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  • Gov’t Pays $1,123,463 to Develop Strawberry Harvest-Aiding Robots

    11/10/2013 12:05:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 8, 2013 - 2:49 PM | Eric Scheiner
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given an award of $1,123,463 to the University of California, Davis to develop “relatively small, inexpensive robots” to aid in harvesting strawberries. The announcement was made in late October as part of a series of USDA awards “to spur the development and use of robots in American agriculture production,” according to a USDA press release. The release describes the UC Davis robotics grant as a “project (that) will develop relatively small, inexpensive robots to aid in human harvesting of strawberries.” …
  • UC Motto Should Be: Where's Mine?

    08/01/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    John Pike -- the University of California, Davis police lieutenant whom the university fired for pepper spraying Occupy protesters Nov. 18, 2011 -- has filed a workers' compensation claim based on a "psychiatric injury." UC should change its motto from "Fiat lux" ("Let there be light") to "Fiat meum" ("Where's mine?"). The protesters got theirs when they sued the University of Deep Pockets. Ironically, they were protesting rising tuition while telling themselves they were underdogs who courageously stood up to authority. Please, their demands for more state money were in perfect harmony with the aspirations of UC brass. Protesters set...
  • UC to pay nearly $1 million in UC Davis pepper-spray settlement

    09/26/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-26-12 | la times
    The University of California will pay damages of $30,000 to each of the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, the university system announced Wednesday. The agreement, which must still be approved in federal court, also calls for UC to pay a total of $250,000 to the plaintiffs’ attorneys and set aside a maximum of $100,000 to pay up to $20,000 to any other individuals who join the class-action lawsuit by proving they were either arrested or directly pepper-sprayed, a university statement said. A video released online,...
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: Mind-numbing protests meet pepper spray

    04/15/2012 5:56:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/14/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    You have to really work at it to get arrested at a University of California campus protest. University administrators look at protest as part of the education process - and they frequently issue memos stating how much they agree with left-wing causes. Administrators don't want campus police to arrest students - especially students who attend demonstrations against state cuts to higher education. Thus students have had to ramp up dissident behavior if they want to be handcuffed and detained. Campus activists have begun to follow Occupy Wall Street's lead and set up tents to create illegal encampments. When campus police...
  • Police Stand By As Israel Advocacy Event Silenced

    03/03/2012 3:29:50 PM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/3/2012 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    As part of the initiative to improve Israel’s image on college campuses, the pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs (SWU) brought two Israelis to the University of California-Davis on Thursday night, in an event sponsored by Chabad. ... Ran and Ranya did not get very far before they were confronted by an extremely hostile and viciously anti-Israel crowd, who sought to dispel the event altogether. ...Others started yelling, “How many woman have you raped? How many children have you raped? You are a child molester.” ...“The heckling continued unabated for the next 15 minutes. The speaker did his best to continue, but...
  • UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying

    02/24/2012 11:53:41 AM PST · by First A Patriot · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | Larry Gordon/Los Angeles Times
    Nineteen students and alumni file a federal lawsuit alleging that their free speech and assembly rights were violated in the Occupy-related incident.Three months after being pepper sprayed or allegedly roughed up by UC Davis campus police during an Occupy demonstration, 19 students and alumni Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit claiming that their free speech and assembly rights were violated in the controversial incident. The suit names Chancellor Linda Katehi as a defendant, along with other campus administrators and police officers. It details allegations against campus police Lt. John Pike, who the suit says sprayed the seated or crouching protesters at...
  • Calif. university backs chancellor's leadership {UC Davis }

    02/17/2012 11:11:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/17/12 | TERENCE CHEA
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Faculty members at a California university where campus police pepper-sprayed a group of peaceful Occupy protesters have voted against a motion that would have expressed a lack of confidence in the ability of the school's chancellor to lead the campus, university officials said Friday. Members of the University of California, Davis Academic Senate had two weeks to vote on a motion that would have expressed "no-confidence" in Chancellor Linda Katehi's leadership after the widely condemned pepper-spray incident. The final tally showed faculty members voted 697-312 against the motion, officials said.
  • Meals, Toilets, and Marx for UC Davis Protesters

    12/01/2011 8:38:19 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 29, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    A campus conservative at UC Davis was so disgusted by slanted coverage of the Occupy movement that he reached out to Fox News and provided the channel a video showing police officers being surrounded by protesters after dismantling an illegal tent site. Marcus Shibler, chairman of Davis College Republicans, says the officers were met with chants of “F— the police.” Meanwhile, one of the UC Davis faculty members involved in leading the protests is scheduled to teach a course on Marxism and is now calling for the campus police to be completely evicted from the university.
  • (LAPD Cop Turned Author) Joseph Wambaugh Solves the Great UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Incident

    11/28/2011 3:46:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times Op-Ed ^ | November 27, 2011 | Joseph Wambaugh
    Joseph Wambaugh solves the great UC Davis pepper-spraying incident Forget hiring Bill Bratton. You can learn all you need to know by reading the papers. In light of the terrible financial crisis at our California universities, I feel the need to rescue UC Davis, whose administrators are, according to The Times, negotiating a price with the Kroll security firm in New York for none other than former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton to fly West and tell us what went wrong on the day that students were pepper sprayed. I can save the university a hefty Kroll consulting fee by suggesting...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-27-11 (No-Show Pitt Pepper-Spray 'Outrage' Boomerangs)

    11/27/2011 6:51:05 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 27, 2011 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Oops! Yet another bit of outrage from WILLIAM RIVERS PITT has boomeranged. You might remember earlier this year when Pitt worked himself into a froth of feigned anger over supposed "rightwing" violence in the wake of the Congresswoman Gabby Giffords shooting by a deranged NUtcase. Well, guess who was guilty of making deranged violent threats on the Web, including threatening harm on the dearest darling homeless woman, Bobolink? It was Pitt himself as was EXPOSED in NewsBusters who threatened deranged violence to the extent that he was BANNED from DUmmieland for several months. Now Pitt is on an outrage...
  • Pouncing on Pepper Spray

    11/23/2011 4:31:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    After the national media spent the month of October chronicling the "historic" Occupy Wall Street protesters in what Diane Sawyer bizarrely blurted out as happening in "more than 1,000 countries," the myth began to melt. Democratic mayors (and even liberal New York mayor Michael Bloomberg) tired of the nonsense and decided to clear the dirty encampments. After having spilled barrels of supportive ink, The Washington Post wondered on the front page if it was an "occupation or an infestation." The Occupying Rabble needed a boost, and they got it with the story of campus police pepper spraying protesters at the...
  • It Figures… UC Davis Students AGREED to Be Pepper Sprayed Before Incident (Video)

    11/22/2011 8:51:13 PM PST · by Qbert · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 22, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The UC Davis students who were holding the illegal protest on campus last weekend were warned that they would be pepper sprayed by the campus police. Not only that… But you can see in the video below that the students AGREED in the video to be pepper sprayed.</p>
  • UC Davis police chief on leave after pepper spraying

    11/21/2011 7:19:52 AM PST · by Skeez · 21 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/21/2011 | Jason Dearen
    he president of the University of California system said he was "appalled" at images of protesters being doused with pepper spray and plans an assessment of law enforcement procedures on all 10 campuses, as two police officers and the police chief were placed on administrative leave. "Free speech is part of the DNA of this university, and non-violent protest has long been central to our history," UC President Mark G. Yudof said in a statement Sunday in response to the spraying of students sitting passively at UC Davis. "It is a value we must protect with vigilance." Yudof said it...
  • Chancellor calls for task force to review Fri arrests Linda Katehi, Davis Chancellor , Anyone know

    11/20/2011 11:25:08 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    ucdavis.edu ^ | Nov 19 2011 | Claudia Morain
    University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi today expressed sadness for the events leading to Friday’s arrests of 10 campus protesters, and called for creation of a task force to review those events. She will instruct the task force, to be made up of faculty, students and staff, to provide its report within 90 days. In an open letter to the campus community, Katehi also called for a review of university policies regarding overnight camping. “Through this letter, I express my sadness for the events of this past Friday, and my commitment to redouble our efforts to improve our...
  • Jerry Brown leaves California on vacation, destination unknown

    11/19/2011 5:29:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 62 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 11/19/11 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown has left the state for parts unknown. Brown's office announced this afternoon that the Democratic governor had left the state, but it declined to say where Brown is going or for how long.
  • UC Davis launches probe after pepper spray video

    11/19/2011 5:17:18 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    sfgate.com [Jerry Brown & LEO Union crush freedom! ] ^ | Nov 19 2011 | By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press
    Video surfaced online Saturday showing an officer at a California university calmly pepper-spraying a line of several sitting protesters, who flinch and cover their faces but remain passive with their arms interlocked as onlookers shriek and scream out for the officer to stop. The chancellor of the University of California, Davis described the video images as "chilling" and said she was forming a task force to investigate even as a faculty group called for her resignation because of the incident Friday. "The use of the pepper spray as shown on the video is chilling to us all and raises many...
  • Students say UC Davis violates their free speech by spying on protests

    04/12/2011 8:14:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/12/11 | Laurel Rosenhall
    UC Davis students angry about rising tuition have staged many protests in the last year and a half – including sit-ins at campus buildings, a naked rally on the quad and a march that almost walked onto Interstate 80. Now students are staging a new confrontation against campus management, accusing administrators of spying on their activist movement. Student activists and the American Civil Liberties Union will hold a press conference at UC Davis today to call attention to their allegation that university officials have violated students' rights to free speech by monitoring their demonstrations.
  • UC Davis removes Web wording that upset Christians

    02/17/2011 5:22:24 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/17/11 | LISA LEFF, Associated Press
    The University of California at Davis has eliminated from its website a definition of religious discrimination that offended more than two dozen Christian students. The wording to which the students objected defined religious discrimination in the United States as "institutionalized oppressions toward those who are not Christian." . . . he found the choice of words ironic, since he thinks Christian students are at higher risk of bias on public college campuses than students from other religious backgrounds.
  • Schwarzenegger to host Global Climate Summit at UC Davis

    11/05/2010 12:44:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/5/10 | Bill Lindelof
    Hollywood and political heavyweights are scheduled to attend a global summit at the University of California, Davis this month.
  • Ex-UC Davis staffer under new scrutiny in embezzlement probe

    01/01/2010 4:28:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 621+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/1/10 | Hudson Sangree
    A former University of California, Davis, employee whom officials have accused of inflating crime statistics may have funneled university money into a private account and paid her mortgage with it, campus police said in a court document released this week. As part of their embezzlement probe of Jennifer Beeman, investigators also raised the question of whether she had appropriately paid $540,000 to a Bay Area woman and her companies over a seven-year period. Reached at home Thursday, Beeman declined to comment. Police detailed their suspicions regarding Beeman, the former director of the UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program, in court...
  • 'Naked Rally' At UC Davis Sets Stage For Thursday Walkout

    09/23/2009 2:12:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 982+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 23, 2009
    'Naked Rally' At UC Davis Sets Stage For Thursday Walkout Laurel Rosenhall Sep. 23, 2009 Depending on whom you ask, a walkout planned for the first day of classes at UC Davis on Thursday could be a minor sideshow or a major disruption. Professors at all 10 University of California campuses planned the walkout to express frustration with UC's furlough program. They wanted to take some of their furloughs on teaching days, but the administration won't allow that. Now the walkout has grown to include students who are upset about a proposal to increase fees by more than 30 percent...
  • The Public Eye: Some UC profs plan walkout over furlough restriction

    09/07/2009 1:00:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 742+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sep. 6, 2009
    Talk about rolling out the welcome mat for new students. Some University of California professors are so peeved that UC's Office of the President has forbidden them from taking furloughs on teaching days that they're planning to walk out on their classes later this month. The date they've chosen - Sept. 24 - is the first day of class at several UC campuses, including UC Davis. Professors advocating for the walkout say they can make political inroads by forcing students to feel the impact of budget cuts prompting the furloughs. "Instructional furloughs pressure the state to cease defunding the UC...
  • Same-sex Semantics

    05/18/2009 9:10:15 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 18, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Same-sex Semantics by: Malcolm A. Kline, May 18, 2009 A constitutional law professor at the University of California at Davis argues that “Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty” are “Coexistent Rights.” “What is most tragic about Proposition 8 is that it will make it even harder for people to understand that instead of being seen as inconsistent values, religious liberty and gay and lesbian rights should be understood to reinforce each other,” Alan Brownstein writes in the June 2009 issue of Liberty, which is published by the Seventh Day Adventists. “Certainly many religious people believe that homosexual relationships violate the tenets...
  • Director files complaint about UC Davis band

    10/06/2008 7:56:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,225+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/6/8 | Lance Williams
    When he was hired as director of the loud, rowdy Cal Aggie Marching Band at UC Davis, nobody told Tom Slabaugh about the tradition of "naked van." But on last year's road trip to the football game with Portland State, a trumpet player yelled "naked van!" and everybody in the vehicle - men and women alike - stripped to their underwear. Slabaugh ordered band members to put their clothes back on, but they ignored him, he said in a memo to university officials. Meanwhile, a sousaphone player and a clarinetist wrote "I BOOBS" in masking tape on the van's window,...
  • Student Arrested After UC Davis Bomb Scare -- Nearly 500 Students Evacuated From Dorms

    03/06/2008 8:16:25 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 542+ views
    KCRA ^ | 3/6/08
    DAVIS, Calif. -- A University of California, Davis freshman was in custody early Thursday after the discovery of bomb-making materials forced hundreds of students to evacuate their campus dormitories. Fire officials said several potentially dangerous chemicals were found in a dorm room, but the items had not yet been assembled into an explosive device, Sacramento TV station KCRA reported. "At this point, the bomb squad has set up a plan to remove the materials in a safe manner," said Paul Pfotenhauer, a fire spokesman for UC Davis, shortly after 8 a.m. PST. "Since the threat level has been lowered because...
  • UC Davis Student Arrested After Explosive Devices Found on Campus(Update)

    03/06/2008 11:31:39 AM PST · by kellynla · 33 replies · 647+ views
    san diego union-tribune ^ | 8:15 a.m. March 6, 2008 | staff
    DAVIS – A student was in custody Thursday following the discovery of explosive devices at the University of California, Davis. Two partially assembled pipe bombs were found in a student's dorm room, university spokeswoman Lisa Lapin said. Authorities believe it was an isolated incident and said there was no need to detonate any devices. More than 450 students were evacuated Wednesday night from eight dormitories and slept in dining halls or at the homes of family and friends. They were expected to be let back into their dorm rooms later Thursday morning, Lapin said. Police became aware of the situation...
  • Breaking News on CNN: Explosive devices and chemicals found in room at UC Davis

    03/06/2008 7:14:16 AM PST · by CometBaby · 37 replies · 163+ views
    CNN News ^ | 03/07/08 | CNN News
    CNN just cut in with Breaking News .. Explosive Chemicals .. pipe bomb etc found at UC Davis room
  • University Sponsors Holocaust Denier Lecture With Taxpayer Dollars

    05/03/2007 11:55:40 AM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 14 replies · 2,474+ views
    None ^ | May 3, 2007 | Shira Rawlinson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shira Rawlinsonstrawlinson@ucdavis.edu UC DAVIS SPONSORS HOLOCAUST DENIER LECTURE WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS Normal Finkelstein was invited guest to the Tehran Holocaust Deniers Conference (DAVIS, CA) – The University of California, Davis is sponsoring an appearance by noted Holocaust denier Norman Finkelstein on the UCD campus on May 16, 2007. Norman Finkelstein has authored numerous works accusing Jewish people of exploiting the Holocaust for personal and political gain. Finkelstein’s targets include respected Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and the Anti-Defamation League. The Associated Students of the University of California, Davis (ASUCD) and the University’s Student Programs and Activities...
  • Campus XXXchange

    05/02/2006 10:48:01 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 10 replies · 993+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There was, believe it or not, a time when professors and teachers fought tooth and nail with parents and citizen groups in order to get sex education into classrooms. Now, especially in college, the curriculum and campus seem to offer little else. Recently, I was interviewed on the university newswire about the use of pornography in classrooms. The young man who conducted the interview said that he came to me for a comment when he could not find any professors who were against it. “I am writing to inform you of some problems Towson University in Towson, MD, has had,”...
  • Mistreated and Making a Difference

    04/19/2006 12:06:31 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 9 replies · 849+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    The movement for academic freedom has been spurred on by students who have seen bias in the classroom or experienced political discrimination, stood up against it and become activists for their cause. A handful of these students were in Washington, D.C. to publicly share their stories at the recent Academic Freedom Conference held by Students for Academic Freedom on April 6-7. Student Mason Harrison, of University of California-Davis, encountered a political rant on the first day of a women’s studies class he’d enrolled in on a wager. “My professor began the class, not by introducing herself, but by chanting: ‘No...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • UC Davis Student Government Under IRS Investigation

    10/19/2004 10:07:07 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 24 replies · 868+ views
    California Aggie ^ | October 20, 2004 | Aimee Theron
    The Internal Revenue Service has begun an investigation of ASUCD after it was discovered that the association was in violation of an IRS regulation regarding nonprofit organizations at the beginning of this month. The investigation was announced in a letter sent to ASUCD from the IRS agent assigned to the case that claimed the association -which currently has tax-exempt status - had been "intervening in a political campaign." ASUCD Controller Cameron Menezes said the investigation was spurred by an informal investigation carried out by former UC Davis student Igor Birman. Menezes said Birman "disagreed with many of the political stances...
  • Reclaiming Our College Campuses: Text of Remarks at FreedomFest

    05/16/2004 6:15:30 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 8 replies · 294+ views
    Igor Birman/Freedomfest | 5-14-04 | Igor Birman
    Good afternoon. First off, allow me to extend my gratitude to Young America’s Foundation for inviting me to speak. The foundation is truly a beacon of support and inspiration, and altogether an indispensable resource and ally for those who are fighting in the trenches against college leftism to preserve and advance our conservative values. I am profoundly honored to be here. Ever since the election of President Ronald Reagan, conservative values have been on the upswing in America. Faced with Ronald Reagan’s unyielding leadership and the unprecedented commitment of the United States to strong national defense, the Soviet Union -...
  • Support/Thank The Troops Rally at UCD

    04/10/2003 10:10:29 PM PDT · by Better Dead Than Red · 1 replies · 168+ views
    Better Dead Than Red
    Hello Everyone Alert to all freepers in Northern California. The Davis College Republicans and the Davis Young Americans for Freedom are planning a Support/Thank the Troops Rally on the UC Davis Memorial Union Patio adjacent to the quad from noon to 1PM on Wed April 23, 2003. I encourage you all to come out. We are still in the planning stages right now but we are determined. You can go to ucdavis.edu to find a campus map and parking information. The campus is easy to find, right off of I-80 from San Francisco or Sacramento and directly of off Hwy...
  • Forum opposing UCD's plan for biolab draws vocal crowd

    04/02/2003 8:28:11 AM PST · by farmfriend · 6 replies · 239+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 2, 2003 | Pamela Martineau
    <p>About 175 Sacramento region residents came out to oppose UC Davis' proposed high-security infectious-diseases laboratory Tuesday night, saying the facility would invite terrorism and risk the health of the local community.</p> <p>"We will be living in the real shadow of death, paid for with our own tax dollars," Davis resident Holly Asano said. "I choose not to be a victim. I will move if the biolab comes to town."</p>
  • Intro to Islam...enrollment increase [Muslims at Akbars college defensive if perceive attack]

    03/24/2003 6:03:52 PM PST · by syriacus · 16 replies · 422+ views
    California Aggie online ^ | February 27, 2002 | DAVID GLASSER
     In light of a public awakening and newfound interest in the fastest growing religion around the globe — Islam — UC Davis’ Introduction to Islam class hit a record-high class size, with over 80 students enrolled this quarter in the typically small class. Curiously, over half of these students are Muslim.         According to lecturer Kathleen O’Connor, who has taught this and other Islamic study courses for the past four years, Muslim students take the class “to get a broader understanding of their culture.         “Non-practicing Muslims want to know where they come from. Practicing Muslims want to get information on their...
  • Update: Fired Columnist Wins Lawsuit

    03/07/2003 9:52:52 AM PST · by calif_reaganite · 32 replies · 397+ views
    Self | March 6, 2003 | Igor Birman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 6, 2003 Contact: Christopher Mays 530-902-4444 Fired Conservative Columnist Wins Lawsuit; Editor-in-Chief Admits Guilt Davis — Fired conservative columnist, Igor Birman, was awarded $583.33 in lost wages by the Yolo County Small Claims Court, after Fitzgerald Vo, his former employer and editor-in-chief of The California Aggie admitted breaching Birman's contract. After a Court-requested mediation session, Vo acknowledged that Birman's dismissal on New Year's Day of 2003 was in violation of the terms of the employment contract that both sides signed in October 2002. Birman was then awarded the full amount of damages sought from the Aggie....
  • Pro-Life Student Arrested at UC Davis for Defending Constitution

    01/23/2003 12:55:25 AM PST · by calif_reaganite · 20 replies · 311+ views
    Liberty's Flame | January 23, 2003 | Christopher Mays
    For Immediate Release January 22, 2002 Contact: Christopher D. Mays 530-757-2371 Pro-Life Student Arrested for Defending Constitution A student at the University of California, Davis, was arrested today at a pro-abortion rally for advocating that the 10th Amendment should apply to the issue of Abortion. Charles Corrigan, a graduate student and Gulf War veteran, attended the noontime rally to present the argument that it is the individual States, not the Federal Government, which should have jurisdiction in deciding abortion. “Leave the power to the States,” shouted Corrigan, as he encircled the crowd of approximately 30 pro-abortion demonstrators. UC Davis Police...
  • DFU RADIO HOUR THURS 1-23-03: Guests from UC Davis and Duke University

    01/21/2003 9:52:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 200+ views
    1-21-02 | dfu
    FReepers and FReeperettes, I am pleased to announce this weeks guest on the DFU RADIO HOUR for Thursday, Jan. 23. First up will be Igor Birman from UC DAVIS. He was the only conservative journalist on his school newspaper before he was fired. Then we will have Bill English representing the Duke Conservative Union. We will discuss Duke's decision to have a woman as a featured speaker who spent 14 years in prison for planting a bomb in a federal building. Our colleges and universities are under the control of liberal maniacs. Let's see if FR might be able to...
  • Fired Conservative Columnist Sues Campus Newspaper (follow-up)

    01/21/2003 9:03:16 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 21 replies · 359+ views
    self | January 21, 2003 | Igor Birman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 21, 2003 Contact: Christopher Mays 530-757-2371 Fired Conservative Columnist Sues Campus Newspaper Davis — Fired conservative columnist Igor Birman filed a small claims case today with the Yolo County Superior Court against his former employer, The California Aggie and its editor-in-chief, Fitzgerald Vo, alleging breach of contract and wrongful termination. Birman was dismissed from his position as the sole conservative columnist at the Aggie on January 1, 2003, by Fitzgerald Vo, despite a contract lasting until the end of June 2003. In his termination notice, Vo cited Birman’s “tendency to enrage members of the opposing causes”...
  • Campus Newspaper Fires Sole Conservative Columnist

    01/01/2003 9:33:59 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 59 replies · 858+ views
    self | 1/1/03 | Igor Birman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: IGOR BIRMAN JANUARY 1, 2003 Campus Newspaper Fires Sole Conservative Columnist DAVIS – In yet another attack on freedom of thought on college campuses, The California Aggie – a campus newspaper at the University of California, Davis has fired Igor Birman – its only conservative columnist, despite a contract lasting until the end of June 2003. In his email announcing Birman’s dismissal, Fitzgerald Vo, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief cited “a tendency to enrage members of the opposing causes” as the reason for the columnist’s firing. Birman’s column, The Right Stuff, provided the campus community with conservative commentary,...
  • Campus Newspaper Fires Sole Conservative Columnist

    01/01/2003 8:48:07 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 6 replies · 611+ views
    self | 1/1/03 | Igor Birman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: IGOR BIRMAN JANUARY 1, 2003 Campus Newspaper Fires Sole Conservative Columnist DAVIS – In yet another attack on freedom of thought on college campuses, The California Aggie – a campus newspaper at the University of California, Davis has fired Igor Birman – its only conservative columnist, despite a contract lasting until the end of June 2003. In his email announcing Birman’s dismissal, Fitzgerald Vo, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief cited “a tendency to enrage members of the opposing causes” as the reason for the columnist’s firing. Birman’s column, The Right Stuff, provided the campus community with conservative commentary,...
  • People Eat Squirrel Meat Too

    10/23/2002 11:13:47 PM PDT · by livis_dad · 8 replies · 751+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/23/2002 | Livis_Dad
    People Eat Squirrel Meat Too by Livis_Dad Squirrel Poisoning Causes Culture Clash at UC Davis, Homeless Outraged, Demand Solution Colonies of ground squirrels live in the arboretum at U.C. Davis. Because the animal's burrows can be hazardous, the university used poison to control the squirrel population. That has both students and faculty upset. Professor Ned Buyukmichi is a veterinarian at U.C. Davis. He enjoys walking his dogs in the Davis Arboretum. He got quite a surprise during a recent walk. "I wasn't absolutely certain that it was what I thought it was, which was a feeding station with poison," said...