UC Davis graduate student Margaret Lloyd could soon be President Barack Obama's personal White House farmer.... Read More →
In the vicinity of Wellman Hall or the ASUCD Coffee House, an enthusiastic person with a clipboard approaches, talking a mile a minute while escorting a student to class. After their spiel, the only options are to either sign the form or duck into the nearest classroom.
The California Student Public Interest Research Group is always looking for new members to join its various campaigns. The student directed and funded statewide organization operates chapters at University of Southern California and all UC campuses, except UC Merced. Their objectives: Round up college students, spread awareness of today's pressing issues - and do something about them.... Read More →
UC Davis students may soon have to pay a greater price for fitness.
UC Davis students currently enjoy unlimited access to courses offered by the physical education department as part of their university fees. That could change as early as fall 2009 as the department is currently in talks with Campus Recreation to implement participation fees for some of its classes.... Read More →
Thank goodness it's voting season.
The Green Initiative Fund will likely appear on this quarter's ASUCD ballot, giving students the option of funding undergraduate sustainability programs.
Should the ballot measure pass in next month's ASUCD elections, TGIF will net approximately $124,000 in grant money from student tuition fees. Each student will automatically contribute $4 to the fund every quarter, starting fall 2009.... Read More →
Dear Aggie Readers, Due to mounting budget losses, The California Aggie has found it necessary to make several mid-year cuts. The most visible of these is our decision to cease having a print edition of the newspaper on Fridays. Articles that would have run in the Friday issue of the newspaper will be posted online at theaggie.org. For those devoted readers of The Lineup, it has been moved to today’s issue. A more detailed explanation of all the budget cuts being made as well as the reasoning behind them appears on The Aggie’s website (theaggie.org). Thank you for your time and your continued readership. Sincerely, Richard Procter Editor in Chief ...Read More →
The University of California doesn't normally send students and faculty to countries on the State Department's travel warning list - but overwhelming interest has led both the system and Davis to give students that opportunity - even in light of the recent violence.
"We are offering a four week program through the UC Davis Summer Abroad Program and both a semester and year long program through the UC Education Abroad Program," said Diane Adams, associate director of UC Davis' Education Abroad Center.... Read More →
A freshman student had a second referral to SJA, this time for plagiarism. The student copied sections directly from multiple Internet sites, altered them slightly to fit a writing assignment and did not cite the sources used. The student admitted dishonesty and accepted the disciplinary sanctions of deferred separation until graduation, community service, LSC tutoring, a writing assignment on plagiarism and a plagiarism workshop.
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Due to mounting budget losses, The California Aggie has found it necessary to make several mid-year cuts. The most visible of these is our decision to cease having a print edition of the newspaper on Fridays.... Read More →
At the beginning of every quarter, students flood the UC Davis Bookstore to endure long lines and crowded aisles to purchase textbooks. This winter quarter, the bookstore management had to consider closing down due to an unsafe amount of student shoppers present at the same time.
In response to situations like this, the Campus Unions and Recreation Board - a student advisory group - has proposed to renovate the bookstore, as well as other parts of the Memorial Union.... Read More →
As it turns out, TurnItIn isn't very popular with UC Davis professors.
TurnItIn is an online database that checks papers for plagiarized content. UC Davis subscribed to the service on a trial basis during fall quarter, but officials decided it was too costly and ineffective to warrant an institutional subscription.... Read More →
A possible partnership between UC Davis and U.S. Bank to add a branch to the Memorial Union is inciting protest among some students. The branch would be placed at the East Conference Room in the MU and is intended bring revenue to the university. A 10-year contract with a $3,000 signing bonus would net $140,000 per year for UC Davis, said ASUCD President Ivan Carrillo at the senate meeting on Jan. 15.... Read More →
In the Jan. 22 issue of The California Aggie, the article "ACT receives criticism for video interviews" incorrectly stated that ACT's designation as a slate entitles them to on-campus meeting space and SPAC funds, when in fact being a slate is not a SPAC designation and does not entitle them to SPAC funds. The Aggie regrets the error.... Read More →
There are currently 53 UC Davis alumni serving in the Peace Corps, making the university 14th in the nation for Peace Corps participation. The number has increased since last year, when UC Davis was ranked 21.
Last Thursday, approximately 40 students attended an informational meeting to learn how to continue UC Davis' commitment to service.... Read More →
The UC student regent and student regent-designate stopped at UC Davis on Friday during their statewide barnstorming tour.
D'Artagnan Scorza, the student regent and an education graduate student at UCLA, visited UC campuses last week to discuss policy issues and recruit applicants for the 2010-2011 Student Regent position. Jesse Bernal, the student regent-designate and an education graduate student at UC Santa Barbara, accompanied Scorza.... Read More →