Campus 101: New Building for UC Davis, Grad Students Protest


UC Davis Builds Veterinary School

The animals in Davis will be very happy to see that UC Davis has started the building for a brand new veterinary school. The first phase of the building will start off with a price tag of $58.5 million for a four-story research building. UC Davis Chancellor, Linda Katehi, state that the new building will “provide modern, innovative research facilities and a platform for the School of Veterinary Medicine to continue rising to even greater heights.” The building is meant to facilitate the collaboration between students, researchers, and clinical faculty.

Read more here: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2011/04/29/uc-davis-starts-work-veterinary-building.html

UCLA and Berkeley Grad Students Protest Union

Teaching Assistant from UCLA and Berkeley started a protest against the Union that represents them, United Auto Workers Local (UAW) 2865, at their Los Angeles and Berkeley offices. The students claim that there were irregularities in counting ballots for the election of a union officer. The election was between an incumbent slate, and a reform slate, which had concerns with the current union becoming ineffective and absent from the campuses. At UCLA union hall, the current election committee, which supported the incumbent slate, counted the votes, except for UCLA and Berkeley, which happened to be the biggest supporters of the reform slate. The committee explained that they questioned the integrity of Berkeley balloting. The students from the reform slate occupied UCLA union hall overnight and swore to stay until all the votes were counted.

For my details: http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/7268/uc_students_occupy_union_office_to_prevent_tampering_with_vote_for_ref/

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