Tanya Perez

UCD faculty receive lowest pay in the system

As Gov. Jerry Brown’s and UC President Janet Napolitano’s so-called “committee of two” discuss the future of the University of California, a more locally relevant issue has surfaced: UC Davis faculty are the lowest-paid in the system. To find out how this came to be, The Enterprise talked with Maureen Stanton, UCD vice provost, and […]

March 29, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Some beer trends are just hard to swallow

One of my personal shames is that I don’t like “craft beers.” It’s probably a bigger disgrace that I enjoy “crappy” beer, at least as is defined by the hipster “breweratti.” But for unknown reasons, my taste buds never grew out of enjoying American light beers, from — gasp! — a can. Flights of small-batch […]

March 22, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Woman sues UCD, alleging whistleblower retaliation

A whistleblower represented by a Davis law firm has filed a complaint against the regents of the University of California, accusing the UC Davis Extension Center for Human Services of fiscal improprieties, racist comments and discriminatory actions. Attorney Mary-Alice Coleman is representing Helene Sullivan, former program representative at the Center for Human Services, who is […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Overseas overture: Davis rhythm, Havana nights

John Horn had more than 1,600 photos on his phone after his trip to Cuba last month, many depicting the iconic automobiles that have come to be associated with the country’s frozen-in-time image. His wife, Katie, joked that their travel companions — the band California Repercussions — couldn’t get very far without some of the guys needing to stop to snap more car pictures.

Horn, president of the Davis High School Band Boosters, Katie, and their daughters Becky (Davis High School Class of 2010) and Jenny (DHS Class of 2012), along with about 48 other musicians traveled to Cuba as a cultural exchange. Including family members, the group numbered about 80 people.

What was it really like in Cuba?

Some insider details from the Horn family: Jenny: * The feel: “Cuba was an incredibly beautiful country. The culture is so rich and the people are so friendly.” She also noted “There were stray dogs and awesome cars everywhere.” * The food: “I think going in I didn’t know what to expect in terms of […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

DHS ski team takes second place at state meet

The Davis High ski team came home from Mammoth after finishing second out of 29 schools at last week’s California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation state championships. Blue Devil coach Bob Brewer was proud of his team’s accomplishment, especially after many top competitors graduated last year. “Great weather, great snow and great results!” Brewer said. […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Slow torture for college acceptance season

Sometimes a column will practically write itself. This one wants to, but I have to intervene to make sure it doesn’t get too personal for my older son. In a nutshell, “March Madness” has a whole different meaning for high school seniors and their parents. This month is total insanity because of the interminable wait […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The secret of Stein’s success revealed as author comes to Davis

Some people seem to truly deserve their successes in life. Garth Stein appears to be one of those people. With his approachable demeanor and easy conversation, this New York Times best-selling author — who wasn’t too lofty to talk to a non-New York Times reporter — will be a big draw in Davis on Saturday […]

March 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Passing the baton as I-House director retires

Bon voyage party The community is invited to a send-off for Elisabeth Sherwin at I-House What: “A fun party!” When: Saturday, March 28 Time: 5-6 p.m., wine and cheese; 6-7 p.m., a potluck; 7 p.m., dancing in the community room (attendees can bring alcohol) Where: International House, 10 College Park, Davis Although not superstitious, Elisabeth Sherwin […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? It’s why we fell in love … so stop it

Every couple goes through this: Things that were once adorable when the two first got together become beyond annoying in the later years. My sister-in-law thought it was hilarious — because it is! — when my brother would burp the alphabet after gulping some particularly fizzy soda. Now, she rolls her eyes in semi-disgust. In […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The chancellor will see you now at weekly office hours

When a UC Davis student wants to talk over issues with Chancellor Linda Katehi, he or she generally can find the chancellor hosting office hours in the Memorial Union Coffee House on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. For the past year or so, Katehi has met with students in the casual setting to discuss […]

February 19, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Tim Lee has stand-up down to a science

Laugh and learn What: Scientist-turned-comedian Tim Lee When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $40 reserved, $22 general, $9 students with ID; http://davis2015.bpt.me Scientist-turned-comedian Tim Lee said he actually did his first Microsoft PowerPoint joke in a real science seminar at UC Davis. He was […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Campus climate: Storms ahead?

In the wake of a vote by ASUCD senators to request the University of California divest from Israel, followed by vandalism at a Jewish fraternity, what is the current climate really like for students at UC Davis? Is the average student aware of the turmoil? Are prospective parents and students getting nervous about what’s going on […]

February 15, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD tackles violence on campus, improves safety

High-profile cases have brought a lot of attention to sexual assaults on college campuses recently. And it’s an issue that the University of California system has pledged to make a priority One of the milestones that President Janet Napolitano’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault was tasked with meeting […]

February 13, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

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