An otherwise routine ASUCD Senate meeting on Thursday saw tensions rise as an appearance of school officials raised more questions about the objectives of both the administration and the athletics program. Dr. Milton Lang, associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs, attended the meeting, followed by four members of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC):...

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New Institute for Social Sciences opens

Oct 21, 2014

The new Institute for Social Sciences opened Oct. 13 at UC Davis. The institute, which has been in the works since 2011, will focus on interdisciplinary research projects. Vicky Austin, assistant director of the institute, said that it will work to bring together researchers from different academic interests on campus. “We will actively work...

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Administration, ASUCD streamlining efforts to raise sexual assault awareness, advocacy

Oct 16, 2014

On Sept. 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill No. 967, redefining sexual consent on California college campuses. Commonly known as the “Yes Means Yes” bill, No. 967 is the first of its kind to clearly define consent, as it requires “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity,” excluding a...

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News in Brief: Legislation that would have provided significant funding for California universities vetoed

Oct 16, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed part of the Budget Act of 2014 (AB 1476) in early September, denying the state’s public universities heavy funding. The bill would have allocated $100 million apiece the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems. This funding for UC and CSU universities was conditional and dependent on...

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UC Davis continues implementation of Drought Action Response Plan

Oct 16, 2014

In January 2014, the California State Department of Water Resources announced a drought emergency for California. California Governor Jerry Brown called on the state to conserve water and created a goal for all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent. This past April, in response to the drought emergency, UC Davis released...

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UC Davis to partner with SunPower Corp. to construct large solar farm

Oct 14, 2014

On Sept. 24, UC Davis announced its purchase power-agreement with SunPower Corp., in which SunPower will oversee the design and construction of a 16-megawatt, ground- mounted solar power plant. The 70-acre site will be located in Davis, south of Interstate 80, and is expected to meet 14 percent of the campus’ energy needs. This...

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California statewide Plastic Bag Ban passes Sept. 30

Oct 14, 2014

On Sept. 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 270, a statewide ban in line with Davis City ordinance 2422, which went into effect July and banned all single-use plastic bags in the city. Many cities and towns throughout the state had been switching over to this “waste-free” model before SB 270 was signed....

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Gov. Brown signs bill to prevent sexual assault, rape on college campuses

Oct 9, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 967, nationally known as the Yes Means Yes bill, into action Sept. 28. The Yes Means Yes bill aims to provide support for victims of sexual abuse on college campuses by requiring institutions of higher education in California to define affirmative consent as a verbal “yes” rather than...

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School health officials push for UC Davis students to take vaccines more seriously

Oct 9, 2014

The risk of infectious diseases on campus: Are we taking it seriously? Many students do not realize that a bad case of measles can cause pneumonia, brain damage and death, or that complications from mumps can lead to pancreatitis, meningitis and hearing loss. Before vaccines became available, whooping cough caused about thousands of deaths...

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Aggies football suffers first home loss

Oct 2, 2014
Aggies football suffers first home loss

UC Davis (1-3, 0-1) was defeated for the first time at Aggie Stadium this year, as they faced the Eastern Washington Eagles (4-1, 1-0), by a score of 37-14. The Eagles are currently ranked No. 2 in the Football Championship Series as they opened Big Sky Conference (BSC) play. The Aggies were led through...

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