Dispute between Band-uh!, faculty director goes public
Oct. 9, 2008
The UC Davis Marching Band-uh!’s faculty director spoke publicly to the San Francisco Chronicle about a sexual harassment complaint he filed with the university in May alleging a series “ridiculous, disturbing and offensive” incidents. Members of the Band-uh! said that they were upset by the allegations.
Bike Church evicted from Domes property
Nov. 13, 2008
The student run and originated do-it-yourself bicycle co-op the Bike Church was evicted from university property for failing to meet fire code regulations, among other reasons cited by Student Housing. Bike Church organizers were surprised by the decision, but vowed to continue working to find a home for the organization.
Former UCD police officer alleges discrimination
Feb. 3, 2009
Calvin Chang, a former UCD police officer, filed a lawsuit against the University of California Regents and the UCDPD chief alleging racial and sexual orientation discrimination, retaliation, fraud and breach of contract. The openly gay Asian American claimed he was subject to homophobic slurs and a death threat.
Formal complaint filed against ASUCD elections
Feb. 26, 2009
After ASUCD’s election website malfunctioned for three and a half hours on the last night of voting, a student filed a formal complaint alleging the elections disenfranchised student voters. The Elections Committee responded saying they extended the voting an equal amount of time and met the requirement of a 48-hour election.
Controversial ASUCD election case dismissed
Apr. 28, 2009
Two months after the initial complaint was filed against the winter quarter elections, the ASUCD Court dismissed the case during a pre-hearing.
Regents increase student fees by 9.3 percent
May 12, 2009
In light of decrease state funding during a difficult budget year, the University of California Board of Regents increased student fees by 9.3 percent per year, or $662. Four of the 21 regents voted against the increase, which was the fourth in four years. Union ratifies service worker agreement
Feb. 19, 2009
After 18 months of negotiations, UC finally reached an agreement with its service workers for wage increases. The agreement provides the 8,500 workers at 10 UC campuses with over $64 million in wage increases with a $14 per hour minimum by 2013.