Review Category : Campus News

Cal Aggie Camp touches the lives of foster children

Forget Halloween and Christmas. For 200 foster children, the most exciting holiday of the year is two weeks in July spent at Cal Aggie Camp - a place that represents everything they know of comfort and home. "For me, camp is a place where people care," said Sabrina Silva, a 17-year-old camper who has been in the foster care system with her twin sister since they were toddlers.

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Students meet about Gender Education program

Approximately 20 women gathered Friday afternoon to discuss ways to save the Gender Education program.

After the 2008-2009 school year, the program will be cut if it is not put on the official Women's Resources and Research Center budget - something that organizers are fighting to make happen.

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Activist speaks about Israel-West Bank barrier

Over 70 students and supporters gathered Tuesday afternoon by the Memorial Union to speak about the wall separating Palestine and Israel.

The event was hosted by the Students for Justice in Palestine, with speaker Schachaf Palokow, from Anarchist Against the Wall - a human rights organization dedicated to supporting popular Palestinian resistance to the Israeli separation wall.

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Students flaunt their hard work

Students can experience a taste of the real world by showcasing research projects under the guidance of UC Davis faculty.

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference will be held on April 25, in Freeborn and Wellman Halls.

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King Hall Law School construction put on hold

An empty state piggy bank leaves King Hall School of Law expansion and renovation at a standstill. Due to a tight state budget, the California Pooled Money Investment Board halted payments for state-funded capital projects on Dec. 17. On Jan. 9 the campus suspended the King Hall project for 90 days. Contractor K.O.O. Construction will maintain the area during this period.

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Campus Judicial Report

Multiple personalities

A student was referred for having a friend answer questions in his name using an RF "clicker." The student admitted to receiving unauthorized assistance on course work and agreed to Disciplinary Probation and 10 hours of community service. If a student is found in violation of any university policy while on disciplinary probation, he or she is likely to be removed from the university.

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Correction

In the Feb. 3 issue of The California Aggie, the article "Former UCD police officer alleges discrimination" incorrectly stated that the UC Davis Police Department and Chief Annette Spicuzza did return requests for comment.

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Campus wises up to the Smartsite

With a name like Smartsite, you'd think everyone would be using UC Davis' course management system as a personal study buddy.

In reality, the cutting edge courseware technology is still young and developing, and faces a number of common misconceptions that keep students and professors from realizing the full "smartness" of its potential.

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Former UCD police officer alleges discrimination

Former UC Davis Police officer Calvin Chang filed a lawsuit yesterday against the University of California Regents and UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza alleging racial and sexual orientation discrimination, retaliation, fraud and breach of contract. He is seeking $3 million in damages.

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Local journalists discuss reporting in Latin America

Susan Ferriss and Ricardo Sandoval usually ask the questions. This time UC Davis students, staff and faculty interviewed them.

As foreign correspondents in Latin America, the married journalists have interviewed powerful people including Vicente Fox and Hugo Chavez. They spent decades living and working in Latin America and now work for The Sacramento Bee.

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ASUCD Senate elections kick off

Barack Obama may already be president, but in less than three weeks, UC Davis students have another important vote to cast.

ASUCD elections will take place beginning at 8 a.m. on Feb. 18 and 19 online and at the Memorial Union. Students will vote to replace half of the senate's twelve members whose terms expire winter quarter, as well as for the ASUCD president and vice president. In addition, students will approve or defeat three ballot measures: The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) and two constitutional amendment measures.

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Senate Briefs

Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.

 

Appointments and Confirmations

Thongxy Phansopha, a junior Spanish major, was appointed unit director of the Entertainment Council.

 

Jaciel Pacheco, a sophomore Chicana/o and communication major, was appointed commissioner of Academic Affairs Commission.

 

Hyatt Cummings, a senior economics major, was appointed chair of the External Affairs Commission.

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UC Davis students to visit the regents

In order to make their voices heard, UC Davis students will be carpooling to San Francisco this week to attend the University of California Board of Regents Feb. 3-5 meeting.

Participants will be attending the meetings on Wednesday and Thursday to speak during public discussion. ASUCD is organizing carpools and will cover gas costs.

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Global warming at forefront of CALPIRG agenda

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.

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