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Friday, April 18, 2014
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Student frustration fuels march on UCD campus

Echoing student protests that have rocked the UC Davis campus in recent years, students and faculty gathered Thursday on the Quad to oppose proposed tuition increases and stand in solidarity with the Occupy protests around the country.

About 100 protesters gathered, some giving speeches via megaphone before leading a sign-waving march around the Quad, through lecture halls and into the Memorial Union.

Many of the slogans and tactics were reminiscent of earlier public actions against tuition hikes — “Chop from the top,” “Whose University? Our University!” — but protesters also borrowed rhetoric from the growing Occupy movement: chants like “We are the 99 percent” and “Occupy Everything.”

Students marching again

“U-C! U-C! Student solidarity!” “They say cut back, we say fight back!” “Whose university? Our university!” The chants that rocked UC Davis a year ago echoed through campus again Wednesday as a group of about 100 students marched through lecture halls, Shields Library and the Dutton Hall financial aid office in protest to fee increases […]

UC Davis to close Domes in light of high repair costs

UC Davis Student Housing will no longer offer or renew leases for the Domes residential cooperatives after contracts expire this summer, casting a pall over an experimental student community almost 40 years in the making. This landmark decision was communicated officially to the Domes residents at a forum on Jan. 24, but the prospect had […]

Group banking time for goods, services

Enterprise correspondent \n In the college life, time is money, but a new time bank in Davis may offer a novel look at that adage. \n A group of six UC Davis students have launched the ambitious project of an online Davis Time Bank. Their publicity campaign is about to kick off, their website is […]

Students in need have a place to turn

Enterprise correspondent \n The Pantry, a new food resource for UC Davis students, opens today in 21 Lower Freeborn Hall to offer free donated food to any student in need. The small food warehouse is a new ASUCD unit designed to counter the “invisible problem” of students skipping meals to save money. \n “This is […]

PG&E completes utility pole swap

Enterprise correspondent \n Pacific Gas & Electric Co. workers have replaced about 150 utility poles between Davis and Woodland in an upgrade project that ended last week. Most of the new poles are made of light-duty metal, replacing the old treated-wood poles that used to line County Road 102, the extension of Pole Line Road. […]

Want a ticket? Try Wikkit

Enterprise correspondent \n If you\’re tired of paying $10 convenience fees to Ticketmaster, if you\’re looking for a slick new way to promote your business, or if none of the “confirmed guests” ever actually show up to your Facebook events, then maybe it\’s time to Wikkit. \n Wikkit is a new method of paperless ticket […]

Money matters: New book by local author aims to help readers \’achieve financial freedom\’

Enterprise correspondent \n Seasoned investor, entrepreneur and Davis resident Ted Hunter has debuted his first — and last — book on personal money management this week. It\’s titled simply, “Money $mart.” \n Released Monday, the 300-page tome is now available on Amazon.com and in bookstores, and comes with promises to “reveal the destructive myths surrounding […]

\’Clustered housing\’ policy OK\’d for farm land

Enterprise correspondent \n WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors agreed Tuesday to allow farmers to take advantage of a new zoning tool. Called “clustered housing,” the policy is one of many that emerged from the county\’s General Plan, which aims to protect and preserve Yolo\’s agricultural land. \n Using clustered housing, county planners hope to counteract […]

\’Clustered housing\’ policy OK\’d for farm land

Enterprise correspondent \n WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors agreed Tuesday to allow farmers to take advantage of a new zoning tool. Called “clustered housing,” the policy is one of many that emerged from the county\’s General Plan, which aims to protect and preserve Yolo\’s agricultural land. \n Using clustered housing, county planners hope to counteract […]

County makes final General Plan revisions

Enterprise correspondent \n Yolo County staff were scheduled to unveil a final version of the General Plan to supervisors in a special presentation before their official board meeting today. \n This legally mandated document represents 61⁄2 years of public discussion and $3 million of research to address a practical but daunting question: How and to […]

Supervisors set to appoint interim county health officer

Enterprise correspondent \n While the search for new health officials in Yolo County continues, the Board of Supervisors will consider appointing Dr. Christian Sandrock as interim health officer at its meeting Tuesday. \n Sandrock has worked as a deputy health officer since 2006 and he directs the intensive care unit at the UC Davis Medical […]

UCDÕs former chancellor ready for return to teaching

Enterprise correspondent This spring, former UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef will return to the professorÕs podium to teach an experimental new biology course for non-biology majors. ÒI want to offer a course that IÕve always felt we didnÕt have,Ó Vanderhoef said. The course will be structured, tentatively at this point, to include lectures on about […]

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